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Hydraulic Additives

Filtration is critical for most hydraulic systems, but so are the vital additives in your hydraulic oil. Sometimes, filters can restrain these additives and end up reducing the oil’s effectiveness. The optimal solution is to minimize the need for filtration in the first place. The Shell Tellus range, such as the S4 VE, is specifically…
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Removing Oil Contaminants

It’s not realistic to assume that someone can remove all contaminants from their oil. Every step cleaner requires a greater maintenance cost, either with better equipment or more time and labor. So, before you start working in one direction, you need to establish the required cleanliness level (RCL) to optimize those costs. The RCL is…
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Now Hiring Drivers

RILCO, Inc. (Rock Island Lubricants Company) with operations in Rock Island, IL Pella, IA and Peoria, IL is a industry leader in the supply of oil, lubricants, chemicals, coolants, and preventative maintenance services to industrial, commercial and retail customers in the Bi-State market. Position is based out of Rock Island, IL. Local Delivery Driver wanted…
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Is your plant heating up? Mechanical IR can help!

One of the most under-utilized and overlooked reliability tools we see in a lot of our plants we partner with is Mechanical Infrared (IR). This is an exceptional technology for assets and critical components that aren't a good fit or easily accessible for a vibration analysis program. Here are some examples of Mechanical IR and…
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ALL OILS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3T-PE3To0g&t=26s We know you expect a lot from your engine oil, so at Shell, we routinely collect and test our own oils as well as our competitor’s oils (competitor benchmarking). We do this to understand potential product shortcomings for future designs as well as to validate performance. Recently, Shell ran an industry standard test, the…
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Now hiring Industrial Laboratory Technician

Rilco, Inc. – Cedar Rapids, IA Routine sampling and testing on daily basis. Provide timely analysis of Mill coolants, verification analysis of incoming lubricants used in the mill using FT-IR, viscometers, various associated laboratory equipment, and established wet chemical technics. Provide support and coordination of initiatives in assigned Rolling Mill workstations. Provide timely results of…
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Predictive Maintenance can save you costly repairs.

Did you know that running a piece of equipment to the point of failure could cost up to 10 times as much as a regular maintenance program would? A Predictive Maintenance plan can help. (Buildings.com, 2018). Predictive maintenance, which is aimed at reducing the likelihood of failures and, as a result, avoid costly downtime and…
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