Engineered Lubricants Announces Latest State of the Art Technology Acquisition
Thursday, 3 August 2023
Engineered Lubricants is excited to announce the purchase of a new Scanning Electron Microscope to further expand our extensive testing laboratory capabilities. Since 1967 Engineered Lubricants has heavily invested in state-of-the-art technology for the lubrication industry, providing testing and R & D services for all members of the lubrication industry, from customers to suppliers.
Engineered Lubricant’s current SEM services include ISO 16232 to ensure part cleanliness, ISO 4406 particle analysis, elemental analysis of particles and parts, and failure analysis. The upgrade to Phenom Particle X SEM/EDS brings higher resolution and magnification, as well as higher processing and reporting speed. Delivery is expected early third quarter 2023 and will be included in the scope of the current ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation.
A novel use aside from particle analysis with the Phenom SEM is the evaluation of fiber formation in grease thickener manufacturing, where research and development efforts are focused on varying time and temperature conditions to affect change in fiber formation. As the grease manufacturing field isundergoing significant rapid advancements, these SEM capabilities contribute greatly to R&D efforts. Below are two images of a lithium grease thickener taken under two magnifications:
With the addition of the Phenom Particle X SEM/EDS, Engineered Lubricants is bringing the most current technology and improved capabilities to the already advanced testing laboratory, offering customized and standardized testing to the lubricant market at competitive rates.