March 2013

March 25

A Midwestern cement mill grew tired of seasonal change-outs of their open gear compound used to lubricate kiln girth gear and drive pinions. Because of seasonal swings in ambient temperatures, the mill was required to use a lighter grade in the winter and a heavier grade in warmer spring/summer months. Each lubricant conversion created operational costs; lost production, labor for clean-outs and lubricant disposal. The mill turned to Blue Star and challenged our resources to develop a high viscosity open gear lubricant that could operate year-round; thus eliminating seasonal change-outs.

March 25

It’s spring cleaning time!  The annual ritual is not just for homes anymore.  Many manufactures take the opportunity to tidy up their shop environment every spring.  Whether you are simply cleaning floors or performing a system cleanout, Blue Star has high performance cleaners to get the job done. 

March 25

How does Blue Star build trust and long-term relationships with our customers? The answer lies in our people.