Written By: Corey Foy

When it comes to selecting the right lubricants and specialized products, knowledge is everything. Making the wrong choice can lead to costly equipment failures, unplanned downtime, and lost productivity. That's why having a lubrication specialist readily available is a major advantage for your business. Our lubrication specialist is an accredited member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

What is a Tribologist?

A tribologist is a scientist or engineer specializing in tribology, the study of friction, wear, lubrication, and the design of bearings and other interacting surfaces in relative motion. In short, they are an expert at helping you eliminate friction, certified by the STLE.

What Value Can Our Tribologist Provide?

Let's take a look at how our lubrication specialist can directly support your needs:

  • In-depth Product Expertise: Our lubrication specialist can answer all your questions about product features, benefits, and suitability for specific applications. This eliminates guesswork and ensures you select the optimal product for your equipment.
  • Product Consolidation: Our specialist can help you identify opportunities for product consolidation, simplifying inventory management and reducing costs.
  • Meeting OEM Requirements: They understand equipment specifications and can make sure the products you choose meet or exceed the requirements of your machinery.
  • Product Cross-Referencing: Need to find an equivalent product from another brand? Our specialist can provide accurate cross-references.

Beyond Products: Additional Services

  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Our lubrication specialist keeps their finger on the pulse of industry advancements and product updates, ensuring you have access to the latest and most effective solutions.
  • Training: We offer both internal training to keep our sales teams sharp, as well as external "Lunch & Learn" sessions and field visits to share knowledge directly with your team.
  • Sample Analysis Interpretation: Our specialist deciphers complex sample analysis reports, giving you actionable insights into the condition of both your lubricants and your equipment.
  • Technical Documentation: We constantly develop, update, and maintain critical technical resources to keep you informed.
  • Field Support: When problems arise, our lubrication specialist can join our sales team on-site to deliver expert troubleshooting and solutions.

The Bottom Line

Our lubrication specialist is much more than an expert on our product line. They're a partner dedicated to maximizing efficiency and minimizing costly disruptions to your operation. Their OMA-1  and CLS designations demonstrate their expertise in tribology, and make them an expert at helping you eliminate friction!

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Lastly, for any questions please call 1.800.463.0354 and speak to our tribologist - Corey Foy or email info@49northlubricants.com.