Publisher's Notes: The Spirit Of The Resolution

bill_kiesel_thumbIt’s the time of year for resolutions. Have you resolved to enhance your professional development this year?

If so, I want to remind you of a terrific way to stay on track with your goal and prevent the let-down feeling that comes when you allow the spirit of a New Year’s resolution to slip away. You can keep that spirit alive in 2012 by attending the information-packed, 9th annual Maintenance and Reliability Technology Summit (MARTS) March 12-15 in Rosemont, IL.

MARTS’ robust schedule offers 10 full-day Workshops and 27 hour-long Conferences over the four days, including the following presentations created specifically for lubrication professionals like you:

  • Contributing Editor Ray Thibault’s “Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) Review” is a three-day Workshop aimed at preparing attendees to take the CLS certification exam (which is offered at the conclusion of the course). This Workshop will help refine, update and upgrade your understanding of lubrication, from evaluation and selection through surveys and analysis to application details for bearings and gears, pneumatics, seals and others. If you’re serious about your career in lubrication, this course is for you.
  • Two one-hour regular Conference presentations will target a range of critical lube issues. The first, “Leak-Detection and Lubrication Management Using Acoustical Ultrasonic Receivers,” by Mike Gilley of Fox River Systems, will discuss how ultrasonics can be used to improve lubrication-management programs, and its value in condition monitoring and detecting leaks in compressed air/gas systems. The second, “Maximize Oil Life With Condition Management,” by Jarrod Potteiger of Des-Case Corp., will explain the many ways lubricants can fail and how to identify the causes through analysis.

The CLS Workshop runs Monday-Wednesday, March 12-14; regular Conference sessions are set for Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14. Register today at to ensure your seat at MARTS—and an opportunity to excel in 2012 and beyond.

Best wishes for success in this great new year. Our thanks to all readers, contributors and advertisers for your continuing support! LMT

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PS: While not specifically lube-related, the MARTS Conference presentation, “Innovative Tips, Techniques and Ideas Guaranteed to Improve Maintenance Effectiveness,” by Contributing Editor Ken Bannister, should also be tagged as a “must-attend” session!

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