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MRG Labs has named SGS (formerly Herguth Laboratories), Vallejo, California, a distributor for Grease Thief® sampling and testing technology products.

Rich Wurzbach, President of MRG Labs of York, Pennsylvania, USA announced that MRG has named SGS (formerly Herguth Laboratories), Vallejo, California, as a distributor of Grease Thief® sampling and testing technology products. SGS has been performing grease analysis in various testing capacities for over 25 years, and has over 4 years’ experience in performing grease analysis per ASTM D7918. SGS was the first commercial lab to purchase the Grease Thief Analyzer.

The Grease Thief® extracts representative grease samples from critical machinery for subsequent analysis and condition based maintenance. Compliant with the ASTM D7718 standard for sampling in-service greases, the technology is seen in recommended practices for applications in wind, power plants, biomedical facility equipment, mining, steel making, general manufacturing and electric vehicles. The Grease Thief® enables a full test slate to be performed with just 1 gram of sample. The Grease Thief® technology complies fully with test method ASTM D7918 to measure the wear particles, consistency, contaminants and oxidative properties of the grease.

"We are excited to be working with SGS, leaders in fluid and grease condition monitoring. By adding the Grease Thief® line of sampling and analysis products, SGS is allowing asset reliability engineers to expand their condition monitoring programs to the many important grease lubricated machines," says Rich Wurzbach.

 “SGS is thrilled to offer the Grease Thief product line, which has expanded our current capabilities to offer the most efficient grease sampling and analysis tools. The innovative sampling techniques ensure that operators can now include grease analysis as part of a complete and customized predictive maintenance program,” said Mindy Villalba, Project Manager for the SGS San Francisco oil condition monitoring laboratory location.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information about Grease Thief® technology, obtaining grease sampling kits, and other innovative products to optimize grease lubricated equipment, contact Linda Perry with SGS, at 800-645-5227 or