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Bearing expert to speak at STLE Toronto meeting Sept. 13

Toronto, ON -- The Toronto Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) next dinner meeting takes place Sept. 13, 2011, and will feature an after-dinner talk on Bearing Failure Analysis by Randy Ikenouye, P.Eng., the...


Toronto, ON — The Toronto Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) next dinner meeting takes place Sept. 13, 2011, and will feature an after-dinner talk on Bearing Failure Analysis by Randy Ikenouye, P.Eng., the Engineering Manager – Industrial OEM & HD Truck for NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada Ltd. of Mississauga, ON.

Most rolling element bearings do not reach their design life so you can find out what proper lubrication can do for you or your customers. The presentation will begin with a review of anti-friction bearings their types and common applications. Ikenouye will then review bearing failure analysis with respect to lubrication issues as the root cause of failure. If time permits, he will also review a case study.

Ikenouye is a mechanical engineer who has been with NTN for more than 16 years. He has succeeded at facilitating customers with new equipment designs, as well as optimizing existing equipment performance. His current position as Engineering Manager for Industrial OEM and Heavy Duty Truck focuses on advancing original equipment designs across Canada, as well as assisting the transportation industry with its daily requirements and challenges.

The meeting will be held at The Old Mill, 21 The Old Mill, Toronto, ON (off Bloor St. near the Old Mill subway stop), and begins at 5 p.m., with a hospitality session from 5:00-5:30; dinner at 5:30-6:45, and the technical presentation at 6:45.

Meeting Fees: STLE members $45, non-members $55, students $20, retirees and transition members $25 (includes meal, refreshments and the talk). Add $5 if not pre-registered. Please preregister with Ed Milanczak at emilan@cogeco.ca or 416-702-3107 as accurate numbers are needed to confirm the number of dinners.