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    MRO-ESOURCE.COM: Product Locator Guide Resource Expands

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    A major expansion of the information packed into www.mro-esource.com is adding to the website’s usefulness for MRO professionals. Two areas in particular continue to undergo continuous updates — indu…

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    Futuretech: Troubleshooting industrial network communications

    September 1, 2001 by Donald Bildfell and Andrew Carrothers

    An industrial end user usually decides to implement a networked automation solution because of the promise of increased efficiency and productivity. An open system offers the added benefits of interop…

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    Maintenance Case History: Outsourcing is key strategy for maintaining water filtration plant

    September 1, 2001 by Carroll McCormick

    Across from the Island of Montreal, giant electric and diesel motors ranging up to 950 hp pump an average of 170,000 cu m of water a day from the St. Lawrence River into two filtration plants and onwa…

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    New split housing surpasses earlier designs

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    NSK’s new line of split housings–the SNN series–is dimensionally based on the SN series to provide direct interchangeability. This NSK design incorporates a rich set of features with refinements suc…

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    Canadian products focus on maintenance

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Mill liner bolt remover works automaticallyA new Mill Liner Bolt Remover developed by the Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Quebec (CRIQ) in Sainte-Foy, Que., has been successfully implemented at a …

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    OBITUARY: Bearing expert Bill Botterill

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Bill Botterill, one of the best known figures in the bearing industry in Canada, has died at the age of 66, after a short illness.”Bill was a mentor, teacher and friend to many people in the industry,…

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    Industry Events (June 01, 2001)

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    An extensive, up-to-date list of industry events–conferences, trade shows, seminars and association meetings–of interest to plant maintenance and engineering practitioners can be found on the Intern…

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    News and views about companies, staff, products and more (June 01, 2001)

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Dayco has added new features and improved functionality to its business-to-business, on-line order entry and tracking system, Dayco Direct. The update includes options that can configure an order so…

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    PRACTICAL AUTOMATION: Building cost-effective pneumatic circuits

    June 1, 2001 by Ted Grove

    The development and marketing of electronic technology has made a tremendous impact, not only on our personal lifestyles, but also on the manufacturing methods that are used in industry. Nowhere is th…

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    FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT: Laser alignments not as simple as they seem

    June 1, 2001 by Chuck Yung

    Optical alignment equipment is easy to learn, extremely fast and very accurate. For this reason, many maintenance managers and supervisors mistakenly place the equipment in the hands of inexperienced …

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    FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT: Dodge warehouses to stock Reliance brand in Canada

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Rockwell Automation Power Systems’ Canadian operations in Toronto, headed by Maurice Blair, regional manager for Canada, recently realigned the Reliance Electric brand name under the Power Systems Gro…

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    Technical data gets easier to access

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Bosch Automation Technology has announced enhancements to its web site, www.boschat.com, with the release of its VPV product locator. This database is located in the fluid power section of the web s…

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    Adhesive company’s products keep battling robots running

    June 1, 2001 by Brenda Hartdigan

    In the hit cable television series, “BattleBots,” competitors go through many tubes of adhesives in their efforts to keep their robots in fighting form. Recognizing the similarities between the rigour…

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    Lots of Canadian content at 2001 BSA convention

    June 1, 2001 by Peter Helston, Publisher

    This year’s Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) convention in California saw Terry Tillsley wrap up his tenure as BSA president. Tillsley is president of Transmission Supplies (SA) of Lethbridge, Al…

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    MAINTENANCE SERVICES: ‘If it spins we can look after it’

    June 1, 2001 by Harry Pegg

    “We’re in the business of preventing failure,” says Jim (J.R.) McDonald, secretary-treasurer and co-founder of Kadon Electro Mechanical Services Ltd., Calgary.He was speaking during the recent grand o…

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    CASE HISTORY: Heavy equipment moved

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    During a two-week summer shutdown last year, Maska moved its equipment from its old facility to a new plant, which had been constructed in two phases, one starting in 1997 and the other in 1999.A rigg…

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    CASE HISTORY: Self-sufficiency is key to Maska’s maintenance operations

    June 1, 2001 by Carroll McCormick

    Pulleys, winches, cranks and tackle blocks are said to have their genesis in the fourth century B.C. inventions of Archytas de Tarente. A Quebec company, however, seeks its edge in the competitive pul…

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    FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT: Alignment secrets

    June 1, 2001 by John Lambert

    After spending over 30 years in industrial maintenance, I have had my share of experience installing new equipment. I have been involved in moving many large machines, some as little as a few feet, ot…

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    Variety abounds for sources of data

    April 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    In Print… Scott’s has released a commemorative 25th edition of its Quebec Manufacturers Directory. Directory data includes executive name, title, company name, year established, square footage, est…

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    CASE HISTORY: Maintenance and production work together

    April 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    In some plants, production and maintenance are occasionally at odds, but not at Ball Packaging Products Canada Inc.. “It is a very close relationship,” says Normand Sauvageau. A toolmaker by trade, he…