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    Maska Pulleys celebrates major expansion

    December 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Canada’s sole pulley manufacturer celebrated the grand opening of its new 105,000-sq ft manufacturing plant in October. The new facility was necessary as the privately-owned Saint-Claire, Que., compan…

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    Believing in pencil and paper

    December 1, 2000 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    There’s an interesting lesson in our cover feature this issue. In Riding Herd (p. 18), a profile of maintenance operations at the Natrel dairy in Quebec, we learn that the company does a great job of …

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    PTDA convention attracts over 200 Canadian PT suppliers and distributors

    December 1, 2000 by Peter Helston, Publisher

    The Power Transmission Distributors Association held a very successful convention at the end of October. The event, which was held in Hawaii, focused on the power of the end user.Seminars detailed how…

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    Recognizing its past, PTDA looks to future goals

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary by honouring its founders and past leaders at the association’s annual convention in Waikoloa, Hawaii. F…

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    News & views about companies, staff, product lines and more

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    SKF Canada, has been selected as one of the recipients of a Certificate of Merit in the 2000 Canada Awards for Excellence. The award recognizes Canadian organizations that achieve excellence through…

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    Maintenance Profile: Riding Herd

    December 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Three decades ago the Natrel dairy products plant was surrounded by fields. Now it is in the centre of the city of St-Bruno, about 25 kilometres east of Montreal. Inside, one part of the production ar…

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    Prevent buckling in cylinders with these sizing tips

    December 1, 2000 by Ted Grove

    In our previous Practical Automation column (MRO, Nov. 2000, p. 58), we looked at some of the oversights and problems involved with selecting cylinder mounting styles. This issue focuses on cylinder l…

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    Removing a broken bolt easily

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Problem: When faced with the inevitable task of removing a broken or sheared bolt, there is a way to make the job easier.Solution: Keep a small assortment of left-hand drill bits handy and the job wil…

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    Industry Awards: Bill Price honoured

    December 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    After 38 years with the Canadian company Garlock Sealing Technologies (formerly Garlock Canada), William H. Price retired in March, 1999. His achievements were honoured at a Machinery & Equipment MRO …

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    It’s time to mark 2001 meetings on your new calendar

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Jan. 9, 2001: This month’s STLE Toronto Section program at the Old Mill Restaurant in Toronto is titled Grease Lubrication Solutions. For details, visit www.geocities.com/tostle or call Jim…

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    Industry Awards: It’s all about people

    December 1, 2000 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    Fred Arcon, a 2000 recipient of the Ernie Bouchard Builder Award from Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, which recognizes his lifetime achievement in the MRO industry, is a man who doesn’t talk much …

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    Focus on Mechanical Couplings: The Spider Insider

    December 1, 2000 by Mark McCullough

    One of the most widely applied types of flexible couplings is an elastomeric design known as the jaw coupling. This design is characterized by two hubs, each having two or more thick, stubby protrusio…

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    PT Distributor of the Year honoured

    December 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    For the second time (the first was in 1995) National Bearings has received the Power Transmission Distributor of the Year Award from Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine. The Quebec company was presente…

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    News – 01-DEC-00

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    DISTRIBUTOR PROFILE www.mro-esource.com…

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    Find what you need

    November 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The 26th edition of the Machinery’s Handbook, containing updated contents and new electronic referencing, is available from KBC Tools. Available on CD-ROM, the handbook includes an expanded index an…

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    NEW MRO SHOW TO LAUNCH NEXT YEAR

    November 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Reed Exhibition Companies (REC) is launching a new trade event geared exclusively to Canada’s $26-billion MRO market. MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery will take place Nov. 14-15, 2001, at the Toront…

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    Interesting association meetings dispersed through coming months

    November 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Ongoing: Motor and drive courses, including a new course on commutation systems, are being offered throughout the year by the Small Motors & Motion Association (SMMA) Motor & Motion College. Most cour…

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    Focus on Casters & Wheels: Practical tips for selecting the right casters

    November 1, 2000 by Ken Otmanowski & Al Rounds

    Selecting the right caster for an application is quite similar to buying the right car. The choices seem endless: make, model, colour, style, price range, reliability, who has the best service, who ha…

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    Mining the Volcano

    November 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Thirty kilometres east of Montreal, in a huge quarry carved out of the north side of Mont St-Hilaire, lumbering haul trucks and a cat’s cradle of conveyors feed five hungry rock crushers. Demand for t…

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    Hose assembly crimpers now easier to use

    November 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Three new hose assembly crimpers have been introduced by Dayco. They include the capability to crimp larger hoses and have a simplified design for easier operation. Models DE30, DE60 and DE100 are des…