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    OBITUARY

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    J. Kenner (Ken) Fee, 59, president of Koyo Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., died April 11 after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Over the past 24 years with Koyo, he served as Vancouve…

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    EASA 2000 attracts thousands

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s (EASA) 2000 annual convention was held April 2-5 in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 3,200 people from Canada, the United…

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    Manufacturing research institute garners endowment

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    CONTROLNET OVERCOMES SQUABBLING TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL STANDARDFollowing the successful passage of the international field bus standard IEC 61158, the ControlNet network is now an official Internatio…

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    Fall season bulks up with activities

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    July 6-8, 2000, National Conference for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. This is part of the series of CCWEST (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science and T…

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    News and views about companies, staff, product lines and more (June 01, 2000)

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Toronto-based Invensys Brook Crompton has adopted the concept of lean manufacturing in all of its global divisions, services and manufacturing. This technique–seeking the most innovative and effect…

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    MTV for the Shop Floor

    June 1, 2000 by Matt Carlson

    As the market for qualified job candidates continues to tighten, Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) companies are turning to new tools to turn on potential employees.Along with their U…

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    Focus on Motors : Curbing repeat failures

    June 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Over the past year, Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s Mechanical Department has changed the way it looks at its three-ton, 750-hp motors that keep its locomotives in motion. With a fleet of more than…

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    Focus on Motors: How to install a drive system successfully; AC to DC to AC

    June 1, 2000 by George Galea

    Installing a drive properly can be a straightforward procedure. This can reduce startup time and ultimately save money. Everything from nuisance tripping to blown fuses can usually be traced to back t…

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    Focus on Motors: Repair or Replace?

    June 1, 2000 by Chuck Yung

    The best way to avoid making hurried decisions when a motor fails is to plan ahead. Analyze the economics of repair and replacement for the motors in your facility and develop a comprehensive motor re…

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    Laser system aligns pulleys

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The new Pulley Partner laser pulley alignment system magnetically attaches to the inside or outside face of any pulley or sprocket and uses reflected beam technology for maximum angular resolution. It…

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    Improving efficiency throughout your plant

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Problem: What’s the best place to start to improve efficiency in a manufacturing operation?Solution: There are many resources, and one we like that’s full of energy-saving and efficiency boosting tips…

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    Focus on Harsh Environments: Valve Values

    April 1, 2000 by Gunnell Minett

    Five years ago, the management at Vulcan Chemicals, a business group of Vulcan Materials Company, commissioned a study to identify components representing high annual maintenance costs. The outcome: i…

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    IDI hosts successful Supplier Mart for members

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Independent Distributors Inc. buying group hosted a Supplier Mart for its distributor members from across Canada in January. The Mart was part of IDI’s annual four-day meeting that included semina…

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    Small drill stabilizer

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Problem: Small DIN drills wobble easily when drilling on centre. Is there a way to stabilize them?Solution: For repetitive centre drilling of small holes, instead of drilling and rechucking the drill …

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    Trade shows and conferences

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Apr. 27-29, 2000, Ontario Electrical Industry Conference, at the Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ont. Hosted by the Vacationland Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League, the Millennium Conference has b…

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    Focus on Alignment: Why alignment checks must be repeatable

    April 1, 2000 by John Lambert

    When it comes to machinery alignment, all measurement should be repeatable and reproducible, as well as to a tolerance. The importance of tolerances, what they are and why we use them are well known. …

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    Focus on Alignment: balancing act

    April 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Taming a 100-ton jaw crusher doing the jitterbug on 12-ft high legs was not an average house call. “When they started up the crusher, the whole thing was jumping around four inches off the floor,” rec…

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    Future at risk without constant skills training

    April 1, 2000 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    Canada’s standard of living and its values as a nation are at risk without a more entrepreneurial culture and a determination to create many more opportunities for Canadians to put their skills to wor…

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    Understanding electrical solenoids

    April 1, 2000 by Ted Grove

    The most common use for electric solenoids is to provide lineal actuation for valves and relays in control systems. Although solenoids appear to be relatively simple devices, there are a number of ope…

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    Maintenance excellence awards include Toronto company

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Computational Systems Inc. has announced the winners of the annual Reliability-Based Maintenance Excellence Awards for 1999. The RBM Excellence Award, which began as the Predictive Maintenance Program…