GDP output in February bolstered by increases in mining, oil & gas and manufacturing
Ottawa – Real gross domestic product grew 0.2% in February 2014, Statistics Canada reports. The output of goods-producing industries rose 0.5%, led by increases in mining and oil and gas extraction as well as manufacturing. Utilities also…
Wolseley Canada appoints vice-president of supply chain
Burlington, ON – Chris Swartz has been appointed to the position of Vice-President of Supply Chain of Wolseley Canada. In his new role, he is responsible for the growth and optimization of all supply chain-related functions for the…
Timken awards scholarships valued at $790,000 to 38 employees’ children
Canton, OH – The Timken Company has awarded scholarships to 38 children of Timken employees at 26 locations in eight countries around the world, including one Canadian student in Saskatoon, SK.The Timken Company Charitable and Educational…
Motors sold in Canada with counterfeit CSA mark
Toronto – MLD brand DC motors have been found to display counterfeit CSA Canadian certification marks, according to the CSA Group, a global provider of product testing, certification services and standards development.
Timken acquires repair services operation for nuclear and hydroelectric power generation customers
Canton, OH – The Timken Company is expanding its industrial services capabilities with the acquisition of assets from the Schulz Group, based in New Haven, CT.
Quebec manufacturers to be challenged to succeed at MMTS 2014
Montreal, QC – Quebec’s manufacturing sector will win or lose depending on its ability to gain global market share, so now is the time to view the industry with a new set of eyes, says René Vézina, noted Les Affaires…
Call for papers issued for MainTrain 2014 conference
Toronto – A Call for Papers has been issued by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) for its 2014 MainTrain conference, to take place November 17-20 in Niagara Falls, ON. The conference theme is ‘Realizing…
Three reasons you won’t want to miss Partners in Training in Winnipeg
Partners in Training will be in Winnipeg on May 28, 2014. This one-day event is a must for every maintenance professional. Finger-on-the-pulse maintenance topics and veteran reliability and asset management professionals provide relevant knowledge based on their experience.
Ontario engineering regulator names new governing council
Toronto – Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA, as its 95th president during its annual general meeting…
AGMA presents its Next Generation award
Ann Arbor, MI – The vice-president of German Machine Tools of America (GMTA, formerly American Wera), Scott Knoy, has won the Next Generation award from the American Gear Manufacturers Association. The award was presented at the…
Natural gas sales were up 32.7% in February
Ottawa – Canada extracted 13.2 billion cubic metres of natural gas in February 2014, up 13.1% from the same month last year, Statistics Canada reports. The ongoing cold temperatures during the 2013/2014 winter season once again led to higher…
MCAO and OPTC Team now sponsoring 2014 Skills Canada National Competition, Toronto
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario (MCAO) and the Ontario Pipe Trades Council (OPTC) officially announced its partnership with Skills/Compétences Canada today. Both organizations will be premier sponsors at the 2014 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) taking place June 4-7 at The International Centre in Toronto.
TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Worksh
The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate.
CSA Group warns of DC Motors displaying counterfeit CSA Group certification mark
CSA Group, a leading global provider of product testing and certification services and standards development, is notifying consumers and retailers that certain brand DC Motors display counterfeit CSA Group Canadian certification marks.
Saflex 2001 simplifies tube bundle cleaning
APRIL 24, 2014 – The new Saflex 2001 tube bundle cleaning system from NLB Corp. is a lightweight, portable accessory that is more productive than manual water jetting and has options to enhance operator safety.
Aerodyne Environmental releases GPC Industrial Dust Collector Animation
April, 24, 2014 – Aerodyne Environmental, the industry’s leader…
Instrumentation firm acquires competitor
Stamford, CT – Newport Electronics Inc. was merged into Omega Engineering Inc. at the start of 2014. Newport has been a supplier of high-precision test, measurement, process control and automation instrumentation for more than four…
Fluke ScopeMeter 190-504 oscilloscope delivers 5 Giga-samples-per-second
April 28, 2014 — Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke…
Hypertherm announces ISO 9001:2008 certification for CNC and torch height control products
Hypertherm, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced ISO 9001:2008 certification of the quality management system for its CNC motion and torch height control products.
LVDT linear position sensors protected against high humidity
April 25, 2014 – An LVDT Linear Position Sensor inadequately protected against humid or corrosive atmospheres will entrap moisture in the coil, resulting in improper operation and failure. To avoid such problems, the windings of standard LVDTs are vacuum-impregnated with an insulating varnish that resists humid environments and the deteriorating influence of temperature cycling. A hermetically sealed assembly with a heavy-wall, metal housing also ensures outside media does not enter the windings, making LVDTs impervious to dirt, water, steam, chemicals, and even extreme temperatures that can, otherwise, shorten sensor life or reliability.