Tim Graff appointed Vice President of Engineering for Emerson’s Appleton Group
Appleton Group, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, today announced the appointment of Tim Graff to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Reporting directly to Russ Kerstetter, President of Appleton Group, Graff will spearhead the worldwide engineering team and hold responsibility for new product development and delivery work for the flagship Appleton, O-Z/Gedney and Nutsteel brands.
Dropping metals prices affect overall industrial index
Ottawa – The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) declined 0.2% in April 2014, mainly because of lower prices for primary non-ferrous metal products, according to Statistics Canada. The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) increased 0.1%, led by…
Winner of 2013 PEM Maintenance Award for Best Maintenance – Small Plant or Facility
The winner of the 2013 Maintenance Awards for Best Maintenance – Small Plant/Facility goes to Memex Automation for providing a holistic solution for improving overall maintenance and reliability efficiencies at Rose Integration, a medium to high-complexity machining shop.
ABB Automation and Power World announces online education series SmartStream digital conference
ABB’s Automation and Power World (APW) announces a new online education series. The first SmartStream Digital Conference, “Optimizing Technology for the Changing Face of Industry,” will take place on June 4. The conference will grant exclusive access to ABB’s industry-leading global experts, known as the Smart Squad and will be presented in a virtual format, making it available around the world in real time.
Milwaukee laser distance meters
Milwaukee Tool Corporation expands its Test & Measurement offering with two new laser distance meters that are designed with a simplified, intuitive interface and universal icons for faster measurements and increased productivity.
Paul Amyotte appointed as Engineers Canada President
Engineers Canada welcomed Paul Amyotte, FEC, P.Eng., as its president for the 2014–2015 term. Dr. Amyotte will lead the Engineers Canada Board in support of the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies to advance the engineering profession and its self-regulation in the public interest.
OACETT hosts AGM and conference, May 29-31 in Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is pleased to announce that their Annual General Meeting and Conference will take place from May 29-31 at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Harting Han-Yellock connector lineup adds smaller size 10
Harting has expanded its award winning Han-Yellock line of modular industrial connectors with the introduction of the smallest size yet. The space saving Han-Yellock 10 can fit both rectangular and circular panel cut outs, allowing direct replacement of circular connectors with a panel cut out diameter between 28 – 30mm.
Tsubaki Energy Series sprockets
Tsubaki presents Energy Series, the sprocket wear indicator. Featuring brass dowels that are milled into the face of the plate at the precise calculated depth position. This feature eliminates the guesswork of opinion and is a preventative maintenance feature providing insurance against premature wear.
PEM winner of Maintenance Award for Best Maintenance – Large Plant or Facility
The winner of the 2014 Maintenance Awards for Best Maintenance – Large Plant or Facility goes to the Glencore’s Sudbury Nickel Rim South Mine in Ontario.
Jenny Products enlarges crankcase on “K” compressor pumps
Jenny Products, Inc. has updated its most widely used air compressor pump, the “K” pump. Found on a variety of Jenny’s portable and stationary air compressors, the “K” pump now offers a taller crankcase to increase the amount of oil it can hold, helping to extend oil life and promoting long compressor life.
RIDGID SeeSnake Compact2 Camera Reel and CS6Pak Digital Recording Monitor team up
The new RIDGID SeeSnake CS6Pak Digital Recording Monitor, combined with the Compact2 Camera Reel, allows users to generate high-quality multimedia for thorough and efficient reporting.
Mining will drive predicted economic growth in the Territories
Ottawa – Economic growth in Canada’s territories will be strong in 2014, led by both public and private sector investment in mining and transportation infrastructure, according to the latest edition of the Conference Board of Canada’s…
April manufacturing survey points to further improvement in business conditions
Toronto – April 2014 data pointed to another positive month for the Canadian manufacturing sector, with the latest survey pointing to higher levels of output, new business and employment, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing…
PEMAC reps attend Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management
Helsinki, Finland – The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its ninth face-to-face meeting May 3-9, 2014, in conjunction with the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) in Helsinki, Finland. The…
Graymills celebrates 75 years of growth from pumps to parts washing
Chicago, IL – In 1939, ‘Gray-Mills’ was established in Chicago, IL, as a metalworking pump company supplying pumps to the war effort. Soon after the war, the company saw opportunity in the parts washing industry. These parts washers…
New acquisition in China expands manufacturer’s drive belt business
Hanover, Germany – With the acquisition of the business of manufacturer Taizhou Fuju Rubber Belt Manufacture Co. Ltd., ContiTech AG, Hanover, Germany, is continuing the expansion of its drive belt business in China.
Wolseley Canada hockey tournament raises money for Special Olympics
Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada employees laced up their skates in May and hit the ice for the 7th Annual Wolseley Hockey Tournament in Etobicoke, ON, with all event proceeds going to Special Olympics (SO).
Metalnox M6380 aqueous alkaline industrial parts cleaners
Metalnox M6319CP is a heavy-duty, low foam alkaline chemistry designed to remove a wide range of machining and stamping oils from metal parts, including steel and copper alloys. M6319CP combines both exceptional cleaning and corrosion protection for steel parts. It offers excellent performance in both immersion and spray parts cleaning machines, and is used in both the wash and rinse stages of multi-stage cleaning systems.
Emerson purchases leading reliability consulting services firm
Emerson announced that it has acquired Management Resources Group, Inc. (MRG), a leading reliability consulting services firm. The acquisition adds the deep asset-reliability consulting expertise of MRG to Emerson Process Management’s existing asset management capabilities to help customers who face growing needs to improve safety, increase plant uptime and reduce maintenance costs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.