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August 28, 2014  

Fundamentals of Rotodynamic Centrifugal Pumps & Pumping Systems Webinar

Expand your basic pump knowledge and become proficient in the critical components of centrifugal pumps to better understand the dynamics within pumping systems. Designed for non-technical audiences and entry level engineers, this new webinar program provides an in-depth review of all major components of centrifugal pumps and explains the critical theory behind the operation of pump technology.

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August 27, 2014  

ME and MR series inductive linear position sensors for hydraulic cylinders

August 27, 2014 – Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the continued success of the ME and MR Series Linear Position Sensors used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications.

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August 27, 2014  

ACS to deliver outage systems to Ontario’s Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro

Aug. 27, 2014 – Advanced Control Systems (ACS) has been selected by Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND) to deliver state-of-the-art outage management (OMS) and distribution management (DMS) systems to the utility. The OMS/DMS will integrate fully into the utility’s existing PRISM supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system (also from ACS) to enable CND to operate more efficiently and provide better outage information and more reliable power to their 52,500 customers.

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August 27, 2014  

Pump leaders LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc. & Hydraulic Institute enter mutual Training Partner Agreement

August 27, 2014 – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has entered a Training Partner Agreement with LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc., a globally leading manufacturer of diaphragm metering and process diaphragm pumps as well as complete metering systems for process technology.

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August 27, 2014  

Quaker introduces new approaches to coolants

August 27, 2014 – The metalworking fluid industry is already playing an essential role in Resource-Efficient Manufacturing by providing smart, sustainable solutions towards resource efficiency. Quaker Chemical Corporation, a global leader in metalworking fluids, is putting sustainable chemistry into action by helping customers on issues of energy efficiency, waste reduction, safety and durability through new approaches to coolant and cleaner use.
 

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August 27, 2014  

RIDGID introduces lighter MegaPress carrying case

August 27, 2014 – RIDGID MegaPress Kits will now feature a new, blow-moulded carrying case and are up to 21 pounds lighter than previous models. This makes the kits easier to carry on and off the jobsite.

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August 27, 2014  

Bee Valve PVDF Cam couplers/adapters

August 27, 2014 — Bee Valve Inc. manufactures a complete line of versatile PVDF cam couplers/adapters. This material is partially applicable where ultra high purity or UL94-VO listing is required. PVDF is also resistant to chemicals such as halogens and strong acids, even at higher temperatures.

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August 26, 2014  

All industries post decreases in prices of machinery and equipment purchased in second quarter

Ottawa – Statistics Canada reports that its Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI) decreased 0.7% in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter. The import component was down 1.0% over the period, while the domestic…

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August 25, 2014  

Wholesale sales rose 13.1% in Newfoundland and Labrador in June; overall, inventories are on the upswing

Ottawa – Wholesale sales rose 0.6% to $53.0 billion in June 2014, a third consecutive increase, reports Statistics Canada. Gains in five subsectors, which together represented 69% of wholesale sales, more than offset a decline in the motor…

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August 22, 2014  

24/7 Onsite prescription safety eyewear program

August 22, 2014 – According to the CNIB, every day 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job, often resulting in lost time and, in some cases, either temporary or permanent vision loss. As noted by the CNIB, many of these injuries could be avoided with proper eyewear. Canadian companies need to provide safety eyewear while managing the associated costs effectively.

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August 22, 2014  

Allegro industries offers mould, lead and asbestos sampling pumps

August 22, 2014 – Working in atmospheres that are likely to contain dangerous particulates require reliable, constant air monitoring. Meeting OSHA and AHERA standards, Allegro Industries offers a complete line of Sampling Pumps. This broad selection delivers dependable area monitoring of mould, lead, asbestos and other dangerous particulates.

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August 22, 2014  

Pipe bevelling tools feature heat dissipating cutter blades

August 22, 2014 – A line of pipe bevelling tools featuring cutter blades that incorporate a radical chip breaker to draw heat away from the surface and don’t need cutting oils is available from ESCO Tool.

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August 22, 2014  

ICP becomes sixth alliance partner to the National Association of Electrical Distributors

August 22, 2014 — The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) recently joined the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) as ICP’s sixth Alliance Partner, marking the second trade association to join the ICP initiative in the past two months. Alliance Partner associations are committed to working with ICP to fulfill its mission to meet the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce.

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August 22, 2014  

Three Canadian Cintas locations recognized as COR Sites under ISHA

August 22, 2014 – Cintas Corporation announced that three of its locations in Canada have received Certificates of Recognition (COR) under the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (ISHA). COR is a volunteer management system for the reduction of human and financial costs of workplace incidents, injuries, and illnesses. The program is recognized across Canada as the standard high performance in health and safety, providing employers with an effective way to assess their health and safety management programs and systems.

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August 22, 2014  

Commercial refrigerator manufacturer fined $65,000 after worker injured

August 22, 2014 – QBD Cooling Systems Inc., a Brampton, Ont.-based manufacturing facility for commercial refrigerators, has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured by machinery.

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August 22, 2014  

The Hydraulic Institute offers four-part webinar series on variable speed drives

August 22, 2014 – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced the dates of the upcoming Variable Speed Drives 4-part webinar series. Webinar participants will be led by leading industry experts. The opening session will be held September 9, 2014. Participants who complete the full series earn 4 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits directly from HI.

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August 21, 2014  

Power transmission/motion control industry saw growth in new orders in second quarter

Chicago, IL – The PTDA Business Index for the second quarter of the year (2Q2014) indicates strong growth in both business activity and new orders. From 1Q2014 to 2Q2014, business activity increased 12.7% (from 67.7 to 76.3) and new orders…

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August 21, 2014  

PTDA opens registration for its 2014 Industry Summit in Orlando

Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its 2014 Industry Summit Oct. 22-25, 2014, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. More than 550 delegates, representing 240 PTDA distributor and…

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August 21, 2014  

O’Brien Installations announces Raebrooke as Canadian sales agent

August 21, 2014 – O’Brien Installations Limited, a manufacturer of overhead cranes, jib cranes and workstation cranes as well as a supplier of hoists, announced a sales agent agreement with manufacturer’s agent, Raebrooke Company to grow its crane dealer network in select areas across Canada.

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August 20, 2014  

Bombardier appoints new president of Aerostructures & Engineering Services

August 21, 2014 – Bombardier Inc. announced the appointment of Jean Seguin as President, Bombardier Aerostructures & Engineering Services. In his new functions, Seguin will oversee the activities of this new business segment specializing in the design and development of complex composite and metallic aerostructures. He will report directly to Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.