Sharp decline in consumer confidence in Quebec drives modest drop in national index
Ottawa – The Conference Board of Canada’s Index of Consumer Confidence was relatively unchanged in September 2014, falling a modest 0.4 percentage points to 87.9 (2002 = 100). But although the drop was small, it does mark the fourth decline in…
PT150 Wellpoint dewatering pump
September 29, 2014 – BBA Pumps recently launched the new PT150 piston pump for wellpoint dewatering applications. By applying the company’s “lowest cost of ownership” philosophy, and combining this with the global environmental demands, BBA Pumps has succeeded in creating a pump that will set the new standard on fewer emissions and significantly lower operational costs.
Honeywell cold conditions fire retardant apparel for extreme environments
Sept. 29, 2014 — Honeywell introduces its new TNV Series of cold conditions fire retardant (FR) apparel for workers in extreme work environments.
FLIR Systems launches TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer
September 29, 2014 – FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today the release of its TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer, a powerful, affordable, compact tool that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.
Hygienic gear pumps from Viking Pump
September 29, 2014 – The new “Hygienic Series” Internal Gear Pumps available from Viking Pump Inc. are the easy-maintenance solution for pumping food, pharma and personal care products.
Engineering scholarships recognize advanced research
Engineers Canada is honoured to announce the recipients of its 2014 scholarships who demonstrate great potential as they build on their engineering background by pursuing advanced degrees. The six annual scholarships are provided through the generous support of Manulife and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.
Preparing Workers for upcoming changes to WHMIS
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is changing as Canadians prepare to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help educate workers about the upcoming changes, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a new e-course, in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS) and funded by Health Canada. It is offered free of charge to the first 100,000 participants, for up to one year, and is available in English and French.
‘Bash Bug’ cyber threat could hit factories, power plants
New York — Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the ‘Bash Bug’ may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory…
Schneider Electric named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Infrastructure Management
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)1 for its StruxureWare for Data Centres software suite.
Mobile app links to drive and control products, videos and technical information
Welland, ON – Bosch Rexroth has released its GoTo Products app version 4.0, a mobile app for customers to access Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program. The App is available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and includes specific…
Bentley Systems Acquires SITEOPS to Advance site engineering to site optioneering
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based Blueridge Analytics, Inc., provider of SITEOPS – breakthrough site design optimization “software at your service.”
Building a business case for training in skilled trades
Ottawa – There is a business case that supports investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training, according to a report released by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage…
How Ontario’s Bruce Power applied lessons from 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
Ottawa – The operator of Canada’s largest nuclear power plant has looked “very closely” at the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and has simulated the effect of a tornado hitting the facility,…
Saskatoon firm becomes certified rebuilder for electric motors
Saskatoon, SK – SKF Canada of Toronto reports that GMR Electric Motors Ltd. in Saskatoon, SK, has achieved certification as a rebuilder for electric motors. GMR’s staff of electrical/mechanical, field service and machinists have…
National Manufacturing Month October 2014
Not just unlocking a world of opportunity, but opening doors to the public is the purpose of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ National Manufacturing Month, being held across Canada this October.
Global demand for bearings projected to jump 7.3% annually to 2018
Cleveland, OH – Global demand for ball, roller, and plain bearings is projected to rise 7.3% annually to $104.5 billion in 2018. Product sales will be fuelled by healthy gross fixed investment and durable goods output growth as world economic…
Vehicle components manufacturer fined $55,000 after worker injured
Autoneum Canada Ltd., a company that manufactures noise reduction and heat shield components for vehicles, has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured by an unguarded mechanism.
FLIR InfraCanada conference – Building Applications, Mont Tremblant, Que.
InfraCanada is Canada’s only facility maintenance & infrared imaging conference.
FLIR Systems announces AX8 Temperature Sensor for industrial automation
September 23, 2014 – FLIR Systems, Inc. launched its new AX8 fixed-mount temperature sensor. Combining thermal and visible cameras along with FLIR’s proprietary MSX technology in a small, affordable package, the AX8 is easy to install in space-constrained areas for automated and uninterrupted condition monitoring of critical electrical and mechanical equipment.
Ideal Clamp Meter features exclusive TightSight display for increased safety in tight, hard-to-reach panel boards
September 23, 2014 – IDEAL TightSight clamp meters give electricians an unparalleled level of safety, convenience and performance when taking measurements on high-voltage systems in cramped, hard-to-reach panel boards.