MRO Magazine

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September 15, 2014  

Dietmar Harting – entrepreneur and visionary – turns 75

Espelkamp, Germany – The chairman of the board of Harting Technology Group, Dietmar Harting, turned 75 years old today.

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September 15, 2014  

ISO Category III – Vibration Analysis

This four day course, with an additional day for

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September 12, 2014  

System Plast NG Evo introduces FDA-friendly dry conveying option for food packaging

Emerson introduces System Plast NG Evo conveyor chain, featuring a proprietary, low-friction FDA-approved material for dry conveying in food packaging applications.

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September 12, 2014  

Boston Gear stainless steel mounted bearings and shaft couplings

Boston Gear has launched a new line of stainless steel mounted bearings and shaft couplings designed for superior performance in high pressure food processing and packaging washdown applications.

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September 12, 2014  

Now accepting applications: Stream 3 Industrial Electricity Incentive program

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is now accepting applications from a wider range of Ontario industries for incentives to invest in new facilities or expand existing ones under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program.

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September 12, 2014  

Parker Pneumatic Lockout Valves

Parker Hannifin Corporation has expanded its Standard LV Series Pneumatic Lockout Valve with new Compact and  High Flow versions, extending the application range of the series with additional body and port sizes. The lockouts are installed in pneumatic drop legs or individual pneumatic control lines. In compliance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1010, the lockout valves are used during the maintenance of pneumatically operated equipment. The valves help protect maintenance personnel from being harmed by a machine that might otherwise engage while they are working on it.

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September 11, 2014  

New president named at Acklands-Grainger

Chicago – W.W. Grainger, a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger. Johnson assumes this…

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September 11, 2014  

SKF bolsters its Solution Factory initiative with acquisition of Hofmann Engineering NA

Toronto – SKF Canada Ltd. of Toronto and Hofmann Engineering of Perth, Australia, together with other minority owners, have entered into agreement that SKF acquire Hofmann Engineering North America, based in Cambridge, ON.

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September 10, 2014  

New report highlights disconnect in immigrant engineer hiring practices

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) released a new report titled “From the World to the Workforce: Hiring and Recruitment Perceptions of Engineering Employers and Internationally Trained Engineers in Ontario.” Based on surveys and interviews with engineering employers and surveys of internationally trained engineers or ITEs (engineering graduates who have already immigrated and currently live in Ontario), findings suggest an apparent “disconnect” that is working to the disadvantage of both ITEs seeking employment in engineering and Canadian employers that are striving to meet their human resources needs.

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September 10, 2014  

SKF invests in new technical center in US

Gothenburg, Sweden – SKF plans to build a new 12,100 sq m (130,000 sq. ft.) facility in the greater Chicago area. The Global Technical Center Americas (GTCA) will reinforce SKF’s strategy to have these centers near its important customers…

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September 9, 2014  

New technologies to be unveiled at SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Toronto – The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage at SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) at the Toronto International Centre,…

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September 9, 2014  

Canadian Bearings sets up distribution for KSB pumps

Mississauga, ON – KSB Pumps Inc. has entered into a new sales and distribution partnership with Canadian Bearings, a Mississauga-based distributor of industrial systems and products. Canadian Bearings will be an additional sales channel…

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September 9, 2014  

Suncor starts work on several maintenance projects

Calgary, AB – Suncor Energy has begun planned maintenance at its refineries in Edmonton, AB, and Sarnia, ON, and on one of the two oil sands upgraders at its oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, AB.

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September 9, 2014  

Wolseley raises record amount at annual golf tournament for Special Olympics

Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada’s annual Special Olympics golf tournament, held in Winnipeg, MB, hit a hole in one earlier this summer, raising a record $40,000 for Special Olympics (SO).

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September 8, 2014  

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

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September 8, 2014  

ISO Category II – Vibration Analysis

This four day Intermediate Vibration Analysis course, with an

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September 5, 2014  

CSA certifies Hipower Systems diesel and natural gas generator lines

September 05, 2014 – Hipower Systems, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has certified two of its natural gas generator lines for the CSA-C22.2 No. 14-13 and No. 100-04 (R2013) standards in Class 4215 01―Electric Generating Plants. With this certification, all Hipower Systems backup natural gas generators in the 20 to 400 Kw range, as well as its prime power/rental natural gas generators from 20 Kva up to 430 Kva, are fully CSA certified. The certified natural gas generators join the Hipower Systems diesel generator line, the majority of which were already certified by the CSA.

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September 5, 2014  

Victaulic Introduces VE206 Portable Roll Groover

September 5, 2014  – Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining and fire protection systems, introduces the VE206 portable roll-grooving tool. The tool provides a versatile, durable pipe-grooving solution to make pipe preparation more efficient in the field.

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September 5, 2014  

WorldSkills Canadian trials outcomes announced – next stop Brazil

September 5, 2014 –  Skills Canada announced the names of the 31 young men and women who will participate in the WorldSkills Canadian Trials taking place throughout Canada in January and February 2015.

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September 5, 2014  

Online monitoring solution cuts fan failures to zero for utility

Live monitoring has cut fan rebuilds from three-monthly intervals to zero over 12 months for a major US utility supplier. By identifying the cause of failure, the online monitoring solution has enabled the utility to eliminate downtime…