What’s up Doug? Fan issue – how hot alignment solved the problem
In a recent investigation in frequency failures of an electric motor that was directly coupled to a fan, the fan assembly utilized a two-bearing housing (such as an SKF PD unit). This type of arrangement is uncommon in North American industry and creates a very stiff fan arrangement.
PEMAC GTA Chapter Event
The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) GTA Chapter is hosting its next event at the GTAA. Special guest Dan Everitt from APG will speak about Getting RCM based maintenance strategies “off the shelf” and into your programs.
EDC and GE Canada host Industrial Internet matchmaking session
General Electric (GE) Canada and Export Development Canada (EDC) are working together to identify and build partnerships with Canadian digital technology, software and big data analytics companies with niche capabilities to serve the growing global demand for Industrial Internet technology.
British Columbia set to lead provinces in economic growth this year
British Columbia’s economy is building on the strength of 2014 and is expected to be the only province to advance by more than 3 per cent this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook: Spring 2015.
Safety doesn’t happen by accident
How many times do we need to send a safety message before everyone remembers it? In a sales and marketing context, it takes five face-to-face meetings before you might buy something. With that in mind I sat down with our Health and Safety person and asked, “Is there a similar statistic for selling safety?” Guess what: the answer is no.
Zero-Max overhung load adaptors
May 27, 2015 – Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptors protect shaft seals in hydraulic systems. They provide an intermediate mounting platform between a motor and pump to absorb both internal and external stress conditions in a hydraulic system.
SKF spherical roller bearings
May 27, 2015 – SKF offers bearing solutions ideally engineered for support rollers in continuous caster applications at steel mills. The primary types of SKF caster bearings – spherical roller and CARB toroidal – serve to effectively cope with the axial expansion and contraction of rolls associated with induced axial loads and temperature fluctuations. Ultimately, SKF caster bearings can eliminate induced axial loads, reduce risk of roll seizure, promote enhanced bearing reliability and service life, and increase caster productivity.
Is your plant prepared for disruption?
Rapid advances in technology are already disrupting many industries that anchor Canada’s economy, bringing significant and permanent changes to the country’s business landscape – and Canadian firms are not prepared.
Walter Surface Technologies ZIP+ XTRA cutting wheel
May 27, 2015 – Walter Surface Technologies introduces ZIP+ XTRA, a new cutting wheel specifically designed to easily cut through steel or stainless steel in heavyduty applications.
Decline in energy prices leads to lower industrial product prices
Ottawa – Statistics Canada’s Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI)…
PEMAC Fort McMurray Chapter Event
The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) Fort McMurray Chapter is hosting its next professional networking event in conjunction with the Partner’s In Training Event.
Sixth year of series of seminars on Lube Basics is launched
Mississauga, ON – Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components…
Demand for safety practitioner hiring guide
Because of increased demand for safety practitioners, a free guide to help employers has been released by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Distribution deal for Alliance Sensors Group and Component Distributors Inc.
May 25, 2015 – Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC is proud to announce its partnership with Component Distributors Inc (www.cdiweb.com) to distribute its in-cylinder LVIT linear position sensors throughout North America. ASG’s LVIT in-cylinder sensors were designed for the fluid power, mobile hydraulic, and off road vehicle markets and offer the flexibility/performance of an inductive contactless sensor with the ruggedness commonly found in resistive style sensors. The product line has both port-mount and embedded versions with numerous analog outputs and requires no magnet to operate.
Infrared imaging research partnership award
May 25, 2015 – The Infrared Imaging (IR) project, born from the partnership between Teledyne DALSA Semiconductors Inc., the Université de Sherbrooke, École Polytechnique de Montreal and C2MI was honoured at the 2015 Edition of the “Célébrons le Partenariat” event, presented by ADRIQ in association with the NSERC which took place on May 14 in Quebec City, with more than 300 guests.
Dematic Meters Model expands maintenance management
May 25, 2015 – Dematic, a supplier of systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centres, announced the availability of the Dematic Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) Meters module, further enhancing the product’s preventive and predictive maintenance capabilities. The Meters module communicates directly with existing monitoring systems to extract, consolidate and deliver real-time data to the CMMS. The data collected is then used for alerting operators and maintenance personnel of current issues or trending the data for preventive, predictive and condition-based maintenance.
Ultrasonic sensing instrumentation offers precise level measurement in liquid
May 25, 2015 – GF Piping Systems has introduced a comprehensive new level sensing instrumentation product line that includes ultrasonic level transmitters, sensors, and a variety of switches. The new product line-up was developed in response to customer demand following the proven performance of the company’s existing Submersible Hydrostatic Level Sensors and Transmitters.
KSB vertical-mount industrial pumps
May 25, 2015 – KSB has introduced a new generation of space-saving vertical-mount pumps for industrial applications such as washing or degreasing systems. The new Etanorm V pumps are designed to be installed in tanks, with the pump components submerged in the pumped medium and the motor mounted in a dry location above the tank.
Firm donates power tools for BC firefighers assisting at Nepal earthquake
Toronto – Milwaukee Tool Canada has provided support to…
Training program based on Canadian standards for safe electrical work
Every year, electrical workers are seriously injured or killed by contacting energized parts or being subjected to an electrical arc flash. To prevent these types of incidents, these workers and the organizations for which they work must understand and follow up-to-date safety-related work practices, maintenance requirements and administrative controls.