Industrial product prices up for third month in row
Ottawa – The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) from…
Electricity sector reports reduction in carbon emissions
The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) today released its 2015 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians.” The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8 per cent reduction in GHG emissions in 2014, contributing to a significant 22 per cent reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years.
ABB appoints Nathalie Pilon as managing director for Canada
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today named Nathalie Pilon as the new managing director for ABB in Canada, effective October 1, 2015. Pilon replaces Daniel Assandri who led the successful expansion of Canada over the past five years.
Victaulic AGS stainless steel fittings for large-diameter piping systems
August 27, 2015 – Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has introduced a line of stainless steel Advanced Groove System (AGS) fittings, allowing customers to create complete large-diameter grooved mechanical piping systems in stainless steel. As a component of the Victaulic Advanced Groove System, the fittings offer exceptional assembly speed and performance.
Bosch DG300LPD Die Grinder
August 27, 2015 – Getting into tight spaces with enough power to do the job is tough for most grinders. But not the Bosch DG300LPD Die Grinder, which offers the combination of power and ergonomics to complete virtually any job in metal fabrication.
Conveyor belt tracking systems reduce hazards and spillage
August 27, 2015 – A global leader in bulk material handling solutions offers a family of responsive conveyor belt tracking systems that mitigate misalignment, rather than correcting it after the fact – even on reversing belts – to promote conveyor efficiency and safety. A mistracking belt can contact the mainframe, seriously damaging both the belt and the structure, resulting in excessive spillage and even creating a potential fire hazard. Utilizing innovative multiple-pivot, torque-multiplying technology, the Martin Tracker detects slight misalignments initiated by unbalanced loads and fouled rollers, using the force of the belt to immediately adjust its position and realign the path. The trackers minimize risk and material loss, decreasing downtime and operating costs by reducing clean-up and equipment damage.
Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq join forces to create Fluke Process Instruments
August 27, 2015 – Fluke Corp. is integrating its Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq product lines into a new brand: Fluke Process Instruments. All three companies have been part of the Fluke Corporation portfolio for some time.
Thin line shaft collars for encoders
August 27, 2015 – Encoders often require a custom shaft collar to meet their size and performance requirements. Ruland has designed thin line shaft collars with a narrow profile and reduced weight to meet the requirements of encoder applications in a standard product line.
All industries posted decreases in the price of machinery and equipment in second quarter
Ottawa – Statistics Canada’s Machinery and Equipment Price Index…
Maintenance conference to offer new job board
Mississauga – The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of…
PEMAC GTA Chapter tours R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
PEMAC’s GTA Chapter held its August 21 meeting at the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in Toronto. More than 65 people registered for the event, which featured a presentation and a tour of the facility with plant manager Gordon Mitchell, P.Eng., Manager, Water Treatment & Supply.
September material handling blitz: conduct your own inspection now
On September 14, the Ministry of Labour will begin a six-week material handling inspection blitz. Get ahead of the ministry by conducting your own blitz now, advises WSPS consultant Sandy Ash.
Company fined $75,000 after worker injured making repairs to machine
Toronto – Metro Paper Industries Inc. has pleaded guilty…
Ontario plastics firm fined $100,000 for worker death
Newmarket, ON – CRS Plastics Ltd., a Vaughan, ON-based…
EDT Corp now offering expanded selection of stainless steel ball bearings
August 24, 2015 – EDT Corp, an industry leader in bearings for severe service environments, announced an expanded array of stainless ball bearings with three separate price levels, effectively offering customers more choices in the ball bearing lineup.
Justrite EN safety cabinets
August 25, 2015 – Higher risk environments benefit from using EN safety cabinets with a longer fire resistance time, offering increased evacuation time in the event of a fire. These environments include remote locations without quick access to fire-fighting emergency services and high-occupancy sites where evacuation times could be compromised.
PurgElite inflatable tube and pipe weld purging system
August 24, 2015 – When welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, chrome etc., it is important to purge the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation, discolouration and to ensure a good internal weld profile.
Conscious Asset reliability program announced
James Reyes-Picknell of Conscious Asset announced that his firm has gone live online with its new Conscious Asset Reliability Program. The new program uses highly successful methodologies in a blend that aligns with the model of excellence presented in his book Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management (CRC Press, 2015, 3rd edition), released on August 17.
Conscious Asset no longer part of Aladon Network
James Reyes-Picknell of Conscious Asset announced that his firm is withdrawing its long-standing membership in the Aladon Network.
Wholesale sales and inventories recovered in June
Ottawa – Wholesale sales rose 1.3% to $55.3 billion…