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October 30, 2015  

13 Common Causes of Motor Failure

Motors are used everywhere in industrial environments and they

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October 30, 2015  

Oil and gas extraction industry sees third month of gains: GDP report

Ottawa – Real gross domestic product edged up 0.1%

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October 30, 2015  

Fewer youth are working, study shows

Ottawa – The youth labour force participation rate declined

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October 29, 2015  

Vancouver roadshow to demonstrate what’s next in alignment

Vancouver – Pruftechnik Inc. of Laval, QC, will hold

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October 29, 2015  

CSA Group opens state-of-the-art laboratory in Irvine, California

CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, today announced it opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Irvine, offering testing and certification services including expanded services for medical devices and a new ingress protection testing laboratory.

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October 27, 2015  

ABB’s high-tech Measurement & Analytics facility

ABB, a world leader in energy and automation technologies, celebrated the official inauguration of its new high-tech Measurement & Analytics facility in Quebec City today in the presence of Jacques Daoust, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City, and Nathalie Pilon, the newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Canada.

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October 27, 2015  

ProHeat Rolling Inductor available with infrared temperature sensor

October 27, 2015 — The Miller ProHeat rolling inductor heating system — now with optional Infrared Temperature Sensor — is a simple and cost-effective heating process that delivers fast, consistent heat and can solve many preheating problems related to moving parts. Released by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., the system is designed to evenly distribute heat into the workpiece, eliminating inconsistencies and quality issues associated with open-flame-torch heating methods.

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October 27, 2015  

Hatch Honoured for Excellence

Hatch has won four national awards at the 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala held on October 23 in Ottawa.

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October 27, 2015  

Lincoln Electric’s Square Wave TIG 200

October 27, 2015 – The new Square Wave TIG 200 welding machine from Lincoln Electric offers a multi-process TIG and stick welding experience for craftsmen, small shop fabricators and makers.  Users can perform AC TIG welding on aluminum and DC TIG welding on steel, stainless and chrome-moly when precision and bead appearance are important. Users can also switch to stick welding when working with thicker materials or welding outdoors.

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October 27, 2015  

Move products vertically with AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor from Dorner

October 27, 2015 —The new AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor from Dorner Mfg. is engineered to move bulk products in straight-up 90° sanitary applications. Featuring Vertical Belt Technology, the AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor comes with a proprietary staggered sidewall belt that provides more pocket capacity than a traditional bucket elevator.

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October 27, 2015  

Jumpflex signal conditioners powered by Epsitron

October 27, 2015 – WAGO introduces a new addition to its power supply line designed for isolation amplifiers and signal conditioners. The Epsitron 787-2852 shares a common profile with Jumpflex 857 and 2857 Series signal conditioners enabling the output voltage to be directly commoned, eliminating the need for additional wiring. Featured advantages:

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October 26, 2015  

WAGO Shield Clamping Saddles

October 26, 2015 – WAGO’s 790 Shield Clamping Saddles now come with a patented latching mechanism offering unparalleled usability. Force-free installation is guaranteed via a spring that can be easily latched open while positioned over the conductor and the busbar and just as easily released on the conductor shield.

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October 26, 2015  

Coldwater Machine Company Electrostatic Lubrication System

October 26, 2015 – Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, has added electrostatic lubrication to its capabilities with the StaticLube system. Available for both sheet metal and coil stock, StaticLube decreases lubrication consumption for metal stampers and fabricators by up to 95 percent as compared to other systems. It is also environmentally-friendly, delivering 100-percent efficiency with zero waste, overspray, VOCs, odor or disposal costs.

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October 26, 2015  

Safety culture program features Canadian high altitude climber Jim Elzinga

Electrolab has a new program featuring Jim Elzinga, a world-renowned Canadian high-altitude mountain climber, who shares his story about his first expedition to Mt. Everest. It contains valuable safety lessons about the pitfalls of breakdowns of safety protocols, poor communication, poor decision making and goal-focused leadership, and it puts an emphasis on individual well-being.

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October 26, 2015  

Growing economy, tight labour market ahead: B.C. forecast

Looming labour market supply challenges for engineers, geoscientists, technologists and technicians, will see more than 31,000 job openings needing to be filled by 2024, according to a new study released today. Nearly 11,500 new jobs in 31 key occupations will be created.

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October 26, 2015  

Timken to present at the Baird 2015 Industrial Conference, webinar

The Timken Company, a leader in tapered roller bearings, will present at the Baird 2015 Industrial Conference on Nov. 10, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. CST (5:00 p.m. EST) in Chicago.

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October 26, 2015  

Turnkey temperature monitoring system for wallboard production

October 26,2015 – Fluke Process Instruments launches a new, complete turnkey solution for real-time temperature monitoring and documentation of wallboard manufacturing processes.

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October 26, 2015  

Youth have incorrect perception of skilled trades careers, study notes

Ottawa – Though parents and youth say they believe

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October 26, 2015  

Engineering services firms see profit margin of almost 13%

Ottawa – The engineering services industry reported $29.8 billion

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October 26, 2015  

Ugly third quarter predicted for Canada’s oilpatch companies

Calgary – A bevy of oilsands producers are on