MRO Magazine


June 1, 2014  

Understanding ball screw lubrication

Ball screws – mechanical devices that convert rotational motion to linear motion with a minimal amount of friction – are used in an array of industrial applications and particularly in machine tools. However, they must be lubricated…

May 13, 2014  

Seminars set for May focus on using oil analysis as a predictive maintenance tool

Calgary, AB – AGAT Laboratories has announced its new Lubricants Testing Technical Seminar Series will take place this month at three Alberta locations. The seminars are designed for industry professionals interested in achieving maintenance…

April 22, 2014  

One-day MRO Expo opens tomorrow in Mississauga

Toronto – A new tabletop trade show, MRO Expo, has been organized for April 23, 2014, by Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, Canada’s leading trade publication for Canadian industrial maintenance and operations engineers and…

April 9, 2014  

New MRO Expo to showcase the best industrial products

Toronto — Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, Canada’s leading trade publication for Canadian industrial maintenance and operations engineers and managers, will showcase some of the country’s most innovative, practical,…

March 19, 2014  

New industrial lubricants firm launches in BC

Vancouver, BC – Catalys Lubricants Inc. is a new company competing in western Canad’s industrial lubricants sector. Catalys is a subsidiary of Groupe Crevier, Montreal, which has operated in Eastern Canada for over 70 years. As the…

March 3, 2014  

Lubrication and tribology group turns 70

Park Ridge, IL – March 3, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication engineers (STLE), which was founded on March 3, 1944. The association has put together details about STLE’s history, including…

February 1, 2014  

New bearing technology combines grease analysis and vibration diagnosis

Through the intelligent interconnection of its products, Schaeffler Industrial Aftermarket has said it will make it possible in the future to combine the monitoring and condition-based lubrication of rolling bearings in one system that combines…

November 27, 2013  

Important questions to ask about automatic lubrication systems

 Once you’ve decided on the type of automatic lubrication system (ALS) you want, questions you would want to ask of a supplier include the following. (For guidelines on choosing the right type of system for your operation, see the…

November 26, 2013  

Demand for lubricant additives in US to approach $3.9 billion in 2017

Cleveland, OH – United States demand for lubricant additives is forecast to increase 4.3% annually to nearly $3.9 billion in 2017. A recovery in volume demand combined with a continued shift toward new, high performance (and more…

October 20, 2013  

Seminars launched in Ontario on lube basics

Mississauga, ON – Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has announced the schedule for its 2013-2014 Lube Basics Seminars. Scheduled cities will include London, Mississauga, Ottawa and Sudbury, all in Ontario.

October 9, 2013  

STLE’s Toronto Section welcomes new members

Toronto – The following members joined the Society of Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in its Toronto Section in 2013.

October 7, 2013  

Seminar on wind turbines by STLE set for evening of Oct. 8

Toronto – A Petro-Canada specialist will present a whirlwind tour of the structure, operation and lubrication of wind turbines at an STLE Toronto Section meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at The Old Mill in Toronto. The meeting…

September 1, 2013  

The impact of lubricants on machine performance

Everything works better with lubrication. But with the huge variety of lubricants available, it can become a challenge to select the right lubricant for the application. Making a good decision requires knowledge of the application and its…

August 21, 2013  

IFPE 2014 deadline June 6 to submit abstracts for Technical Conference & Innovations Theater

Las Vegas, NV – IFPE 2014 has issued a second call for abstracts to fluid power industry professionals; they have the opportunity to present their research and applications work to an international audience at the IFPE Technical Conference and…

August 19, 2013  

Four-day MainTrain maintenance conference comes to Calgary in November

Calgary, AB – The MainTrain conference committee has released its 2013 conference schedule, which features skill-building sessions, interactive workshops, technical sessions, case studies and supplier presentations covering a wide range of…

July 8, 2013  

Lubrication specialist hires sales manager for the GTA

Burlington, ON – Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has appointed Oliver Paiement as territory sales manager – GTA.

May 27, 2013  

FLO Components becomes first SKF Lubrication Business Unit System House for both Lincoln and SKF brands in Canada

Mississauga, ON – Lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has received a letter of intent from the SKF Lubrication Business Unit (LBU) designating the company as a SKF LBU System House for both Lincoln and SKF brands.

May 3, 2013  

Lubrication systems specialist appoints territory sales managers in southern and eastern Ontario

Mississauga, ON – Automatic Lubrication Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. continues to expand its resources to better serve construction, road building, aggregate, trucking, manufacturing and processing companies in southern and eastern…

May 3, 2013  

Webinar tells how to calculate the fatigue life of bearings

Washington, DC – The American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced that its continuing education program is launching a brand new webinar series in 2013. One of these is titled Using Industry Standards to Calculate…

May 3, 2013  

Lubrication society opens doors to big conference and exhibit May 5 in Detroit

Detroit, MI – STLE’s 68th Annual Meeting & Exhibition takes place May 5-9, 2013, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI, an easy driving distance for those in Toronto and the closest annual meeting of…

March 13, 2013  

Timken acquires UK-based automated lubrication systems firm

Canton, OH – The Timken Company has acquired Interlube Systems Ltd., which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components to end-market sectors, including commercial vehicles, construction, mining, and heavy and…

January 1, 2013  

Selecting lubricants for enclosed and open gear drives.

Great care must be taken when selecting, applying and caring for gear lubricants. When troubleshooting gear drive problems the lubricant type and additive compounds used must be considered. This discussion looks specifically at lubrication for…

October 19, 2012  

Lube systems firm targets Ontario’s Nickel Belt

Mississauga, ON — Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has appointed Marc Savage as territory sales manager for Sudbury as it continues to expand its resources to better serve mining, construction, road building,…

July 26, 2012  

Canadian lubricants and corrosion control firm joins PTDA

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed a new manufacturer member in the second quarter of 2012. Krown Corporate of Schomberg, ON, manufactures industrial lubricants, cleaners and coatings for the…

July 16, 2012  

UK condition monitoring firm acquired by US giant

Cleveland, OH — Parker Hannifin Corp., a supplier of motion and control technologies, has acquired Kittiwake Developments Ltd. of Littlehampton, UK.

March 5, 2012  

US demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids to reach $7.4 billion in 2015

Cleveland, OH – Demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is forecast to climb 8.6% per year to $7.4 billion in 2015, with volume reaching 625 million gallons on annual gains of 3.4%.

February 1, 2012  

An easy ‘way to improve gearbox life

Gearboxes are a key component of many industrial power transmission systems. Industrial gearboxes are highly engineered machines. Many components in gear drives have tight tolerances and optimized gear geometry that are required for…

January 24, 2012  

SKF rejigs support strategy for industrial markets

Gothenburg, Sweden – SKF reports it has formed two new business areas to be better able to serve the needs of customers within the industrial market. The two new areas are the Industrial Market, Strategic Industries and the Industrial Market,…

January 4, 2012  

ExxonMobil to consolidate lubricants and fuels divisions

Irving, TX – Exxon Mobil Corp. is anticipated to approve the consolidation of ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company and ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company into ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing…

December 12, 2011  

Lubrication systems firm adds new rep for GTA

Mississauga, ON – Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. continues to expand its resources to better serve manufacturing and processing companies in the Greater Toronto Area with the appointment of Glenn Chapman as…