MRO Magazine


August 1, 2014  

New PTDA Membership Directory released

Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its 2014 Membership Directory. The directory is a resource for connecting with the top decision-makers of the global power transmission/motion control (PT/MC)…

July 9, 2014  

Des-Case acquires sight glass line for oil analysis

Goodlettsville, TN – Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of contamination control products that improve equipment reliability, has purchased the visual oil analysis product line of Houston, TX-based Esco, an oil sight glass and level monitor…

June 16, 2014  

New mobile apps equip users with data on bearings, belts, seals, lube and more

Toronto – The expanding portfolio of SKF Mobile Apps equips users easily and quickly with useful technology information, software to make critical calculations, and the capability to conduct product and application searches. SKF Mobile Apps can…

June 1, 2014  

Is lubrication data missing from your KPIs?

In industrial operations the world over, lubrication remains a vexing challenge. Indeed, when machine bearings fail, there’s a better than 70% chance that faulty or insufficient lubrication practices are ultimately to blame….

June 1, 2014  

Nano-ceramic grease extends maintenance interval 6x

A new high-performance nano-ceramic grease has proven to significantly extend the service life of bearings operating in washdown conditions. The grease is being used on lift truck wheel bearings for frozen food processing and handling…

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…