MRO Magazine

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Machinery and Equipment Maintenance

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November 1, 2003  

PT Handbook Updated for Better Clarity

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has recently released the third edition of the Power Transmission Handbook. The educational tool, reference source and resource manual has been u…

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November 1, 2003  

CMMS Software Solutions: How to Find Repair Parts Fast

We’ve come a long way with our CMMS software implementation guide over the past five issues and you’ll probably agree it has been a lot of work to cover. However, you’re about to tackle the largest ta…

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September 1, 2003  

Be a Data Doctor

It’s hard to believe but this is the fifth edition of the cmms software solutions column. if you been with us these past few months you would have read about how a computerized maintenance management …

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September 1, 2003  

Small Survey Shows Average Maintenance Salary

The fifth annual international survey of salaries in the maintenance sector has been released by the Plant Maintenance Resource Center of Booragoon, Australia (www.plant-maintenance.com). It shows the…

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September 1, 2003  

Survivors of Heat

When you’re dealing with a plant that’s nearly a hundred years old, and operations that might make a day in hell look like a picnic, any investment in new machinery and equipment is certain to bring r…

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September 1, 2003  

Meat of maintenance to be revealed

The second annual Creating a 21st Century Maintenance Organization conference has been scheduled for Nov, 24-26, 2003 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto. The event is organized by Federated Pres…

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September 1, 2003  

Company Briefs (September 01, 2003)

RotoPrecison Inc. of Mississauga, Ont., is now the exclusive Canadian distributor for Motovario’s speed reducer product line. The range includes aluminum-housed worm gearboxes, in-line helical reduc…

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September 1, 2003  

Presentations Held on Pemac’s Mmp Program

PEMAC, the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, held presentations and meetings jointly with colleges offering its MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) certification program i…

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September 1, 2003  

Drive for Uptime

More then 19 years ago, Gerdau Ameristeel Whitby, one of the largest steel mini-mills in Canada, decided to switch to new speed reduces and gearmotors in order to keep its plant runing 24/7. The acili…

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September 1, 2003  

Adapter ball bearing lowers maintenance costs

Rockwell Automation has introduced a line of Dodge Grip Tight adapter ball bearings specifically for washdown environments in the food and beverage industry. An easy-on, easy-off solution for damage-f…

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September 1, 2003  

Nominations open for 2003 Sergio Guy maintenance award

The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) is now accepting nominations for its annual Sergio Guy Memorial Award. The award is PEMAC’s way of remembering a former member and e…

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June 1, 2003  

How to reduce unexpected bearing failures

Every premature bearing failure reduces plant performance and profitability. According to the technical experts at SKF Maintenance Products, more than 60 per cent of premature bearing failures can be …

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June 1, 2003  

Resolving Crane Pain

Outsourcing specialized maintenance tasks is a common practice, but as the Quebec aerospace company Messier-Dowty Group SNECMA discovered with its cranes and hoists, finding a contractor that can do t…

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June 1, 2003  

Gathering your data

In our previous column (MRO April 2003, p. 34), we introduced the first of six stages of implementing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). The article covered CMMS software installatio…

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June 1, 2003  

Pemac Appoints Clegg as Executive Director

Norman Clegg has been appointed executive director of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), reports association president David Taggart, P. Eng.Clegg is a long-term memb…

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April 1, 2003  

New edition of national standard aims to improve power press safety

The Canadian Standards Association has published a new edition of its standard Power Press Operation: Health, Safety and Guarding Requirements. The standard, known as Z142-02, outlines requirements fo…

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December 1, 2002  

Case History: No Excuses

At Kuntz Electroplating Inc. in Kitchener, Ont., the maintenance technicians have only themselves to blame if they are snowed under with ongoing repairs.Throughout the company’s 50-year history, the m…

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September 1, 2002  

Technical training unit for bearings expands

NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada recently announced plans to expand its mobile technical training program so it can reach a wider industrial audience.The company’s custom-built training trailer offers in-d…

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September 1, 2002  

Focus on Harsh Environments: How to mine more yet maintain less

From increasing its scheduled maintenance activities from five per cent to 40 per cent, to reducing unplanned shutdowns in targeted areas by 50 per cent, a new approach to maintenance at the Brunswick…

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September 1, 2002  

Briefs (September 01, 2002)

T-G Compressed Air Systems of Burlington, Ont., has been named the factory authorized distributor in Ontario for the Gardner Denver/Belliss & Morcom lines of reciprocating air and gas compressors. R…