MRO Magazine


  • Feature Industry

    Two trends the PT/MC industry can’t ignore

    November 20, 2019 by Rehana Begg

    By: Rehana Begg Digital purchasing power and talent acquisition dominate conversations at PTDA 2019 Industry Summit There’s plenty of enthusiasm for B2B e-commerce among manufacturers and distributors. That’s the first – and biggest – takeaway from this year’s power transmission/motion

  • Operational Excellence Week Canada Impresses

    November 20, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Operational Excellence Week Canada conference and workshops recently took place in Toronto at the Old Mill Inn. It brought together industry professionals to discuss a wide range of topics in the operational excellence realm. The event began with pre-conference workshops,

  • Traditional and Condition Based Greasing

    November 19, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Most bearings are lubricated with grease and most users practise either a preventative maintenance (PM) strategy for bearing relubrication or their bearings are “lubricated for life” (LFL). Both methods use a basic premise in which the L1 grease life is

  • News Industry

    B.C. introduces gas price transparency law forcing companies to reveal data

    November 19, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VICTORIA – It’s time to reveal to drivers in British Columbia how the price of gasoline is set, says provincial cabinet minister Bruce Ralston. If passed, legislation introduced Monday would legally force oil and gas companies to make known how

  • Tesla to build factory in Germany after subsidies announced

    November 19, 2019 by Geir Moulson

    (AP) BERLIN – Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards

  • GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% last month

    November 19, 2019 by Paul Wiseman

    (AP) WASHINGTON – A strike at General Motors pushed U.S. manufacturing production lower in October, adding to the troubles confronting American industry. Manufacturing output tumbled 0.6% last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday, largely because production of cars and auto

  • Great Panther reports second mining fatality in less than two weeks

    November 19, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Vancouver-based Great Panther Mining Ltd. says an employee was killed late Sunday at the processing plant of its Coricancha Mine complex in Peru. The news comes less than two weeks after Great Panther reported a contractor’s 41-year-old employee was killed

  • Family of Labrador crash victim sues Quebec airline over alleged negligence

    November 19, 2019 by Holly McKenzie-Sutter

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The family of a fishing guide who died in a Labrador floatplane crash this summer is suing the Quebec airline for damages, alleging negligence and breach of contractual duties. Seven men, including the pilot, were on

  • STLE Hamilton Holds Education Day

    November 18, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Hamilton Section recently held its Education Workshop at ArcelorMittal’s Regional Learning and Development Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The day-long event featured a cross section of topics of importance to Tribologists and lubrication

  • News Industry

    Rockhopper Industrial Announces Complete Line of PVF and Oilfield Products

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Rockhopper Industrial is implementing a direct-to-market supply chain model, and has eliminated the costs traditionally associated with engineering, producing, testing, transporting, and delivering PVF and other oilfield equipment. “Traditional PVF suppliers are operating unnecessarily expensive processes to produce their parts,”

  • News Industry

    EMC Wins Award

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) was awarded the Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award for outstanding achievement in promoting and supporting workplace literacy and essential skills training in the Canadian workplace. The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and

  • News Industry

    Sheridan College Unveils New Industrial Program

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Sheridan’s Continuing and Professional Studies division announced a partnership with power transmission representatives to offer a 16-week, Industrial Distribution Program (IDP) focused on the distribution of bearings, power transmission products and other industrial parts. The program comprises eight weeks in

  • News Industry

    EMC Appointments

    November 15, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), announced that Stephanie Yakimishyn is transitioning from Field Service Advisor to the Member Needs Help Program. Stephanie has contributed significantly to shaping the role of a successful FSA, holding the role for nearly 20 years.

  • News Industry

    CMTS Focuses on Technology

    November 13, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) recently brought together those in the manufacturing industry to showcase new products, processes, and technologies. CMTS offered those in attendance a massive trade show floor, keynote addresses, panel discussions, and workshops. “CMTS continues to

  • Feature Industry

    Cost Savings With a VFD and its Build-In PLC (SoftPLC)

    November 11, 2019 by Elmir Rahimpour

    In conventional applications, pumps or fans should be run at full speed, and pressure or flow should be controlled with control valves. In turn, some energy will be wasted when throttling control valves. One of the major uses of variable-frequency

  • Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

    November 11, 2019 by David Koenig

    (AP) DALLAS – Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know whether the request will further delay the

  • AP: Arizona has 16 dams rated high hazard and in poor shape

    November 11, 2019 by Felicia Fonseca

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An earthen dam that lies directly upstream from Fredonia near the Arizona-Utah border has long been classified as unsafe – repairs constantly delayed by lack of money. A breach during a severe storm would put hundreds of

  • Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSB

    November 11, 2019 by Terry Pedwell

    OTTAWA – Small aircraft operators in Canada have fallen into a trap of accepting too many safety risks _ and it has to stop before more people are killed or injured, the Transportation Safety Board warned Thursday. TSB senior investigator

  • B.C. should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Indigenous study

    November 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A report is urging British Columbia to get better financial guarantees that mining companies will pay for the mess they make. The First Nations who commissioned the study say that if the government doesn’t do it, they will.

  • Semafo raises death toll to 39 from ambush of bus convoy in Burkina Faso

    November 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – The death toll from last week’s attack on employees of a Canadian gold miner in Burkina Faso has been raised to 39 people. Montreal-based Semafo Inc. previously reported at least 37 fatalities after an ambush Wednesday on a