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April 1, 2006  

Outlook for belt & chain drives

Rapidly expanding markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific offer tremendous growth potential for manufacturers of belt and chain drives in North America. The challenge before manufacturers is to ens…

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December 1, 2004  

Internet boosts work order efficiency

Useful add-ons that can be used with your CMMS program were explored our previous column, where barcoding was the focus (Machinery & Equipment MRO, Nov. 2004, pg. 23). This article covers another…

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December 1, 2004  

Airfoil fan cuts hydro bills

The Powerfoil, a high-volume/low-speed airfoil fan from Big Ass Fans, provides 35% more cubic feet per minute than the company’s Wickerbill airfoil fan. Designed for optimum operation at low rpms, the…

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November 1, 2003  

Drive Arrives Ready to Go to Work

Lenze’s SMD series of AC drives offers controlled start-up, overload protection, reduced mechanical wear, improved speed and positioning capabilities in a wider range of applications, all at an afford…

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November 1, 2003  

Virtually Dry Chain Is 100% Recyclable (November 01, 2003)

Not only does Renold’s Synergy chain have a distinctive new look, with black plates and silver rollers, it is also virtually dry to the touch when it comes out of the box. The chain is still lubricate…

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November 1, 2003  

Drive Connectivity Simplifies Exchange of Process Information

Direct connectivity for Ethernet networks and increased power ratings up to 500 hp give Schneider Electric’s Telemecanique Altivar 58 TRX AC drive the functionality to meet demanding industrial applic…

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November 1, 2003  

Industry Event: New Orleans Venue Helps Regenerate PTDA

Another successful annual convention has been organized by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), with about 700 delegates gathering in New Orleans Oct. 16-18, 2003, for the event.The…

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November 1, 2003  

Demand for Bearings to Reach $35 Billion Worldwide by 2007

Worldwide demand for bearings is projected to increase 5.7% per annum to over US$35 billion in 2007, according to a new study by The Freedonia Group Inc.Gains will exceed the 1997-2002 pace based on a…

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November 1, 2003  

Ceramic Ball Bearings Eliminate Arcing (November 01, 2003)

Koyo 3NC hybrid-ceramic ball bearings eliminate electric arcing or fluting by insulating the bearing. Featuring low temperature rise at high speeds and high resistance against seizure, they allow perf…

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November 1, 2003  

SM-CYCLO Canada Gets New Brand Affiliation With Sumitomo

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America of Chesapeake, Va., and SM-Cyclo Canada of Mississauga, Ont., launched a new “Sumitomo Drive Technologies” brand on Oct. 1, 2003. The new brand, which has the…

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November 1, 2003  

Two Quality Grades Support High Linear Bearing Accuracy

Schneeberger has added two quality options to its cross-roller precision linear bearings. Option SQ (Special Quality) is used in high-demand applications such as optical measuring equipment and has a …

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November 1, 2003  

Focus on Linear Motion: Avoiding the Vertical Load Mistake

When you’re working with vertically oriented applications that employ rodless actuators, there are a few design considerations to keep in mind. All too often, motion control system designers fail to c…

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November 1, 2003  

Anti-Cage-Creep Roller Cage Enhances Frictionless Table Line

Schneeberger has added the Formula-S cage assist solution to its line of frictionless tables (slides). This cage-centering mechanism eliminates cage creep in linear motion applications with accelerati…

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November 1, 2003  

Canadian Bearings Appoints Don Latham as President

Don Latham has been appointed president of Canadian Bearings Ltd., Mississauga, Ont. For the past 18 years he has held several sales and marketing positions with the industrial distributor, including …

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November 1, 2003  

Flat Belts Can Be Customized for Specific Tasks

BrecoFlex Esband belts are truly endless woven flat belts, which come with both a seamless carcass and seamless surfaces. Belt length, width and thickness can be selected from the company’s 20-page B2…

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November 1, 2003  

NTN Canada to Move to New Location

NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada is relocating its Canadian corporate head office to a new, larger facility at the end of the year. The new location is at 305 Courtneypark Drive W., Mississauga, Ont. The c…

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September 1, 2003  

Doing power transmission business in turbulent times

Today’s business environment is rife with uncertainty. Traditional customers are altering their purchasing systems, unilaterally imposing price reductions on vendors or disappearing from the marketpla…

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September 1, 2003  

Will the PTDA change its name?

When the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) was formed in 1960, over 40 years ago, its name made sense to industry. But doubt about how well the moniker defines the association of toda…

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September 1, 2003  

Downtime minimized while paper mill automated

Norampac Inc.’s Trenton, Ont., mill has avoided the costly downtime normally associated with the installation, commissioning and extensive operator and supervisor training required for the implementat…

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June 1, 2003  

25th Annual Bearing/Pt Industry Event Set for August

The Ontario Bearing and Power Transmission Industry will hold its 25th annual Resort Weekend and Golf Tournament from Aug. 22 to 24, 2003. This year’s festivities will take place at the Grand Georgian…

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June 1, 2003  

Speakers coach BSA members at annual meeting

ttendees at the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2003 annual convention April 26-30, 2003, in Pasadena, California, were coached on today’s toughest business topics — the economy, ethics and lea…

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June 1, 2003  

Learn more about ceramic and linear bearings

Specific training on linear bearings and ceramic bearings is now available. The Bearing Specialists Association has added a section on linear bearings to its In-House Training Guide, and a new Educati…

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June 1, 2003  

Canadian Belt Distributor Joins Ptda

Modular Belt Mfg. Inc. of Mississauga, Ont., is one of the newest distributor members of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) of Chicago.The association also added Advanced Rubber & …

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June 1, 2003  

Finding What You Need

www.mro-esource.com SM-Cyclo Canada has launched a new website, www.smcyclo.com, that features a two-minute video clip that illustrates the Cyclo’s principle o…

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June 1, 2003  

SKF Opens New Factory for Magnetic Bearings in Calgary

SKF Canada has opened a factory in Calgary for the production of magnetic bearing products. The 2,200 sq m facility houses Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc. — SKF’s magnetic bearing production and produ…

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June 1, 2003  

Bsa Adds Craft Bearing as Member

Craft Bearing Company Inc. of Newport News, Va., a manufacturer of split roller bearings, has recently joined the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA).According to Jeff Pennetti, vice-president, “We …

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June 1, 2003  

Distributors get insight into end-user needs at local conference

More than 130 members of the Canadian power transmission industry turned out for the second annual Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Canadian Conference May 22-24, 2003. The event was…

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June 1, 2003  

Simpson Group Continues Expansion

S.B. Simpson Group Inc. of Burlington, Ont., has purchased industrial distributor Kingsway Industrial Supplies Services Ltd. of Peterborough, Ont. Kingsway is a general line industrial distributor, an…

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February 1, 2003  

Split bearing cuts installation time

Craft split bearings are easy to install as there is no need to remove shafts and drive components during installation. Standard material of manufacture is strong ductile iron; stainless steel is an o…

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September 1, 2002  

Self-lubricating bearings described in new catalogue

RBC Bearing’s new Fiberglide catalogue features 18 pages of details on the line of self-lubricating bearings. It includes product specifications and diagrams. The bearings can be used in construction,…