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News
July 19, 2012  

Three key places to look for energy losses in industrial facilities

Chicago, IL – Industrial distributor W.W. Grainger Inc. helps customers reduce costs and operate more sustainably through its green products and services offerings in four main areas: managing energy usage, conserving water, reducing…

News
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.

News
June 11, 2012  

Micro circuits to support the ‘Internet of Things’

Waterloo, ON — Terepac Corp., a pioneer in the world’s tiniest digital electronics, and Rockwell Automation have engaged so Terepac can produce large volumes of its micro circuits for the ‘Internet of Things’ — uniquely…

News
June 1, 2012  

Automation Fault Analyzer app now available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry

Toronto, ON — V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc., in partnership with with WEG USA, has launched the first of a series of smartphone apps.

News
April 25, 2012  

SKF launches Knowledge Engineering mobile apps

Gothenburg, Sweden — SKF has developed a range of informational and calculation-focused apps which enable users to experience the world of SKF knowledge engineering on their iPhone and iPad. The SKF apps make it easier for users to analyze,…

Feature
April 1, 2012  

Is that a screwdriver in your ear?

Growing up the son of a farm equipment repairman, I learned at an early age to appreciate the versatility of an eight-ounce ball pein hammer, a spanner wrench and a screwdriver. There was practically no fix too difficult for my dad, as long as…

Product
April 1, 2012  

Product Spotlight

Helical gear unit line gets addition of lower-torque units

News
March 30, 2012  

Schaeffler puts giant bearing test stand into operation

Schweinfurt, Germany — After a design and construction phase of less than two years, Schaeffler officially put the world’s largest, most up-to-date and most powerful large-size bearing test stand into operation at its Schweinfurt plant…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

High-Speed Shootout

Late last summer, after a lot of getting nowhere trying to fix a problem with a bottle capper at GlaxoSmithKline – a pharmaceutical company in Mississauga, ON – maintenance used a $300 digital camera with a high-speed video function…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

Bringing troubleshooting in-house

As a diversified manufacturer, the CompX International Inc. plant in Waterloo, ON, was well aware of the importance of the ongoing maintenance needs for the wide range of equipment within its facility. But troubleshooting was a job that…

News
January 26, 2012  

Ultrasound World set for May 14-17, 2012

Clearwater Beach, FL – Ultrasound World, a forum for ultrasound technology ,takes place May 14-17, 2012, at the Clearwater Hilton in Clearwater Beach, FL. Entering its eighth year, it has grown to become recognized as one of the top conferences…

News
January 5, 2012  

Test and measurement suppliers join up

Everett, WA — Test and measurement device manufacturer Fluke Corp., Everett WA, has acquired Martel Electronics Corp., Derry NH, a manufacturer of electronic test tools and OEM products.

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Big MRO show returns to Toronto

The Works, billed as Canada’s largest MRO & Safety Show, returned to the Toronto Congress Centre for the second time. The January event, organized by Acklands-Grainger, featured 260 supplier exhibits and was attended by more than…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

ABC’s of Clamp Meters

Like the multimeter, the clamp meter has passed through the analogue period and into the digital world of today. Created primarily as a single-purpose test tool for electricians, today’s models have incorporated more measurement…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

Compressor Knocking?

Reciprocating compressors make noise, even in the best conditions. The trick is to train your ears to pick up new, potentially damaging sounds before they silence your compressor. The ability to pick up changes in the noise is a skill that will…

News
October 24, 2011  

CMTS 2011 calls it a wrap as successful manufacturing show ends

Toronto – The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 (CMTS), which wrapped up last week at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, got off to a great start with keynote speaker Kevin O’Leary making the case for success. O’Leary was hot on Brazil,…

News
September 22, 2011  

Vibration tester helps keep the oil flowing in pipeline

Mississauga, ON — The task: keep 40 electric motors on the job, pumping crude oil, propane, and other finished petroleum products down the pipeline.

News
September 9, 2011  

Scanner helps reverse engineer key impellor at hydroelectric plant

Coppell, TX – Engineers from NVision, Inc., using the company’s HandHeld Scanner, were able to quickly reverse engineer a large impellor for a major hydroelectric facility, sparing the facility what would have been an extended shutdown had they…

News
April 18, 2011  

Industry professionals can win tools worth $2,500 while learning how test devices are made

Mississauga, ON — Fluke Corporation, a manufacturer of portable electronic test and measurement equipment, is providing contractors, electricians and others with an inside look at how it brings innovative products to market. From April 2011…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Vibration an unexpected predator

Did you know that bearings can be damaged when at rest, and there will be no visible change apparent in the rolling elements?