Expanding our inventory
t's been a busy spring for us. In addition to compiling our April issue, we've been putting the finishing touches on two new publications for our readers, one of which has been packaged with most copi...
t’s been a busy spring for us. In addition to compiling our April issue, we’ve been putting the finishing touches on two new publications for our readers, one of which has been packaged with most copies of this issue of Machinery & Equipment MRO.
The new magazines are Canadian Electrical Equipment News, a quarterly, and Industrial Lubrication, to be published twice in 2003 and quarterly in 2004.
CEEN is aimed at enhancing the knowledge, expertise and productivity of electrical professionals working in machinery and equipment maintenance, design, installation and construction, as well as repair shop staff and electrical contractors. Its circulation includes facilities in manufacturing, utilities and resource industries across Canada, as well as industrial distribution firms.
The idea for it grew out of a supplement we published last fall focussed on EASA (the Electrical Apparatus Service Association). The interest it generated made us realize that there was a need for a practical magazine specifically for the industrial electrical market.
It’s basically an electrical-oriented version of MRO, so if you enjoy reading this magazine, and your job entails electrical work, check it out, as it’s sure to be of interest. Editorial coverage includes motors, controls, drives, power systems, test and measurement instruments, energy management, power quality, wire and cable, maintenance and repair, motor and generator rewinding, safety, components, training, and automation systems, among other topics.
Each issue also reports on the activities of EASA and other industry associations. There’ll be more issues coming in June, September and November this year.
In addition, we plan to launch Industrial Lubrication later this year, with a focus on lubrication, tribology and hydraulic fluids. This new publication will serve the interests of lubrication and hydraulic fluid users, tribologists (those who analyze wear in machinery), maintenance staff, and manufacturers. It will include industry and company news, products, features on the installation and maintenance of equipment and components, updates on the activities of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and other industry associations, case histories, how-to articles and technical reports.
Topics to be covered include industrial lubricants; greases; hydraulic fluids; metalworking lubricants; lubricant application equipment, developments in tribology; application methods and techniques; monitoring and testing; coatings, machinery and equipment, pumps, safety; regulations; tools and technologies.
We hope you’ll look for our new supplements, which will be mailed along with MRO magazine this year. If you don’t get your own copy and would like to be added to our mailing list, drop me a note via e-mail or post.
In addition, we respect all of your comments and suggestions about our publications and look forward to receiving them from you.
Bill Roebuck, Editor