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Finding What You Need SM-Cyclo Canada has launched a new website,, that features a two-minute video clip that illustrates the Cyclo's principle o...

June 1, 2003 | By MRO Magazine

SM-Cyclo Canada has launched a new website,, that features a two-minute video clip that illustrates the Cyclo’s principle of operation and how its design yields long life and high torque densities. The 40-page site also has extensive information on more than 25 standard speed reducers and gear motors in the company’s line. There’s an online CAD drawing request function, and technical documents and product catalogues also are downloadable.

Bates Abrasives has expanded its website,, to include an online tour of its new production facility in Burlington, Wash. The comprehensive tour shows virtually every phase of the resin-bonded manufacturing process, from raw materials through the shipping of finished goods. Visitors can stop at any point on the tour to learn more about how cut-off and grinding wheels are engineered and made.

The updated and revised Standard for the Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System (IEEE/ASTM SI-10-2002) is available from ASTM. This 69-page document is the American National Standard for the use of the modern metric system, and it supersedes other publications on the topic. The work provides material that clearly defines and comments on SI quantities and units used to describe such properties as mass, force, weight, temperature, pressure, angle, moment of inertia and kinetic energy. It gives descriptions of the two classes of units, base and derived, that make up SI, providing guidance on writing SI symbols correctly. Also included are rules for conversion and rounding, and numerous easy-to-understand tables. Price is US$50.00. For more information, visit, call 610-832-9585 or e-mail to


New from Exair is the Air Nozzles and Jets Blowoff Guide, a 16-page technical booklet that offers solutions to reducing compressed air cost and noise. The guide details OSHA requirements for maximum allowable noise exposure as well as issues concerning maximum dead-ended pressures for use of compressed air. Comparison information is provided for standard blowoffs for easy calculation of air savings. For more information, contact the company by calling 513-671-3322 or e-mailing, or by visiting

The Joraco CD-ROM Catalogue features the line of Toggle-Aire pneumatic toggle presses for single-stroke or automated operation, compact rotary indexing machines, fabrication and assembly tooling, and related accessories. Providing web-like navigation, this electronic catalogue includes specifications and CAD drawings to allow users to modify and customize their own equipment. The CD is available from Toggle-Aire Division of Joraco, 347 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, tel. 401-232-1710, e-mail The company’s web site is located at

Miller Electric has introduced the 2003 full-line catalogue, presenting detailed descriptions of solutions to welding and cutting challenges faced by customers. The full-colour, 84-page catalogue includes technical specifications, features and benefits for the company’s newest welding and plasma cutting products and accessories. Also included are a glossary of welding terms and a ‘Help Me Choose’ section, which guides readers toward selecting the best welding or cutting product for a desired application. In order to receive the catalogue, visit, call 1-800-4-A-Miller or e-mail to

Farr Air Pollution Control has published a CD-ROM software program and catalogue on dust collector equipment. Incorporating a user-friendly Spec Generator program, this customized software makes it possible to design a dust collection system to precise performance requirements by leading the user through the specification process from start to finish, aided by video tutorials. The CD also contains a library of technical papers and related information on a range of dust collection topics. For a copy of the CD, call 870-933-8048 or e-mail

The 2003 edition of the Approval Guide CD-ROM has been published by FM Approvals. Of interest to plant managers, consulting engineers, contractors and architects, this comprehensive resource contains more than 45,000 listings of fire protection, electrical and building equipment materials and services tested and approved for property conservation by FM Approvals. It includes thousands of new and revised listings. Products are listed by trade name and include the manufacturer’s name and address, sizes, catalogue numbers and technical information on their application and use. The CD-ROM sells for US$165.00, and also is available in three printed volumes. Further information is available by calling toll free 877-364-6726 or visiting


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