MRO Magazine


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November 1, 2002  

What’s new in motors and drives

AC drive operator interface is user-friendlyThe Reliance SP600 AC drive features an icon-based operator interface module. A large graphical LCD screen displays icons depicting functional groups from w…

November 1, 2002  

Fishy business succeeds with highly detailed planning

To a visitor, the fish processing plant owned by Highliner Foods Inc., just outside Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, is a rather noisy, but well-lit, clean workplace for as many as 500 employe…

November 1, 2002  

Obituary: NRC bearing specialist Keith Brockwell (November 01, 2002)

The Toronto Section of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and the Canadian tribological community has lost a valuable member. Keith Brockwell, NRC – Ottawa, succumbed in June a…

November 1, 2002  

Newswatch

STUDY SHOWS ELECTRIC MOTORS CAN BE REWOUND WITHOUT REDUCING EFFICIENCYThe results of a new study on the impact of rewinding on the energy efficiency of electric motors have been released by the Electr…

November 1, 2002  

Distributor News

CFE INDUSTRIES COMPLETES REVERSE TAKEOVER OF COMMERCIAL BEARING SERVICECFE Industries Inc. has successfully closed a reverse takeover of Commercial Bearing Service (1966) Ltd. Both firms are based in …

November 1, 2002  

What standards mean for maintenance

Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materi…

November 1, 2002  

Briefs (November 01, 2002)

Electromate Industrial Sales of Woodbridge, Ont., has successfully completed the ISO 9000:2001 registration process. The Quality Management System registration was completed on June 27, 2002, in the…

November 1, 2002  

PTDA’s annual convention in California popular with Canadian firms

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) held its 2002 annual convention Sept. 12-14 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif. PTDA events are always popular with …

November 1, 2002  

50 ways to love your labour

Although great initiatives on your part can do much to enhance the quantity and quality of the work your people do, it’s often the little things that happen, day in and day out, that influence their b…

November 1, 2002  

Cover Story: baking bits

Like many other Newfoundlanders, Jack Hickey has had to adjust to the demise of the local fishing industry. When the National Sea fish plant closed 11 years ago, Hickey had been on the maintenance tea…

September 1, 2002  

Tongue-in-cheek toolbox terror

Problem: My tools often go missing from my toolbox. Is there anything that can be done about it?Solution: I tried a different solution to this problem, which is faced by most maintenance people at som…

September 1, 2002  

Technical training unit for bearings expands

NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada recently announced plans to expand its mobile technical training program so it can reach a wider industrial audience.The company’s custom-built training trailer offers in-d…

September 1, 2002  

EASA Product News: Electrical solutions unveiled at EASA show

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association convention earlier this year in Cincinnati included a popular trade show with over 150 exhibitors. Here is a small selection of the products featured.Remot…

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,…

September 1, 2002  

Lubricant performs well in very hot environments

A thread lubricating paste from Dow Corning has unique properties for applications where conventional pastes cannot perform, even up to 1,400C. Molykote pastes also are non-hazardous for workers and …

September 1, 2002  

Universal meter hanger is like a third hand

The Fluke 179 digital multimeter is being offered with a ToolPak magnetic hanging kit for a special price of $386. The true-rms meter, which has min/max/average recording abilities, is designed for ac…

September 1, 2002  

EASA convention succeeds with education

The U.S. city that was made famous by the WKRP in Cincinnati television show of the 1970s was the venue for the 2002 convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) in June. Delegate…

September 1, 2002  

News – 01-SEP-02

Wear-resistant compounds protect equipment from abrasionWear Guard epoxy putties from Devcon extend the service life and simplify maintenance of processing equipment by protecting it from the ravages …

September 1, 2002  

EASA Product News: Monitor catches potential equipment problems

The Acoustic Machinery Monitor (AMM) from Intonix provides early warning of potential equipment or process problems by recognizing changes in the amplitude or frequency of the characteristic sound. Mo…

September 1, 2002  

Show Preview: CMW 2002 connects industry professionals with supplier’s solutions

For 2002, two new feature sections have been added to Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW), taking place in Toronto the fourth week of September. With the new features, the event will provide manufacturi…

September 1, 2002  

Cover Story: Focus on Harsh Environments – Training Aids Maintenance Challenge at Hamilton Steel Mill

Maintenance and operations work meets its highest challenge in harsh industrial environments. Facilities that typically require equipment geared for severe-service operation include gold mines, paper …

September 1, 2002  

Where to find MRO data and information

A practical productivity/reliability book, Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A Powerful Production/Maintenance Tool for Increased Profits, has been introduced by Industrial Press. Written by Robert C…

September 1, 2002  

SKF Canada Puts Focus on New Technologies

“New, sophisticated groundbreaking technologies” are part of a customer-focused, application-based program introduced recently by SKF Canada Ltd., Scarborough, Ont. Called “Real Conditions, Real Solut…

September 1, 2002  

Students Get New Instruments In B.C. Program

Students in the Automation & Instrumentation Technology program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, B.C., have received a quantity of 740 Series Documenting Process Cali…

September 1, 2002  

Clocking in with small innovations

Ever wonder why some guys around the shop — the same old guys — always seem to invent the clever workarounds, the short cuts, the innovative ways to solve problems, and the quickest method to get th…

September 1, 2002  

Briefs (September 01, 2002)

T-G Compressed Air Systems of Burlington, Ont., has been named the factory authorized distributor in Ontario for the Gardner Denver/Belliss & Morcom lines of reciprocating air and gas compressors. R…

September 1, 2002  

Successful launch to first Canadian power transmission convention

Over 70 representatives from Canada’s power transmission industry attended the first annual Canadian Power Transmission Convention earlier this year in Niagara Falls, Ont. The event was organized by t…

September 1, 2002  

EASA Product News: Stainless steel motor withstands tough conditions

Shark stainless steel motors from Weg feature cast stainless end bells and corrosion-resistant operation. These high-efficiency, high-performance units come in C-face foot or footless models and are w…

September 1, 2002  

EASA Product News: Helical shaft mount reducer gets new look

Emerson Power Transmission has introduced a redesigned Browning helical shaft mount reducer line, incorporating a single tapered bushing mounting system that is reversible, allowing the bushing to mou…

September 1, 2002  

EASA Product News: Motor line conforms to European standards

Weg’s Tru-Metric electric motor line is designed and built according to European IEC 34 and IEC 79 standards. Suitable for inverter duty, these IP55 motors are recommended for extreme ambient conditio…