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April 1, 2002  

Special gear unit designs handle tough envrionments

Catalogue features worm gear/ bevel gear reducer productsEmerson Power Transmission has announced a 312-page catalogue, featuring dimensional information and engineering data for its Morse, Browning a…

April 1, 2002  

For our 100th issue, tell us how we’ve helped you

Our next edition, June 2002, will be our 100th since we launched this magazine in December 1985, over 16 years ago. With just six issues a year, it’s taken quite a while to reach our centennial issue….

April 1, 2002  

Tech tips from industrial ‘superheroes’

This issue introduces a new column to Machinery & Equipment MRO, the Fan Guys. Fan Guys intends to honour the people who “keep things running” in industry. That’s you, our readers.Today’s workplace is…

April 1, 2002  

Embedded sensors detect contactor erosion

Electronic technology can alert plant operators to the remaining lifetime of a variety of rotating and moving devices. The most recent advance is the embedding of sensors in contactors, devices used t…

April 1, 2002  

Measurement gets better as instrument technology evolves

Measurement products group reorganizesTechniCal Systems, a distributor of instrumentation products based in Hamilton, Ont., has added new products to its line, thanks to the acquisition by Texas-based…

April 1, 2002  

Helical-bevel gear products offer increased gearbox capacity

The 90.1 Series of helical-bevel gear products from Nord Gear offers torque increase over the 90 Series products in almost all case sizes and ratios. This increased capacity has been achieved through …

April 1, 2002  

Infra-red sensor has many general industrial uses

The Model IL in-line non-contact, infra-red sensor from Dwyer Instruments replaces traditional contact temperature probes. This compact, low-cost, integrated sensor is designed for easy integration in…

April 1, 2002  

Infra-red thermometer comes in two models

While it is designed for demanding applications, the Raynger ST ProPlus non-contact thermometer is easy to use–simply point, shoot and read. Two models are available, the ST60 ProPlus and the ST80 Pr…

April 1, 2002  

Bearing seal selection guide is easy to read

Rockwell Automation has published a bearing seal selection guide for ball and roller bearings, offering sealing recommendations for the Dodge product lines under specific operating conditions. The fou…

April 1, 2002  

Video inspection camera snakes into inaccessible spots

The SnakeEye video inspection camera is available from Canadian Safety Equipment. Suitable for maintenance and inspection, the waterproof camera allows the user to see into spaces that cannot otherwis…

April 1, 2002  

Association members gather to share ideas

Variety was the key at the annual winter meeting of IDI Independent Distributors Inc. at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ont., in January.Various committee and member me…

April 1, 2002  

Laser alignment system carries economical pricetag

The Swedish company Damalini offers a laser-based measurement tool, the Easy-Laser BTA Compact, for quick and easy alignment of belt and chain drives. Economically priced at half that of its predecess…

April 1, 2002  

Digital pressure gauge comes in two models

The Series 68000 and 69000 digital pressure gauges from Dwyer Instruments accept clean, dry air, non-corrosive gases or compatible fluids. Designed for applications using non-corrosive gases and clean…

April 1, 2002  

Upgrades enhance laser shaft alignment system

Hyatt Industries has announced a new Optalign Plus laser shaft alignment system, manufactured by Prftechnik. Features include IP65/67 durability rating (water-, dust- and shock-proof), improved LCD d…

April 1, 2002  

Focus on Motors,Drives & Gear Units: Drives up to challenge of chemical plant

At a Kemira Chemicals plant, the movement of raw materials for fertilizers relies on both gearmotors and frequency converters. Both have been selected for reliability and flexibility, a requirement fo…

April 1, 2002  

MRO & The Law: Knock knock! It’s the environmental inspector

Bold new inspection and enforcement initiatives across the country are making it more important for Canadian companies to comply with environmental and waste management legislation, regulations and gu…

April 1, 2002  

How to remove water from air lines

Water in air lines displaces lubricants from critical wearing surfaces in air tools, valves and cylinders, decreasing the life of their components and increasing downtime. Water also creates rust in m…

April 1, 2002  

Can you be user-friendly?

These days, “user-friendliness” is a valued commodity. User-friendly appliances, computers, customer service and information help save time and increase comfort.These early years of the twenty-first c…

April 1, 2002  

Aluminum epoxies make repairs easier

Devcon aluminum-filled repair epoxies are ideal for HVAC applications. FasMetal 10 HVAC Repair paste and Aluminum Putty F cure at room temperature, withstand service temperatures up to 250F, and resi…

April 1, 2002  

Catalogue depicts spherical plain bearing product line

RBC Bearings has completed a new spherical plain bearing catalogue. This 68-page catalogue details the broad line of designs and product information for each standard RBC spherical plain bearing. RBC …

April 1, 2002  

Quiet storms on the highway

2002 Dodge Ram 1500If you like a tough truck look and want smooth handling, with huge cargo-hauling torque, then you’ll definitely want to check out the all-new 2002 Dodge Ram half-ton pickup. However…

April 1, 2002  

Tips for bearings and chain

Why bearings fail earlyProblem: Ever wonder why a new bearing starts showing problems soon after installation? It might be simply because of the way it was stored, suggests Sphere Tech Analysis Inc., …

April 1, 2002  

Finding what you need (April 01, 2002)

Stafford Manufacturing has launched a website featuring a full line of standard shaft collars and rigid couplings that can easily be searched based upon various criteria. When users log on to www.st…

April 1, 2002  

ABB sells 100,000th robot (April 01, 2002)

ABB sold its 100,000th robot in March. “This is a big milestone for us as a company and sends a strong signal to our competitors,” said Jouko Karvinen, executive vice-president and head of ABB’s autom…

April 1, 2002  

Washdown-duty wormgear suits food and beverage industry

The Enhanced Protection W series and VF Series wormgears and gearmotors from BNA Bonfiglioli can be installed in areas requiring high levels of hygiene and corrosion resistance specifications. The com…

April 1, 2002  

Gear rack line is broadened to increase versatility (April 01, 2002)

Emerson Power Transmission has announced the expansion of its Browning line of gear rack to meet requirements in such industries as packaging, machine tools, material handling, construction and power …

April 1, 2002  

Linear actuators combine precision with power

Exlar’s GS series of linear actuators integrate planetary roller screws into a brushless servo motor to yield a compact, high-performance design providing up to 16,000 lb of peak force over 18 in. of …

April 1, 2002  

Economical remanufactured gear drives are as good as new

Falk Renew provides remanufactured surplus gear drives that save up to 50% over new units. Remanufactured drives are supplied with new bearings, seals and seal surfaces, gears, shafts, along with re-c…

April 1, 2002  

Brochure describes bored-to-size sprockets

Martin Sprocket & Gear has issued a four-page publication describing its bored-to-size Accu-Torch sprockets. This brochure, which contains full-colour illustrations, provides specification tables for …

April 1, 2002  

Planetary gear units are built for performance and cost savings

SEW-Eurodrive has added the PSE series to its low-backlash planetary gear reducer line. Benefits of these single- and two-stage compact gear units include high torsional rigidity for accurate position…