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November 1, 2001  

Cover Story: System includes over 40 plants

Nova Scotia Power is the principal supplier of electricity in Nova Scotia, providing energy and related services to over 400,000 customers province-wide. With about $3 billion in assets, the company’s…

November 1, 2001  

Plastic nut features short body

BSA has a new short-body series of plastic anti-backlash nuts with ActiveCAM. Screw sizes include the 3/8-in. diameter XC-3700SH and the 1/2-in. diameter XC-5000SH. Offered in both threaded or flange-…

November 1, 2001  

Use your head and your hands when caught without measuring instruments

Problem: When I’m out in the far reaches of the plant, I don’t always have all my diagnostic tools with me. Is there an easy way to carry everything I need every time?Solution: Aside from carrying a v…

November 1, 2001  

Bringing people and information closer together

I was thinking about the Internet a lot around the time many readers were receiving the previous issue of this magazine in the mail. It was Sept. 11, 2001, a day now embedded into the lifelong memorie…

November 1, 2001  

Keyboard clicks unleash Web’s hidden assets

On the web …An interactive on-line catalogue has been added to Flexco’s belt-conveyor maintenance website, located at www.flexco.com. Visitors to the site can select and order mechanical fastene

November 1, 2001  

Company Briefs (November 01, 2001)

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) 2001-2002 international officers, elected at the association’s annual meeting earlier this year, include Michael J. Stewart of Stewart’s Electric …

November 1, 2001  

Association Newswatch: New blood on board at PTDA

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its officers, board of directors and Allied Council for 2002 at the association’s annual convention in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6, 2001.Patrick…

November 1, 2001  

Practical Automation: The Power of Vacuum

Vacuum is an industrial power source that often is misunderstood and therefore seldom used. If you think of vacuum as being the absence or partial absence of atmospheric pressure, it is easier to pict…

November 1, 2001  

Smaller Canadian contingent at PTDA

Managers from five firms with offices in B.C. and Alberta joined 20 Ontario-based companies and three from Quebec to staff the manufacturer booths at the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDE…

November 1, 2001  

In the next issue

The December issue of Machinery & Equipment MRO will focus on Innovators in the Industrial Supply Chain, with profiles of several distributors who are making a mark with maintenance customers through …

November 1, 2001  

Supervision Suggestions: 16 ways to be a better boss… right now

Your employees are your most important resource. Without them, you can’t sustain business growth. With them, you can do almost anything — if you bring out their best through great leadership and supe…

November 1, 2001  

Energy-efficient 1600-hp motor has been developed

Rockwell Automation of Greenville, S.C., recently presented an overview of the company’s energy efficiency initiative to U.S. government delegates at the Rockwell Automation Advanced Development Labor…

November 1, 2001  

Problem solving products shown at MRO show

Motor line is available in large-frame metric sizesAs a result of the Italian company the Lafert Group’s purchase of AEG of Spain, Lafert North America now stocks AEG design large-frame IEC metric Laf…

November 1, 2001  

News – 01-NOV-01

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November 1, 2001  

Focus on Pumps: It’s all in the connections

They’re all around us. We each have one, the cars we drive have at least three, and according to the Guinness Book of Records, after the electric motor they are the most used item in our industrial wo…

November 1, 2001  

Cover Feature: CMMS Powers Up maintenance at east-coast utility

Abenchmarking project undertaken by Nova Scotia Power Inc. of Halifax, N.S., a few years ago showed it to be deficient in its maintenance practices compared to other hydro-electric power facilities ar…

November 1, 2001  

Cover Feature: CMMS on the web. Is it viable?

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs) have been in the industrial mainstream for at least a decade. Many maintenance departments have progressed beyond their initial installations and ar…

September 1, 2001  

Futuretech: Conformance testing ensures network specs are met

Conformance testing is a procedure used to ensure that DeviceNet products, regardless of manufacturer, comply with the specifications of the network. One of the key benefits of an open network is the …

September 1, 2001  

Ultrasonic detector features internal data collector

The Ultrawave 170 MD ultrasonic detector from SDT is an easy-to-use multi-functional device that can monitor acoustic vibration from bearings as well as contact and non-contact infra-red temperature, …

September 1, 2001  

Operating motors in wet environments

Problem: Is there a way to extend the life of electric motors that are installed in damp or wet areas?Solution: Wet conditions often shorten the life of electric motors, as damp insulation will eventu…

September 1, 2001  

Focus on Harsh Environments: Cold Comfort

In low-temperature conditions, lubrication media must be carefully selected, taking into account the whole range of temperatures over which machinery has to function. Understanding what happens to the…

September 1, 2001  

-Maintenance Management: What influences learning styles?

Learning styles are not absolute. People sometimes exhibit a combination of two or three different styles. And frequently, other factors influence the preferred learning style of the moment:Environmen…

September 1, 2001  

Maintenance Management: Improving your training techniques

You attempt to teach a skill to a particular employee … time and again. But despite your efforts, he just doesn’t seem to get it. He’s a good performer, and you know he’s a smart guy, so what’s wron…

September 1, 2001  

Story and study reveal the benefits and concerns of outsourcing

A recent survey has studied the outsourcing habits of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Results indicate that most U.S. companies plan to increase the volume of outsourced project work in th…

September 1, 2001  

PRE-SHOW REPORT: All-new MRO Expo features practical products and seminars

Numerous exhibitors displaying products for a wide variety of industrial applications, plus a conference, seminars and workshops, make MRO Expo worthwhile to attend.Build your knowledge of products, m…

September 1, 2001  

Finding the data you need

On the web … Hand-held, remote ordering of products from GE Supply, the electrical, voice and data products distribution business of General Electric, now is on-line via its www.gesupply.com websit…

September 1, 2001  

Company Briefs (September 01, 2001)

Rick Thomas was promoted to president of NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada, Mississauga, Ont., July 3, 2001. A 29-year veteran at NTN, Thomas was most recently executive vice-president, sales and ma…

September 1, 2001  

New superconductor motor operates at high temperatures

Siemens’ Research Center at Erlangen, Germany, has started up the first motor in Europe to have a winding made of high-temperature, superconducting materials. The summer 2001 project was sponsored by …

September 1, 2001  

Products for Harsh Environments: Tough conditions?

Bearing series is designed for extreme serviceKoyo Canada has introduced several lines of bearings designed for extreme environments and other special operating conditions. Originally designed for hig…

September 1, 2001  

Association Newswatch: EASA convention proves popular with Canadian companies

It wasn’t a typical trade show, especially for Chicago. Children strolled the aisles with one or both of their parents. There was lots of camaraderie among families and friends around the exhibits. Bu…