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April 1, 2001  

Small inverter has integrated control panel

A new line of compact, feature-rich inverters for simple variable-speed applications, the Movitrac 07 is small enough to hold in one hand. Suitable for applications such as agitators, fans, pumps, rol…

February 1, 2001  

Versatile coating repairs parts and equipment

Fixmaster Flex Brushable Urethane is a two-part urethane system that combines the properties of rubber and urethane to form an abrasion and impact-resistant coating for parts and equipment. It can be …

February 1, 2001  

B.C. distributor’s north-south expansion proves wily

Many key industries in North America, including some in the natural resource sector, have been forced to consolidate through takeovers and mergers in the face of technology-driven competition that is …

February 1, 2001  

News (February 01, 2001)

Scientists at the University of Leeds have developed a new method of recycling steel that turns discarded pop cans made of aluminum or steel into a valuable industrial resource with environmental bene…

February 1, 2001  

Canadians lead the field in BSA bearing specialist certification program

The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has announced its most recent certificants of its Certified Bearing Specialist program. All from BDI Canada of Mississauga, Ont., they are: Mario St. Amand, D…

February 1, 2001  

FOCUS ON PUMPS: A maintainer’s guide to Treating Centrifugal Pumps

A pump is a wonderful thing when operating properly. You never give it a second thought. But when it’s not running properly, you hear about it right away. People on the receiving end are not getting h…

February 1, 2001  

Removing a bearing from a blind hole

Problem: Removing a bearing from a blind hole can be difficult, especially when you are working in the field and do not have the proper tools at hand.Soluton: The proper way, illustrated here, is to u…

February 1, 2001  

Industry Events (February 01, 2001)

An extensive, up-to-date list of industry events–conferences, trade shows, seminars and association meetings–of interest to plant maintenance and engineering practitioners can be found on the Intern…

February 1, 2001  

New automation centre in St. John’s to boost training resource for local industries

Newfoundland and Labrador’s College of the North Atlantic is creating an advanced Industrial Automation Training Centre at its Ridge Road campus in St. John’s, Nfld. The centre will be operated by the…

February 1, 2001  

News and views about companies, staff, products and more (February 01, 2001)

SKF Canada has named Robert (Bob) Mullins as operations manager at its Scarborough, Ont., location. In this position, Mullins will oversee all of the company’s warehouses, ensuring that the faciliti…

February 1, 2001  

PRACTICAL AUTOMATION: Understanding fluid power diagrams

www.mro-esource.comThis article is dedicated to those people who have worked with a hydraulic or pneumatic circuit drawing filled with boxes, lines and squiggles they know nothing about. These drawing…

December 1, 2000  

Helical drives weigh less but have more torque

Two new small parallel helical drives, the R17 and R27, have been introduced by SEW Eurodrive. They deliver up to 30% more torque and higher permissible overhung loads, yet weigh up to 20% less than t…

December 1, 2000  

Maska Pulleys celebrates major expansion

Canada’s sole pulley manufacturer celebrated the grand opening of its new 105,000-sq ft manufacturing plant in October. The new facility was necessary as the privately-owned Saint-Claire, Que., compan…

December 1, 2000  

Believing in pencil and paper

There’s an interesting lesson in our cover feature this issue. In Riding Herd (p. 18), a profile of maintenance operations at the Natrel dairy in Quebec, we learn that the company does a great job of …

December 1, 2000  

PTDA convention attracts over 200 Canadian PT suppliers and distributors

The Power Transmission Distributors Association held a very successful convention at the end of October. The event, which was held in Hawaii, focused on the power of the end user.Seminars detailed how…

December 1, 2000  

Recognizing its past, PTDA looks to future goals

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary by honouring its founders and past leaders at the association’s annual convention in Waikoloa, Hawaii. F…

December 1, 2000  

News & views about companies, staff, product lines and more

SKF Canada, has been selected as one of the recipients of a Certificate of Merit in the 2000 Canada Awards for Excellence. The award recognizes Canadian organizations that achieve excellence through…

December 1, 2000  

Maintenance Profile: Riding Herd

Three decades ago the Natrel dairy products plant was surrounded by fields. Now it is in the centre of the city of St-Bruno, about 25 kilometres east of Montreal. Inside, one part of the production ar…

December 1, 2000  

Prevent buckling in cylinders with these sizing tips

In our previous Practical Automation column (MRO, Nov. 2000, p. 58), we looked at some of the oversights and problems involved with selecting cylinder mounting styles. This issue focuses on cylinder l…

December 1, 2000  

Removing a broken bolt easily

Problem: When faced with the inevitable task of removing a broken or sheared bolt, there is a way to make the job easier.Solution: Keep a small assortment of left-hand drill bits handy and the job wil…

December 1, 2000  

Industry Awards: Bill Price honoured

After 38 years with the Canadian company Garlock Sealing Technologies (formerly Garlock Canada), William H. Price retired in March, 1999. His achievements were honoured at a Machinery & Equipment MRO …

December 1, 2000  

It’s time to mark 2001 meetings on your new calendar

Jan. 9, 2001: This month’s STLE Toronto Section program at the Old Mill Restaurant in Toronto is titled Grease Lubrication Solutions. For details, visit www.geocities.com/tostle or call Jim…

December 1, 2000  

Industry Awards: It’s all about people

Fred Arcon, a 2000 recipient of the Ernie Bouchard Builder Award from Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, which recognizes his lifetime achievement in the MRO industry, is a man who doesn’t talk much …

December 1, 2000  

Focus on Mechanical Couplings: The Spider Insider

One of the most widely applied types of flexible couplings is an elastomeric design known as the jaw coupling. This design is characterized by two hubs, each having two or more thick, stubby protrusio…

December 1, 2000  

PT Distributor of the Year honoured

For the second time (the first was in 1995) National Bearings has received the Power Transmission Distributor of the Year Award from Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine. The Quebec company was presente…

December 1, 2000  

News – 01-DEC-00

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November 1, 2000  

Find what you need

The 26th edition of the Machinery’s Handbook, containing updated contents and new electronic referencing, is available from KBC Tools. Available on CD-ROM, the handbook includes an expanded index an…

November 1, 2000  

NEW MRO SHOW TO LAUNCH NEXT YEAR

Reed Exhibition Companies (REC) is launching a new trade event geared exclusively to Canada’s $26-billion MRO market. MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery will take place Nov. 14-15, 2001, at the Toront…

November 1, 2000  

Interesting association meetings dispersed through coming months

Ongoing: Motor and drive courses, including a new course on commutation systems, are being offered throughout the year by the Small Motors & Motion Association (SMMA) Motor & Motion College. Most cour…

November 1, 2000  

Focus on Casters & Wheels: Practical tips for selecting the right casters

Selecting the right caster for an application is quite similar to buying the right car. The choices seem endless: make, model, colour, style, price range, reliability, who has the best service, who ha…