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December 1, 2001  

More companies added to online MRO Product Locator Guide

The Product Locator Guide, a key feature of mro-esource.com, keeps growing, with new companies adding their product information to the database, making it easier for website visitors to research and l…

December 1, 2001  

Flipping to the shiny side

Although there’s talk about recession in industry throughout North America, statistics actually point to a significant rebound of the economy in the months and years ahead. Although statisticians will…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Strength in numbers

The consolidation of smaller Canadian bearing distributors continued this year with the creation of Kinecor Inc., first through the merging of Wajax Motion Technologies, Wajax Process Technologies, Na…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: What’s your opinion?

What’s your experience with online procurement? What’s your favourite website? Share your thoughts by fax or e-mail by sending a note to the Editor, Machinery & Equipment MRO, fax 416-442-2077 or e-ma…

December 1, 2001  

Company Briefs (December 01, 2001)

Emerson Power Transmission (EPT) has moved into new 160,000 sq ft facility a few miles west of its previous building in Markham, Ont., where it had been housed with the head office of Emerson Electr…

December 1, 2001  

How to supercharge your day

When you need a pickup truck to haul equipment and gear to the plant or to a remote jobsite, your first consideration likely is how well the vehicle hauls your cargo–tools, compressors, generators, e…

December 1, 2001  

The amazing quick exhaust valve

Several years ago, a colleague insisted that the cure to most pneumatic system ailments was to “hang a quick exhaust on it!” Although a little over-simplistic, the suggestion was not far from the trut…

December 1, 2001  

Checking coupling alignment with an infra-red pyrometer

Problem: I’ve heard that an infra-red temperature instrument can be used for coupling diagnostics. How?Solution: People are always wondering how they can quickly check if a coupling is aligned properl…

December 1, 2001  

Show Report: MRO Expo deemed a success

MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery, held at the Toronto Congress Centre, Nov. 14-15, 2001, attracted over 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 visitors. The show was held in conjunction with Supply Chai…

December 1, 2001  

Finding what you need (December 01, 2001)

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…

December 1, 2001  

Next version of Canadarm to carry own tools for maintenance work on Space Station

Old technology will take on a extended life as a new device is developed to give the Canadarm robotic arm the senses of touch and sight to aid in maintenance and repair work in space.Twenty years ago,…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Integration boosts product availability

For Motion Canada MBS, the past year has been about focusing on the integration of the companies and employees after the merger of MBS Bearing Service Inc. of Lachine, Que., with Motion Canada of Miss…

December 1, 2001  

SUPPLIER PROFILE: Machinery Man

Hands-on owner of mechanical shop, a former biker, serves variety of tough industrial customers.When former Grand Prix motorcycle racer, Thomas Wachner, swapped his crash helmet and goggles for a hard…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: In search of the best web sites

Each time you point and click, your frustration mounts. All you want is a simple piece of information — maybe some background information for a training presentation, or technical specs for a product…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Online MRO sourcing on the rise

Thousands of dot coms may now be dot gones, but that hasn’t stopped a number of machinery and equipment MRO distributors across Canada from adopting the Internet and more specifically, e-procurement s…

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…