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November 1, 2000  

Award-winning distributor adds big expansion

Close to 800 visitors showed up at the recent grand opening of a warehouse addition at Peel Industrial Supplies in Brampton, Ont., in mid-September. The two-day event included meals for guests and num…

November 1, 2000  

DANISH FOSSIL-FIRED POWER PLANT USES SUPER-EFFICIENT TURBINES

In the European country of Denmark, electricity is almost totally produced from power plants burning fossil fuel. The country claims to have the most efficient fossil-fired power generation plant in t…

November 1, 2000  

Cover Feature: Stumped?

When I was working as a maintenance supervisor about 10 years ago, the company was developing a team approach philosophy. The plant manager warned us that because of all the changes that were taking p…

November 1, 2000  

What’s new from Canadian suppliers

Cooling tower is designed for low maintenance, energy useBerg Chilling Systems has introduced a line of heavy-duty cooling towers designed for long life and low maintenance. These single- and dual-cel…

November 1, 2000  

Cylinder mounting dangers

Fluid power cylinder manufacturers generally offer a huge assortment of cylinder mounting styles, which is extremely handy for the machine designer. All too often, however, in their haste to finish th…

November 1, 2000  

BSA certification a training benchmark

In a marketplace where “value added” can mean the difference between doing business or not, the Bearing Specialists Association’s (BSA) Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program has broken important …

November 1, 2000  

EXHIBITS AND SEMINARS DRAWS CROWDS TO CMW 2000

More exhibits and more learning opportunities helped attract even more attendees to the 2000 Canadian Manufacturing Week event Sept. 26-28 at the International Centre in Mississauga. A total of 6,218 …

November 1, 2000  

Innovations keep power costs at bay

Efficient motor benefits from heat exchanger technologyRockwell Automation is able to combine Reliance Electric drip-proof force vent (DPFV) RPM AC and RPM III DC motors with heat exchangers for appli…

November 1, 2000  

Electronic eye peeks inside machines to detect wear and tear

Developed in southern England by KeyMed jointly with the Olympus Optical Company of Tokyo, the Olympus Series 6 endoscope produces high-resolution digital images of machinery or pipelines that can be …

November 1, 2000  

Canadian Bearings holds open house in automotive country, plus other news and views about companies, staff, product lines and more

Hundreds of vehicles jammed the parking lot on a rain-saturated Thursday in early October for the open house and grand opening at Canadian Bearings’ Windsor, Ont., branch. The location had been the Jo…

November 1, 2000  

Focus on Training: How ASD technology is driving training

New control and automation technology raises the demand for advanced training to troubleshoot frequency-sensitive adjustable speed drive applications.The demand for strong technical and diagnostic ski…

September 1, 2000  

EASA announces award

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has posthumously named James “Jim” Anderson as the 2000 recipient of the Exceptional Achievement and Service Award. This award is granted annually t…

September 1, 2000  

MEMAC plans a year of growth

Members of the Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada (MEMAC) attending the group’s 45th annual general meeting in mid-June had the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of…

September 1, 2000  

Why education must be an ongoing endeavour

Any of you will remember the time when looking for your first job or a new job was tough. The economy wasn’t so rosy and well-paying jobs for people with technical skills were few and far between. Aft…

September 1, 2000  

Many changes at Westbourne

Montreal-based Westburne has announced the execution of an agreement for its acquisition by Rexel S.A. for $987 million. The transaction should be completed by the end of September 2000. Westburne, wh…

September 1, 2000  

Canada needs clarity on entrepreneurial skills

Canada’s standard of living and its values as a nation are at risk without a more entrepreneurial culture and a determination to create many more opportunities for Canadians to put their skills to wor…

September 1, 2000  

When should you use fluid power motors?

The evolution of rotational power has favoured the electric motor and the fuel fed reciprocating engine, each for seperate reasons. These devices, however popular, have some shortcomings which limit t…

September 1, 2000  

Much great data is free

ON THE WEB… A free service is available on the web at www.CompressorWise.com for help with compressed air systems. The site puts compressor operators in touch with information from mech

September 1, 2000  

MBS founder sells company, plus other news and views about companies, staff, product lines and more

Employees, friends and family held a farewell party on July 31, 2000, at the MBS Bearing Service Inc. head office in Lachine for Herbert Hough, who recently sold the company he founded in 1953 with a …

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Linear Motion: Precision on the rise in linear motion devices

Ball screws offer improved positioning accuracyFor positioning applications requiring a cost-effective ball screw with improved lead accuracy, Warner Electric now supplies screws meeting T9 and T7 ISO…

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Environments: Pie-Squared Maintenance

It looks as easy as pie at the Sarsfield Foods Ltd. in Kentville, N.S., which runs flat out producing fruit pies. But not only does the maintenance team do its scheduled work on a daily downtime of ju…

September 1, 2000  

Low-cost instrument measures vibration

The Viber-G combination instrument is used for measuring overall vibration and for bearing condition monitoring. This low-cost instrument is ideal for maintenance personnel who perform daily machinery…

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Environments: Managing with motor moisture

Often electric motors in industrial environments are subjected to water and moisture, resulting in expensive-to-repair damage. And while the need to protect electric motors from rain, snow, sleet and …

September 1, 2000  

Tips for stack burning and studs

When machine-burning a large number of parts from thin material, it is advisable to “stack-burn” the job. You old-timers out there know what I’m talking about. You stack up several layers of steel and…

September 1, 2000  

PEMAC EXPANDS, SEEKS DIRECTORS

The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada is seeking nominees for the offices of president, vice-president, treasurer and four or more directors for the 2000-2001 term. Nomination an…

September 1, 2000  

Plethora of events an information goldmine

Sep. 26-28, 2000: Canadian Manufacturing Week is at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ont. See special preview on page 47. Contact Reed Exhibition Companies Inc. in Toronto, tel. (416) 491-3999, …

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Conditions: Contaminant attacks prove no problem

Roller chain lineup includes corrosion-resistant modelsEmerson Power Transmission has announced a six-page, four-colour catalogue for its Morse brand of roller chain, which has been expanded to includ…

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Environments: How to tackle corrosion in submersible pumps

Submersible pumps–probably more than any other technology–have corrosion problems that must be dealt with regularly. Here are a few tips for end-users about what to watch out for, plus a survey of m…

September 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Environments: rock solid

The job of the mill operator in the Miller’s Creek gypsum quarry is to process rock as fast and at as high an average as possible. On July 17 this year though, the feeder that runs ore into the 100-to…

September 1, 2000  

CSA INTRODUCES NEW CERTIFICATION MARKS

New certification markings recently introduced by CSA International will provide an alternative to the existing CSA markings used for products certified for use in the U.S. market that currently bear …