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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…

September 1, 2001  

Practical Automation: Using air-over-oil circuits for more controllable pneumatic power

The air-over-oil system offers some unique and economical benefits, but it can exhaust oil vapour in the workplace. There are a few tricks which can be used to make things work better.The past few Pra…

September 1, 2001  

futuretech: Editor’s note

General Motors North American Operations spent over six months investigating and testing various DeviceNet products to validate them for the Saturn Innovate Project. Erick Rudaitis, Gary C. Workman an…

September 1, 2001  

MRO-ESOURCE.COM: Product Locator Guide Resource Expands

A major expansion of the information packed into www.mro-esource.com is adding to the website’s usefulness for MRO professionals. Two areas in particular continue to undergo continuous updates — indu…

September 1, 2001  

Futuretech: Troubleshooting industrial network communications

An industrial end user usually decides to implement a networked automation solution because of the promise of increased efficiency and productivity. An open system offers the added benefits of interop…

September 1, 2001  

Maintenance Case History: Outsourcing is key strategy for maintaining water filtration plant

Across from the Island of Montreal, giant electric and diesel motors ranging up to 950 hp pump an average of 170,000 cu m of water a day from the St. Lawrence River into two filtration plants and onwa…

June 1, 2001  

New split housing surpasses earlier designs

NSK’s new line of split housings–the SNN series–is dimensionally based on the SN series to provide direct interchangeability. This NSK design incorporates a rich set of features with refinements suc…

June 1, 2001  

Canadian products focus on maintenance

Mill liner bolt remover works automaticallyA new Mill Liner Bolt Remover developed by the Centre de Recherche Industrielle du Quebec (CRIQ) in Sainte-Foy, Que., has been successfully implemented at a …

June 1, 2001  

OBITUARY: Bearing expert Bill Botterill

Bill Botterill, one of the best known figures in the bearing industry in Canada, has died at the age of 66, after a short illness.”Bill was a mentor, teacher and friend to many people in the industry,…

June 1, 2001  

Industry Events (June 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…

June 1, 2001  

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

Dayco has added new features and improved functionality to its business-to-business, on-line order entry and tracking system, Dayco Direct. The update includes options that can configure an order so…

June 1, 2001  

PRACTICAL AUTOMATION: Building cost-effective pneumatic circuits

The development and marketing of electronic technology has made a tremendous impact, not only on our personal lifestyles, but also on the manufacturing methods that are used in industry. Nowhere is th…

June 1, 2001  

FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT: Laser alignments not as simple as they seem

Optical alignment equipment is easy to learn, extremely fast and very accurate. For this reason, many maintenance managers and supervisors mistakenly place the equipment in the hands of inexperienced …

June 1, 2001  

FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT: Dodge warehouses to stock Reliance brand in Canada

Rockwell Automation Power Systems’ Canadian operations in Toronto, headed by Maurice Blair, regional manager for Canada, recently realigned the Reliance Electric brand name under the Power Systems Gro…

June 1, 2001  

Technical data gets easier to access

Bosch Automation Technology has announced enhancements to its web site, www.boschat.com, with the release of its VPV product locator. This database is located in the fluid power section of the web s…

June 1, 2001  

Adhesive company’s products keep battling robots running

In the hit cable television series, “BattleBots,” competitors go through many tubes of adhesives in their efforts to keep their robots in fighting form. Recognizing the similarities between the rigour…