MRO Magazine


May 11, 2016  

Extending the service life of a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker

ABB will modernize a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, installing

May 3, 2016  

How the CMMS impacts production line maintenance

Computerized Maintenance Management System or CMMS is a software

May 2, 2016  

Vibration-based condition monitoring in anti-friction bearings

The rotors in rotating machines are supported through anti-friction

April 20, 2016  

A maintenance manager with a winning mindset delivers on his game plan

Philip Lawlor made a plucky move when he applied

April 12, 2016  

Power operating facility stronger, safer in five years since Fukushima

Friday March 11, 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of

March 25, 2016  

Forbes announces Canada’s Best Employers list of 2016

Statista, one of the leading statistics companies on the

March 23, 2016  

Bird poop apparently caused NY nuclear reactor outage

Albany, N.Y. – Bird poop was the likely cause

March 11, 2016  

Posital and the University4Industry offer practical education on road to Industry 4.0

POSITAL-FRABA, an enthusiastic proponent of the use of information-based

February 19, 2016  

Whitepaper on “Industry 4.0” available from Rittal

A newly published whitepaper from Rittal shows why IT

February 19, 2016  

PTDA Foundation accepting nominations for 2016 Wendy B. McDonald Award

Chicago, Ill. – The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald

February 1, 2016  

Industrial gear units manufacturer performs overhaul on largest gear unit in its history

Finland – In 2015, Santasalo performed an overhaul on

January 25, 2016  

Predictive Maintenance 4.0

Hannover – Repairing machinery parts after a failure has

January 4, 2016  

Women in reliability & asset management

Toronto – After taking a communications class last year, Maura

December 31, 2015  

Drive and motor solution cuts extruder energy usage by 9%

The prospect of improved energy efficiency, increased operational reliability

December 24, 2015  

Idea Watch: Industry 4.0 finds increasing application in production

Germany – The implementation of Industry 4.0 is an

November 4, 2015  

With used racking come new headaches

Up to 25% of used rack can be unusable due to missing or mismatched parts, damage from fork truck impact, improper use, shipping, handling, or disassembly-reassembly. Company’s maintenance manager says it went from one horror to another.

November 3, 2015  

Proximity: the new business model for repair services

Fortune 500 manufacturers look to speed repairs while reducing costs by working with international repair services that offer full service locations in close proximity.

September 8, 2015  

Canadian manufacturing sector reached milestone in 2014, survey shows

Ottawa – Manufacturing sales reached an all-time high in

July 6, 2015  

Warning to workers: pay attention to the humidity this summer

Hamilton, ON – When the thermometer reads 24°C but

May 22, 2015  

How to access information anywhere on the plant floor

Industries such as food processing can leverage intelligent technologies to push valuable production and machinery information wherever it is needed for fast response.

May 22, 2015  

How optimized control panel design fits into Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Using an Industry 4.0 approach, with end-to-end engineering tools, standardized systems and automated processing machines, value chains are becoming more compact and efficient.

April 14, 2015  

Five things we will do without in industry by 2025

A bit more than 10 years ago, many companies discussed

April 1, 2015  

Transforming the face of grinding technology

Engineering skills learned from the precision grinding of bearing rings and rollers combined with the latest intelligent machine technologies brings greater precision, faster cycle times and even better product quality to the grinding process.

March 30, 2015  

Why do motor drives impact the world so dramatically regarding energy savings?

New Berlin, WI – Motor drives, which act exactly

January 28, 2015  

Study examines career decision-making patterns of Canadian youth and educational outcomes

Ottawa – Career decision-making for the majority of Canadian

January 26, 2015  

Depreciation rates for machinery and equipment increase: Study

Ottawa – Today (Jan. 26, 2015), Statistics Canada released

January 23, 2015  

Failure to block machinery results in injury to worker and $160,000 fine for GM Canada

Whitby, ON – General Motors of Canada has been

June 1, 2014  

Understanding ball screw lubrication

Ball screws – mechanical devices that convert rotational motion to linear motion with a minimal amount of friction – are used in an array of industrial applications and particularly in machine tools. However, they must be lubricated…

June 1, 2014  

Nano-ceramic grease extends maintenance interval 6x

A new high-performance nano-ceramic grease has proven to significantly extend the service life of bearings operating in washdown conditions. The grease is being used on lift truck wheel bearings for frozen food processing and handling…

June 1, 2014  

Is lubrication data missing from your KPIs?

In industrial operations the world over, lubrication remains a vexing challenge. Indeed, when machine bearings fail, there’s a better than 70% chance that faulty or insufficient lubrication practices are ultimately to blame….