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    Futuretech: Conformance testing ensures network specs are met

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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 …

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    Ultrasonic detector features internal data collector

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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, …

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    Operating motors in wet environments

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Focus on Harsh Environments: Cold Comfort

    September 1, 2001 by Colin Roberts

    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…

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    -Maintenance Management: What influences learning styles?

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Maintenance Management: Improving your training techniques

    September 1, 2001 by Richard G. Ensman, Jr.

    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…

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    Story and study reveal the benefits and concerns of outsourcing

    September 1, 2001 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    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…

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    PRE-SHOW REPORT: All-new MRO Expo features practical products and seminars

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Finding the data you need

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Company Briefs (September 01, 2001)

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    New superconductor motor operates at high temperatures

    September 1, 2001 by All reports by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    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 …

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    Products for Harsh Environments: Tough conditions?

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Association Newswatch: EASA convention proves popular with Canadian companies

    September 1, 2001 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    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…

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

    September 1, 2001 by Ted Grove

    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…

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    futuretech: Editor’s note

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    MRO-ESOURCE.COM: Product Locator Guide Resource Expands

    September 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Futuretech: Troubleshooting industrial network communications

    September 1, 2001 by Donald Bildfell and Andrew Carrothers

    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…

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

    September 1, 2001 by Carroll McCormick

    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…

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    New split housing surpasses earlier designs

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    Canadian products focus on maintenance

    June 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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 …