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    Breaking news front and centre

    April 1, 2001 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    News about the machinery industry has taken a primary position on the Machinery & Equipment MRO website, www.mro-esource.com. Now, news bulletins and industry announcements are updated regularly in th…

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    CASE HISTORY: Maintenance on the fly

    April 1, 2001 by Carroll McCormick

    With just three lines and standing orders for 400 million cans a year, the maintenance strategy at the Ball Packaging Products Canada Inc. plant in Baie d’Urfe on Montreal’s West Island boils down to …

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    PRACTICAL AUTOMATION: Understanding pneumatic power circuits

    April 1, 2001 by Ted Grove

    Pneumatic directional control valves and cylinders are most commonly used in power circuits, with the valves controlling cylinders that, in turn, provide work. As we learn about a few of these circuit…

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    Small inverter has integrated control panel

    April 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    A new line of compact, feature-rich inverters for simple variable-speed applications, the Movitrac 07 is small enough to hold in one hand. Suitable for applications such as agitators, fans, pumps, rol…

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    Versatile coating repairs parts and equipment

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Fixmaster Flex Brushable Urethane is a two-part urethane system that combines the properties of rubber and urethane to form an abrasion and impact-resistant coating for parts and equipment. It can be …

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    B.C. distributor’s north-south expansion proves wily

    February 1, 2001 by David K. Duval

    Many key industries in North America, including some in the natural resource sector, have been forced to consolidate through takeovers and mergers in the face of technology-driven competition that is …

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    News (February 01, 2001)

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Scientists at the University of Leeds have developed a new method of recycling steel that turns discarded pop cans made of aluminum or steel into a valuable industrial resource with environmental bene…

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    Canadians lead the field in BSA bearing specialist certification program

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has announced its most recent certificants of its Certified Bearing Specialist program. All from BDI Canada of Mississauga, Ont., they are: Mario St. Amand, D…

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    FOCUS ON PUMPS: A maintainer’s guide to Treating Centrifugal Pumps

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    A pump is a wonderful thing when operating properly. You never give it a second thought. But when it’s not running properly, you hear about it right away. People on the receiving end are not getting h…

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    Removing a bearing from a blind hole

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Problem: Removing a bearing from a blind hole can be difficult, especially when you are working in the field and do not have the proper tools at hand.Soluton: The proper way, illustrated here, is to u…

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    Industry Events (February 01, 2001)

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    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…

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    New automation centre in St. John’s to boost training resource for local industries

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    Newfoundland and Labrador’s College of the North Atlantic is creating an advanced Industrial Automation Training Centre at its Ridge Road campus in St. John’s, Nfld. The centre will be operated by the…

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

    February 1, 2001 by MRO Magazine

    SKF Canada has named Robert (Bob) Mullins as operations manager at its Scarborough, Ont., location. In this position, Mullins will oversee all of the company’s warehouses, ensuring that the faciliti…

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    PRACTICAL AUTOMATION: Understanding fluid power diagrams

    February 1, 2001 by Ted Grove

    www.mro-esource.comThis article is dedicated to those people who have worked with a hydraulic or pneumatic circuit drawing filled with boxes, lines and squiggles they know nothing about. These drawing…

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    Helical drives weigh less but have more torque

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Two new small parallel helical drives, the R17 and R27, have been introduced by SEW Eurodrive. They deliver up to 30% more torque and higher permissible overhung loads, yet weigh up to 20% less than t…

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    Maska Pulleys celebrates major expansion

    December 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Canada’s sole pulley manufacturer celebrated the grand opening of its new 105,000-sq ft manufacturing plant in October. The new facility was necessary as the privately-owned Saint-Claire, Que., compan…

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    Believing in pencil and paper

    December 1, 2000 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    There’s an interesting lesson in our cover feature this issue. In Riding Herd (p. 18), a profile of maintenance operations at the Natrel dairy in Quebec, we learn that the company does a great job of …

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    PTDA convention attracts over 200 Canadian PT suppliers and distributors

    December 1, 2000 by Peter Helston, Publisher

    The Power Transmission Distributors Association held a very successful convention at the end of October. The event, which was held in Hawaii, focused on the power of the end user.Seminars detailed how…

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    Recognizing its past, PTDA looks to future goals

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary by honouring its founders and past leaders at the association’s annual convention in Waikoloa, Hawaii. F…

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    News & views about companies, staff, product lines and more

    December 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    SKF Canada, has been selected as one of the recipients of a Certificate of Merit in the 2000 Canada Awards for Excellence. The award recognizes Canadian organizations that achieve excellence through…