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    Focus on Harsh Environments: Valve Values

    April 1, 2000 by Gunnell Minett

    Five years ago, the management at Vulcan Chemicals, a business group of Vulcan Materials Company, commissioned a study to identify components representing high annual maintenance costs. The outcome: i…

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    IDI hosts successful Supplier Mart for members

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Independent Distributors Inc. buying group hosted a Supplier Mart for its distributor members from across Canada in January. The Mart was part of IDI’s annual four-day meeting that included semina…

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    Small drill stabilizer

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Problem: Small DIN drills wobble easily when drilling on centre. Is there a way to stabilize them?Solution: For repetitive centre drilling of small holes, instead of drilling and rechucking the drill …

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    Trade shows and conferences

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Apr. 27-29, 2000, Ontario Electrical Industry Conference, at the Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ont. Hosted by the Vacationland Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League, the Millennium Conference has b…

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    Focus on Alignment: Why alignment checks must be repeatable

    April 1, 2000 by John Lambert

    When it comes to machinery alignment, all measurement should be repeatable and reproducible, as well as to a tolerance. The importance of tolerances, what they are and why we use them are well known. …

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    Focus on Alignment: balancing act

    April 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    Taming a 100-ton jaw crusher doing the jitterbug on 12-ft high legs was not an average house call. “When they started up the crusher, the whole thing was jumping around four inches off the floor,” rec…

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    Future at risk without constant skills training

    April 1, 2000 by Bill Roebuck, Editor

    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…

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    Understanding electrical solenoids

    April 1, 2000 by Ted Grove

    The most common use for electric solenoids is to provide lineal actuation for valves and relays in control systems. Although solenoids appear to be relatively simple devices, there are a number of ope…

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    Maintenance excellence awards include Toronto company

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Computational Systems Inc. has announced the winners of the annual Reliability-Based Maintenance Excellence Awards for 1999. The RBM Excellence Award, which began as the Predictive Maintenance Program…

  • Feature Industry

    News and views about companies, staff, product lines and more (April 01, 2000)

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    NTN Bearing Corporation, the ‘official bearing of CASCAR,’ is sponsoring Mark Dilley of Barrie, Ont. Dilley will pilot the NTN CASCAR entry in the national series. He will be a teammate of the Ford Quality Care Car driven by Dave Whitlock of…

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    Cover Feature: EfficencyPallet jacks and sore backs

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Programmable logic controllers, warehouse management software, automated guided vehicles and a new, raised conveyor system are all part of an efficiency-improving retrofit at a plant that produces ink…

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    Cover Feature: EfficencyPowering up efficiency

    April 1, 2000 by Chuck Yung

    You spent a lot of money replacing those standard-efficiency electric motors with energy efficient models, and now one has failed. Do you rewind it or replace it? Sure, the rewind will save money, but…

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    Focus on Alignment: Eliminating human error in shaft alignment

    April 1, 2000 by Ted Pater

    Today’s laser alignment systems can perform many alignment tasks, from the classic shaft alignment to more difficult jobs such as universal joint drives, cooling tower drives with the wall between the…

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    Successful EXFOR show sets stage for recovery in pulp and paper industry

    April 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The annual EXFOR show in Montreal attracted a record number of visitors as the pulp and paper industry shakes off slow times. Machinery & Equipment MRO’s 2000 Trend Report shows the pulp and paper ind…

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    Gear reducer has more meshing teeth

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    A double enveloping worm gear speed reducer, the model HP from Cone Drive, is said to provide the maximum mechanical horsepower and output torque ratings in the industry. Available in single, double a…

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    U.S. company buys western Canadian distribution businesses

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Applied Industrial Technologies, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dynavest Corporation of Saskatoon, Sask., have signed a letter of intent for Applied to acquire certain distribution businesses o…

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    Maintenance faces boom

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The pressure is always on to save money on MRO expenses. Did you know that unplanned buying accounts for 40-45% of a typical organization’s overall purchases? Or that maintenance and repair purchases …

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    News and views about companies on the move, new staff, product line changes, and more

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The Montreal-based Industrial Research Team (IRT) reports that testing is under way on air cylinders, plug-in relays, bearings, V-belts and air valves. The results will be published in upcoming issu…

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    Torque tips to control fasteners

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Simple math solves gas/oil mixture dilemmaProblem: I usually have four different gas/oil mix containers to use in various applications, including 50:1, 32:1, 16:1 and unmixed gas. One day I needed som…

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    Software takes over role of print catalogue for motor selection

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    The U.S. Patent Office recently awarded Rockwell Automation’s Reliance Electric a patent for the RPM AC Motor Wizard, variable speed AC motor application and selection software. This software is des…