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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…

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    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…

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    Practical presentations

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Mar. 6, 2000, monthly meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Alberta Section. The meeting will be held at the Ogden Legion Hall, 2625-78 Ave., S.E., Calgary, Alta. Ian Diven…

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    Focus on Energy Efficiency: Harmonic Discord

    February 1, 2000 by Mauri Peltola

    Harmonics generated by variable speed drives are a form of pollution of the electrical plant that can cause severe problems. From flickering lights to exploding capacitors, the range of symptoms is di…

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    Maintenance Management: big savings at big steel

    February 1, 2000 by Carroll McCormick

    When, in the late 1980s, Dofasco Inc. realized that its maintenance costs were rising, despite the introduction of PM and CMMS systems in the ’70s and ’80s, it scoured the industry and its own mainten…

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    Focus on Casters & Wheels:Eliminating Caster Cast-offs

    February 1, 2000 by MRO Magazine

    Casters are pretty simple at first glance–a wheel mounted in a frame, basically. But closer inspection reveals many individual components that must work together for safe, effective operation of the …

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    Practical Automation: Using mechanical methods to generate linear motion

    February 1, 2000 by Ted Grove

    Mechanical rotary-to-linear motion conversion drives can move and position loads with varying degrees of precision, but must be guided in their lineal motion to be effective in practical automation ap…

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    Focus on Alignment: Dancing with a soft foot

    February 1, 2000 by John Lambert

    Alignment of machinery is critical in plant operations, and soft foot conditions are especially troublesome. Here’s how various alignment systems can help.You would probably think it foolish to have w…