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June 1, 2000  

Setting a valve lubrication schedule can cut maintenance costs

Problem: Failure to lubricate valves is one of the principal causes of valve failure, according to CPV, a manufacturer of leakproof valves and fittings, and can lead to costly repairs and loss of prod…

June 1, 2000  

Controlling the speed of electric motors

Industrial automation processes very often require some method of rotational speed control. Fluid power motors, either hydraulic or pneumatic driven, can accomplish this task admirably over a wide spe…

June 1, 2000  

Many sources offered for useful MRO data

ON THE WEB… Machinery & Equipment MRO has enhanced its web site on the Internet at www.mro-esource.com, adding more information resources, including an expanded Product Locator Guide secti

June 1, 2000  

Web resources expand with mro-esource.com

There are now more reasons than ever to visit Machinery & Equipment MRO on the Internet. The magazine relaunched its web site with additional components and features at an industry event and press con…

June 1, 2000  

OBITUARY

J. Kenner (Ken) Fee, 59, president of Koyo Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., died April 11 after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Over the past 24 years with Koyo, he served as Vancouve…

June 1, 2000  

EASA 2000 attracts thousands

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s (EASA) 2000 annual convention was held April 2-5 in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 3,200 people from Canada, the United…

June 1, 2000  

Manufacturing research institute garners endowment

CONTROLNET OVERCOMES SQUABBLING TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL STANDARDFollowing the successful passage of the international field bus standard IEC 61158, the ControlNet network is now an official Internatio…

June 1, 2000  

Fall season bulks up with activities

July 6-8, 2000, National Conference for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. This is part of the series of CCWEST (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science and T…

June 1, 2000  

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

Toronto-based Invensys Brook Crompton has adopted the concept of lean manufacturing in all of its global divisions, services and manufacturing. This technique–seeking the most innovative and effect…

June 1, 2000  

MTV for the Shop Floor

As the market for qualified job candidates continues to tighten, Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) companies are turning to new tools to turn on potential employees.Along with their U…

June 1, 2000  

Focus on Motors : Curbing repeat failures

Over the past year, Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s Mechanical Department has changed the way it looks at its three-ton, 750-hp motors that keep its locomotives in motion. With a fleet of more than…

June 1, 2000  

Focus on Motors: How to install a drive system successfully; AC to DC to AC

Installing a drive properly can be a straightforward procedure. This can reduce startup time and ultimately save money. Everything from nuisance tripping to blown fuses can usually be traced to back t…

June 1, 2000  

Focus on Motors: Repair or Replace?

The best way to avoid making hurried decisions when a motor fails is to plan ahead. Analyze the economics of repair and replacement for the motors in your facility and develop a comprehensive motor re…

April 1, 2000  

Laser system aligns pulleys

The new Pulley Partner laser pulley alignment system magnetically attaches to the inside or outside face of any pulley or sprocket and uses reflected beam technology for maximum angular resolution. It…

April 1, 2000  

Improving efficiency throughout your plant

Problem: What’s the best place to start to improve efficiency in a manufacturing operation?Solution: There are many resources, and one we like that’s full of energy-saving and efficiency boosting tips…

April 1, 2000  

Focus on Harsh Environments: Valve Values

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…

April 1, 2000  

IDI hosts successful Supplier Mart for members

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…

April 1, 2000  

Small drill stabilizer

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 …

April 1, 2000  

Trade shows and conferences

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…

April 1, 2000  

Focus on Alignment: Why alignment checks must be repeatable

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. …