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November 2, 2020  

Troubleshooting Using Common Testing and Measurement Tools

Monitoring equipment condition has been around since man created

October 26, 2020  

Smaller Footprint: Extend the Life of Hydraulics

Energy efficient components and training initiatives can help maintain hydraulic systems.

October 16, 2020  

Repair and Maintenance During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the maintenance landscape.

October 12, 2020  

How to Spot the Signs of Mechanical Failure

By the time mechanical failures or maintenance issues are spotted, they’re often already too serious or expensive to repair. Meaning that operators and asset managers have to put a piece of equipment out of order until it can be replaced or fixed, which has a direct negative impact on the business’ bottom line.

October 5, 2020  

Courage to Transform and Challenging the Status Quo

In a dynamic competitive environment, standing still, means falling behind.

October 1, 2020  

OPINION: Stay Healthy and Stay Safe

EDITOR’S LETTER (September 2020 issue of Food and Beverage

September 25, 2020  

Ram Challenges the Raptor with the TRX

For anyone who grew up in the 1990s, Jurassic Park, was the movie, which created dinosaur madness across Canada. Look no further than Toronto’s new basketball team, which chose to be called the Raptors back in 1995. The movie spawned a franchise that is still going strong today, after two sequels, and a new Jurassic World franchise.

September 25, 2020  

Weekly Schedule Compliance is an Easy Tool but a Bit Tricky

Weekly schedule compliance is an easy key performance indicator (KPI), but a lot of people mess it up. We can use it to lock-in mediocre performance. However, when used properly, KPI can help boost our maintenance productivity.

September 21, 2020  

Troubleshooting Rotating Mechanical Equipment Using Vibration Analysis

Vibration is technically defined as the oscillation of an

September 15, 2020  

Heavy Industry Lubrication

Calling this article, “heavy industry greasing” or “heavy industry oiling” would work, as the real issue is not “lubricating” rolling element bearings, but about preventing the effects of a contaminated environment, or controlling the bearing operating temperature.

September 7, 2020  

OPINION: Changing Times Showcase Industry’s Adaptability

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK (September 2020 issue of MRO Magazine) In

September 7, 2020  

An Opportunity for a Culture Change

During these uncertain times it is quite interesting to see how different people react to the circumstances we are in. Like any situation – some people have a glass half full, some a glass half empty. However, we need both types of people in the workplace. One may be overly enthusiastic, while another has a more conservative approach. For an individual, we say it’s the nature of a person.

September 1, 2020  

A Unique Twist for the Old Taste Buds

Germans love big salty, soft-breaded pretzels. In the south of Germany, a freshly baked pretzel with butter and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is a must on any breakfast table. Achieving the perfect shape, a symmetrically twisted pretzel, usually involves a lot of painstaking manual labour.

September 1, 2020  

From Theft Prevention to Quality Control: How IOT-Based Surveillance Can Help

It was a food and beverage manufacturer’s worst nightmare; $187,000 worth of product stolen in plain sight. It happened at a Tavistock dairy plant in 2019, when a man presented what appeared to be legitimate paperwork for a large quantity of cheese to be loaded onto a truck, and delivered to New Brunswick. It wasn’t until the delivery failed to arrive at the location that they realized the cheese was stolen.

August 20, 2020  

Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit

MRO Magazine recently held its first-ever Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit, which allowed maintenance, reliability, and operations professionals to learn techniques to optimize their day-to-day maintenance activities.

August 17, 2020  

Cooling the Quench

Patriot Forge “presses on” with advanced HDPE cooling towers to maintain optimum bath temperatures for quenching metal forgings and cooling hydraulic systems.

August 14, 2020  

SPONSORED: Why It’s Important to Follow Service Intervals and Inspect Wearable Parts on Rotary Screw Air Compressors

When it comes to rotary screw air compressors, it is important to follow the prescribed service and maintenance program. A maintenance program is one of the most critical components of system management, since so many machines and functions within industrial facilities rely on compressed air. This helps ensure a smooth-running operation and helps prevent interruptions and unexpected downtime.

August 10, 2020  

Hygienic Design Delivers Cleanliness and Compliance

In food and beverage production facilities around the world,

August 3, 2020  

A Proactive Lifestyle for Your Machines – Focus on FLAB

Precision equipment care proactively targets the root causes of machine failure with the specific intent to increase equipment reliability. Proactively managing the mechanical and electrical aspects of fasteners, lubrication, alignment, and balance (FLAB) can increase equipment life, drive equipment reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and support an organization’s environmental sustainability objectives through improved energy efficiency.

July 27, 2020  

Routine Maintenance on Production Equipment

Who Should Do It?

July 20, 2020  

Optimizing Maintenance Work

To accommodate increased production volume during COVID-19 pandemic.

July 13, 2020  

Magnetism and Bearings

The question about allowable magnetism in bearings arose from

July 2, 2020  

2021 Ford F-150 Takes Things a Step Further

In what seems like ages ago, in January, Ford Motor Company held a drive event for its all-new Super Duty pick-up truck in sunny Arizona. Much has changed since that time, and as a result Ford held a virtual launch event for its most important vehicle, the all-new 2021 F-150 pick-up.

June 29, 2020  

Designing Equipment for Maintainability and Reliability

Maintainability is the term used to describe the ease with which any piece of industrial equipment can be inspected, lubricated, tested, adjusted, or repaired. Sound equipment maintainability demands that any new piece of equipment is properly installed, with no shortcuts to complete commissioning and startup procedures.

June 22, 2020  

Are You Using Coupling Tolerances to Align Your Machines? You’re Doing It Wrong

If we want to get into precision maintenance, we need to be aware of the differences between shaft alignment tolerances and coupling tolerances.

June 15, 2020  

Maintenance Must Win Battles

Recently, I wrote an article on getting back to

June 8, 2020  

Not Just New – Better

Seeing sound with astounding accuracy is the future of leak detection in compressed air systems. Acoustic imaging includes ground-breaking technology that uses an array of tiny supersensitive microphones to detect sounds both in the human hearing and ultrasonic ranges.

May 27, 2020  

Automotive Manufacturing and COVID-19

This time last year, automotive plants in Canada were making full use of their production lines to produce their new vehicles.

May 26, 2020  

Lubrication Selection Based on Speed

Limiting speeds If you look at an old bearing

May 15, 2020  

Critical Resilience

Hardening Oil & Gas and Mining Facilities