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January 4, 2021  

The Challenge of Outer Ring Rotation

At first glance, one may not think that a

December 15, 2020  

Maintenance: What Does the Future Hold?

Technology moves at a fast pace, and companies need to adapt quickly if they want to stay competitive in the new marketplace. Maintenance is no exception. What was once an industry that saw maintenance professionals using metal tools and wearing a hardhat, are now more likely to use a tablet to check on their assets.

December 3, 2020  

MRO’s 2021 Truck and Van Preview

While most models for 2021, have engine, package, trim, or colour changes, two of the light-duty pick-up truck heavyweights have made major changes to their vehicles.

December 1, 2020  

Contractor Safety

Safety is the most important element of any work place. It needs to be the first and last thing we think about at work or home.

November 24, 2020  

SPONSORED: Learn How the LOCTITE® Brand Was Born

Whereas industrial Loctite products are used in 800 different industries and applications, end-consumers value Loctite for its strong and fast-acting adhesives that are sold under the name of Super Glue. Let’s take a closer look at Henkel’s biggest brand: its history, its personality, and its magic.

November 23, 2020  

It’s About Time we Treat Belt Driven Machines with More Respect

Belt driven machines are the Rodney Dangerfield of the maintenance industry –
“they don’t get no respect!.”

November 16, 2020  

PM Regimes

Preventive and predictive maintenance are two important elements of any equipment maintenance program.

November 9, 2020  

OPINION: Maintenance industry Events Go Digital

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK (November 2020 issue of MRO Magazine)

November 9, 2020  

Bearing Quality, Service Life and Fatigue Life

What does the user want? What does the machine
designer want?

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.