MRO Magazine


May 5, 2022  

Planning and scheduling bolsters safety and success

A company’s financial success is meaningless without safety.

May 4, 2022  

Why cloud computing offers advantages to the F&B industry

Digital transformation has accelerated significantly over the past two years. Much of this transformation is enabled by cloud computing, which emerged in the early 2000s and is still driving change in the way industries operate, including the food and beverage industry.

May 4, 2022  

Smooth operator: achieve optimal control with enhanced sequencing software

Operational optimization in food and beverage (F&B) and brewing production environments bring many challenges, which can be solved with innovative production controls and automation.

May 3, 2022  

Control and safety in robotic cell project

Sysmac platform helps Innovair Automation provide seamless control and safety in Dimatec robotic cell project.

April 18, 2022  

Data and RCM

Data, or more specifically, a lack of it, is one of the more common reasons given by many to delay or forego doing reliability centred maintenance.

April 11, 2022  

Directing resources to ensure equipment uptime

A manufacturing facility needs to have consistent and dependable operations in place to increase productivity and profits.

April 6, 2022  

How Pembina Pipeline’s are Delivering Lasting Sustainability

Interview with Janet Loduca, SVP, External Affairs & Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer at Pembina Pipelines Corporation – by Diana Davis, Editor at Oil & Gas IQ.

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April 4, 2022  

Lubrication of hybrid bearings

The lubrication of ceramic bearings, what does this mean?

April 4, 2022  

Overcoming labour challenges in food and beverage manufacturing

Over the past two years, the Canadian manufacturing sector has faced innumerable challenges, but nowhere do these issues seem more prominent than in food and beverage manufacturing.

April 4, 2022  

OPINION: Consistent growth is always guaranteed

EDITOR’S LETTER: Food & Beverage Engineering & Maintenance – Winter 2022.

March 29, 2022  

The role of a maintenance supervisor

As the planner develops the maintenance plan to service the equipment, the supervisor then determines when the job will be done and who the work will be assigned to.

March 29, 2022  

Maintenance: What changes in asset management

Asset management is not something that you ‘do’, but is rather ‘the way you do things’, and shouldn’t be thought of as a separate entity or department.

March 7, 2022  

CMMS: Main thing for planners to know

The main thing about planners using a CMMS is they must use the job planning module.

March 7, 2022  

CMMS implementation and common mistakes to avoid

Implementing a CMMS is a considerable investment in time and money for a business. Yet, opportunities are squandered if it’s approached simply as a digitization of existing programs.

March 1, 2022  

How food and beverage producers can leverage consumer sentiment and trends

The COVID-19 pandemic and the awareness around food production sanitation seem to have forced producers to re-evaluate their processes and practices.

March 1, 2022  

Three core considerations for the food and beverage production industry going into 2022

A proactive and timely response to any emergency where everyone plays their respective role is crucial.

February 18, 2022  

Industry 4.0 and the future of maintenance

The future of maintenance departments and the way they perform their maintenance activities are changing quickly, and technology is taking them in a completely new direction.

February 15, 2022  

Asset management in the public and private sectors – is there a difference?

The opportunity for North American companies to adopt asset management as their approach in doing business.

February 11, 2022  

How alignment and condition monitoring extend motor life

Alignment is a critical component of extending motor life. Learn why you should pair alignment with a condition monitoring program.

February 9, 2022  

The smart move to more efficient and safer maintenance operations

Regardless of their size or the industry segment in which they operate, manufacturing companies are constantly striving to increase efficiencies within the various processes they employ.

February 2, 2022  

How vibration monitoring can increase uptime in food and beverage manufacturers

Maintenance teams continuously monitor for common equipment faults to catch potential problems before they stop production.

February 2, 2022  

Growing your food business in Ontario

Everyone loves food, and for this reason, the food industry is filled with many opportunities to innovate.

January 26, 2022  

The establishment of an effective failure analysis program

Failure analysis programs are in place at production and manufacturing plants in many industries, but they tend to stop at a certain stage.

January 26, 2022  

Technology and modern maintenance

Modern maintenance tools and technologies that will make life easier for maintenance professionals.

January 20, 2022  

The evolution of facilities maintenance

The future might be hard to predict, but having witnessed how things have changed over the years, it can help in establishing future predictions for the maintenance world.

January 20, 2022  

The future of maintenance

It’s been a year where various regulations and restrictions are in place since a global pandemic took hold in early 2020. Many processes around the world have changed to adapt, including maintenance practices. In turn, now is a good time to look at how maintenance has evolved and where it’s heading.

January 20, 2022  

You can plan some reactive work

We’ve always been told that we cannot plan reactive work.

January 15, 2022  

Can maintenance strategies have a positive impact on the environment?

How to commit to being environmentally responsible in maintenance activities, and understanding the environmental impact of keeping assets reliable.

December 15, 2021  

Best attended German Technology Day

The third annual German Technology Day, held recently, had its best-ever attendance. Two events were held this year, in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

December 1, 2021  

Food and beverage industry trends: transparency, sustainability, and new consumer demands

Adapting to a new normal can be challenging.