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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

May 8, 2020  

Troubleshooting Industrial Pumps

Depending on design and application, pumps are fitted with

April 30, 2020  

Best Practice: Leave Supervisors Alone to Create Daily Schedules

Several years ago, a maintenance manager gave me critical

April 30, 2020  

Focus on Compressed Air Systems

This month, MRO is looking at compressed air systems

April 13, 2020  

Contaminated Lubricants are a Machine Killer

Contamination of lubricated equipment by dust, dirt, wear particles,

April 13, 2020  

Condition Monitoring: Leveraging big data to achieve maximum performance

How the internet of things, connected devices, and cloud

March 31, 2020  

Condition-Based Maintenance Will Not Stop Your Machines From Failing

By John Lambert The ultimate goal for anyone in

March 23, 2020  

Main Electrical Substation Upgrades

BY Philip Chow and Bavan Poologarajah Design Considerations, Planning,

March 16, 2020  

Maintenance 4.0 Vs. CMMS

Maintenance 4.0 is synonymous with Industry 4.0 and Factory

March 10, 2020  

Types of Condition-Based Monitoring

Years ago, I wrote a vibration analysis article: It

March 4, 2020  

Canadian Truck King Challenge Conquers Mid-Size Trucks

The 13th edition of the Canadian Truck King Challenge

March 3, 2020  

What’s Up Doug: Preserving Assembled Bearings

Recently, I was asked was what to do with

February 18, 2020  

The Skinny on the Current State of Heavy-Duty Engine Oils

As environmental concerns permeate virtually every facet of the