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April 1, 2003  

Reducing Press Machine Injuries

Famous baseball managers are often known to use the phrase “If you ain’t got pitching, you ain’t got nothing,” Likewise, in press safety, “if you ain’t got control reliability, you ain’t got nothing.”…

April 1, 2003  

Backups Worth the Effort

If you have been following this column you will remember that the previous two articles talked about the advantages of purchasing a CMMS (Dec. 2002, p. 42) and tips on buying a CMMS to fit your needs …

April 1, 2003  

Maintenance Is Smokin’

Maintenance at Imperial Tobacco Canada’s Montreal plant covers a massive complex, thousands of pieces of equipment, and round-the-clock production, so it relies on a highly trained team working with l…

April 1, 2003  

Instrumentation bulletin describes 45 new products

Dwyer Instruments has released a new product bulletin containing over 45 new products. Among these are the Series 450 carbon monoxide monitor, which warns users of its presence with an incremental fla…

April 1, 2003  

Fast, durable shuttle cylinders are manufactured in Canada

Rexroth’s Rexmover shuttle cylinder is designed for use where a long stroke length is required, but space is limited. The installation length is only just over half that of a conventional standard cyl…

April 1, 2003  

Tech Tips: Why premium efficiency motors may not be the lowest cost solution for fans

In this issue’s episode of the Fan Guys, there were numerous instances of power being transmitted. We saw the lads pushing the canoe through the water, the lightning bolt transmitting energy from sky …

April 1, 2003  

Maximize Uptime & Machine Life With This Invaluable Resource

This comprehensive brochure presents SKF’s complete range of pullers, fitting tools, heaters, oil power, lubricants, lubricators and instruments. Colour photos, technical data and ordering designation…

April 1, 2003  

Simple Green the Safer Solution That Works!

Simple Green’s family of environmentally-safe, industrial strength cleaners provides a safer alternative to other, more toxic chemicals. Applications include critical degreasing/cleaning that demands …

April 1, 2003  

Free 512 Page Catalog of Tooling Components

The New Spring 2003 Reid Tool Supply Catalog is available offering over 40,000 items of popular and hard to find components. The catalog includes items such as handwheels, handles, knobs, spring and b…

April 1, 2003  

“Grasp” Hand Protection Report

Three series currently available from Marigold Industrial -fully comprehensive literature pieces, identifying such things as work place hazards, detailed information on gloves for a specific industry …

April 1, 2003  

Hydraulic / Pneumatic Seal Components

Hercules Bulldog Sealing Products Canada offers their new 2003 Master Seal Catalogue containing over 380 pages of technical information, user-friendly charts and priced listings of the many inch and m…

April 1, 2003  

Weg Synchronous Generators From Pamensky

This is a very informative new piece of literature on WEG’s G Line of Synchronous Generators. The folder contains useful details of the G Line plus a kangaroo pocket containing 10 pull-out pages of ch…

April 1, 2003  

High Precision Timing Belts, Pulleys, and Accessories (April 01, 2003)

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C., the pioneer and world leader in the polyurethane timing belt industry, offers high precision timing belts with steel or Kevlar tension members in both English and metric pitche…

April 1, 2003  

Substance abuse and anger high in manufacturing

Employees in Canada’s manufacturing sector are showing alcohol and drug addiction rates that are close to twice the national norm, says a report released by Warren Shepell Consultants Corp. of Toronto…

April 1, 2003  

High Precision Timing Belts With Back Covers

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C., the pioneer and world leader in the polyurethane timing belt industry, offers high precision timing belts with a wide variety of backings. Belt backings are adhered to the belt …

April 1, 2003  

Linear Motion Engineering Guide Offers Wide Selection

The new Joyce catalogue offers a complete linear motion engineering guide, full descriptions of over 140 jack and actuator models, and a wide selection of system options and accessories. Contact Tran…

April 1, 2003  

Highlights From the Mail

Finding a print article on the magazine’s websiteI have tried many ways to source the article from your web site published in your December issue on page 18, “Dangers of compressed air include explosi…

April 1, 2003  

85th Anniversary Tool Commemorates First Portable Drill

The first portable drills were introduced in 1917 by the Black & Decker company. To commemorate the date, the company introduced an 85th Anniversary Cordless Drill with an aluminum die-cast housing de…

April 1, 2003  

Ebay Business to Serve Industrial Buyers

A new eBay Business marketplace located at www.ebaybusiness.com brings together all business-related listings on eBay into one destination, making it easier to find business and industrial equipment a…

April 1, 2003  

Ford’s Plant to Use Flexible Manufacturing for New Engine

Ford of Canada’s largest engine plants in Windsor, Ont., soon will begin full-scale production of a new 5.4-litre Triton V-8 engine that will power the next-generation 2004 Ford F-150 pickup introduce…

April 1, 2003  

Briefs (April 01, 2003)

Rick Thomas, president of NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada and executive vice-president of U.S. Aftermarket Sales, was appointed president and chief operating officer of NTN Bearing Corporation of …

April 1, 2003  

Turnover Turmoil

A new study has found only moderate support for the notion that innovative work practices reduce employee turnover or quit rates in Canadian manufacturing industries. Innovative practices include team…

April 1, 2003  

Cover Story: Top Ten Air System Mistakes

Compressed air systems can cause huge headaches for many maintenance teams. There are a few myths and problem areas that are common to most air systems. Here are the top 10 mistakes people make regard…

April 1, 2003  

The Grand Prix of Maintenance

s the headquarters location for General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Ont., has a high percentage of the company’s manufacturing capacity and workforce. The Oshawa Car Assembly Plants have had the exclusi…

April 1, 2003  

Spring Hiring Climate Looks Positive, Says Survey

Canadian employers are anticipating the strongest second quarter hiring climate in two years, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey released by Manpower Inc.The survey of employer intentio…

February 1, 2003  

Split bearing cuts installation time

Craft split bearings are easy to install as there is no need to remove shafts and drive components during installation. Standard material of manufacture is strong ductile iron; stainless steel is an o…

February 1, 2003  

Tapered roller bearings provide long service life

The Timken Company has introduced the DuraSpexx Power Rating series of bearings, a line of tapered roller bearings designed to enhance performance in demanding industrial applications. This series fea…

February 1, 2003  

Generators can be built to custom specifications

V. J. Pamensky Canada has introduced a line of WEG generators to complement its electric motors and drives. The generators include single-phase from 13 kW to 317 kW and three-phase from 19 kW to 3,220…

February 1, 2003  

Synchronous drive is self-tracking

Goodyear’s Eagle Pd synchronous drive system is designed for use in the forestry, packaging and manufacturing industries. The system meets OSHA regulations for noise. Self-tracking sprockets eliminate…

February 1, 2003  

10 steps to rational troubleshooting

Problem: It takes a great deal of skill to be a good problem solver. You must know your machines, understand the process, have experience, be patient, etc. Even these factors may not be sufficient. To…