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February 1, 2002  

Company Briefs (February 01, 2002)

The takeover of FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schfer AG of Schweinfurt, Germany, by the INA Group of Herzogenaurach, Germany, has been completed after approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Eur…

February 1, 2002  

Focus on Drives: Merging AC drives & fieldbus technology

First it was energy savings. Then new motor control platforms dominated the industrial news headlines. That was followed by developments in EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) standards and legislatio…

February 1, 2002  

Fighting fire with gas

If you saw a fire in your workplace, would you immediately look around for the closest water source? If so, you might be looking for the wrong element. Water, as well as fire, can cause devastating da…

February 1, 2002  

Vibration analyser is low in cost

The VB Series of vibration analysis products offer a full-featured analysis instrument at low cost. Simple to operate, the VB Series can be up and running in one week. The series includes the Ascent v…

February 1, 2002  

Graphite alloy lubricates in hostile conditions

Cam followers with self-lubricating Graphalloy bushings can be used in high temperature, submerged and hostile environments to achieve better performance than with grease lubrication. Graphalloy, a gr…

February 1, 2002  

Vibration unit handles 3 locations

The VDS-103 System, a two-piece vibration monitoring system, combines a NEMA 4 monitor with a 4 to 20 mA vibration transmitter. It can simultaneously monitor up to three locations. The system displays…

February 1, 2002  

Technology boosts effectiveness of new drives

Drive line adapts to customer-specific needsThe Allen-Bradley line of PowerFlex 700 AC drives, offering power ratings from 0.37 kW to 30 kW (0.5 hp to 40 hp) at 400 V to 480 V, is easily configurable …

February 1, 2002  

News – 01-FEB-02

Do you have a solution for a maintenance problem? Send it in and if it’s published, we’ll send you a free Mr. O Problem Solver T-shirt and $35.00. Include your address and telephone number, print comp…

February 1, 2002  

Maintenance Case History: Hard Knowledge on a Hard Drive

Several things made Bob Hill realize that he needed to make the jump from running his maintenance department from memory to using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).”Running the show …

February 1, 2002  

Focus on Drives: How serial comms can save thousands

By adopting serial communications, a typical installation in say, a paper mill, can save more than $23,000 over a hard-wired solution. This example explains how (see Fig. 3).Assume that Smith Manufact…

February 1, 2002  

Solving moisture problems in compressed air systems

Water in compressed air lines is a major problem that must be controlled. When combined with the oxygen present in the compressed air, water can create rust in piping and components. This rust destroy…

February 1, 2002  

Drowning in work?

Imagine this frightening experience: You’re sailing on a huge lake or even the ocean. Suddenly you realize that the base of the craft is leaking. After the initial shock and fear wear off, you realize…

February 1, 2002  

Chain products catalogue is new

Renold has introduced a new chain product catalogue that is a comprehensive reference guide to all of the products the company sells in Canada. It covers various types of chain, including transmission…

February 1, 2002  

Compressors favour easy maintenance

Devair’s new 30 and 50 hp rotary screw compressors feature large diameter rotors, simple-to-use- monitoring and operating controls, and a spin-on oil filter and oil separator cartridge for easy mainte…

February 1, 2002  

Speed is asset of new metal cutting saw

The Evolution metal cutting saw from Montreal’s McCann Equipment operates more quickly, cleanly and safely than other metal cutting equipment. It has a spindle lock for quick blade changes. Four speci…

December 1, 2001  

More companies added to online MRO Product Locator Guide

The Product Locator Guide, a key feature of mro-esource.com, keeps growing, with new companies adding their product information to the database, making it easier for website visitors to research and l…

December 1, 2001  

Flipping to the shiny side

Although there’s talk about recession in industry throughout North America, statistics actually point to a significant rebound of the economy in the months and years ahead. Although statisticians will…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Strength in numbers

The consolidation of smaller Canadian bearing distributors continued this year with the creation of Kinecor Inc., first through the merging of Wajax Motion Technologies, Wajax Process Technologies, Na…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: What’s your opinion?

What’s your experience with online procurement? What’s your favourite website? Share your thoughts by fax or e-mail by sending a note to the Editor, Machinery & Equipment MRO, fax 416-442-2077 or e-ma…

December 1, 2001  

Company Briefs (December 01, 2001)

Emerson Power Transmission (EPT) has moved into new 160,000 sq ft facility a few miles west of its previous building in Markham, Ont., where it had been housed with the head office of Emerson Electr…

December 1, 2001  

How to supercharge your day

When you need a pickup truck to haul equipment and gear to the plant or to a remote jobsite, your first consideration likely is how well the vehicle hauls your cargo–tools, compressors, generators, e…

December 1, 2001  

The amazing quick exhaust valve

Several years ago, a colleague insisted that the cure to most pneumatic system ailments was to “hang a quick exhaust on it!” Although a little over-simplistic, the suggestion was not far from the trut…

December 1, 2001  

Checking coupling alignment with an infra-red pyrometer

Problem: I’ve heard that an infra-red temperature instrument can be used for coupling diagnostics. How?Solution: People are always wondering how they can quickly check if a coupling is aligned properl…

December 1, 2001  

Show Report: MRO Expo deemed a success

MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery, held at the Toronto Congress Centre, Nov. 14-15, 2001, attracted over 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 visitors. The show was held in conjunction with Supply Chai…

December 1, 2001  

Finding what you need (December 01, 2001)

Stafford Manufacturing has launched a website featuring a full line of standard shaft collars and rigid couplings that can easily be searched based upon various criteria. When users log on to www.st…

December 1, 2001  

Next version of Canadarm to carry own tools for maintenance work on Space Station

Old technology will take on a extended life as a new device is developed to give the Canadarm robotic arm the senses of touch and sight to aid in maintenance and repair work in space.Twenty years ago,…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Integration boosts product availability

For Motion Canada MBS, the past year has been about focusing on the integration of the companies and employees after the merger of MBS Bearing Service Inc. of Lachine, Que., with Motion Canada of Miss…

December 1, 2001  

SUPPLIER PROFILE: Machinery Man

Hands-on owner of mechanical shop, a former biker, serves variety of tough industrial customers.When former Grand Prix motorcycle racer, Thomas Wachner, swapped his crash helmet and goggles for a hard…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: In search of the best web sites

Each time you point and click, your frustration mounts. All you want is a simple piece of information — maybe some background information for a training presentation, or technical specs for a product…

December 1, 2001  

MRO & THE INTERNET: Online MRO sourcing on the rise

Thousands of dot coms may now be dot gones, but that hasn’t stopped a number of machinery and equipment MRO distributors across Canada from adopting the Internet and more specifically, e-procurement s…