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February 1, 2003  

More than meets the eye Tough new safety laws

All of us want to live in safe and healthy environment. We want to make sure that we go to work and come back healthy and in one piece. Society determines the level of protection we have. As you know,…

February 1, 2003  

News and views about companies, staff, products and more. (February 01, 2003)

NSK Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ont., named William A. (Bill) Childers as president and chief operating officer on Jan. 1, 2003. He succeeds Terry Quinn, who has retired as president. Over the past 14…

February 1, 2003  

Industrial health and safety solutions

50 new spill control products in lineupSpillTech’s 2002/2003 product catalogue showcases more than 145 leak and spill control products for industrial maintenance and spill cleanup, of which 50 are new…

February 1, 2003  

News (February 01, 2003)

CANADA INCREASES COMMITMENT TO SKILLED TRADE CAREERSThe Government of Canada has announced funding of $12 million for the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) and Skills/Comptences Canada (S/CC) to de…

February 1, 2003  

Stop stick quick with slick products

Food-grade lubrication fluids offer high level of purityDow Corning offers an array of 19 food-grade synthetic lubricating fluids and ultra-high-purity mineral oils marketed under the Molykote brand n…

February 1, 2003  

Avoiding software selection pitfalls

When it comes time to select a new CMMS software program, the up-front time and effort you spend will pay off many times over, now and in the future.There are literally hundreds of software programs a…

February 1, 2003  

Parts Smarts

Is your stock room overflowing with all the parts that are essential to the operation of your production lines? In that case, a useful tool for clearing crowded shelves is the Accepted Parts List. It’…

February 1, 2003  

Maintaining the Cargo Flow

For Air Canada Cargo, aircraft maintenance takes a high priority, but it’s not the only area where MRO operations play a key role in keeping the airline flying high. Maintenance of ancillary equipment…

February 1, 2003  

Reducer offers lower life cycle costs

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Dodge Tigear-2 family, a full line of single-reduction, right-angle worm speed reducers, specifically engineered to offer increased value in a cost-competitive p…

February 1, 2003  

Double diaphragm pump withstands harsh conditions

Graco’s pump line, now marketed across Canada by the Process Equipment Division of Peacock Inc., includes Husky air-operated double diaphragm pumps, sanitary pump systems and piston transfer pumps. Th…

February 1, 2003  

Hydraulic Helpers

Hydraulic training program includes hands-on work in the labWainbee Learning Centres present a range of courses for practical, hands- on training. The Industrial Hydraulic Technology course is an inte…

December 1, 2002  

Caster & Wheels: Built to be rugged

Plastic caster ideal for wet conditionsThe new Maxima plastic caster line from MedCaster is suitable for cart wash and steam-cleaning applications. Available in wheel diameters from four through eight…

December 1, 2002  

Understanding the Regulator in FRLs

Filter, regulator and lubricator units (FRLs) are used to condition compressed air before its use in a machine or tool. In a past edition of Tech Talk (MRO, November 2002, p. 36), we looked at filters…

December 1, 2002  

Briefs (December 01, 2002)

The Timken Company of Canton, Ohio, a producer of bearings and alloy steel, reached an agreement in October with Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., to acquire its Torrington subsidiary…

December 1, 2002  

Maintenance Man Honoured

Half a century ago Brian Whitehead apprenticed to be a pipefitter and welder. Now, 50 years later, he’s earned a lifetime achievement award. Recently, Whitehead was presented with the Sergio Guy Memor…

December 1, 2002  

Cover Story: How to push and pull with ease

Industrial casters and wheels generally make the job of moving equipment easier, but trouble can arise with either the caster or the wheel. The following tips explain how to get the best solution.When…

December 1, 2002  

Dangers of compressed air include explosion; Both bosses and workers are responsible for health and safety.

The results of a recent survey conducted among maintenance, operations and engineering personnel in Canadian factories identified that the plant safety issue is the most interesting topic for people t…

December 1, 2002  

How to tell someone YOU SCREWED UP

When you need to tell someone about a problem that could have been avoided, here’s a way to ease the pain for everyone. Before you explain what happened, admit up-front how serious it is, that the oth…

December 1, 2002  

How downtime can mean more uptime

Our final issue of 2002 is so packed with a variety of information that we couldn’t fit all the complete descriptions on the contents page. One example is The Fan Guys column on page 54. We’re really …

December 1, 2002  

Study finds 40% of manufacturing maintenance activities are reactive (December 01, 2002)

Limited personnel and budget are the most common barriers keeping maintenance and reliability departments from implementing comprehensive MRO asset management programs, according to the 2002 Maintenan…

December 1, 2002  

Focus on training: New AC training unit will deal directly with skills shortage

Air Canada Technical Services of Montreal, Que., has created a distinct unit dedicated to the training of technical and safety professionals for the North American aviation industry.The new business, …

December 1, 2002  

More than maintenance in CMMS

Despite the proliferation of technology in industrial settings over the past decade, there are still many factories, mines and mills that do maintenance planning and scheduling with pen and paper. It’…

December 1, 2002  

Case History: No Excuses

At Kuntz Electroplating Inc. in Kitchener, Ont., the maintenance technicians have only themselves to blame if they are snowed under with ongoing repairs.Throughout the company’s 50-year history, the m…

December 1, 2002  

Case History: Know-it-alls

It is not unusual for line workers to have maintenance responsibilities, but non-routine tasks typically go to maintenance specialists. However, at GN Plastics Co. Ltd. in Chester, N.S., the highly-sk…

November 1, 2002  

TECH TIPS: Dealing with the problems and dangers of temperature extremes

Today the problem that had to be battled was rapid thermal expansion or a “rapid Delta T” condition. It is not uncommon for a process piece of equipment to see temperature extremes such as highs of 80…

November 1, 2002  

MR.0 The Practical Problem Solver: How bearings work

Problem: How can I find simple, clear explanations about how some of the machinery and equipment around my facility works?Solution: Mr. O recommends www.howstuffworks.com for great tips and…

November 1, 2002  

Lubrication Spotlight

Automatic lubricator ideal for hard-to- reach bearingsThe Greasomatic automatic lubricator can help reduce the frequency and cost of manual lubrication and assure bearings are lubricated correctly, ev…

November 1, 2002  

Powerful heavy duty pickup is ready to go anywhere

The all-new 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty has staked its claim as the most powerful heavy-duty pickup on the market. The new model, in various pickup configurations in 2500 and 3500 classifications, offer…

November 1, 2002  

WEG and Pamensky celebrate 25th anniversary with move to larger facility

V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc. of Toronto, the exclusive Canadian importer of WEG electric motors, recently moved into a new head office and warehouse at 64 Samor Road in Toronto, not far from its previous…

November 1, 2002  

Obituary: Oetiker Group founder Hans Oetiker (November 01, 2002)

Hans Oetiker, founder of the Oetiker Group, Horgen, Switzerland, died Sept. 12, 2002. A dynamic and extremely successful entrepreneur and inventor, he leaves behind a wide range of products. Products …