MRO Magazine

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    Leslie Controls K-Max Rotary Control Valve

    December 3, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Leslie Controls, worldwide manufacturer of valves for the power generation, industrial, marine and oil and gas markets, features K-Max eccentric plug rotary control valve. K-Max incorporates cam-action, low-friction plug operation that provides tight shutoff over a long service life in

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    Sysmac AI Controller from Omron

    December 3, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Omron Automation Americas Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance. This solution helps manufacturers reduce risk of bad parts or equipment damage by detecting issues early on and prompting immediate action to

  • CTMA Breakfast Seminar Discusses USMCA, Tariffs

    November 16, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) recently partnered with BMO and Deloitte to host a breakfast seminar at the Galt Golf and Country Club in Cambridge, Ontario. The topic was USMCA and Steel/Aluminum Tariffs The Good, The Bad, The

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    Aitech Defense Systems Supercomputer

    November 12, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Aitech Defense Systems Inc. unveils industrial version of the GPGPU RediBuilt supercomputer. Based on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 System-on-Module (SoM), the new A177 Twister uses CUDA and deep learning acceleration capabilities to handle complex computational requirements needed in embedded systems

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    Schütte PC Multi-Spindle Automatics

    November 12, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Schütte sells PC series, new multi-spindle automatics. Automatics in the PC series are machining centers, used whenever classic cam-controlled automatics reach their limit. PC multi-spindle automatics perform tapping, mill cutting, polygon cutting and eccentric drilling operations. Six or eight work

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    AMK SPINDASYN SEZ Linear Drive Motor

    November 5, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    AMK Automation’s new SPINDASYN SEZ electric cylinder is a ready-to-install linear drive motor system, which the rotor is pressed directly onto the screw. Featuring high and constant force, high precision and position accuracy and high energy efficiency, the closed-loop positioning

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    Pioneer New Medium Voltage Transformer/Interrupting Switch Assembly

    November 5, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Pioneer Dry Type Group has introduced Medium Voltage Transformer/Interrupter Switch Assemblies with safe, reliable and cost-effective switching and fault protection for unit substations.  Designing and manufacturing the fully integrated switch and transformer together helps the components work together. On-site assembly is

  • Troubleshooting Failure Modes

    October 30, 2018 by

    Protecting industrial shaft seals from failure. Industrial shaft seals in rotating machinery primarily function to retain lubricant, exclude contaminants (such as dust or moisture), separate media (including lubricant), and/or confine pressure. In turn, they protect bearing arrangements, optimize bearing service

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    Push-button Terminal Blocks

    October 22, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    WAGO TOPJOB S line of DIN rail mount terminal blocks now includes push-button actuation. Orange push buttons on both sides of the terminal block identify where the operating tool must be applied. Press down on push-button with the operating tool,

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    Van der Graaf Unveils Intelligent Drum Motor

    October 12, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Van der Graaf has developed a drum motor design with the frequency inverter (VFD) integrated into the motor junction box and an electric motor. The new Intelligent Drum Motor (IntelliDrive) design was recently shown at IMTS 2018 in Chicago. With

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    Festo Motion Control Package

    October 5, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Festo Motion Control Package (FMCP) is a motion control kit for running a Festo handling system. FMCP can coordinate motion of up to six axes for pick and place and other precision Cartesian robotic applications. FMCP is available as a

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    SDT Unveils Cloud Connected Condition Monitoring Solution

    October 3, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    SDT, an ultrasound solutions company, has announced the SDT340 data collector and UAS4.0. The combination is a cloud-connected condition monitoring solution combining: power of ultrasound, vibration, temperature, and RPM. “One of our vision statements is to continue pushing the boundaries

  • IMTS 2018 Breaks Records

    September 21, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The 32nd annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018, put on by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), was a record setter. For 2018, IMTS had 129,415 people registered, offered 1,424,232 square/feet of exhibit space, included 2,123 booths and 2,563

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    WAGO expands Multi Connection System with MCS MAXI 832 Series

    September 17, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    WAGO introduced MCS MAXI 832 Series, a lever-actuated PCB connector for high power applications, up to 66 A / 600 V, and up to four AWG conductors. The MCS MAXI 832 Series extends range of wire-to-board and wire-to-wire pluggable solutions

  • ExxonMobil hosted panel featuring Tony Stewart at IMTS 2018

    September 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    ExxonMobil held “The Winning Advantage: Lessons from the Stewart-Haas Racing CNC Shop” panel discussion at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 show in Chicago, recently. “Machine shop operations that support professional motorsports teams like Stewart-Haas Racing face distinct challenges

  • Beckhoff Automation Opens Office in Laval

    September 4, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Beckhoff Automation Ltd., has opened a new office in the Greater Montreal area, in Laval, Quebec. This is the second Beckhoff Automation office in Canada, and is a 2,223 sq-ft facility that allows for Beckhoff to supply and support manufacturers,

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    HARTING’s IIoT Starter Kits

    August 20, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    HARTING has introduced three MICA starter kits, which are meant to help with implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Each kit contains the necessary hardware and software for basic application, removing risk and guesswork for companies looking to use

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    Festo’s new modular control system

    August 13, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Festo has introduced its new high performance CPX-E modular control system. CPX-E can be used as an EtherCAT master controller and motion controller, which provides standardized platform for stepper and servo motor motion control for parts handling, assembly systems, palletizing,

  • Retirement Day – Developing asset renewal strategies

    July 13, 2018 by Jeff Smith

    Industry tends to stick with ingrained misconceptions on asset renewals. Commonly held statements, such as “haul trucks last 20 years” or “plants are designed for a 30-year lifespan” persist. But misconceptions pose risks. A renewal program enables an organization to manage the final lifecycle phase of assets in a proactive way

  • Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs

    July 13, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    New York – Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues.