MRO Magazine

Machine Building

  • Reducing Electrical Hazards in Maintenance Welding

    December 2, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Welding in any workplace introduces many hazards that must be controlled to prevent accidents, injuries, and property damage. Welding in a plant or on-site maintenance environment adds many additional challenges. A weld that could be readily performed in a controlled

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    PINET stainless steel concealed hinges

    December 2, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    FDB Panel Fittings PINET 90-degree opening stainless steel and steel hinges for concealed installation are new. They come in two options, 3520 with pins and links in 430 stainless and 3625 in 316L stainless. The new design offers corrosion-resistant parallel

  • STLE Hamilton Holds Education Day

    November 18, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Hamilton Section recently held its Education Workshop at ArcelorMittal’s Regional Learning and Development Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The day-long event featured a cross section of topics of importance to Tribologists and lubrication

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    Splicing Connectors for Extreme Applications

    November 18, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    WAGO  221 Series LEVER-NUTS Ex now available for extreme and hazardous applications. They obtain AEx (class 1, zone 1) rating when used in conjunction with the mounting carrier, which can either be clamped onto a DIN rail or screwed tightly

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    Sheridan College Unveils New Industrial Program

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Sheridan’s Continuing and Professional Studies division announced a partnership with power transmission representatives to offer a 16-week, Industrial Distribution Program (IDP) focused on the distribution of bearings, power transmission products and other industrial parts. The program comprises eight weeks in

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    Cost Savings With a VFD and its Build-In PLC (SoftPLC)

    November 11, 2019 by Elmir Rahimpour

    In conventional applications, pumps or fans should be run at full speed, and pressure or flow should be controlled with control valves. In turn, some energy will be wasted when throttling control valves. One of the major uses of variable-frequency

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    Atlas Copco acquires WestRon

    November 11, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Atlas Copco has acquired WestRon Group of companies. WestRon focuses on sales, installations and service of small industrial compressors and blowers to the general industrial manufacturing industry. “Extending our service offering is a part of our strategy to grow our

  • CTMA Hosts Series of Seminars on Doing Business

    November 6, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) recently held a series of breakfast seminars entitled Doing Business in an Uncertain, Threatening, Tariffied World, presented by Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Analysis Department, Export

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    High Temperature Line Vac Conveyors

    November 4, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    EXAIR 2.5-inch and 3″ high temperature line vac conveyors convert hose, tube, or pipe into a powerful inline conveying system for high temperature materials up to 482ºC (900ºF). They are available with smooth ends, to fit into hose or tube

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    Continental plant in Quebec receives sanitary standards certification

    October 28, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Continental’s industrial hose plant in Granby, Quebec has received a major sanitary standards certification from 3-A SSI for a selected range of food and beverage hoses. The 3-A SSI is an independent, non-profit organization that leads the development of standards

  • Oil Analysis

    October 21, 2019 by L. (Tex) Leugner

    “Basic Wear” Programs Provide Inadequate Condition Monitoring. Many equipment reliability managers and engineers who maintain industrial equipment in mining, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and other heavy industries do not use oil analysis programs effectively. The primary reason is

  • Choosing a Condition Monitoring/Vibration Analysis System

    October 7, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    In this article, the monitoring of temperature and vibration (velocity and acceleration) will be discussed. Although there are other parameters that give a rotating asset’s condition, these are generally the most well known within the field of rotating assets. Of

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    Carlisle Super Arc Power Transmission Belts

    October 7, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Timken Belts new Carlisle Super Arc belt is designed for live/powered roller conveyor drives used in warehouse or product loading and shipping industries. Super Arc belts are engineered to resist extreme stress and wear experienced with friction driven rollers. “We

  • How Far in Advance Should You Schedule Maintenance?

    September 30, 2019 by Doc Palmer

    How far in advance should you schedule maintenance? New things go into the backlog constantly, so, hopefully as early as possible; however, a plant can only schedule as much work as it can do. There are multiple schedules in maintenance,

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    Spray Nine Grez-Off

    September 30, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Permatex parts cleaner and degreaser combines functionality of traditional spray degreaser with flexibility and compatibility of a parts cleaner solution in water-based parts washer systems. Spray Nine Grez-Off Parts Cleaner and Degreaser removes tough carbon, oil, and grease without need

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    Ensol Systems Partners with Sunfire

    September 30, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Ensol Systems has partnered with Sunfire, which will help Sunfire leverage Ensol’s expertise integrating power systems built for harsh Canadian winters. Sunfire develops and manufactures solid oxide fuel cells, which convert propane/natural gas into electricity with byproducts of heat, water

  • Collett Transport and Mansfield Pollard Partner

    September 30, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Mansfield Pollard have enteried in to a two-year partnership with Collett Transport to deliver over 300 specialist air handling systems. “Having worked with Mansfield Pollard for several years we’re delighted to announce the partnership of our two highly established Yorkshire

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    Mitsubishi announces aircraft design centre in Montreal for SpaceJet series

    September 23, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds

    MONTREAL – The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is putting down roots in Quebec, unveiling plans for a Montreal-area product development centre after reaching a deal in June to buy Bombardier Inc.’s regional jet program. The office will be part of the

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    HARTING Canada Hosts Annual Trade Media Lunch

    August 1, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Harting Canada held its annual trade media lunch at Madrina y Tapas in Toronto’s Distillery District. The event gave those in attendance a look at how the company is doing and what they are working on and its upcoming sales expansion.

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    Festo MS2 regulators

    July 25, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    MS2 compressed air regulator weighs 28 to 31 grams, MS2 filter regulator 35 to 38g, and both have a width of 28 to 31 millimetres, depending on the connection (M5 or QS6) used. MS2 compressed air regulator is about half