MRO Magazine

Machine Building

  • News Industry

    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.

  • Product

    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

  • PRUFTECHNIK Acquired by Fluke Corporation

    July 25, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Fluke Corp., has acquired Ismaning, Germany-based PRUFTECHNIK. “Fluke’s acquisition of PRUFTECHNIK reflects the growing importance our customers place on reliability systems to keep their equipment in optimum operating condition,” said Marc Tremblay, president of Fluke Corporation. “This business will help

  • Product

    Festo YJKP Modular Servo Press Kit

    July 19, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Festo’s YJKP modular servo press kit comes pre-assembled and pre-tested. Components – electric spindle drive, motor, motor controller, force sensor and control system – are deliver press forces up to 17 kN. The spindle axis, mounting kit and servo are

  • Conveyor Bearings

    July 15, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Recently, I was asked to inspect four bearings from two pulleys from an oil sands mine. One of the assemblies was removed due to indications of damage caused by vibration analysis. The four bearings gave a good picture of typical

  • SKF Outlines Future at Tech Day

    July 12, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Recently, SKF USA Inc., invited North American journalists to its Technical Press Day 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to learn about what the company is up to. SKF executives and product specialists outlined how SKF is adapting to the ever-changing digital

  • Product

    Slim Interface Electro-Mechanical Relays

    July 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Klemsan Series slim interface relays are compact and lightweight relays. Encased in a self-extinguishing plastic housing, the relays offer long useful life. These 35mm DIN rail mount KPR series compact 6.2mm relay modules include LED indicators and integrated resistor, capacitor,

  • Product

    New Size Nine Brushless Slotted DC Motors

    July 8, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Portescap released three new surgical motors for small bone orthopedic applications. The B0912N1016 Small Bone Motor (9.6V– 38K RPM), B0912N4023 Small Bone Gearmotor (9.6V – 1.1K RPM), and B0912N4024 Small Bone Gearmotor (9.6V – 12.8K RPM) are sterilizable BLDC motors

  • Product

    Larson Electronics Explosion-Proof Motor Control Station

    July 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Larson Electronics released an explosion-proof motor control station. This three-pole unit operates on 480V AC and features a 120V coil with start/stop momentary push-buttons. This unit is suitable for wet locations and provides operators with general motor control, motor overload

  • Product

    Larson Electronics Primary Voltage Micro Transformer

    June 21, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Larson Electronics released a micro transformer providing 440V primary input voltage and 220V output voltage. Its cores are made with high-quality silicon steel laminations. This unit offers reliability and protection against critical equipment failures. MMT-400V-250VA-220V micro transformer has a terminal

  • Feature Industry

    Six Rules of Thumb for Bearing Selection and Use

    June 3, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    What load can a bearing carry? Rule of Thumb: The range of normal loading applied to a bearing is between five per cent and 10 per cent of the published capacity. Theory: The bearing capacity is defined by the load

  • Product

    Polygon Custom-Engineered and Standard PolyLube Composite Bearings

    May 13, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Polygon Company, announced its line of PolyLube high-performance custom-engineered and standard composite plain bearings (bushings). Featuring high load-bearing capacity, low frictional values, and corrosion resistance, Polygon composite bearings are self-lubricated, reducing maintenance labour costs and increasing maintenance interval. Polygon composite

  • Product

    LK Metrology Scanned CMMS and Camio 8.5 CMM Software

    May 13, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    LK Metrology, Inc., Altera CMM models equipped with MODUS software, one with Renishaw’s REVO-2 scanning system and multi-sensor technology, the other the Camio 8.5 software, were to be shown recently shown. Altera ‘S’ 8.7.6 CMM, is a multipurpose CMM with

  • Greene Tweed Launches The Right FITT

    May 13, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Greene Tweed launched The Right FITT, a multi-year manufacturing strategy for Industry 4.0. The plan includes new equipment, data integration systems and controls, and three-phase maintenance improvement plan with a goal of zero equipment stoppages. Under The Right FITT (Factory

  • Product

    Grace Engineered Products launches full line of IIoT smart devices

    April 22, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Grace Engineered Products new GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System, offers an end-to-end solution offering wireless sensors, configurable hardware architecture, and intuitive user interface. Initial product offering consists of: battery-powered GraceSense Vibration and Temperature Node, which can be deployed onto any rotating

  • Product

    Larson Electronics 3P Delta Buck and Boost Step-Up Transformer

    April 15, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Larson Electronics released a three-phase Delta buck and boost 50/60Hz transformer. It provides protection against critical equipment failures by isolating the power source from the connected device. The 2.48 kVA unit provides 208V Delta with 6.88 amps on the primary

  • Should I Fret About Fretting Corrosion?

    April 15, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Fretting corrosion is often seen on external bearing surfaces (bore, outer diameter surfaces, and side faces) and the degree of fretting corrosion can vary. As a user should I “fret” about “fretting corrosion”? First, what is fretting corrosion? It is

  • News Industry

    Timken Acquires The Diamond Chain Company

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    The Timken Company acquired The Diamond Chain Company from Amsted Industries. Diamond Chain is a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets. “The acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company adds another strong industrial brand with a reputation for quality,

  • Self-Lubricating Bearings

    March 25, 2019 by Chris Diak and Juan Pablo Geraldo

    Properly specified, self-lubricating bearings reduce maintenance costs, extend bearing life, and are more environmentally friendly. Motion system designers are increasingly outfitting round and profile rails with self-lubricating bearings that can significantly, reduce cost of ownership, improve performance and deliver virtually

  • Product

    Beckhoff TwinSAFE Logic Solutions

    March 11, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    New generation of Beckhoff TwinSAFE safety controllers based on EL6910 TwinSAFE Logic terminal, make it possible to adapt the TwinSAFE system more specifically to exact requirements of a machine concept as well as to a broader spectrum of programmable safety