MRO Magazine

Machine Building

  • Preventative Maintenance

    January 27, 2020 by Peter Philips

    Preventative maintenance (PM) is necessary to keep equipment running in a reliable state. Without it, equipment would fall into disrepair quickly, breakdowns would increase, and the production department would be unhappy. Finding time to complete all PM tasks is a

  • MRO Roundtable

    January 24, 2020 by Mario Cywinski

    Maintenance professionals discuss topics vital to their facilities. MRO recently hosted a roundtable discussion during the MainTrain conference hosted by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) in Edmonton, Alberta. It brought maintenance professionals from all over Canada

  • The Controversy of Fully Loading the Weekly Schedule 100 Per Cent

    January 20, 2020 by Doc Palmer

    BY: Doc Palmer TIP: Don’t schedule fewer hours to allow for reactive work. Instead schedule more hours and allow breaking the schedule for reactive work. Perhaps the greatest controversy of maintenance scheduling is loading the weekly schedule to 100 per

  • Product

    Posital Miniature Multi-Turn Kit Encoders

    January 13, 2020 by MRO Magazine

    Posital unveiled a fully functional prototype of miniature multi-turn kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. With a diameter of 22 millimetres and a height of 23 mm. It features a self-powered rotation counter. “Our new mini kits build on the

  • Importance of Proper Bolt Torque in Power Transmission

    January 6, 2020 by Michael Dunn

    By Michael Dunn Threaded fasteners are one of the most common components in machine design. Such fasteners come in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and materials that serve a wide variety of applications across virtually every industry in the

  • Overcome the Challenges of Implementing Maintenance 4.0

    January 3, 2020 by Josh Flemming

    Digital transformation and the power of big data are fuelling a manufacturing revolution. To remain competitive, operations and IT must work together to transform data into meaningful, actionable insights that create value and solve problems for customers. BY: Josh Flemming

  • SKF Hosts STLE Toronto Workshop

    December 19, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Toronto Section recently held a workshop which looked at reducing tribological loses and failures. The workshop took place at SKF Canada Limited offices in Toronto. Invited speakers covered a broad base of

  • Product

    Festo SBRD Smart Camera

    December 17, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Festo’s new SBRD smart camera system covers a dozen fields of analysis, tracking and verification for automation and robotics. The SBRD system has three elements: lightweight, compact high-resolution USB cameras that offer monochrome or colour images with a resolution up

  • Data Collection Necessary for Effective Failure Analysis

    December 16, 2019 by L. (Tex) Leugner

    Equipment reliability is the ability of a component or system within the machine or the machine itself to perform its function under a specific set of conditions for a specific period of time. It is usually expressed as the mean

  • Reducing Electrical Hazards in Maintenance Welding

    December 2, 2019 by Jim Galloway

    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

  • Product

    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

  • Product

    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

  • News Industry

    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

  • Feature Industry

    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

  • News Industry

    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

  • Product

    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

  • News Industry

    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