MRO Magazine


  • Feature Industry

    Two trends the PT/MC industry can’t ignore

    November 20, 2019 by Rehana Begg

    By: Rehana Begg Digital purchasing power and talent acquisition dominate conversations at PTDA 2019 Industry Summit There’s plenty of enthusiasm for B2B e-commerce among manufacturers and distributors. That’s the first – and biggest – takeaway from this year’s power transmission/motion

  • Traditional and Condition Based Greasing

    November 19, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Most bearings are lubricated with grease and most users practise either a preventative maintenance (PM) strategy for bearing relubrication or their bearings are “lubricated for life” (LFL). Both methods use a basic premise in which the L1 grease life is

  • Tesla to build factory in Germany after subsidies announced

    November 19, 2019 by Geir Moulson

    (AP) BERLIN – Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards

  • GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% last month

    November 19, 2019 by Paul Wiseman

    (AP) WASHINGTON – A strike at General Motors pushed U.S. manufacturing production lower in October, adding to the troubles confronting American industry. Manufacturing output tumbled 0.6% last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday, largely because production of cars and auto

  • 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

    Grieve Floor-Level Cabinet Oven

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    No. 1030 is a 550ºF floor-level electric cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating large gears at the customer’s facility.  Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48-inch wide by 48” deep by 60” high.  40 KW are installed in

  • 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

  • FLIR InfraCanada 2019 Concludes in the Falls

    November 6, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    FLIR Canada recently held its InfraCanada 2019 event at the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The event hosted 60 people, and allowed infrared thermographers to learn and share skills. “InfraCanada in its 11th year, has got better each year

  • 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

  • Feature Industry

    The Future of Maintenance

    November 4, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Industrial Maintenance 2019 Study, which was sponsored by Advanced Technology Services (ATS) and developed by Plant Engineering (CFE Media LLC), offers insights into the past, present, and future of maintenance and operations. Industrial Maintenance 2019 surveyed around 200 manufacturing

  • 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

  • UAW leaders send Ford contract to ratification vote

    November 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    DETROIT – Union workers at Ford will start voting Monday on a proposed four-year contract that includes wage increases and more than $6 billion for investments at 19 plants. The United Auto Workers said Friday that its National UAW-Ford council

  • US manufacturing contracts for third straight month

    November 4, 2019 by Paul Wiseman

    (AP) WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing output dropped for the third straight month in October as trade tensions and a slowing global economy took a toll on American factories. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday

  • Unifor signs agreements with firms affected by GM Oshawa assembly plant closure

    November 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Unifor has signed closure agreements at four auto parts and service companies in connection with the decision by General Motors to close its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant. The union says the deals with Inteva Products, Lear Corp. Whitby,

  • Ford Canada to cut 450 jobs in Oakville as production of two vehicles ends

    October 28, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OAKVILLE – Ford Motor Co.’s largest Canadian manufacturing operation will eliminate 450 jobs by early next year as the company discontinues two of the models made at the factory in Oakville, Ont. Ford Canada says production of the Ford Flex

  • GM workers ratify contract, 40 day strike to end

    October 28, 2019 by Tom Krisher

    ROMULUS, Mich. – Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company’s U.S. production. The United Auto Workers union said in a statement

  • 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

  • China chemical plant explosion kills 4

    October 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    (AP) BEIJING – An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue

  • GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after U.S. union reaches tentative deal

    October 21, 2019 by Ian Bickis

    General Motors has recalled all workers to its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., after the United Auto Workers union in the U.S. reached a tentative deal earlier this week. GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright said the company called the roughly