MRO Magazine


  • Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.0 per cent in January

    March 18, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canadian manufacturing sales ended a streak of three consecutive months of declines as they grew more than expected in January. Statistics Canada said Friday manufacturing sales in the first month of the year rose 1.0 per cent to

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    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

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    Mitsubishi Electric Automation Handheld Models

    March 11, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Mitsubishi Electric Automation now offers handheld models for its GOT2000 Series. The GT25 Handy GOT, offered in 5.7-inch and 6.5-inch models, connects to industrial automation devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives, servos and temperature controllers. The handheld

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    HD Furnace From Grieve

    March 11, 2019 by MRO Magazine

      No. 1039 is a 2,000°F (1,093°C), inert atmosphere, heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat-treating turbine components at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions are 36” W x 60” D x 36” H. 73 KW are installed in ICA

  • EMC Name New Field Service Advisor

    March 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), named Craig Mannell as Field Service Advisor for Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Niagara and St. Catherines consortiums. He has held several leadership roles in various manufacturing industries including rail car manufacturing, job shop welding, elevator manufacturing,

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    Rite-Vu Hazard Recognition System

    March 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Rite-Hite has now made elements of its Rite-Vu Hazard Recognition System available as a retrofit or standalone equipment for any loading dock. Previously, these multisensory safety alerts were only available with Rite-Hite products. Equipment now available for retrofit includes Approach-Vu,

  • Cascades closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario, reports Q4 loss

    March 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    KINGSEY FALLS, Que. – Cascades Inc. is closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario. The company says the leases for the operations in Whitby and Scarborough expire on Aug. 27 and will not be renewed. The two sites employ a

  • US manufacturing grew at a slower pace in February

    March 4, 2019 by Josh Boak

    BALTIMORE – American manufacturers expanded at a slower rate in February, as the pace of new orders, production and employment each slipped. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index fell to

  • Most Important Asset for CMMS/EAM: PEOPLE

    February 25, 2019 by Erika Mazza

    The importance of people’s reliability on your asset data integrity. Even though we are entering the era of IIoT and smart machines, the reality is that most organizations are using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) or an Enterprise Asset Management

  • Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 1.3 per cent in December

    February 18, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $56.4 billion in December as sales of petroleum and coal products fell. The agency says the drop for the final month of 2018 was the third consecutive month

  • Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations as auto market shifts

    February 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    LONDON, Ont. – Autoparts maker Brose Fahrzeugteile says it will cut 100 jobs at its London, Ont., operations by the end of the year. The German company says it is adjusting production capacity at the manufacturing facility to meet shifting

  • Nova Scotia battery company gets $2.4 million federal loan to help expansion

    February 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    SPRINGHILL, N.S. – A Nova Scotia battery company is getting a $2.4-million federal loan to help it with an expansion of its production facility. Surrette Battery Company Ltd., Canada’s only manufacturer of deep cycle lead-acid batteries, is embarking on a

  • General Motors moving ahead with salaried job cuts, says modest number in Canada

    February 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OSHAWA, Ont. – General Motors says it has largely complete salaried job cuts in Canada as part of a wider restructuring announced last November. The layoffs are part of GM’s effort to cut 8,000 positions from its salaried and contract

  • US factories grew at faster pace in January

    February 4, 2019 by Martin Crutsinger

    WASHINGTON – American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in January than in the previous month when there had been a big slowdown in manufacturing activity. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that

  • Eaton Expands North America Portfolio

    January 28, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Eaton Vehicle Group’s Aftermarket division has reached a distribution agreement with Bezares SA, becoming North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio. Eaton will also provide post-sale service and support through Roadranger field team. “Our customer relationships provide

  • Canada’s wholesale and manufacturing sales fell in November: Statistics Canada

    January 23, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Canadian economy showed signs of weakness in November as both wholesale and manufacturing sales fell. Statistics Canada said Tuesday wholesale trade fell 1.0 per cent in November to $63.0 billion, more than offsetting the 0.7 per cent

  • Union president says Ford to fight for workers at GM plant slated for closure

    January 15, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords

    The head of the union representing workers at a General Motors plant slated for closure said Premier Doug Ford offered assurances Monday that he would pressure the automaker to change its plans for the facility in Oshawa, Ont. Unifor President

  • Magna expects sales to be hurt by sale of fluid pressure and controls business

    January 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    AURORA, Ont. – Magna International Inc. says it expects its sales this year will be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its

  • Product

    HPS Titan N

    January 14, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (HPS), now offers three phase encapsulated transformers for industrial and harsh environments named the HPS Titan N. HPS Titan N is completely encapsulated in epoxy and silica, providing protection from airborne contaminants and prevents the ingress

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    Schütte SCX Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe

    January 14, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Schütte offers the SCX, its multi-spindle automatic lathe. Everything that is not directly related to the production of workpieces has been eliminated from the machining area. There are no drives, cables, slides, lubrication lines or cooling lines within the tooling