MRO Magazine


  • CTMA Breakfast Seminar Discusses USMCA, Tariffs

    November 16, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) recently hosted a breakfast seminar at the Galt Golf and Country Club in Cambridge, Ontario. The topic was USMCA and Steel/Aluminum Tariffs The God, The Bad, The Ugly! Two speakers highlighted the meeting,

  • News Industry

    Ottawa to purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel: Sajjan

    November 5, 2018 by Keith Doucette

    HALIFAX – Concern over a potential lack of work for Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding turned to cheers Friday as the federal government announced it would purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. Defence Minister Harjit

  • News Industry

    China manufacturing weakens to 2 year low amid trade battles

    November 5, 2018 by Joe McDonald

    BEIJING – China’s manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The purchasing managers’

  • Troubleshooting Failure Modes

    October 30, 2018 by

    Protecting industrial shaft seals from failure. Industrial shaft seals in rotating machinery primarily function to retain lubricant, exclude contaminants (such as dust or moisture), separate media (including lubricant), and/or confine pressure. In turn, they protect bearing arrangements, optimize bearing service

  • Roads reopen, business resumes in Langley, B.C., following ammonia leak

    October 29, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    LANGLEY – All roads have reopened around an industrial park in the Township of Langley, south of Vancouver, almost two days after an ammonia leak forced an evacuation of the area. RCMP say roads around the industrial park reopened around

  • Worker dies after being pinned by machine at Alberta chemical plant

    October 29, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    RED DEER – An investigation by Occupational Health and Safety is underway after a worker was killed in an accident at an Alberta plant operated by Dow Canada. The department says the accident happened sometime between Tuesday evening and early

  • News Industry

    Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

    October 22, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales. Economists had expected a drop of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Sales were

  • Care, Custody and Control

    October 15, 2018 by

    The hand off to and from operations. Transitioning an asset between operations and maintenance is an often-overlooked risk. This has been a point of failure in most industries I have been involved with regardless of mobile or stationary equipment. This

  • News Industry

    Union launches ‘Ships Stay Here’ campaign to keep shipbuilding work in Halifax

    October 14, 2018 by Alex Cooke

    HALIFAX – Shipbuilders at Halifax’s Irving Shipyard have launched a campaign to keep their work in Nova Scotia, as concerns mount over the possibility of repair work on Halifax-class navy ships being transferred to Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec. Members of

  • Product

    Van der Graaf Unveils Intelligent Drum Motor

    October 12, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Van der Graaf has developed a drum motor design with the frequency inverter (VFD) integrated into the motor junction box and an electric motor. The new Intelligent Drum Motor (IntelliDrive) design was recently shown at IMTS 2018 in Chicago. With

  • Product

    Nexen MRS Precision Rotary Indexer

    October 5, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Nexen Group, Inc., has introduced the Motor Ready Sealed (MRS) precision rotary indexer. MRS precision rotary indexer offers: one-way positional accuracy up to ± 31 ArcSec and one-way repeatability up to ± 5.2 ArcSec. There is zero backlash from the

  • Maintenance Fundamentals

    October 2, 2018 by Peter Philips

    Manufacturing plants need to get back to the basic fundamentals of maintenance. In recent articles I mentioned how manufacturing plants need to get back to the basics of maintenance. We are all spending time doing root cause analysis, equipment liability

  • NTN Celebrates Centennial

    October 1, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    NTN held a gala celebration recently at the Omni King Edward hotel in Toronto, Ontario to celebrate its centennial, as well as 50 years of operations in Canada. “We are so proud of this milestone,” said Paul Meo, CEO and

  • News Industry

    Out with NAFTA, in with USMCA: Canada inks new trade deal with U.S., Mexico

    October 1, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    WASHINGTON – A new era in North American free trade dawned in the dead of night Sunday as a 14-month NAFTA modernization effort between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally came to fruition with just hours to spare before an

  • Product

    Rush Machinery Wheel Truing and Dressing Machines

    September 24, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Rush Machinery Model FC-350EX and FC-350W wheel truing and dressing machines, which are designed for truing and dressing flats, angles, and radii on diamond and CBN single wheels and multiple wheel packs, are now available. FC-350EX features a full enclosure

  • EMC Hosts Woodland Classic

    September 21, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) held its 16th annual Woodland Classic golf tournament at Rebel Creek Golf Club in Petersburg, Ontario. “Thanks to everyone who participated in EMC’s 16th Annual Woodland Classic where we brought together over 100 manufacturers and

  • IMTS 2018 Breaks Records

    September 21, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The 32nd annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018, put on by The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), was a record setter. For 2018, IMTS had 129,415 people registered, offered 1,424,232 square/feet of exhibit space, included 2,123 booths and 2,563

  • News Industry

    Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

    September 21, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Washington – Despite the eye-popping figures thrown around in the NAFTA conversation – $2 billion in daily trade, 18 million autos built each year, hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. – one number in particular seems to be

  • News Industry

    Magna selling fluid pressure and controls business to South Korean company

    September 21, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Aurora –  Auto parts company Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to sell its fluid pressure and controls business to Hanon Systems, a South Korea-based company, for roughly $1.23 billion. The business being sold specializes in the design, manufacture

  • Product

    WAGO expands Multi Connection System with MCS MAXI 832 Series

    September 17, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    WAGO introduced MCS MAXI 832 Series, a lever-actuated PCB connector for high power applications, up to 66 A / 600 V, and up to four AWG conductors. The MCS MAXI 832 Series extends range of wire-to-board and wire-to-wire pluggable solutions