MRO Magazine


  • 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

  • News Industry

    Consulting Engineers of Ontario Names New Board

    September 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) announced a new board of directors at its annual general meeting (AGM) at Blue Springs Golf Club. For 2018-19 the Board of Directors is: Officers: Jeremy Carkner, Morrison Hershfield Principal & Director – Chair Christine

  • News Industry

    Garlock Names President

    September 14, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Michael Faulkner has been named as President at Garlock, an EnPro Industries company. He takes over for Eric Vaillancourt, who has been named President of STEMCO, a sister EnPro company. “As a longtime employee of Garlock, I am excited to have

  • Beckhoff Automation Opens Office in Laval

    September 4, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Beckhoff Automation Ltd., has opened a new office in the Greater Montreal area, in Laval, Quebec. This is the second Beckhoff Automation office in Canada, and is a 2,223 sq-ft facility that allows for Beckhoff to supply and support manufacturers,

  • News Industry

    Finning to Expand Dealer Relationship With Weiler

    September 3, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Finning International Inc., announced it will expand its dealer relationship with Weiler, Inc., after Caterpillar Inc.’s announced it has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Cat purpose-built forestry business to Weiler. “Finning already has a productive and mutually

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    Cascades to close two Ontario corrugated packaging plants, affecting about 65 employees

    September 3, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Cascades Inc. says it is closing two Ontario corrugated packaging plants as part of ongoing efforts to reorganize and optimize its operations. The closures to take place by year-end will affect about 65 workers in Barrie and Peterborough.

  • Product

    Wieland Safety Limit Switches

    August 24, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Wieland sensor PRO safety limit switches (series SLS) offer safe position monitoring in industrial applications. A metal actuator can be turned and swapped without tools and the switches are rated to IP66/ 67. They can be used for conveyor object

  • Product

    WAGO Expands Performance Class PLC line

    August 23, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    WAGO has expanded its line of performance class PLCs with the addition of nine new PFC200 controllers. The new controllers offer increased processor speed, more onboard memory, as well as offering gateways between multiple industrial fieldbuses and enable data transfer

  • New chief operating officer comes aboard Bombardier’s aerospace wing

    August 23, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Bombardier Inc. has named a chief operating officer for its aerospace division. The company says Danny Di Perna will lead engineering and procurement at the Montreal-based transportation giant’s aerospace wing, reporting to chief executive Alain Bellemare. Di Perna brings more

  • Product

    HARTING’s IIoT Starter Kits

    August 20, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    HARTING has introduced three MICA starter kits, which are meant to help with implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Each kit contains the necessary hardware and software for basic application, removing risk and guesswork for companies looking to use

  • News Industry

    Manufacturing continues growth as prices rise

    August 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Canadian manufacturing saw a rise in output, new orders and employment in July, the fastest rise in production volumes since March 2017. With that came an accelerated rise in prices by manufacturing firms (which has been linked to impact of

  • News Industry

    Kruger Products to Invest $575 Million to Build a New Tissue Plant

    August 17, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. today announced its plan for a capital investment of $575 million in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Québec, to build a new, state-of-the-art tissue plant featuring Canada’s largest and most modern through-air-dry (TAD) machine.

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    Canadian manufacturing sales top expectations, gain 1.1 per cent in June

    August 17, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canadian manufacturing sales rose more than expected in June, boosted by a 16 per cent surge in oil and coal shipments. Statistics Canada said Thursday manufacturing sales were up 1.1 per cent to $58.1 billion in June, following

  • Product

    Miki Pulley BXR-LE Electric Brakes

    August 13, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Miki Pulley’s BXR-LE electric spring applied brakes can be used for small and precise servo motor configurations. The compact and lightweight design optimizes servo drive performance and efficiency. With an accompanying voltage controller, brake’s power consumption is stepped down to