MRO Magazine


  • 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.

  • News Industry

    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

  • News Industry

    NAFTA in August? Canada’s US envoy says ‘aspirational,’ but will work for it

    August 10, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Ottawa – Canada’s ambassador to the United States says predictions that NAFTA talks can be settled by the end of month are “aspirational” – even if American and Mexican officials are close to resolving their differences on complex auto sector

  • News Industry

    Magna stock plunges after cautious outlook amid tariff uncertainty

    August 10, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Aurora – Magna International Inc. stock had one of its biggest one-day declines of the year on Wednesday after it lowered expectations for the second half of 2018 amid uncertainty surrounding tariffs and trade negotiations involving the United States and

  • Dorel warns U.S. tariffs could impact its business, result in price increases

    August 10, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Montreal – Manufacturer Dorel Industries Inc. warns that proposed tariffs in the U.S. would have a significant impact on all three of its major business lines and could result in higher prices for consumers. The bicycle, furniture and baby ware

  • In alignment: Troubleshooting rotating equipment alignment problems

    August 3, 2018 by L. (Tex) Leugner

    Misalignment of machine shaft centrelines cause up to 50 per cent of machine vibration problems and are the result of two common conditions. Parallel offset misalignment is a condition where the centrelines of the two shafts do not meet, whereas

  • Product

    Transducers USA Tonelight Series Warning Indicators

    August 2, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Transducers USA have expanded Tonelight Series of warning indicators to include new models with stainless steel housings.  The panel-mounted devices feature a combination of audible and LED warning signals.  Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, with green, yellow, orange, blue,

  • Product

    Gam Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes

    August 2, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Gam VP Series Performance Plus miniature spiral bevel gearboxes offer the highest torque density, range of ratios, and torque capacity on the market. The product specifications are: sizes (27, 33, and 45 mm), highest torque density for the size, ratios

  • PTDA Foundation Endorses Manufacturing Day 2018

    August 1, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Manufacturing Day is coming on October 5, 2018. It presents an opportunity for power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors to support their manufacturer suppliers and raise their own visibility as an employer within their own communities. PT WORK Force, an initiative

  • Uniboard Invests in Val-d’Or facility

    August 1, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Uniboard announced an investment of $38.5 million to its Val-d’Or facility. This is the second phase of a major upgrade project to build a particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) facility in Val-d’Or. The modernization will focus on screening, sifting,

  • Dixie cup plant to close in Brampton, Ont., 133 workers to lose jobs

    August 1, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    More than 100 employees will lose their jobs after Georgia-Pacific announced it will close its Dixie cup manufacturing plant in Brampton, Ont. “The decision was based on kind of business needs and customer demand,” said spokesman Kelly Ferguson. “It really

  • Nova Scotia premier to discuss trade issues during trip to Washington, D.C.

    July 30, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Halifax – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to discuss potential American tariffs on cars and auto parts. McNeil says he will meet with officials at the United States Department of Commerce

  • HARTING Canada Hosts Annual Media Day

    July 27, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    HARTING Canada recently held its annual Media Day at the Cluny Bistro in Toronto, Ontario. The event gave those in attendance a sneak peak at some of the products the company is working on. Ashley Smith-Heine, Vice President of Sales,

  • News Industry

    Edgetech Instruments AcuDew Moisture Transmitter Highly Responsive

    July 27, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Edgetech Instruments’ AcuDew moisture transmitter is helping NuMat Technologies monitor the trace moisture level on their incoming nitrogen line that feeds their Powder Dryer. Too much moisture in the system will damage the performance of NuMat’s end products. “I installed

  • Timken Company Acquires Rollon Group

    July 27, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Timken Company, an engineered bearings and power transmission products company, has reached an agreement to acquire Rollon Group from Chequers Capital and IGI Private Equity. Rollon specializes in the design and manufacture of linear guides, telescopic rails and linear

  • Product

    Synthetic Lubricating Grease from Klüber Lubrication

    July 26, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Klüber Lubrication now offers Klübersynth UH1 14-151 synthetic lubricating grease for the food and pharmaceutical processing industry. Klübersynth UH1 14-151 is designed with anti-wear properties, water resistance and corrosion protection, reducing the risk of premature bearing failure, and high ageing

  • Product

    Joral Introduces Sensor Fusion Inclinometer

    July 26, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Joral LLC announces a G-force compensated inclinometer that provides feedback for pitch, yaw, and roll. The new technology utilizes sensor fusion, which combines more than one complementary sensing method. The new Joral SGAM and DGAM incline sensors take input by

  • Former FCA CEO Passes Away

    July 25, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has passed away. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone,” said John Elkann, EXOR. “I believe that the best way to honor his