MRO Magazine


  • CTMA Elects New President

    November 27, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) named Chris Hergott, as its new President. Hergott has 27 years of tooling industry experience. He began his career at Millard’s Precision Machine and Tool and also spent time at BES Tool as

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    Kirkland Lake Gold to acquire Detour Gold in stock deal worth $4.9 billion

    November 25, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire Detour Gold Corp. in a deal that values the company at about $4.9 billion. Under the agreement, Detour Gold shareholders will receive 0.4343 of a Kirkland Lake share

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How Far in Advance Should You Schedule Maintenance?

    September 30, 2019 by Doc Palmer

    How far in advance should you schedule maintenance? New things go into the backlog constantly, so, hopefully as early as possible; however, a plant can only schedule as much work as it can do. There are multiple schedules in maintenance,

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    Coral Portable Paint Booths

    September 23, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    These portable paint booths allow painting of small to medium sized parts in an MRO environment. They are available in sizes as small as three feet by three feet all the way up to 10’ wide and 8’ tall. The

  • Vancouver metal thieves steal equipment vital to fighting highrise blazes

    September 9, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Vancouver police are concerned that metal thieves in the city have created a new and potentially deadly safety hazard by stealing key fire suppression equipment. Sgt. Aaron Roed says more than 60 standpipe connections attached to the outer walls of

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    Ontario rips up Ring of Fire deal with First Nations to pursue bilateral talks

    September 2, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords

    Ontario is ripping up an agreement with First Nations on building road access to the Ring of Fire region in favour of pursuing individual deals with the nine communities, saying the move will speed up development of the mining project.

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    Teck zinc production to take a hit after equipment failure at refinery

    September 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources Ltd. says zinc production will be less than expected after an electrical equipment failure on the weekend at its refinery in Trail, B.C. The company says the failure affected one of four rectifiers used in the

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    Ottawa takes promised steps to prevent transshipments of aluminum, steel

    August 26, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Ottawa is taking promised steps to prevent aluminum and steel from entering Canada as a way to circumvent trade measures that led to the U.S. lifting tariffs earlier this year. Starting Sept. 1, certain aluminum products will be added to

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    Festo YJKP Modular Servo Press Kit

    July 19, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Festo’s YJKP modular servo press kit comes pre-assembled and pre-tested. Components – electric spindle drive, motor, motor controller, force sensor and control system – are deliver press forces up to 17 kN. The spindle axis, mounting kit and servo are

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    Pfannenberg PATROL Series Flashing Sounders

    June 21, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Pfannenberg PATROL Series Flashing Sounders for fixed gas detection alarming. Designed to alert personnel of an evacuation when there is presence of hazardous gas, these combined signalling products increase safety when used with ammonia, carbon dioxide, Freon, methane, or chlorine

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    Solvay develops sustainable ECTFE coating system

    May 29, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Solvay waterborne Halar ECTFE coating system offers metal corrosion prevention applications for the chemical processing industry. The system has a high adhesion primer and topcoat and is applied using standard liquid spray equipment. Waterborne Halar ECTFE liquid coating technology expands

  • Troubleshooting Linear Motion Components

    May 13, 2019 by

    There are many ways that linear motion components can break down and degrade if not maintained properly. Radial bearings tend to make more noise when malfunctioning because of their rapid rotation, but linear bearings tend to be much quieter and

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    Stelco pushes PM for help in dealing with ‘changing landscape’ for steel

    April 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canadian steel producer Stelco is looking for more support from the federal government as the country’s steel and aluminum producers grapple with punishing U.S. tariffs imposed on exports of their products south of the border. Stelco Holdings Inc.,

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    US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

    February 18, 2019 by Tammy Webber

    CHICAGO – The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of

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    Brookfield and the Caisse buy automotive battery business from Johnson Controls

    November 20, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Brookfield Business Partners LP and the Caisse dedepot et placement du Quebec, together with a group of institutional partners, have signed a deal to buy Johnson Controls’ power solutions business for US$13.2 billion. The business produces batteries for

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    Fairfax acquires 13.7 per cent stake in Stelco for $250 million

    November 19, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says it has bought a 13.7 per cent stake in steel producer Stelco Holdings Inc. for roughly $250 million. The insurance-focused financial services company says it has acquired 12.2 million common shares of the

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    Tariff strife largely overlooked in runup to Tuesday’s U.S. midterms

    November 5, 2018 by James McCarten

    CLEVELAND – As Donald Trump resumes the role of barnstormer-in-chief before Tuesday’s critical midterm elections, America’s ongoing tariff feud with friends and foes alike seems all but forgotten – at least for now. Gone are the heady, dog days of