MRO Magazine


  • News Industry

    Nova Scotia Power says it now generates 30 per cent of its power from renewables

    June 17, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s private utility says it has hit a new milestone in its delivery of electricity from renewable resources. Nova Scotia Power says 30 per cent of the electricity it produced in 2018 came from renewable sources such

  • Product

    IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench

    June 14, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    IRWIN new VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench is available with smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and GrooveLock ratcheting up mechanism. “IRWIN listened to customer feedback about limitations of traditional adjustable wrenches and implemented several innovations to improve the user experience,” said

  • Product

    Endress+Hauser Point Level Switch

    May 20, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Endress+Hauser announced Nivector FTI26 point level switch for detection of powdered and fine-grained solids (plastic granules, detergent, grain, sugar, spices, milk powder, animal feed and other dry materials). It can be installed at top of a tank to indicate high

  • Feature Industry

    Utility Asset Risk Management With RCM


    Power utilities can use RCM as a foundation for good asset management. Our lives depend heavily on electricity and its supply is highly reliable, so much so that we rarely think about it, until the lights go out. Fortunately, that

  • Product

    Larson Electronics Explosion-Proof Fixture/Extension Cord Plug

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Larson Electronics released an explosion-proof plug rated at 20 amps, compatible with its EPO-20A explosion-proof, 20-amp outlet when coupled with the EPP-20A series plug. This unit can only be used in T-style outlets and must be mated to an explosion-proof

  • Product

    Remee Wire & Cable Introduces REMnant Program

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Remee Wire & Cable, announced a new service program, offering its surplus inventory to installers, end users and distributors.  REMnant Excess Inventory program includes 500 feet (or larger) cables, and random lengths from mill ends. Remee has set up a

  • News Industry

    Hydro One chief operating officer and chief legal officer leaving utility

    April 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Hydro One says its chief operating and officer and chief legal officer are leaving the company. The power utility says chief operating officer Greg Kiraly and chief legal officer Jamie Scarlett will leave after a period of planned

  • 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

  • News Industry

    Markham mayor says city to be a ‘living lab’ for Bell, IBM smart city research

    February 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO _ Bell Canada and IBM Canada Ltd. are teaming up with the Toronto-area city of Markham, Ont., to test a new generation of systems for monitoring city infrastructure and detecting problems such as storm flooding. The six-month research program

  • News Industry

    Yukon says Dawson wastewater plant expensive, needs replacing after seven years

    January 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    DAWSON CITY, Yukon – Just seven years after it was completed, planners want to replace a wastewater treatment plant in Dawson City, Yukon. The Yukon government says the project has been a “costly endeavour” but the life cycle of the

  • Product

    Chicago Pneumatic Impact Wrench

    January 16, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Chicago Pneumatic ¾” impact CP7769  wrench is compact, ergonomic and seven per cent lighter than its predecessor and provides  up to 1440 foot/pounds of maximum torque and is 200 millimetres in length and 220 mm in height. The tool has a 360o-swivel air inlet, which facilitates the connection to

  • Mission Critical – Emergency Power Upgrades

    January 7, 2019 by

    TELUS completes an integrated project to build a new standby generation plant at a mission critical network facility. As one of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies, TELUS has a multitude of network buildings located throughout Canada. Network buildings provide a number

  • Product

    DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    December 18, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    AutomationDirect has added PSH series high efficiency power supplies and PSX series rugged IP67 rated power supplies to the RHINO DC power supplies line-up. RHINO high efficiency PSH series 12, 24 and 48 VDC power supplies offer efficiencies up to

  • Operational Excellence Takes Centre Stage

    December 10, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities conference and workshops took place recently at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Ontario. Over 150 industry professionals attended the event, including representatives from Enbridge, HydroOne, Suncor, SaskPower, Hydro-Québec, Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power

  • News Industry

    N.R. Murphy Ltd Announces New Owners

    December 3, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    After 75 years in business, N.R. Murphy Limited has new owners. Helder Armas has taken over as the new president. Armas is also now co-owner with his wife, Lori Armas, daughter of Norman R. Murphy, the company’s previous owner and

  • News Industry

    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

  • Product

    Allweiler Three-screw Pump for Machine Tool Coolant Service

    November 12, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Allweiler announced the EMTEC-C next generation three-screw pump, which removes abrasive machine chips, particles and heat away from cutting surfaces in high-pressure machine tool coolant service. EMTEC-C has improved durability and efficiency, and used for metalworking applications, transfer lines, 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

  • Product

    PRUFTECHNIK launches OPTALIGN touch system

    September 7, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    PRUFTECHNIK launched the new OPTALIGN touch system, which consists of touch handheld device and the PRUFTECHNIK sensALIGN 5 sensor/laser heads. It offers all PRUFTECHNIK features necessary for every day alignment jobs: continuous SWEEP measurement mode, simultaneous real-time machine corrections in

  • News Industry

    RIDGID Names Marketing Director of Underground Technologies

    September 7, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Tim Dunphy has been named Marketing Director of Underground Technologies at RIDGID. Dunphy will now manage new product development, partner relations and new business opportunities for the RIDGID line of diagnostics, inspection, locating and drain cleaning products. “Tim is a