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News
April 12, 2016  

Region of the year

Gates Canada Industrial Division has been awarded “Region of

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Sealing solutions for industrial bearings

To perform properly and last, bearings must be protected from loss of lubrication and external contamination. Yet traditional contact oil seals can severely damage equipment. This conundrum can be solved by using non-contact isolators that…

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Instant Parts

To reduce inventory, production and machine downtime costs, maintenance organizations should get up to speed with the latest developments in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing technology. In the near future, 3D printing could…

Feature
June 1, 2013  

Protecting your welding assets

Because most welding equipment finds its way into the rigours of construction, farming, automotive, fabrication and other “rough use” industries, aspects of routine maintenance are often postponed or even overlooked. This article is intended to…

Feature
April 1, 2013  

IDI honours its members

Toronto – IDI Independent Distributors Inc., a Mississauga, ON-based industrial buying group, held its annual shareholder conference in Toronto Jan. 22-25, 2013, to recognize its outstanding members.

Feature
February 1, 2013  

Baldor reveals inner workings of its motor plants

After about two years of being acquired by the Switzerland-based ABB group, Baldor Electric Company opened its doors to some of its manufacturing facilities in the southern US to show the recent investments made in the company’s…

Feature
February 1, 2013  

Big MRO trade show stampedes into Calgary

Acklands-Grainger, a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted a record number of attendees at its annual customer trade show, known as The Works, held  at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, Jan. 16-18, 2013….

Feature
February 1, 2012  

EASA show attracts new vendors

The annual general meeting of the Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), which took place in Toronto in January, featured an annual tabletop trade show boasting new vendors, a new pump course presented by EASA…

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Big MRO show returns to Toronto

The Works, billed as Canada’s largest MRO & Safety Show, returned to the Toronto Congress Centre for the second time. The January event, organized by Acklands-Grainger, featured 260 supplier exhibits and was attended by more than…

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Cam Lawrence fted on retirement

Cam Lawrence, president of BDI Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON, officially retired in January and has passed the reins over to Brian Dyke, who moves into the top role from his former position as vice-president of sales for Ontario.

Feature
September 1, 2011  

Networking, education and information make PTDA Canadian Conference popular

Ottawa, ON – More than 220 attendees representing nearly 70% of the Canadian distributor membership and several dozen manufacturer members of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) convened in Ottawa June 2-4, 2011, for…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Partners in Prevention show targets health and safety concerns

Mississauga, ON – Partners in Prevention 2011, a health and safety conference and trade show, took place at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON, May 17-18. Hosted by Health & Safety Ontario, a group of four health and safety…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

What’s new in pump systems

Online software helps in pump selection

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Business Briefs

• Bosch Rexroth Canada now offers Bosch Production Tools designed for industrial use. They include cordless screwdrivers and wrenches for precise assembly, air tools for production, service air tools used in trades and workshops, and…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

What’s new in drive systems

Stainless steel motor withstands caustic washdown

Feature
June 1, 2011  

PARENT FIRM OF MRO MAGAZINE ACQUIRES MORE PUBLICATIONS

Toronto, ON – Machinery & Equipment MRO parent Business Information Group (BIG Magazines LP) of Toronto, a division of Glacier Media Inc. of Vancouver, has acquired the Industrial Group of trade publications as well as associated digital…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Bringing the machine to the mountain

When Sonny Baytaluke’s crew was hired to repair corroded flange faces on some large pressure vessels for potato processing, it brought in portable machine tools to do the job. The alternative would have been to embark on a huge logistical…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Vampire ride runs smoother with DC drives

Chessington World of Adventures, a popular theme park and zoo in southwest London, offers 25 different rides and attractions. One of the most famous is the Vampire ride. It became the UK’s first suspended rollercoaster when it opened in 1990…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

PERSONAL REASONS, ILLNESS OR DISABILITY KEEP EMPLOYEES OFF THE JOB

Ottawa, ON — In an average week in 2010, 8.0% of full-time employees in Canada missed some work for personal reasons, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, Work Absences in 2010. This proportion was unchanged from 2009, but up from…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Saving money by maximizing pump lifespans

Preventive maintenance is a key component in maximizing the lifespan of an engine-powered portable pump, as well as providing cost savings, better profitability, increased pump availability, improved productivity, and decreased repair costs….

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Using rigid couplings for precision applications

Rigid couplings historically have been imprecise, inexpensive, and often home-made components for simple shaft-to-shaft connections. It is not surprising that in the past, many people would not consider using rigid couplings in a servo…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

STUDY TRACKS ENGINEERING JOB OUTLOOK THROUGH TO 2018

Ottawa, ON — Engineers Canada has released a labour market study that shows the current and future market conditions in engineering. The study tracked current national labour supply and demand and includes a projection from 2010 to 2018,…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

PT industry gathering focuses on future

More than 530 delegates from the power transmission/motion control industry took part in the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) 2011 Industry Summit in Washington, DC, Oct. 13-15. Including companions and guests, the total…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Preventing dirty-oil downtime

J.E. Myles Inc., a hydraulic systems distributor based in Troy, MI, worked with its sister company, Control Power-Reliance, to engineer the world’s largest six-axis transportation simulator back in 1996. Today, the simulator continues to run…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Product Spotlight

Continuous caster bearing has component design for easy handling

Feature
June 1, 2011  

43% of industrial pumps sold this year will be installed in Asia

Northfield, IL — The world market for industrial pumps will be just under $35 billion in 2011. The Asian sales will be 50% greater than in the Americas and will constitute 43% of the world total. These are the latest forecasts in Pumps World…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Solving problems Anywhere! Anytime!

In maintenance, as in many other things, time is money. And it’s never been truer for companies with operations spread across the globe. Equipment downtime, lost production and high travel costs to troubleshoot problems can kill the…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Motor reliability critical for mine

Cameco Corp. of Saskatoon, SK, is one of the world’s largest uranium producers. Otherwise known as the Canadian Mining and Energy Corporation, Cameco was formed in 1988 by the merger and privatization of two crown corporations.

Feature
June 1, 2011  

POLLUTION-FREE PROPELLER SHAFT BEARINGS OPERATE IN SEAWATER RATHER THAN OIL

Burlington, ON — Thordon Bearings, a Canadian manufacturer of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings, has been shortlisted for the Ocean Environmental Protection Award at the 2011 Sustainable Shipping Awards to be held in London,…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

What’s new in hand and power tools

Angle grinder offers long run time, cool operation