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June 1, 2011  

IFPE features PTDA pavillion

Las Vegas, NV — IFPE 2011, a huge international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control – including hydraulic, pneumatic,…

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June 1, 2011  

It’s been a hectic year so far

This spring was a busy time of year for us and for industry’s many suppliers to the MRO marketplace. In March, our staff attended the humongous IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, NV, where there were more than 400 exhibitors and 120,000 delegates….

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June 1, 2011  

CIM Conference & Exhibiton examines mining issues

Montreal, QC – The CIM Conference & Exhibition 2011, which took place May 22-25 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, was organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

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June 1, 2011  

Bearing specialists learn about clean energy

Glen Ellyn, IL — At its 2011 Annual Convention, held April 29-May 3, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Lost Pines, TX, clean energy specialist Dr. Michael Webber from the University of Texas shared his expertise on prospects for clean energy…

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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…

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April 1, 2011  

Information delivery gets faster

A few of us were chatting in our office the other day about the changes we’ve seen in our industry – the publishing business – since MRO Magazine was launched over a quarter of a century ago. The production methods and technologies we use have…

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April 1, 2011  

Business Briefs (April 01, 2011)

For the second year in a row, W.W. Grainger

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April 1, 2011  

REMOTE-CONTROLLED WATER JET CUTS ACCESS HOLE IN RADIOACTIVE STORAGE TANK

Richland, WA – Water jet contractor AK Services made history recently by cutting the largest-ever access hole in an active US Department of Energy radioactive waste storage tank at the DOE’s Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state.

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April 1, 2011  

Adhesives provide fast, powerful bond

Loctite structural acrylic adhesives from Henkel fixture rapidly, and deliver good peel and shear strength once cured. Loctite H8100 and H8110 Speedbonder adhesives provide tough, long-lasting bonds and are designed to reduce or eliminate…

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April 1, 2011  

Decreasing MTTR using split seal technology

Maintenance engineers and technicians are typically charged with responsibility of developing and implementing maintenance programs, making continuous productivity improvements, and solving daily equipment challenges.

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April 1, 2011  

Maintenance advice takes to the road

With a lot to say, a lot to show and a desire to more tightly focus marketing dollars, several suppliers of maintenance and repair components and systems are crisscrossing the country this year with their trucks, packed with products, teaching…

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April 1, 2011  

MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE ADDED TO MONTREAL PMDS SHOW

Montreal, QC – As the recovery of the manufacturing sector continues to make headlines – including Bombardier Inc.’s recent announcement of its largest aircraft order to date, worth up to $6.7 billion – Quebec manufacturers will get a…

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April 1, 2011  

Understanding Infrared

What is infrared thermography? It is the process of using an instrument and a method to detect infrared energies emitted from an object, convert these emitted energies to temperature values, and display an image of the object, showing its…

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April 1, 2011  

Electrical test tools are for use in hazardous environments

Designed for work on hazardous equipment and high-voltage circuits, the family of Fluke clamp meters and a four-channel hand-held oscilloscope are engineered to provide safe work environments for electricians and maintenance technicians and to…

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April 1, 2011  

Creating the ’24/7′ list

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archived online at www.mromagazine.com. This…

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April 1, 2011  

Spill berm packs down small for easy portability

Can-Ross spill berms are custom made to a user’s exact specifications. The aluminum L-bracket design makes the unit quick and easy to set up and dismantle, and allows for the berms to be compact and portable. The berms are manufactured using…

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April 1, 2011  

Making the right decisions

Plant maintenance and engineering people are faced with decision-making continually. Every day something needs to be fixed, installed, relocated or purchased. Many plant professionals wonder if there is some kind of standardized process that…

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April 1, 2011  

Metal seat ball valve withstands high temperatures

M-series metal seat ball valves from A-T Controls are engineered with specially coated matched balls and seats to stand up to high temperatures, pressures and abrasive materials encountered in the oil/gas, chemical, power generation, pulp and…

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April 1, 2011  

12 convention secrets

You already know why your upcoming convention is important: it’s a chance to view new products, discuss emerging trends, and visit with people who make a difference in the industry. All true. But if you look and listen very carefully at this…

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April 1, 2011  

Vibration Basics

To understand how vibration manifests itself, consider an electric motor.

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April 1, 2011  

Sealing out bearing contamination

Bearing seals are critical when used in combination with grease lubrication because they help keep the grease free from contamination. Contamination that reaches grease is trapped and will continually wear on the bearing.

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April 1, 2011  

Vibration tester has built-in expertise

One new troubleshooting tool – the Fluke 810 Handheld Vibration Tester – is designed specifically for maintenance professionals who need to troubleshoot mechanical problems and quickly understand the root cause of equipment condition.

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April 1, 2011  

Study examines apprenticeship jobs during downturn

Ottawa, ON – Declines in employment between October 2008 and October 2009 were larger in occupations for which an apprenticeship program exists than in all other occupations combined, according to a new study from Statistics Canada. However,…

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April 1, 2011  

Soft foot inspection procedure

When aligning machinery, one of the first steps should be to check for a ‘soft foot’ – i.e., the condition when one or more of the motor feet do not share the same plane or the motor base is not flat.

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April 1, 2011  

WORKSHOP HELPS PTDA MEMBERS DEVELOP INTERNAL PRODUCT EXPERTS

Chicago, IL – According to the Business Index released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), a net 30% of distributors and 40% of manufacturers reported increased staffing in the fourth quarter of 2010. In the same study,…

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April 1, 2011  

Panoramic image innovation

The NEC Avio Infrared Technologies Thermo Gear model G120 high-resolution portable thermal imaging cameras in its InfRec series feature the world’s first Panoramic Thermal Image Recording feature. As the camera is panned in a vertical or…

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April 1, 2011  

Mounting Methods

Rolling bearings are high-precision machine elements that are produced using the latest high-technology equipment, machined to close tolerances of a few microns. To guarantee the optimum function of a bearing arrangement, a few basic rules…

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February 1, 2011  

Business Briefs (February 01, 2011)

Gordon A. Duncan, former president of industrial distributor Kinecor

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February 1, 2011  

Industry profitability expected to rise in 2011

Ottawa, ON – Corporate profitability is expected to improve over the course of 2011, based on a strong increase in The Conference Board of Canada’s monthly Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability. The index increased by 0.6% in December…

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June 1, 2010  

Bearing industry convention assesses past, present and future

Naples, FL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2010 Annual Convention, which took place May 1-4 in Naples, FL, invited attendees to take ‘a look back to step ahead’. The goal was to look ahea…