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Electrical Industry/Maintenance

News
May 3, 2016  

Earn while you learn: training in the machine, tool, die & mould sector

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is pleased

Feature
April 1, 2014  

Questioning Procedures

Rewinding and repairing large magnets is one of the specialties at Electro Motors Co. Ltd. Its team of skilled people is trained not only to rewind/repair to the original manufacturer’s specifications, but also to identify the reason for…

Feature
April 1, 2013  

EASA meeting packs in information

 Toronto – The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) held a successful annual general meeting Jan. 18-19, 2013, at the Metropolitan Hotel in downtown Toronto. Long-running president Anthony Lekkas of…

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
September 1, 2011  

Power Play

Electricity means money and Hydro-Québec’s Beauharnois hydroelectric generating station is making its share of both this year: It generated a record 1,182,706 MWh in July 2011, thanks to all 38 generating units running. As well,…

Feature
November 1, 2007  

EASA Presents Exceptional Achievement and Service Award (November 01, 2007)

St. Louis, MO — The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has honoured Austin Bonnett as its 2007 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award. The presentation was made on J…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

World’s Largest Sawmill Cuts Sawbox Maintenance Time

Canfor Corp. has reduced maintenance time at its Houston, B.C., sawmill by using combination plug/receptacle and disconnect switches that allow workers to safely and quickly make and break electrical …

Feature
June 1, 2006  

Troubleshooter’s Guide to Test & Measurement Technologies

The monitoring of equipment condition has been around ever since man created the wheel. When the wheel squeaked and the wheel hub began to burn, man learned to grease the wheel with tallow. As the app…

Feature
June 1, 2006  

Finding the Hot Spots

A rattlesnake can see the heat of its prey in the infrared spectrum, while a human can feel some infrared radiation as heat. To detect the heat given off at the location of a poor electrical connectio…

Feature
June 1, 2006  

A Twisted Tale

At a manufacturing plant one hot summer day, HVAC installers were preparing to measure the cool fruits of their labour. They inserted a thermocouple probe into a gleaming new air conditioning duct, pa…

Feature
June 1, 2006  

No room for errors

With a total annual capacity of 2.5 million tons of pulp, paper and containerboard, Vancouver-based Catalyst Paper Corp. has no time for shutdowns and no room for errors. But aging drive technology an…

Feature
June 1, 2006  

Keeping safe around lasers

“When the beam struck my eye, I heard a distinct popping sound caused by a laser-induced explosion at the back of my eyeball. My vision was obscured almost immediately by streams of blood floating…

Feature
June 1, 2006  

Why stored AC drives can be dangerous

As a company in the variable speed drive service business, a client recently asked us to come to its facility to enter a program in a replacement drive. A 40-hp, 600-volt PWM (pulse-width-modulated) i…