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New grinding tools offer power, ergonomics and flexibility
March 18, 2015 by Fein Power Tool Company

Industries such as metal and steel fabrication, foundries and shipyards depend on tough and reliable grinding tools that can meet rigorous demands. When evaluating grinders, there are three important attributes to keep in mind — power, ergonomics…

A look at steam trap options and must-have features
March 17, 2015 by Keystone Steam Supplies

Steam traps are an inherent part of all steam systems. They are necessary because if steam passes beyond its point of use and gets into the return system, it can cause gross inefficiency and expense.…

The benefits of a preventive maintenance audit
March 17, 2015 by Henkel Canada Corporation

One of the objectives of MRO is to approach maintenance and repair as a proactive endeavour. When maintenance professionals are forced to be reactive to equipment issues, the result is usually expensive repairs and extensive downtime…

Video measuring machine makes measurements easy
March 16, 2015 by Digital Measurement Metrology Inc (DMM)

The Shimana Compact Video Measuring Machine (VMM) is the latest 21st century tool in a long list of metrology instruments used for measurements and small parts inspection. It is a contactless machine designed…

Customer satisfaction top priority at Bohne Spring
March 16, 2015 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

Bohne Spring’s goal is to make running your business as easy as possible. They do this by providing customers in a wide variety of market sectors, including the automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer goods…

Say goodbye to false measurements with new RTD temperature sensing system
March 13, 2015 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

Freezer sensors are subject to false alarms when doors are opened and temperature momentarily rises. The Thermal Vial temperature sensing system, from Minco and available through Mod-Tronic Instruments, features a container that acts…

Employee-owned machine shop has reputation for quality
March 13, 2015 by L & M Precision Products Inc

Quality is not just a word for the folks at L & M Precision Products. It’s a culture.  The Toronto-based machine shop has a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program that utilizes Lean manufacturing processes…

HVAC in a hurry: Leading manufacturer meets temporary ducting demands
March 12, 2015 by Hi-Tech Duravent

Sometimes the unexpected happens — a natural disaster, for example — and emergency heating or cooling is required. Other times, it’s a planned event — a sporting event, construction site or movie shoot…

Keep it clean: An intro to parts washers
March 12, 2015 by Vibra Finish Limited

Parts cleaning is an essential step in manufacturing, remanufacturing and maintenance processes. To clean effectively, a parts washer is needed — a piece of equipment designed to clean, degrease and dry bulk loads…

Glass manufacturer cuts out waste
March 11, 2015 by Pegasus Glass

Pegasus Glass has a goal of zero waste. The Cambridge, Ont.-based glass manufacturer created its “ZerOwaste project” with the intent to recycle or reuse virtually everything it produces or consumes — eliminating 95…

State-of-the-art machinery brings enhanced capability
March 11, 2015 by L & M Precision Products Inc

L & M Precision Products Inc., an ISO 9001 registered company celebrating more than 50 years in business, is continually focused on upgrading its first and secondary operation machines. When older or inefficient…

Heavy-duty dry vacs now CE compliant
March 10, 2015 by Exair Corporation

Independent laboratory tests now certify that Exair’s Heavy Duty Dry Vac meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the European Union that are required to attain the CE mark.  The Heavy Duty Dry…

Finding a solution that works
March 10, 2015 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

One of this nation’s largest general retailers was analyzing productivity at its distribution centre. The centre services 488 stores across Canada. In an effort to improve productivity, management was looking at new technologies to semi-automate…

The truth about calibration and accreditation
March 10, 2015 by Digital Measurement Metrology Inc (DMM)

There is a myth about calibration — that it’s not necessary. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Everything that is manufactured must be measured to ensure quality.  Calibration is responsible for…

Butterfly valves offer unparalleled reliability
March 9, 2015 by Ipex Management Inc.

IPEX Inc.’s highly versatile butterfly valves, part of the company’s line of thermoplastic valves, can be used for simple on/off service, but also for processes requiring precise throttling. End-of-line installation of a lugged version…

Broaching machine manufacturer meets customer needs — from design to training and beyond
March 9, 2015 by The Ohio Broach & Machine Co.

Ohio Broach & Machine Company has more than 55 years of experience in engineering broaching machines and tooling. The Willoughby, Ohio-based company can design and build standalone or transfer type machines with manual, semi-automatic or automatic…

ProLogix offers complete control of Hytrol sortation equipment
March 9, 2015 by Norpak Handling Limited

Hytrol is just one of a growing list of high-quality international suppliers represented across Canada by Norpak Handling and McKessock Conveyor Solutions. The ProLogix Sortation Control package is available from the companies to…

Optical strain gauge offers many benefits
March 6, 2015 by Durham Instruments

HBM's measurement technology enables the best of both worlds — the simultaneous acquisition of data using both electrical and optical strain gauges. The EasyOptics module in HBM's catmanAP software enables users to jointly…

Vibropeening technology produces stronger surfaces
March 6, 2015 by Vibra Finish Limited

The future goal of metallurgy is to alter the mechanical properties of metals to produce lighter, stronger, break- and failure-resistant parts. Traditionally, this has been done with nitriding, shot peening and heat-treating methods. But Vibra…

Manufacturer uses state-of-the-art equipment to produce custom bushings
March 6, 2015 by Collison-Goll Ltd

Collison-Goll has a vision — to be the premier precision machined products manufacturer in North America. The Toronto-based company manufactures, among other things, custom brass, bronze and copper bushings for a variety of industrial applications. …

Transducers designed for rigorous environments
March 5, 2015 by Durham Instruments

LT Level Transducers, from Measurement Specialties and available through Durham Instruments, are submersible hydrostatic level transducers specifically designed to meet the rigorous environments encountered in liquid level measurement and control. Ideal for municipal,…

FEIN’s metal cutting saws pack power and performance
March 5, 2015 by Fein Power Tool Company

FEIN Power Tools’ Slugger Metal Cutting Saws — available in three sizes — are high-performance, durable solutions for metal cutting.  The new 7¼-inch saw features a powerful, double-insulated 1,400-watt (12-amp) motor for continuous loads.…

McKessock and Norpak make powerful conveyor solutions team
March 5, 2015 by Norpak Handling Limited

In 2010, McKessock Engineering joined Norpak Handling Limited and Norpak (BC) Limited as part of the Northumberland Group of companies. It was an easy transition for the McKessock team. All of the companies in the…

Harting’s new Han Ex connector sets made for explosion-proof environments
March 5, 2015 by Harting Canada Inc

Harting has launched the Han Ex industrial connector portfolio for explosion-proof applications. The series of five size 3A sets are each comprised of a hood, housing and high pin count insert. The connectors…

Rosta components lead the way in environmental technology
March 4, 2015 by Rosta Inc

Rosta is focused on the future. The company has been supplying various industries in Canada with rubber suspension elements and special machine components since it was founded in 1988. But the company is…

Powerful cordless cutter ideal for onsite metalworkers
March 4, 2015 by Walter Surface Technologies

Metalworkers are often on-location without access to a power supply. Now Quebec-based Walter Surface Technologies has the solution — the Zipwheel cutter, a powerful cordless cutter that can drive a six-inch cutting wheel.…

Survey results reveal workforce challenges
March 4, 2015 by Kronos Canadian Systems Inc.

Improving labour productivity presents huge challenges for the manufacturing and services and distribution sectors, according to research conducted by Gatepoint Research.  Last year, the company invited select HR, finance and operations executives from the manufacturing and…

The secret to Bohne Spring’s success
March 2, 2015 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

Bohne Spring strives to be the leading manufacturer of quality precision springs, wire forms and metal stampings. The third-generation family-owned business has established a solid reputation since its founding in 1941 through continuous…

New valves from Festo offer two-way convertibility
March 2, 2015 by Festo Inc

Festo’s new VSNC series of standard solenoid NAMUR valves is two valves in one. It converts easily and quickly from a 5/2-way valve into a 3/2-way valve by simply turning its seal 180…

Reduce downtime with high-quality diaphragm pumps
February 25, 2015 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

York Fluid Controls supplies diaphragm pumps that provide unparalleled reliability and performance. For 55 years, the Brampton, Ont.-based company has been distributing high-quality pumps designed to reduce downtime and minimize maintenance requirements —…