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Eight reasons to consider Exergen D-Series infrared thermometers
December 2, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

Exergen D-Series infrared (IR) thermometers are an entirely different type of instrument than conventional temperature measuring devices. Designed specifically for the highest possible accuracy, it is the only infrared instrument that can be…

Sensor solutions for alternative energy applications
December 2, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Sensors are at the heart of many alternative energy applications.  Measurement Specialties (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors that measure pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity, torque, fluid properties and perimeter/penetration. The company’s sensors are…

The importance of direct inspection methods for machine tool accuracy
December 2, 2014 by Heidenhain Corporation

Machine tool performance is essentially determined by the dynamic and static accuracy of machine movement.  For precision machining, it is important to measure and compensate motional deviations. Guidelines and standards for inspecting machine…

What to look for in a plasma cutting machine: Part 2
December 2, 2014 by Lincoln Electric (Canada)

You’re in the market for a plasma cutting machine, but you don’t know where to start. You’re not alone.  Lincoln Electric has compiled this list of factors to consider when making a buying…

Automaker controls labour costs and improves productivity with workforce management solution
December 2, 2014 by Kronos Canadian Systems Inc.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. – Manufacturing Division (MMNA – Mfg.), located in Normal, Ill., was looking for a new workforce management system that did more than just collect time and attendance information.…

What to look for in a plasma cutting machine: Part 1
December 1, 2014 by Lincoln Electric (Canada)

You’ve done your research — plasma cutting versus oxyfuel cutting — and you’ve determined plasma cutting is the right process for you. Now it’s time to buy a machine. Where do you start?…

When does it make sense to use a plasma cutter?
December 1, 2014 by Lincoln Electric (Canada)

Do you need a cutting tool for occasional repair and maintenance work? Have you recently embarked on a new project that requires higher cutting volumes? Are you looking for an alternative to your…

How to achieve high speeds during production
December 1, 2014 by Untitled

Many industries across the world have the need for speed — high speed. Companies need to get more done in less time. How do they achieve increased productivity? Material handling equipment plays a…

Product diversity necessitates smart web searching
December 1, 2014 by Wenglor Sensoric Canada Inc

The diversity of sensors available to product developers, engineers and users is nearly unmanageable. There are many options — and every option has even more options. How do you choose the one that’s…

Multinational reduces risk of human error in production lines thanks to vision system
December 1, 2014 by Keyence Canada

Every minute, 15,000 patients around the world take a dose of medication produced at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) site in Evreux, France. The site produces 130 million boxes of inhaled forms (aerosols, inhaled products) each…

Food manufacturer’s vision of high-speed inspection comes to life
December 1, 2014 by Keyence Canada

For Nutrition & Santé, a maker of organic and health foods, quality is a big factor in the company’s success. But like most manufacturers, speed is also important — getting product to the…

Network security solutions help manufacturers protect against breaches
November 29, 2014 by Panduit Canada Corp

Network security is a real concern for many industries — including manufacturing — whether the breach is deliberate or accidental, an internal threat or an external threat. Networks are vulnerable on multiple levels…

Five elements of an effective lockout/tagout program
November 29, 2014 by Panduit Canada Corp

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is a process to control energy hazards for preventing accidental startup or release of stored energy during setup, maintenance and servicing of equipment. It’s a necessary process to keep your employees safe on…

Good vibrations: One way to avoid machine downtime
November 28, 2014 by Dalimar Instruments Inc

In a manufacturing plant, it is very important that the machines on the production floor are well maintained and monitored to avoid downtime. Measuring the vibration of machinery is one way to avoid costly…

Cut to the chase: Must-have features of cutting tools
November 28, 2014 by Motion Industries Canada

Cutting tools are designed to remove workpiece material — typically metal — using one or more cutting edges. They are either single-point tools, such as turning and boring tools, or multi-point tools, like…

Six steps to selecting the right service partner
November 28, 2014 by Untitled

Time is money. So if you have a machine down and production stops, quick action is of the essence. Every wasted second is wasted dollars. Are you prepared?  You are if you’ve selected…

Hydraulic drives keep manufacturer on the front lines
November 27, 2014 by Untitled

Warrior Manufacturing Services is a Canadian producer of drilling equipment based in Calgary, Alta. Since its start in 2005, the company has seen and undergone significant changes. But one thing that remains in…

How to diagnose a leaking steam trap
November 27, 2014 by Keystone Steam Supplies

Steam traps have a tendency to leak. A faulty steam trap not only wastes valuable heating dollars, but it can also destroy condensate pumps, create hot and cold spots within a heating space,…

Everything you need to know about ultrasonic steam trap leak detection
November 27, 2014 by Keystone Steam Supplies

A faulty steam trap can waste valuable heating dollars, destroy condensate pumps, create hot and cold spots within a heating space, cause production inefficiency, produce destructive water hammer, and lead to premature failure…

Core drilling, Part 2: Questions you need answered
November 27, 2014 by Fein Power Tool Company

When precise drilling of holes is required in metalwork pieces, a core drilling system may be the answer.  Fein Power Tool Company has compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to core…

Divide and secure: The wire mesh partition solution
November 27, 2014 by Excess Space Solutions Inc

Some industrial facilities require partitioned areas to control access to products, equipment or processes, for either security or safety reasons.  Wire mesh partitions are a cost-effective solution for dividing and securing warehouse space,…

Three important qualities to look for in a supplier
November 27, 2014 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

The three most important qualities you should look for in your mechanical spring supplier — or any supplier for that matter — are quality, service and dependability.  Bohne Spring says it has this…

Core drilling, Part 1: Questions you need answered
November 26, 2014 by Fein Power Tool Company

When precise drilling of holes is required in metalwork pieces, a core drilling system may be the answer. And if it is the answer, you likely have even more questions about how to…

Nine benefits of pulsation dampeners and surge suppressors
November 26, 2014 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

Positive Displacement (PD) pumps create pulsation and hydraulic shock due to the reciprocating nature of their stroking action, potentially damaging the entire pumping system. A good pulsation dampener and surge suppressor should remove…

Industrial fluids: Find the best solution for your application
November 26, 2014 by Rotem Industrial Products Inc

Industrial fluids are integral to any manufacturing process. Cutting fluids, hydraulic fluids, coolants, cleaners, lubricants and metalworking fluids play a big role in your operations — and there are a lot of options…

Factors to consider during tooling integration
November 26, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

End-of-arm tooling is integrated with overhead lifting equipment such as hoists, process arms, rigid column manipulators and workstation arms. This tooling is used in a variety of applications, including automotive manufacturing, workstation assembly,…

Three simple questions to determine if your application requires humidity sensors
November 26, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Humidity sensors can improve performance, reduce energy consumption and increase safety in a variety of applications. Increasingly, OEMs are designing relative humidity/temperature sensors into engines, electronics and other products to improve control and…

Innovative storage and racking solution supports company’s growth
November 25, 2014 by Redirack Storage Systems

In 2012, Live To Play Sports, moved from its warehouse in Woodbridge, Ont., to a bigger distribution centre (DC) in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood. Due to a rapidly expanding business, the bicycle and bike…

Factors to consider before buying industrial springs
November 25, 2014 by Springs & Things Inc

The average spring isn’t very big or expensive, but it is one of the most critical elements of any mechanical assembly, and It has to be designed and built to high standards.  Before…

Three benefits of the redesigned Fein MultiMaster power tool
November 25, 2014 by Fein Power Tool Company

The Fein MultiMaster power tool has been redesigned for maximum performance and minimum vibration.  Three of its most impressive features include:  1. More powerful The FEIN MultiMaster FMM 350 Q saws up to 35…