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Understanding pipe stiffness: PVC versus ductile iron
November 24, 2014 by Ipex Management Inc.

Pipe stiffness is the measure of a flexible pipe’s resistance to deflection under load. A flexible pipe is any pipe that can deflect two per cent without suffering damage. Both ductile iron (DI) and…

Gas filling achieves new highs for productivity and accuracy thanks to valves
November 24, 2014 by CPV Manufacturing

At the Norco gas filling plant in Boise, Idaho, gas filling has taken on a whole new meaning.  The 53,000-sq.-ft. plant houses an automated gas fill system by Weldcoa, and a 1,250-sq.-ft. research…

Sensor helps prevent low-temperature damage
November 21, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

A new low-temperature cut-out and averaging sensor helps prevent low-temperature damage in industrial environments.  The solid-state Chill-Out sensor, from Minco and available through Mod-Tronic Instruments, senses freezing temperatures within any 12-inch section along…

Common causes of O-ring failure — and what to do about it: Part 2
November 21, 2014 by Daemar Inc.

We recently highlighted three common causes of O-ring failure. But there are more.  This article highlights three more frequent causes of failure.  1. Explosive decompression results when, after a period of service under…

Common causes of O-ring failure — and what to do about it: Part 1
November 21, 2014 by Daemar Inc.

Like any device subject to judgment in design or human error during installation, O-ring seals can fail.  While there are a number of different types and causes of seal failure, this article highlights…

Should you replace thermocouples with resistance temperature detectors?
November 21, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) — sensors used to measure temperature by associating the resistance of the RTD element with temperature — are slowly replacing thermocouples in many industrial applications below 600 degrees C. Why? RTDs have…

Five benefits of fibreglass dock-level storage systems
November 21, 2014 by Excess Space Solutions Inc

Flexibility is a must in today’s ever-changing industrial environment. When a company needs to expand, but doesn’t have the space in its facility, fibreglass storage systems may be the answer.  Below are five…

Sorting through sortation system options
November 21, 2014 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

At the heart of any material handling process is a sortation system. These systems provide automatic product identification and separation into predefined groupings.  There are many applications where these systems are a fit,…

Custom fabricator cuts lead time in half
November 21, 2014 by Alps Welding Ltd

Over the years, Alps Welding’s commitment to customer service has allowed the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom fabricator to develop a reputation as the ”go-to” shop for projects with a tight timeline or that have…

A modern way to accelerate your test capabilities
November 20, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Many test engineers using high-speed data acquisition tools believe it is often easier to use a paper chart recorder to quickly evaluate test data rather than trying to examine the PC’s data acquisition…

Three ways to keep your conveyor clean
November 20, 2014 by Associated Industrial Brush Co. Ltd.

Many industrial environments rely on conveyors to efficiently move materials from one location to another. If the systems aren’t properly maintained, though, the result is often downtime. And just like that, the company…

How to achieve high quality and efficiencies in production
November 20, 2014 by Eastman Manufacturing Inc.

Reliable paint finishing equipment is essential in the production of high-quality products.  What features should you look for in paint finishing equipment?  You want it to be efficient and deliver high-quality results, according to…

Choosing the right chain for your application
November 20, 2014 by Tsubaki Of Canada Ltd.

With so many different industries and environments, how do you know what the right chain for any given application is? There is not always one correct answer, but many factors can play into…

Condition monitoring keeps machinery running at top performance
November 19, 2014 by Wainbee Limited

Condition monitoring is a major component of preventative maintenance. It helps determine the condition of machinery during operation, and identifies significant changes, which could be indicative of a developing fault.  Parker Kittiwake specializes in online…

Four ways to protect product during shipping
November 19, 2014 by Daemar Inc.

Your company prides itself on quality, so you want to make sure when product leaves your facility, headed to the next destination along the supply chain, it arrives in the same condition it…

Infrared pyrometers reduce energy costs in steel industry application
November 19, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

A consulting engineering company was looking for a competitive edge. The company, which offers machinery and a complete range of engineering services to the steel mill industry, wanted to improve the temperature monitoring…

Fastener distributor revamps website
November 19, 2014 by Advance Fasteners Ltd

Advance Fasteners, a Mississauga, Ont.-based fastener distributor, has updated its website to provide visitors with a comprehensive range of industrial fasteners and supplies online. The site features hundreds of product lines and tens of thousands…

How to create a flexible and scalable industrial environment
November 19, 2014 by Excess Space Solutions Inc

In warehousing and manufacturing environments, demands often change. As business grows, you may need to move things around to accommodate that growth. Flexibility and scalability are key.  Portable in-plant offices and demountable wall assemblies…

Seven ways to put industrial cables to the test
November 19, 2014 by Lapp Canada Inc

Industrial cables play an important role in today’s production environments. They can be found in automotive plants, machine tools, instrumentation, robotics, industrial automation and many more applications. But to ensure reliability and safety, they must…

Understanding the value of certified lifting devices
November 18, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

You’re in the market for a lifting device, but with so many options, where do you start?  It is important to ensure the device is certified — designed to current regulations and standards. It’s…

Top seven reasons to use a filter/regulator with every air-operated double-diaphragm pump
November 18, 2014 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

An air filter/regulator is probably the most important investment you can make to extend the life of your air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump, and optimize performance. That’s according to Justin Dill, product manager with…

Father-son business helps metalworkers find reliable measurement solutions
November 18, 2014 by Rotem Industrial Products Inc

Precision machining cannot have its name without accurate measuring instruments and industrial gauging equipment.  Toronto-based Rotem Industrial Products is a father-and-son business, headed by Art Larman and his son, Paul, that delivers high-quality…

A 12-step guide to the safe operation and maintenance of cantilever racking
November 18, 2014 by Econo-Rack Storage Equipment

When using cantilever racks in your facility to store large or awkward items, there are a number of factors that need to considered to ensure the safe operation and continued maintenance of the…

Manufacturer increases tool life 50 per cent with cold gun
November 18, 2014 by Exair Corporation

Dave Gray had a frequent problem when working on an Okuma vertical machining centre at Positech Corporation’s Fairfield, Ohio, facility, which manufactures intricate machined parts for the automotive, motorcycle and aerospace industries. Whenever…

Three features to look for in your next data acquisition system
November 18, 2014 by Durham Instruments

To ensure the most efficient production process, today’s manufacturers must acquire accurate measurement data from their production systems. A data acquisition (DAQ) and control system that provides detailed, meaningful information related to force,…

T-PAK® thermocouples reach a fever pitch in exacting accuracy and performance
October 30, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

A thermocouple is an industrial device used to measure highly elevated temperatures. Think of it as an epic thermometer with the ability to calculate extreme heat applications. The principle benefit of a thermocouple…

How Alps Welding bonds together more than just welding parts, but also the welding community
October 30, 2014 by Alps Welding Ltd

Since its inception more than four decades ago, Alps Welding has been a leading custom fabricator of choice for professionals, equipment designers, plant operators and end users, from Southern Ontario, North America, to…

Let the G-Force® be with you and your parts assembly applications
October 30, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

We at ELS heard you with your  top questions on overhead crane systems and we answered them. Now, we want to help you lift smarter – not harder. The G-Force® iQ series does…

Fuel your performance with the Acuvim-L Series of Multi-Function Power Meters
October 30, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

Need to power up your performance on controlling and monitoring your power distribution system? Plug into the Acuvim-L series of power meters designed for power metering and monitoring electrical panels and energy consuming…

Pump up your performance with diaphragm pumps by Blagdon Pump
October 29, 2014 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

Got liquid? We have a diaphragm pump for that. Classified as the titan of transfer pumps, diaphragm pumps are capable to transmit liquids of varying viscous degrees – and even dense material solids.…