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We come bearing gifts: a user’s quick reference guide to bearing types
August 18, 2014 by Falpaco Rubber and Plastics Inc.

The range of bearings is extensive as is the limitless amount of applications they can be used in. Simply put, the most common types of bearings include ball (used for small applications that…

Why all bus shelters are not created equal
August 18, 2014 by Canada Kiosk

Back to school season is on the horizon, and before you know it, the leaves turn, signaling that colder temperatures will be with us once again. While some kids are fortunate enough to…

The glass is half full with these time saving tips on glass tubing end finishes
August 15, 2014 by Pegasus Glass

Industrial glass manufacturing is an art and science. Industrial glass manufacturers use advanced glass tubing and capillary technologies to create thousands of custom glass products for the most commonplace use to the most…

Quiz: which custom foam personality type are you?
August 15, 2014 by Custom Foam Systems Ltd.

Protective packaging, medical devices, specialty foam pillows and mattresses are some of the most popular types customized foam products enjoyed daily by millions of people worldwide. Polyurethane components and materials are used to…

How rubber bumpers are making the world a better place
August 14, 2014 by Cords Canada Ltd.

Have you ever accidentally stubbed your toe against the sofa in your living room or an office desk at work? As you silently writhed in pain, did you ever think that the initial…

Why rotational moulding will change your life
August 14, 2014 by Carris Rotational Moulders Inc

Without rotational moulding techniques to make plastic moulded products, plants wouldn’t have planters to grow in, airplanes would remain grounded and Fido wouldn’t have a doghouse to sleep in.    Rotational moulding, often…

Rupture discs: types that you actually want to have your back
August 13, 2014 by Fike Canada Inc

Don’t crack under the pressure. Take a break to understand what rupture discs can do for your critical or demanding industrial application. The why and how of rupture discs Also known as bursting…

Screw feeders versus screw conveyors: what’s the difference?
August 13, 2014 by Continental Conveyor Ltd

Bulk material handling industries including construction, food processing, mining and pulp and paper depend heavily on industrial bulk material handling equipment such as screw feeders and screw conveyors.  From transporting grains to microscopic…

Corrugated plastic packaging: the single best logistics strategy revealed
August 13, 2014 by Enviro-Pack Material Handling Inc

Did you know that using corrugated plastic packaging can save your logistics business the precious and scarce resources of time, money and the environment? As with any organization, logistics companies are no exception…

The bare truth about bearings
August 12, 2014 by Motion Industries Canada

Everyday items such as inline roller skates, washing machines, even the Lazy Susan you use to pass the potatoes during your family dinner, benefits from the functionality of bearings. A bearing is a…

The Ten Commandments to increase the life expectancy of elastomeric expansion joints
August 11, 2014 by Hydro Silica Equipment Ltd

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of an elastomeric expansion joint’s life. Used to absorb shock in movement, to reduce machinery noise and to decrease stress loads, elastomeric expansion joints have a…

Get rid of sludge conveyor drive motor breakdowns once and for all
August 11, 2014 by Wainbee Limited

Tired of your sludge conveyor drive mucking up your business’ productivity? Sludge conveyor drives are essential pieces of wastewater treatment equipment prone to multiple, sustained breakdowns when the electric motor, the heart of…

Warning: your business is losing time and money by not using this type of digging bucket
August 11, 2014 by Gensco Equipment (1990) Inc

Operators of traditional clamshell buckets used in bulk material handling or construction applications depend on either a two or four rope style of buckets with circular shells attached to hydraulic cranes.  While a…

The anatomy of hydraulic pallet trucks
August 11, 2014 by Advance Shipping Supplies Inc

A hydraulic pallet truck, or also commonly known as a pallet jack, is a staple piece of industrial equipment used to lift and move pallets used in material handling applications. The structure of…

Get fired up with these six direct gas-fired air handling unit facts
August 8, 2014 by Canada Blower

Have you ever dissected a commercial or industrial HVAC system? To save you the trouble, trust that inside your HVAC you will find vital mechanisms containing a blower, dampers, heating or cooling components,…

Don’t let condensation be a drain: invest in automatic condensate drains
August 8, 2014 by Compair Canada Inc. div. of Gardner Denver

Prevent the accumulation of condensed materials to have a detrimental effect on the performance of your air compressor. During the compression process, particles, moisture and water vapour from the exterior can enter inside…

Are you flexible cable ready? You will be once you read this!
August 7, 2014 by Lapp Canada Inc

Similar to the muscle fibers bundled together in the human body that bends, twists and turns, so does flexible cable. Flexible cable is adaptable to move, curve and change directions when under extreme…

Four retaining rings facts that ring true
August 7, 2014 by Daemar Inc.

If you’ve ever used a power tool, turned a door handle or pushed a lawn mower, then chances are you’ve been in contact with a retainer ring. Retainer rings are the humble yet…

Duct condensation: stop the sweats with these expert solutions
August 6, 2014 by Thermaflex (Div Of Flexible Technologies Inc)

Breaking out in a cold sweat with industrial duct condensation problems? Experts in the commercial and residential duct industry suggest a couple of recommendations to stop the sweats and to leave your air…

Fruit and vegetable industrial brushes: what everyone ought to know
August 6, 2014 by Associated Industrial Brush Co. Ltd.

According to Health Canada’s Food Guide, the average adult needs to eat anywhere between 7-10 servings of vegetables and fruit per day. Before taking a bite into nature’s candy, and even before you…

Industrial food hoses: a hose by any other name would dispense as well
August 5, 2014 by Jason Industrial (Canada) Ltd.

Consistent quality is vital when it comes to industrial food hoses: the taste, freshness and flavour of food on the pallet are determined when edible products are dispensed. Industrial food hoses are must-have…

Vibratory finishing: a simple FAQ guide
August 4, 2014 by Vibra Finish Limited

Need to feel the vibratory finishing vibe? Get up to speed with this simple frequently asked questions guide on vibratory finishing essentials. What is vibratory finishing? Classified as a mass finishing application, industrial vibratory…

The best wheels and casters maintenance tips experts recommend
August 2, 2014 by Mr Roller Inc.

Wheels and casters work synergistically to help your cargo move. Wheels are the yin to the casters’ yang. Together, they work in tandem with the wheel as the circular disc, turned by the…

Shot peening: separating facts from fiction
August 1, 2014 by Obertec Limited

Shot peening is a metalworking technique used to improve the look and finish of surfaces. The modification of metal properties is achieved by shooting sphere-shaped beads (referred to as media) with extreme force…

The top three picks in industrial air tools and hydraulic equipment: if our favourite brand names were superheroes
August 1, 2014 by McBurney Sales & Service

Industrial machine shops must rely on professional, well-established and trusted air tool equipment that can deliver consistently high quality results each and every time. Selecting prime industrial equipment is a skill especially when…

Industrial sheet metal cutting: the insider’s quick and dirty version
August 1, 2014 by Matritech Inc.

Industrial sheet metal cutting is a specialized application that offers the greatest results in accuracy, appearance, flexibility and speed. While the machine cutting options used by manufacturers of industrial sheet metal fabrication can vary (CNC…

Why your gas sensor placement is missing the mark (and how to fix it!)
August 1, 2014 by Arjay Engineering Ltd.

The proper location of a gas detector can mean the difference between safety and danger when harmful gases are leaked within a confined area. Factors such as the source and density of gas,…

Back to basics in electroplating
August 1, 2014 by Lasalle Plating Inc

Electroplating is the chemical application of a metal coating onto a conducting surface (such as metal, for example) that helps enhance the protection, appearance and surface properties for a smooth and lasting exterior…

Kill your hydraulic system guaranteed by doing these three things
July 30, 2014 by Higginson Equipment Inc.

While the headline seems counterintuitive, this tongue-in-cheek article is meant to advise you on ways to allow poor cylinder performance in hydraulic components and systems to occur. Keep the hydraulic system looking slick with…

Why your tractor tire chains may be your weakest links
July 30, 2014 by Walco Equipment Ltd

Agricultural tractor tire chains need to perform without a hitch as an all-seasonal necessity for the serious farmer — whether in the driest or in the coldest conditions. Rain, sleet, snow or ice cannot…