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Is automation worth the investment for welding applications?
December 4, 2014 by Lincoln Electric (Canada)

Automation is not just for high-volume part producers. Even companies that produce small batches of different parts are able to take advantage of automation with the advances in technology made available in recent years. A…

Energy-efficient boilers work miracles for Saint Arnold Brewing Company
December 4, 2014 by Miura Canada Co. Ltd.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company co-founder Brock Wagner knew that his growing craft brewery's move to a 104,000-square-foot building in Houston would require a new steam boiler system. Saint Arnold's original fire-tube boiler was…

IT-powered automation key to flexible production
December 4, 2014 by Phoenix Contact Ltd.

Product life cycles in the automotive industry are becoming shorter, while the variety of parts and vehicles are constantly increasing. This means that flexible production is a must for today’s automotive manufacturers. IT-powered…

Under pressure: A look at applications for pressure, vacuum and leak-testing systems
December 3, 2014 by Wainbee Limited

Pressure and leak testing are a must for manufacturers who want to produce quality products. Pressure, vacuum and leak-testing systems for high-pressure applications are, in fact, some of the products offered by Mississauga,…

Big things are happening at Alps Welding
December 3, 2014 by Alps Welding Ltd

With 30 feet ”under the hook” and 70 tons of lifting capacity, custom fabricator Alps Welding can undertake some large projects and offer capabilities to its customers that other fabrication shops cannot.  …

Ontario manufacturer machines with purpose
December 3, 2014 by Collison-Goll Ltd

Collison-Goll's vision is to be the premier precision machined products manufacturer in North America. The Weston, Ont.-based company has a purpose — to provide customers with complete machining solutions by consistently exceeding their…

Lapp cables cut costs in production of flow measurement devices
December 3, 2014 by Lapp Canada Inc

Badger Meter Europa GmbH in Neuffen, Germany is the market leader in the area of magnetic-inductive measuring devices. Just like everywhere in the industry, Badger is under enormous pressure to reduce costs. And…

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…