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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…

Selecting the right material handling solution
November 25, 2014 by Avenue Industrial Supply Co. Ltd.

Having the right material handling solution decreases the chance of injuries, and ultimately leads to increased productivity for your company.  Scissor lifts and lift tables, for example, can help increase productivity on assembly…

Optical sensors “operate flawlessly” in recycling application
November 25, 2014 by Baumer Inc.

Returning, sorting and recycling packaging materials is a must as many companies push towards greener operations.  These materials often include used PET bottles and containers, as well as large quantities of cardboard packaging.…

The evolution of Bohne Spring — from piano strings to mechanical springs
November 25, 2014 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

Bohne Spring was established in Canada in 1891, known then as W. Bohne & Company Limited. The company was first formed to manufacture piano hammers for the Canadian Piano Producers, later adding on…

Dust collection system helps company enhance product quality
November 24, 2014 by N.R. Murphy Limited

Quality is extremely important to the very existence of Aclo Compounders’ business. This quality statement is not just a trendy cliché, but an essential way of doing business at Aclo, a custom compounder…

Three features to look for in an automated fluid dispensing system
November 24, 2014 by Nordson EFD

A good fluid dispensing system can help manufacturers increase throughput, improve quality and lower production costs. With such high stakes — and many options on the market — the decision of which system…

Food processor cooks up delicious meals with “green” boilers
November 24, 2014 by Miura Canada Co. Ltd.

Hot Cuisine America, a state-of-the-art fresh-prepared meal facility in New Jersey, needed boilers to drive machinery, heat its 16,000-sq.-ft. facility, and generate the hot water supply for sanitation and facilities use. But it…

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…