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Durham Instruments’ JC6000 joystick is reliable and safe
November 28, 2017 by Durham Instruments

In automation, mining, forestry and other industries, it is important that operator controls in cranes, loaders, excavators, tractors and other off-highway vehicles are dependable, to get work done safely and smoothly. The JC6000…

Realize major savings with compressed air management system
September 29, 2017 by Compair Canada Inc. div. of Gardner Denver

Energy management is crucial for all compressed air users, as the highest cost factor of a compressor is the energy to run it. However, this high cost also means that there is a…

Business improvement software helps organizations gain visibility and drive growth
October 24, 2016 by BSI Group Canada Inc.

BSI Group offers software solutions designed to improve visibility across an organization, enhance performance and drive growth. Known as Entropy, the software helps users proactively manage risk, sustainability and performance, regardless of the…

John Brooks Company showcasing high-quality products during Global Petroleum Show
May 22, 2015 by John Brooks Company Limited

At the upcoming Global Petroleum Show in Calgary from June 9-11, in Hall B at Booth 1068, John Brooks Company Limited will be demonstrating many of the high-quality products it carries — from…

Hytrol’s conveyor technology best in class
April 13, 2015 by Norpak Handling Limited

There are two attributes every material handling system or piece of equipment must have — reliability and flexibility. These two qualities describe Hytrol’s E24 — a concept designed from the ground up to be the…

Employee-owned machine shop has reputation for quality
March 13, 2015 by L & M Precision Products Inc

Quality is not just a word for the folks at L & M Precision Products. It’s a culture.  The Toronto-based machine shop has a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program that utilizes Lean manufacturing processes…

Workstation crane customization addresses safety concerns
February 10, 2015 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

A manufacturer of stainless steel sheet products planned to install a new robotic weld cell — a new manufacturing process for making large industrial batteries. The company was on the hunt for a…

Five benefits of pallet handling systems
February 9, 2015 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

Pallet handling systems — or unit load handling systems, as they are often called — are designed to handle high-load capacities, large product footprints, and operate in harsh conditions.  There are five benefits…

Coca Cola uses Lapp cables
January 30, 2015 by Lapp Canada Inc

It’s true — Coca-Cola is one of the world’s best-known brands, and it uses Lapp cables in its European bottling plants.  But with great success comes great responsibility. Coca-Cola’s bottling operation, therefore, observes…

Transfer cart brings savings to automotive supplier
January 29, 2015 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

A Tier 1 automotive supply company needed to move large dies weighing up to 25 tons. The company had been using a powered cart towed behind one of its fork trucks to transfer…

Material handling systems integrator focuses on performance, reliability and price
January 23, 2015 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Wecon Systems, a Mississauga, Ont.-based provider of conveyor equipment and system solutions for a variety of material handling applications. The company’s mission is to…

Antenna creates new possibilities in RFID deployment
January 14, 2015 by Harting Canada Inc

Harting’s new game-changing Ha-VIS LOCFIELD travelling wave UHF antenna makes it possible to create a passive RFID reading zone with a single antenna for applications like smart shelving systems, wireless sensor networks, door…

10 conveyor options for industrial environments
January 12, 2015 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

Wecon Systems is a complete, single source material handling systems integrator. The Mississauga, Ont.-based company provides, among other things, conveyor systems for a wide range of industrial manufacturing sectors.  When it comes to…

Which fastener is right for your application?
January 8, 2015 by Advance Fasteners Ltd

Choosing the right fastener for the job is very important, because correcting mistakes is often a time-consuming and costly task.   When exploring the variety of options on the market, there are many…

Five reasons to get pumped about York Fluid Controls’ lineup of gear pumps
January 7, 2015 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

Gear pumps, which use the meshing of gears to pump fluid by displacement, are one of the most common types of pumps for hydraulic fluid power applications. They are positive displacement rotary pumps…

A look at must-have mechanical seal features
January 5, 2015 by Daemar Inc.

Off-road and earth-moving equipment must endure extreme service conditions that would quickly destroy common elastomeric lip seals. The drive components on such machines require stronger seal performance to keep out dirt, water, rock…

A look at double containment systems for industrial environments
January 2, 2015 by Ipex Management Inc.

Manufacturing processes require products that can withstand the conditions of an industrial environment. IPEX Inc. designs and manufactures integrated thermoplastic piping systems — pipes, valves, fittings and auxiliary components — engineered from the…

Pre-start Health and Safety Reviews: What you need to know
December 19, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

A Pre-start Health and Safety Review (PSR) is the law in Ontario, and must be performed on any new, modified or relocated equipment, or equipment that has been moved into a new workplace…

Software takes data-driven manufacturing to a new level at Mazak
December 13, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

Mazak is always exploring manufacturing processes and continuous improvement methodologies that can be implemented in its other manufacturing plants to improve productivity and efficiency. The team at Mazak understands that in order to…

Conveyor system helps company take out the trash
December 9, 2014 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

Wecon Services was invited to be part of a large newsprint system being installed in the GTA. The customer — Ferag Americas, a European manufacturer and integrator of newsprint equipment — was tasked…

Cross-dock system grows as business increases for logistics provider
December 4, 2014 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

Vitran Logistics was approached by a large Canadian grocery chain to provide distribution for the launch of a new line of products into their numerous retail outlets throughout Ontario. The plan was to…

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…

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.  …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…



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