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ERP 2016 Vendor Congress

Manufacturing output expands at faster pace in July, PMI

Canadian manufacturers indicated improvement in business conditions during July, underpinned by modest rises in output, new orders and employment levels, according to the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. » Read full article

Stiff penalty for Ontario warehouse for contravening PCB Regulations

A Hamilton-based warehouse was sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice and ordered to pay $70,000 after being convicted of contravening the PCB Regulations and failing to comply with an Environmental Protection Compliance Order. » Read full article

Global demand for material handling equipment expected to rise

According to a new study, advances at the global level will be largely driven by market growth in China and other industrializing nations, which will account for nearly two-thirds of all new material handling machinery demand generated between 2015 and 2020. » Read full article

NEB approves TransCanada’s 12-kilometre natural gas pipeline north of Toronto

The National Energy Board has conditionally approved an 11.7-kilometre natural gas pipeline set to run through the city of Vaughan, Ont., just north of Toronto. » Read full article

Oilpatch bleeds jobs but Alberta’s high tech sector needs workers

An investor says what Alberta’s biggest technology labour force needs now is software developers and programmers, and the oil industry doesn’t employ many of those. » Read full article
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What’s Up Doug? Rolling Element Bearings and Fluid Power

There are a number of ways that rolling element bearings and fluid power are related. Fluid power is used for installation of rolling bearings, removal of rolling bearings and lubrication of rolling bearings. In many cases, the oil used in a hydraulic system is also used as a bearing lubricant. As a general rule, the needs of the hydraulic system are more stringent than the needs of the bearing. One case of interest is when the (lack of) health of the hydraulic system’s oil causes bearing failure, not from a bearing lubrication issue, but rather that the preload that was supposed to be applied to the bearing by the hydraulic system was not applied due to failure of hydraulic valves from dirt in the hydraulic oil. » read more

PEMAC GTA Chapter Meeting

Date: August 25, 2016
Location: Milton, ON » more info

Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

Date: September 12 - 17, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL » more info

IMTS 2016 – International Manufacturing Technology Show

Date: September 12 - 17, 2016
Location: Chicago IL » more info

Mines and Money Americas

Date: September 26 - 28, 2016
Location: The Ritz Carlton, Toronto » more info