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Machines replacing workers: fed budget to look at historic economic challenge

Canada’s federal budget will raise concern about workers being displaced en masse by new technologies.

Canadian manufacturing sales up for third month in a row

Canadian manufacturing sales in January were better than expected, the latest in a series of promising reports for the economy.

U.S. factory production rose for sixth straight time in February

U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output.

Global engineering powerhouse celebrates 100 years in business

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is celebrating the 100th anniversary.

Court holds TEPCO, government liable for Fukushima safety failures

A court held Japan’s government and a utility liable for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Backup generators could have kept plant running and kept the nuclear fuel stable.

Test & Rewind – Electric motor maintenance

When a motor fails and needs to be sent to a shop, it is important that one chooses the right shop for that work. Contributor Tom Venetis explains why regular inspections, maintenance and finding the right shop to repair critical motors will reduce costly, unplanned shutdowns. He says plants should be sure that the repair shop is equipped to handle your kinds of motors and have the equipment needed for the work. » read more

Industrial cleaning machine blasts with crushed ice cubes

An innovative industrial cleaning technology developed by a company in British Columbia, uses crushed ice, instead of liquid water, to achieve a better cleaning result. The innovation cuts water usage by about 90 per cent. » Read full article

These sprockets utilize wear indicator technology

Tsubaki Smart Tooth offers users the ability to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs. » Read full article

Cam clutch transmits torque in one direction of rotation

Tsubaki Cam Clutch Products are designed to transmit torque in one direction of rotation and overrun (freewheel) in the opposite direction of rotation. » Read full article
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PTDA – Leadership Development Conference

Date: March 22-24, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar

Date: April 03–05, 2017
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
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Partners in Prevention 2017

Date: May 2–3, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25 - 28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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