Technology

Jan. 11, 2018 - When manufacturers need to create a versatile high-speed process, they often use high quality attachment chain to move products along the line. Choosing the right chain and getting it fast can be critical; if the line stops due to a chain failure, so do profits and delivery schedules.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Honeywell today released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.
Oct. 28, 2017 - Coulson Ice Blast, a British Columbia startup that launched this February, recently commenced mass production of a new technology using blasted ice for industrial cleaning.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Power exports have become a new, complementary source of revenue for many Canadian pulp and paper mills. However, although very attractive, the maximization of profits from power production exports while providing enough steam for internal processes and operations remains a challenge for many of the mills.
Oct. 10, 2017 - It’s something we’ve heard many times before — the global pulp and paper industry is amid great change. In this time of transformation, one way mills can stay innovative is by identifying new markets and product areas to specialize in. Kruger Inc.’s recent announcement of its diversification strategy is an example of how the company plans to adapt to market and customer demands.
Jul. 13, 2017 - When Irving Pulp and Paper of Saint John, N.B., started up its new continuous pulping operation in March 2016, it was a milestone in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Since dryer sections require use of high temperatures and pressures, they must be treated with caution. The nature of the dryers’ function and required operating care make it important that they be given close attention in the mill safety program.
Nov. 29, 2017 - Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has announced that Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alta., is now authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The adage “work smarter, not harder” applies to all of us. If a simple improvement can save you time, money and resources, it’s well worth the initial investment.
Jul. 20, 2017 - Almost every paper mill using forming fabrics has one — a mechanical tension gauge to measure the tension of paper machine clothing, mostly forming fabrics. When these instruments are not in perfect condition, they can cause serious problems, such as torn fabrics, too narrow and/or too long fabrics, and bearing failure.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Rexnord’s newest whitepaper, Avoid Failure and Downtime: Imperatives to Specify Gear Drives, details how to increase reliability, uptime and profitability by selecting the correct gear drive.
May 2, 2017 - When a kraft pulp mill has to shut down for 10 to 14 days every year for scheduled maintenance, millions of dollars are spent, and millions more in revenue from lost production are not coming in — resulting in a significant impact on cash flow and a company’s quarterly results. There is enormous pressure not only from management, but also from investment analysts, to complete these shutdowns on time and on budget.
Jan. 16, 2018 - The Navigator Company says a new large volume chip storing system, delivered by Valmet, has improved the chip feeding into the cooking plant at its pulp mill in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.
Jan. 16, 2018 - As part of a strategy to expand into the tissue segment, eucalyptus pulp producer Suzano Papel e Celulose has commissioned Voith Paper to supply complete production lines for the manufacture of sanitary (tissue) paper.
Jan. 16, 2018 - Buckman has appointed Christine Staples global vice president of its water division.
Jan. 9, 2018 - Canadian manufacturer of conveyor components Luff Industries is the first North American original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve SKF Equipped status.
Jan. 4, 2018 - PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has debuted its new development strategy, PMP Everest Strategy, for the next three years. According to the company, the new strategy is based on “refreshed mission, vision and values.”
Dec. 23, 2017 - Rob Edwards has been hired as Coldwater’s new ceramics technical manager.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a US$3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.
Jan. 15, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.
Nov. 8, 2017 - Waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alta., facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Nov. 7, 2017 - In July of 2016, in an article published in Policy Options, I wrote: “One day soon, our children will be pulling bio-based products off the shelves without even thinking about it. But transitioning to the bioeconomy will take a coherent effort over 20 years. If Canada wants to stay competitive with its neighbours, we had better get started.”
Oct. 28, 2017 - Whether you call it the Industrial Internet or Internet of Things, or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), this wave of technology could bring about major changes to the way companies manufacture items, ship products and manage their physical assets.
Oct. 20, 2017 - The project Flagship Biorefinery has been carried out in order to investigate the prerequisites to realize a new, full scale biorefinery based on sustainable wood raw material from Swedish forests.

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