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FLO Components vice president presents at STLE seminar

FLO Components vice president presents at STLE seminar

The STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) Hamilton Ontario chapter is hosting a one day educational seminar on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Club in Hamilton. The theme for the day-long event is "Lubrication Fundamentals." Subject matter experts will provide overviews of tribology, lubricating oils, greases, filtration, lubricant application methods and audits of lubrication programs. 

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Welding safety improved thanks to helmet upgrades

Lincoln Electric introduces an updated VIKING PAPR 3350 Welding Helmet, now with 4C lens technology and an optional extended battery pack.

The 4C lens technology upgrade improves the optics and reduces eye strain by minimizing the lime-green coloring in the liquid crystal display (LCD) in both active and inactive states. This technology gives operators the ability to see a clear and undistorted view of the welding arc and puddle to maximize control and minimize defects. 4C technology is ideal for a range of industries that use multiple welding processes, such as stick, MIG and TIG, including general fabrication, power generation, shipbuilding, structural, offshore and pipeline.

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Versatile, lighter-weight welder/generator

The new Fusion 160 from Miller Electric is a versatile welder/generator that offers portability for outdoor work, while also providing the ability to weld safely indoors without starting the gas engine — thanks to industry-exclusive PowerShift technology. The Fusion 160 is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications including construction, maintenance and repair, farm and ranch, and service trucks. 

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Selecting the Right Solid Tires for Industry Specific Applications

Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine. 

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FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the first draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. FLO's Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez announced: "Anisa Copeland of Cambridge, Ontario is the lucky winner of the first of three Lubrication Product Packages. Anisa's name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and she successfully answered a skill testing question. Anisa received a Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack."  

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Sage Oil Vac Launches All-New NextLube Monitor System

Sage Oil Vac, a leader in professional lube equipment, has announce the launch of its NextLube monitor system. While it might not be large in size, the all-new NextLube monitor system promises huge improvements in productivity and ease of use. The intuitive NextLube touch screen panel delivers a straightforward presentation of information to any job as an optional add on for Sage Oil Vac lube trucks and trailers. NextLube will display the gallons within the tanks, instead of the percentage, making the process easier for the technician to determine the amount of oil available to complete an exchange.

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Underhood Air Compressors

The public works crew is happy with their new VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressors which fit under the hood.

As the fleet supervisor for a public works department, Jim (Buzz) Kirby manages a lot of different equipment to keep operations running smoothly. Overseeing the equipment includes writing specs and performing evaluations, and overseeing the maintenance and repair of all equipment within the department. In addition, Kirby is responsible for making recommendations for upgrades. After it became apparent that the city of Livonia's outdated trailer-mounted air compressors needed an upgrade, Kirby audited the department's equipment needs, and sought to solve the challenges operators had been describing. 

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​When To Replace Forklift Forks

​When To Replace Forklift Forks

The forklift fork is often overlooked and under-inspected. Many are unaware of how often one should inspect their forks, and how to inspect them. Federal law (OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178) mandates that forklift forks which see around-the-clock use should be inspected on a per-operation basis. As part of a pre-operation inspection, forklift forks should ideally be inspected for signs of cracks, bends, excessive wear or damage to either the fork tine or the positioning lock when using an ITA mounted fork.

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Aluminum service body provides strength and corrosion resistance

The TMAX 30K Aluminum service body is the latest evolutionary design in the TMAX Series and combines the proven crane carrying reliability of the Stellar Torq-Isolator torsion box with its long-standing success in aluminum service bodies for superb corrosion resistance. This body is designed to serve municipal markets, contractors, rental houses, light equipment dealers and others needing a service crane that lifts 5,000 pounds or less. The TMAX 30K Aluminum body weighs over 1,300-pounds less than its heavy-duty steel counterpart, the TMAX 1, allowing for maximum payload opportunities. 

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Detroit shows connected vehicle services, safety and components for NACV

Detroit will showcase connected vehicle services, advanced safety systems, and a full range of powertrain solutions that work together to deliver greater efficiency, uptime, safety, and performance at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show. The latest technologies from Detroit will be featured at the Daimler Trucks North America booth #1612.

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