Saturday, November 22, 2014

Why Quality is a Given for Established Ontario Machine Shop Welders

Few industrial processes are as important to modern life as welding; it is why we have cars on the road and metal bridges like the Blackfriars Street Bridge in Ontario, to name just a few. It makes sense that if you’re going to have some welding done, you’ll want to be assured of the highest quality. An article by Great Falls Tribune writer Peter Johnson reveals why you can look forward to exactly that when you consult established Ontario machine shop welders, like those from Central Machine and Marine.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quality Parts, Systems, and Ship Repair Services: Sea-worthy Virtues

Many incidents, whether on land and sea are avoidable, and professionals operating machines down to the smallest systems cannot underestimate their role nor can producers of parts into whole units of vehicles underrate the costs of quality slackens at any stage of the manufacturing process. Engine room fires occur in both passenger and non-passenger ships and, luckily for the Canadian ship, the HMCS Protecteur, which got disabled in March, rescue arrived timely enough to take crew members and their family aboard another ship to safety.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How an Ontario Machine Shop Can Help Petrochemical Industry Clients

With more large petrochemical firms like Pembina purchasing major pipelines to facilitate the improved transfer of imports and exports, it is clear that more terminals and facilities need to be built. Having more working pipelines would also require added maintenance as well as extra fabrication work to be done for these facilities. In an industry as important as the petrochemical sector, no less than the most qualified professionals and the highest quality precision fabricated equipment are needed. These developments call for better fabrication and welding services not only in Alberta but also in other Canadian provinces like Ontario. With the increased demand for key industrial services, an Ontario machine shop can extend its services to cater to these clients. Specialist shops like Central Machine and Marine can perform crucial tasks for many core Canadian industries like the petrochemical and the marine sectors.

Monday, November 3, 2014

What Industrial Millwright Services Can Do for Damaged Canadian Ships

Given the country’s lack of more ships such as the Algonquin and the Protecteur, cost considerations dictate that there is a greater need for getting repairs done instead of having the vessels replaced. Though it has been a year since the mishap, it will still take a long time before these water craft could be replaced. To ensure that all ships in an organization stay afloat, regular maintenance and repair work can be performed by a skilled industrial millwright. There are established Ontario-based companies, such as Central Machine and Marine, that provide effective industrial millwright services to fit the demands of their clients. These firms offer the assistance of their highly trained workers who specialize in performing quick adjustments and completing rush turnaround projects.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ontario Machine Shop Careers Can Be a Good Future for At-Risk Youth

The welding industry is an excellent field to get into due to its continuous growth over the years, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. With its huge part in other different industries such as manufacturing, shipping, and construction, welding is projected to have at least 8% of growth rate per year. This rate will be shared by all types of welding processes. Someday, these at-risk individuals you see around may become a valuable asset of a trusted welding and CNC machine shop like Central Machine & Marine. It would be good to know that some concerned groups are currently honing their skills and knowledge to potentially give them a bright future ahead – and to ensure that the services you get from such shops would be the excellent kind.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Industrial Millwright Services Offer On-Site Repair of Heavy Equipment

Fortunately, companies like Central Machine and Marine offer on-site industrial millwright services for heavy equipment. The firm uses a technique called CNC machining, wherein coded instructions are fed to a computerized machine, which rapidly and accurately fabricates the parts needed for repairs. With this technology, machining becomes automated, making fixes even on large-scale machines that much easier. As the article proved, even the most advanced machines are not impervious to damage, and when these events occur, operations can come to a screeching halt. With the help of on-site CNC machining, however, rapid industrial pump repair becomes possible no matter how big or small the fixes needed. As such, the impacts of mechanical problems on both a business and its consumers are mitigated.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Industrial Millwright Services Can Help Restore Pump System Alignment

"Machine manufacturers continue to improve pump systems to minimize the potential for misalignment. Part of this advancement is the addition of alignment monitoring devices, including straight edge and feeler gauges, dial indicators, and laser-optic devices. However, these devices can only do so much. Alignment issues may still arise due to mechanical breakdown, natural disaster, and system failure. Pump alignment problems are often encountered by companies dealing with huge amounts of fluid, such as the petrochemical industry. They are the ones that greatly need the service of experienced millwrights whenever industrial pump repair is necessary. They are experts in assembling pump system components and sealing them for optimum functionality. They also perform maintenance of the system to keep it in shape under extreme conditions. "

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Future Advancements You Can Expect From a Machine Shop in Ontario

"CNC equipment nowadays are more versatile and affordable than before, and this trend will continue in the future. Technological advancements will influence massive changes in the manufacturing industry, as more and more business owners will start relying on CNC machining to improve the productivity of their business as well as the quality of their products. With user-friendly CNC equipment soon to be available in every trusted machine shop in Ontario, expect a more technologically-able workforce in an industry formerly dominated by blue-collar workers. Future CNC equipment is expected to focus more on being functional and affordable. The continuing trend of technology making everything smaller and more portable will also extend to CNC machining. Adaptable CNC applications that can perform multiple manufacturing operations like cutting, welding, drilling, milling, grinding, beveling, and grinding are projected to replace bigger, single-purpose machines. In addition, the diversity of

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips on Starting a Manufacturing Company

Are you thinking of producing your own sellable goods? If you have the resources for a serious investment, you can start your own manufacturing company or factory. Instead of outsourcing that can leave the quality of work uncertain, producing your own products can be more efficient and profitable.

Here are some practical tips on starting a manufacturing company:

Build your brand.
Your original business idea or concept should provide the foundation for your management strategies. Most likely, you already know what you want to produce, but you have to determine if the product is something that consumers need and demand. Study the industry you’re about to compete in, and determine how your products can stand out. Eventually, you can boost brand awareness through public relations, advertisements, and other marketing strategies.

Determine what you need.
The operations of a manufacturing company need the proper number of trained staff, an appropriate facility, and complete equipment. If you are not familiar with all the specifics, consult experts in identifying the ideal location, factory setups, and machines.

Partner with a reliable machine shop.
Your manufacturing or packaging machines would need regular maintenance to ensure consistently good quality products. From time to time, these equipment may break down or will need upgrades to keep up with industry standards. A reliable machine shop acting as your business associate can promptly attend to your maintenance issues and repair needs. These shops can also provide ready-made or customised parts as replacements.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How an Ontario Machine Shop Helps Gather Petroleum from Oil Sands

"Indeed, Husky Energy recognizes the value of having high quality equipment and machinery not only in cost-effectiveness but in delivering optimum performance that will keep the Sunrise project operating to its fullest. A local CNC machine shop like Central Machine and Marine can offer durable milling and mining equipment and components, like machines for facing tube sheet for heat exchangers, line boring machines, shearing tools and equipment, hydraulic presses, vertical milling machines, surface grinders and many more. The challenge for major resources industries like petrochemical companies lies in assessing which equipment will best work for them, and which provider can offer them the best deals."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Expert Industrial Millwright Services to Prevent a Petroleum Problem

"Oftentimes, pump stations house positive displacement (PD) pumps. They exert more pressure than centrifugal pumps to let the crude oil flow thanks to its reciprocating parts. Maintaining the smallest units of a vast system is essential to keeping the production line in motion. This is where skilled industrial millwright services get involved. It will be more difficult to find machining experts like Central Machine and Marine in the following years. The shortage in machining skills will greatly diminish the number of qualified machinists, millwrights, and welders available to repair or maintain Canada’s pipeline network. So, as early as now, you should get in touch with the industry’s proven names as part of your contingency plan."

Friday, June 6, 2014

Millwrights: Precision to a Micron

Factories and plants wouldn't be running at full capacity if not for millwrights. These mechanics specialize in taking apart industrial equipment to fix any problems, then putting them back together. Millwrights may do the same jobs as industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance mechanics, but they do more than simply repair and maintain factory equipment.

Due to the nature and scope of their job, many millwrights operate their own facilities and service other factories or plants. A millwright’s facility houses equipment necessary to take apart and fix huge industrial machinery. Millwrights’ tools of trade include hammers and blowtorches, and the always present measuring tools.

The latter are especially important because, apart from repairing and maintaining industrial machinery, millwrights also build them. They can design and build machine parts from scratch, particularly those which are hard to come by or require customization. Precision is key in building machinery parts and this is where the measuring tools come in handy--one miscalculation in the design of a part can spell disaster for the machine it was built for.

The most reliable millwright services make use of state of the art equipment and devices that allow precise measurements down to a micron, to produce various equipment servicing industries that include manufacturing and vital services.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Knowledge and Skills Needed in Machining

Machining is the process of using various tools and machines to create different metal parts, which may be used as components for a new product, or as replacements for broken down or worn out parts. Professionals in this industry need training in such fields as geometry, engineering, and metalworking. The most qualified machinists would also have accumulated on-the-job knowledge and skills. Some of a machinist’s jobs include:

Knowing the right materials – Selecting the appropriate metal for a project is a basic task for a machinist. Some metals may be appropriate for one product, but not necessarily for another. Someone with engineering knowledge can match the best material for a part.
Knowing where to start – Machining is all about accuracy and precision. A piece of metal incorrectly cut is a resource already wasted. Machinists study the parts that need to be worked on, and often start with the simplest processes, working their way to completion.

Preparedness – Certain tools can only cut certain materials. Most machining companies are well equipped to handle any material for a wide range of projects. These companies’ employees would also be well versed on the requirements for each job, and would have the right knowledge and skills in operating the machines and equipment needed for a job. This know-how also allows machinists to participate in the maintenance of the apparatus and materials they work with.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scratching Beneath the Hard Surface of Industrial Millwright Services

Skilled industrial millwright services from established companies like Central Machine & Marine Inc. are vital to a number of industries such as mining and manufacturing. At first glance, the tasks of a millwright may seem to only involve the construction of machines or assembly of equipment, but they can actually do so much more. The following are some of the services that tradespeople from millwrighting and machining companies typically offer:

Ship Repair Services

Due to the large number of seagoing vessels in Canada’s waters, from cruise ships to naval fleets, comprehensive ship repair services are greatly in demand.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ontario Machine Shop Announces Approval of Sarnia Harbour Divestiture

The approval also brings forth a huge impact in the in the harbour’s future sustainability, as well as the general economy, the industrial sector, and the marine industry in the area. Located in the north of Sarnia Bay and Seaway Road, the Sarnia Harbour was previously under the watch of Transport CanadaThe proposal for divestiture stems from previous efforts undertaken by the city, along with some local groups in 1996, which aimed to increase the efficiency of the harbour while lessening the tax burden on the people. Moreover, it also aimed to empower users, local interests, and communities, when it comes to decision-making.

With the proposal’s approval, CMM will be able to extend their services and share their knowledge, particularly in the area of marine repair and maintenance. Their services cover all phases of afloat hull repairs, bulkhead, and internal structure renewals.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Why Industrial Companies Need Millwright Services

Industrial plants and facilities have machines of various types and sizes rarely seen in other places. A lot of them are custom-designed for certain functionalities, which makes them complex to handle, requiring specialized operations, repairs, and maintenance. It takes professional skills to be able to fix any damage that may cause delays in production.

Fortunately, there are businesses that are dedicated to providing millwright services, including machine design, manufacturing, and repair. While millwrights are also employed by some manufacturing companies, their counterparts in machine fabrication shops are expectedly more technically equipped to inspect and repair the products they themselves have created.

A millwright can be distinguished from a typical mechanic by the size and type of machines he handles. Unlike a mechanic that installs and fixes mainly vehicle engines and other smaller equipment, a millwright often has to work with large, heavy-duty equipment and pipes in huge industrial facilities. He installs and assembles machine parts and tests them for efficiency.

Some of the machines serviced by a millwright company are turbines and service power generators. A millwright’s job requires accuracy considering the potential damage and outage mistakes can cause. In doing his job, a millwright could sometimes put his life on the line, particularly when accidents occur and immediate machine repairs are needed.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elevator Fail-Safes Need Regular Maintenance Too

Elevators are a safe and convenient way to get to any floor of your residential or office building. Each unit is outfitted with several fail-safe mechanisms that ensure the safety of passengers in case of an accident.

Elevators typically make use of several high-tension steel cables. In truth, each elevator only needs one cable to operate properly. However, several cables are used as a fail-safe to keep the elevator suspended in the event one cable snaps (this is very unlikely to happen if the unit is well-maintained).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Getting the screws back on alignment

The propeller drive shaft is one of the most important parts of the ship. During construction, the shaft is inserted with millimetric precision into the ship and interlocked with the engines. However, the rigours of maritime travel exert all manner of force into the shaft and the slightest damage will wreck the entire assembly, even trigger an unfortunate accident. As such, aligning the shaft is a tedious but important procedure.