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DONATION FROM PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA TO PREPARE UPCOMING GENERATION
Friday 24 April 2015 (Press Release)

Sept-Iles, April 24th, 2015 – The Institute of Technology in Industrial Maintenance (ITMI) of the Cégep de Sept-Iles is proud to host a test bench of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) following a corporate donation.

 

This donation includes several engines, pumps, control systems, sensors and data acquisition systems to replicate specific controlled torques and speeds acting on gears dedicated to high performance applications in aeronautics. The test bench allows performance validation of such machine elements in bending, scoring and gripping. This system confirms ITMI as a national industrial maintenance expertise centre.

 

ITMI has been thriving for the last two years in promoting knowledge and know-how in fields related to predictive maintenance in an attempt to maximize critical assets reliability combined with reduced costs associated with operations and maintenance. Therefore, the Institute has been collaborating with major companies (Metal 7, ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, IBM, Audace Technologies) to spearhead research and innovation in predictive maintenance related concepts such as: 4.0 technologies, Diagnostics Prognostics and Health monitoring, etc. Several projects have been financially supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Research Fund of Quebec – Nature and Technology (FRQNT).

 

The high-precision test bed will strengthen the capacity of ITMI in disciplines intrinsic to previously identified concepts and will allow the calibration of technologies tested in the context of innovation projects and enable the training of highly qualified and specialized workforce (Masters and PhD) in partnership with its university collaborators.

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Source :               Drishtysigh Ramdenee

Scientific Coordinator
Institute of Technology in Industrial Maintenance

418 962-9848, extension 340

drishtysingh.ramdenee@itmi.ca

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