SKEANS 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 28, 2018 marked a significant milestone for our team at SKEANS. We are celebrating 50 years in business and to mark the occasion our extended Skeans family came together to celebrate on June 9th! Our employees and their partners across all branches from Coquitlam to Winnipeg connected, shared Skeans experiences from the early years, and toasted the bright future ahead. John Skeans Sr. was looking down on us with pride and joy, as Skeans brothers Tim, Tony and Chris with their wives and third generation Skeans family, Chad Skeans and Pam Skeans Loewen participated in honouring where we’ve come from and where we’re headed.

We enjoyed a competitive 90 person bocce and croquet tournament on the lawn of Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, BC. We overlooked a working arm of Burrard Inlet and the Coastal mountains just over the hill from our Coquitlam head office. We then continued our festivities at the Old Mill Boathouse across the street for drinks, dinner, great speeches and dancing the night away.

Thank you to all our employees, their families, our customers, our suppliers and business partnerships for all your contributions to a successful family owned and operated company since April 28, 1968.

We strive to prosper with our committed team, providing compressed air and automation solutions for Industry by offering exceptional customer service and a systems approach.



Ross Safety Selector tool

Having trouble selecting the right Safety Valve for your application? ROSS has recently launched a new online selector tool to make your selection easier. Be it safe cylinder return, explosion proof, broken hose protection or energy isolation, ROSS can help you select just the right valve for your safe application.


Check out this new online tool then ask your local SKEANS office for price and availability! https://www.rosscontrols.com/selection-tool/safety-valves




MAC Pulse Valve ROI for the Foundry industry



Saskatoon has relocated

As of April 27th, 2018 our Saskatoon office has relocated to a brand new facility just a few short kilometers from our original space. With double the square footage we have twice the space to service our customers. Please excuse our dust as we settle into our new surroundings. Our new address is #3 - 4003 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2K6. Phone and email addresses remain unchanged



Standing in support of Humboldt today

Way to go Team SKEANS for the massive support for Humboldt. 100% turn out from customer service! #humboldtbroncos #prayforhumboldt



Mac Pulse Valve ROI

Click here for more information on the MAC Pulse Valve: http://www.macvalves.com/product/pulse-valve/



MAC Liquid Valve technology

The MAC Liquid Bullet Valve® (LBV) is the latest design innovation from MAC. With fast response times, reliable shifting forces and repeatable results – due to its patented balanced design – the MAC LBV is ideal for applications that demand reliable, low-leak performance. The LBV performs with both gas and liquid, and is engineered to perform at the highest level throughout its life. The MAC LBV employs D-Flex™ technology to provide an exceptionally tight seal; preventing leakage and saving you product and money. D-Flex™ technology also allows the LBV to last longer and perform stronger in the toughest applications. With fewer wear points than traditional valve technology the LBV is designed to last.

Click here for a VIDEO of the Liquid Bullet Valve in action! 



Tolomatic Electronic Actuator Conveying solutions

Taken from Tolomatic Blog  https://www.tolomatic.com/Blog/

Conveying systems are common in manufacturing. They can be straight-forward -- systems that just take packages from point A to point B -- or complex -- configurations for sorting and diverting.As critical components in conveying systems, linear actuators must withstand the challenges of the application. Pneumatic cylinders have been used extensively in conveying. However, electric cylinder use is growing, fueled by demand for programmability and better accuracy. Food processing applications pose additional challenges for conveying systems and the actuators in them. In food processing, equipment must handle washdowns, a common practice in the industry. For a thorough review of specifying linear actuators for washdown environments, download Tolomatics white paper.


ERD low-cost electric cylinders ERD electric cylinder

ERD low-cost electric cylinders are the perfect alternative to pneumatic cylinders. ERD cylinders, when paired with stepper or servo motors, create flexible, powerful, cost-effective electric linear actuation solutions.ERD electric rod actuators are available in a range of stroke lengths and screw types. They have stainless steel housings and fasteners and can be ordered in an IP67 configuration suitable for many food processing applications. The ERD series includes models with stainless steel motor housing as well as USA-approved models.



UR Robot - Open House @ Skeans


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New Partner in our Electric Automation Department

Universal Robots-  6-Axis Collaborative Robots

SKEANS is pleased to announce that we are now Universal Robots’ distributor across Western Canada!

Universal Robots is dedicated to bringing these safe, collaborative, flexible and easy to use 6 axis industrial robotic arms to business of every size. If you have a Dull, Dirty or Dangerous task we are here to provide a solution that comes in an easy to program, plug and play system that offers the quickest payback in the robot industry.

For additional information visit our webpage Collaborative Robots or to book a robot demonstration contact your closest SKEANS branch