Happy Anniversary SKEANS!

From our humble 1968 beginning with a single location in downtown Vancouver (shown left) today we celebrate SKEANS’ 47th Anniversary; still family owned, still family operated, 3 generations!

Our legacy of consistency, progression, local inventory, quality service, and unparalleled expertise perpetuate a success model that brings today - six (6) full service branches plus a repair service center and over 50 employees across four (4) Canadian provinces.

Providing Pneumatic & Automation Solutions to Western Canadian Industry for 47 years.

Pneusletter April 2015

This issue features Product of the Month - Omron, Carrier Lumber's new compressor room, and happenings at SKEANS.

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Employee Changes

Please note the following employee changes at SKEANS:

SKEANS – Saskatoon, SK

Dan Crapley is no longer employed at Skeans.

Please contact Nolan nolans@skeans.com for Customer Service 306.651.3366

and Michael michaelc@skeans.com 403.850.1918 for Technical Support


SKEANS – Coquitlam, BC

Peter Esser has joined SKEANS as CRP Service Coordinator

Please contact Peter petere@skeans.com for Compressor Room Service


Pneusletter March 2015

This issue features our Product of the Month - Tolomatic, tips on pneumatic cylinder selection, and happenings at SKEANS.

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Pneusletter February 2015

This issue features our Product of the Month -TRD Cylinders, plus important news about  Bimba's IntelliSense® and Gardner Denver's Big-Lock Aluminum Piping.

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Introducing System 11 from Bimba

System 11 is a method of consolidating 2 to 10 components with a common pressure source.

  • Components available for installation on the manifold include "11" Series Control Valves, Pressure Regulators and Needle Valves
  • All valves feature swivel output ports for alignment convenience
  • Space saving option for the installation of multiple pneumatic components in a circuit
  • System 11 assemblies are designed per order and assembled at the Bimba facility 


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Pneusletter January 2015

This issue features information on how to identify electrical connectors for valves, Bimba recruitment news and our SKEANS Annual Sales Meeting review and appointments.

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Tips on Selecting Electric Rodless Actuators

If you would like to know more about selecting Electric Rodless Actuators, please register for this Webinar Series beginning  Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00PM Central Standard Time.

Find out how to maximize actuator life and get optimal system performance when specifying electric rodless actuators.

You will learn:

  • The importance of calculating loads and moments
  • The drawbacks of oversizing
  • How speed and inertia can affect actuator performance
  • Why you should factor in duty cycle in the selection process
  • Factors that affect screw, belt and bearing life
  • How application environments affect actuator performance

Register now to hold your spot. Space is limited. Have a scheduling conflict? Register now and a link will be sent directly to you after the event to view the recorded session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Pneusletter December 2014

This month's issue features an important pneumatic safety tip, a new safety light curtain and the latest happenings at SKEANS.

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    KG Impact Sensor from PHD

    Did you know that PHD's KG Impact Sensorcan help prevent serious and costly machine failure by providing predictive maintenance and monitoring of equipment performance.

    The KG sensor easily attaches to any moving part of a machine or device and monitors impact.

    Watch this video to learn how this sensor can help