Pneusletter November 2014

Get valuable electric actuator sizing tips, information about Hansen Quick Connect Couplings, updates on SKEANS new Winnipeg branch location and more.

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A Season of Giving

At SKEANS the holiday season is an opportunity to rise to the occasion to support a deserving cause and help those in need.  The "SKEANS Employee Charity Fund" will donate more than $12,000 to various charities in Western Canada including the United Way. 

Recipients also include Cancer Research, BC Children’s Hospital, ALS Society, and Heart & Stroke Foundation.

This year the SKEANS tradition continues with our United Way Week of events starting November 19,  to raise awareness for charity and thank the employees and management for donating through the year, it’s a great way to recognize that together we all can make a difference by making monetary donations or donating our time in the community.

Some SKEANS employees have also been donating to Canadian Blood Services for many years now, and this year were able to donate 9 units of blood.

Thank you to those SKEANERS who help save a life & donate to those in need!

Pneusletter October 2014

This issue provides important tips on preparing your compressor room for Winter - plus MAC Valve news, Part II of Electric vs Pneumatic and Vacuum education.

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Our Winnipeg Office is MOVING

SKEANS is pleased to announce the Relocation of our SKEANS Winnipeg location effective October 24th, 2014.

If you are a supply partner and are making shipments to our Winnipeg location, please ensure all shipments made after October 22nd, are consigned to the new address below.

It is our mission to provide a high level of customer service, inventory and quality pneumatic and automation products to our Manitoba customers.

Please update your records to reflect our new branch address as follows:

SKEANS Pneumatic & Automation Solutions
107 Paramount Road
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2W6

PH: 204.633.9699
FX:  204.633.9799

Hours of Operation remain unchanged.

Please note the Winnipeg Office will be closed on October 24, 2014 for moving.

Get a Compressed Air Audit Report - You May Be Eligible for Hydro Funding

Air Leakage  is expensive.  A SKEANS  Air Audit can determine whether your compressed air system needs improvement or upgrading.

Submit this report to your local utility company for potential funding of the project. Read our flyer for more details.

Bimba/Pneumadyne 3-Way Normally Open Control Valves

SKEANS stocks miniature manual Bimba / Pneumadyne 3-Way Normally Open valves to fit your application needs  

3-Way Normally Open Control valves are primarily used to operate single-acting actuators such as spring-return cylinders.  They feature three passages within a valve body, which are used to pressurize and exhaust a port. 


- Plated for corrosion resistance
- Variety of porting options for plumbing convenience:3 Way Valves

  • 10-32 (F)
  • 1/8 NPT
  • 1/8 NPT (F)
  • 1/16 & .170 Tube Id Barb
  • 1/4 & 5/32 Push-in 
- Several actuator styles
- Durable construction
- Threaded or non-threaded exhaust ports

SEMCO Valve Heater Pads

Winter is coming! Reduce valve freeze-ups - install SEMCO Valve Heater Pads. 

SEMCO Valve Heater Pads (120 VAC)

  • Low power consumption
  • Specifically designed for the wood products industry
  • Helps reduce your downtime
  • Eliminates freeze-ups in exposed locations where temperatures drop below 40F due to condensation in the air lines
  • Simple to install: mount air valve on plate and drill holes to suit anywhere except on yellow rectangle area which houses the heating element
  • Place insulator material (supplied) between heater pad and mounting surface

Model 556500
55 Watts       Size in inches: 4 x 5 x 3/4      Weight: 1.5 lbs

Model 551300
55 Watts       Size in inches: 4 x 7 x 3/4      Weight: 2 lbs

Model 558200
55 Watts       Size in inches: 21/4 x 5 x 3/4  Weight: 1 lb 

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September Pneusletter

Read about a tool to identify new profit opportunities; learn about the new Blade Series of compressors; and empower yourself with more knowledge!

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Is your compressor room ready for winter?

Now is a good time to pay attention to your compressor room. Make sure there is no downtime due to airline freeze-ups. Check our flyer for important details.

Did you know SKEANS offers a wide range of equipment in stock?

No long waits for your equipment to be shipped! SKEANS has a wide range of compressors (1.5HP to 75HP) and ancillary equipment already in stock.

Choose from new, used or rental options.

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