Webinar Notice Jan 10th, 2023 10-11 AM EST, Engineered Bearings and Industrial Motion Components, By: Dr. Ryan D. Evans, Ph.D. | Director – R&D, TIMKEN USA

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 18 Workshop

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2022 Fall and 2023 Spring Program

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Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

On behalf of STLE Toronto Section, I would like to welcome you to our 2022-2023 program. Starting two years ago, STLE Toronto held several education webinars on-line and we will continue until we will have a safe environment for our attendees.

Our focus will be “cost savings” and / or “manufacturing cost reduction” based on better lubrication, better practices, and / or automated data gathering and processing. These helpful webinars will educate and empower attendees to contribute more to the company through these tough times.

I welcome you all on this program and hope to see you all there.

Behshad Sabah P.Eng. CLS, OMAI, II , CAT I,II

STLE Toronto Section Chair. 2022-2023



Our technical program over the last few years was based on half day in-person workshops featuring 5-6 speakers. This worked well but with the current concerns about the Covid 19, we are adapting. A short survey determined that the most popular was a talk 30-45 minutes long, on one topic, and held mid-morning. We are also going with live video audio webinars which allows our participants to attend from wherever they are working and there is no time lost for travel. Plus, questions can be submitted in advance or during the presentations. As before we are focusing on technologies that can help save your company resources. This can be better as it might help tribological products last longer, save energy, reduce waste, and/or increase productivity. Win, win, win!

The STLE Toronto Section uses events like this to help spread the word and also to raise funds. These funds are used to support the section activities and to provide donations and assistance to local universities and colleges. No money raised goes to salaries or expenses.

Sep 20, 2022: Rolling Bearing Damage and Failure Analysis: A Snapshot;  By Devan Devalia – SKF Canada

Oct 11, 2022: ‘Food Grade Lubricants – an Overview: By Behshad Sabah P.Eng CLS, OMA I,II – HF Sinclair -Petro Canada Lubricant

Nov 11 2022: ‘Ageing & Reconditioning Of Oil: The Tribological Perspective’, Sassan Hojabr, SKF RecondOil Technical Manager

Jan 10th, 2023 , Engineered Bearings and Industrial Motion Components, By: Ryan D. Evans, Ph.D. | Director – R&D, TIMKEN USA

Feb 14th, 2023. ‘Operational Savings Using calcium Sulfonate Grease’  , Frank J. Hayes, CLS, CLGS, MLA-I, MLT-I, OMA-I |CITGO Petroleum Corporation

March 14th 2023. A case study about Vibration, TBD



Titles might change, but topic will be the same or very similar. Suggestions for speakers to fill the gaps would be appreciated.

Webinar Notice Jan 10th, 2023 10-11 AM EST, Engineered Bearings and Industrial Motion Components, By: Dr. Ryan D. Evans, Ph.D. | Director – R&D, TIMKEN USA


While the majority of the STLE community represents the lubricants and fluids portion of our industry, there is a small but important contingent that produces tribological hardware such as bearings and other industrial motion components.  These hardware manufacturers rely on lubricants as the life-blood for their products.  An introduction to rolling element bearings and industrial motion components is given in this presentation from a hardware manufacturer’s point of view.  Emphasis is given to modern applications of electric vehicle bearings, advanced lubricant rheology relevant to bearing performance, tribological coatings in bearings, automated lubrication systems, linear motion bearings, and advanced reduction drive assemblies.  The critical role that lubrication plays in the application of these components is highlighted.


Dr. Ryan D. Evans, Ph.D. | Director – R&D, TIMKEN USA


Dr. Ryan Evans is the director of R&D at The Timken Company where he is the global lead for research and development activities, including the identification and development of new product, materials, and manufacturing technologies to meet customer needs. He joined Timken more than 20 years ago as a researcher in the field of advanced materials and made significant contributions in the areas of thin film coatings, lubrication, advanced materials characterization, and tribology. He has more than 60 technical publications and 14 patents in these fields. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and is a Fellow of ASM International. He has participated in STLE since 2002, including volunteering as a member of the Awards Committee, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Rolling Element Bearings Technical Committee and Surface Engineering Technical Committee. He is currently serving a one-year term as 2022-2023 STLE President.  

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 18

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