In-Person/Hybrid Meeting Notice Oct 10, 2023 6 - 8 PM EST, “Unleashing the Power of Wireless Autonomous Bearing Monitoring and Lubrication" by Blair Fraser, the Vice President of UE Systems Inc. held at Kinetrics Inc. in Etobicoke

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 23 Workshop

This event has $20 CAD attendance fee and open to all, Please register to be sent the complete event details. Virtual meeting is free.

meal and refreshments will be partially cover by attendance fee


2023 Fall and 2024 Spring Program

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Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

Dear Esteemed Members and Friends,

As we embark on a new chapter with the STLE Toronto Section, we are thrilled to unveil our exciting and innovative program for the 2023-2024 season. This year promises to be exceptional, filled with opportunities for learning, networking, and advancing the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.

Cost Savings Initiatives:
One of our primary objectives for this year is to help our members achieve significant cost savings. We’ve curated programs and initiatives focused on cost-effective tribological solutions. We’re committed to enhancing your bottom line, from optimizing lubrication practices to reducing wear and tear on critical machinery.

In-Person Meetings:
In response to your feedback, we are excited to announce a return to in-person meetings and events whenever possible. These gatherings provide the ideal platform for face-to-face interactions, allowing you to connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships.

Industry Tours:
Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at some of our region’s most innovative and influential companies. Our industry tours will provide unparalleled insights into the cutting-edge technologies and best practices employed by industry leaders. Prepare to be inspired!

Education Webinars:
Our commitment to education remains unwavering. We will continue hosting webinars featuring renowned experts, exploring the latest developments in tribology and lubrication. These webinars will keep you up-to-date on industry trends and equip you with the knowledge needed to excel in your field.

Networking Opportunities:
Connect with like-minded professionals who share your passion for tribology and lubrication engineering. Our events are designed to facilitate meaningful connections, foster collaborations, and expand your professional network.

Community Engagement:
At the heart of our section is a strong sense of community. We encourage you to actively engage with our programs, share your expertise, and contribute to the vibrant discussions that drive our industry forward.

We want to thank each of you for participating in the STLE Toronto Section. Your enthusiasm and dedication are what make our community so exceptional.

We look forward to a year of learning, growth, and success.

Stay tuned for more updates,

Warm regards,

Yen Garcia

STLE Toronto Section Chair 2023-2024

Sr. Technical Advisor @ Petro-Canada Lubricants



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 12, 2023: Electrical Transformer oil – A primer on the Analysis and Diagnosis by Mr. Michael D. Holloway,  The global Technical Manager for SGS of Geneva Switzerland.

Oct 10, 2023:  Unleashing the Power of Wireless Autonomous Bearing Monitoring and Lubrication by Blair Fraser, Vice President of UE Systems Inc.

November , 2023: Acoustic Lubrication OPEX at Pickering NGS by John Watling, P.Eng., Senior Technical Engineer, Mechanical Thermal Components, OPG

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

In-Person/Hybrid Meeting Notice Oct 10, 2023 6 PM EST, “Unleashing the Power of Wireless Autonomous Bearing Monitoring and Lubrication” by Blair Fraser, the Vice President of UE Systems Inc.

Abstract: In this thought-provoking talk, we dive into the new era of wireless autonomous bearing monitoring and lubrication. Discover how UE Systems cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing maintenance practices, leading to enhanced equipment performance and operational efficiency.

Join us as we explore the latest advancements in wireless ultrasound, vibration and temperature sensor, specifically focusing on bearing monitoring and lubrication. Uncover the power of advanced sensors and data analytics that enable real-time monitoring and condition-based lubrication.

Delve into the benefits of autonomous bearing monitoring, including early fault detection and optimized lubrication intervals. Understand how these innovations contribute to increased machine reliability, minimized downtime, and improved overall productivity.


Blair Fraser, the Vice President of UE Systems Inc.


Blair Fraser, Vice President of UE Systems, has over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, deeply rooted in automation engineering. Beyond his contributions at UE Systems, Blair’s entrepreneurial acumen is evident in his co-founding of the industrial AI company, Quartic.AI. Moreover, he was pivotal in initiating and nurturing business units at Lakeside Process Controls, an Emerson Impact Partner. Recognized as a leader in the Industrial Internet of Things, Blair’s innovations in connected ultrasonic tools have been instrumental for predictive maintenance and energy conservation. His strategic insights have fostered industry collaborations, technical publications and patents further underline his role as a thought leader in the field.

In-Person Meeting will be held at Kinectrics Inc. located at 800 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5G5

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 23

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