Feb. 20, 2017 - The Mornsun TD301MCAN and TD501MCAN series promise to be cost-effective CAN bus transceiver modules which integrate power isolation, signal isolation, CAN transceiver and bus protection in one module.
Feb. 20, 2017 - Rexroth says its IndraControl VR series of embedded terminals complement the existing IndraControl V portfolio of larger screen HMIs and the PC-based panels, including the IndraControl VEP, VDP, VSP, and VPP series.
Feb. 19, 2017 - CKF Systems, a supplier of automated handling, robotic solutions and conveyor systems to manufacturing industry, has developed a range of robot handling cells designed specifically for businesses operating a manual palletizing line.
Feb. 19, 2017 - Schneider Electric has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimization software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Conec is now offering the overmoulded Superseal valve connector, which it says promotes continuous protection from housing to cable.
Feb. 10, 2017 - Kuka has announced the all-new Kuka Marketplace (shop.kuka.com) which aims to provide a digitized and optimal customer experience.
Feb. 1, 2017 - AutomationDirect’s Productivity Suite PLC programming software version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements for the Productivity series controllers.
Feb. 1, 2017 - In response to the continuing demand for larger cabinets, Hammond Manufacturing has added a high power 1300W thermostatically controlled cabinet heater, available in 120V 60 Hz and 230V 50/60 Hz versions, to its FLH series.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Tatsoft says it has released a “major update” on Tatsoft FactoryStudio, a development platform built completely in the Microsoft .NET Framework, delivering solutions to run on Windows PCs, Windows Compact Framework (Windows CE), Linux computers, Web browsers, tablets, virtual machines and smart devices with iOS or Android environments.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Emulate3D, a developer of industrial controls testing software, has launched a virtual commissioning solution which it says will enable users to run accurate 3D models of their industrial material handling systems within the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Emulate application from Rockwell Automation.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Rittal Systems has added the LED System Light, calling it the first lighting system designed specifically for enclosures.
Jan. 27, 2017 - Kontron, a provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has introduced a new series of credit card-sized Computer-on-Modules based on the latest generation Intel Atom, Pentium and Celeron processors.
Feb. 17, 2017 - This week, the French’s Food Company announced it is working to support local communities and educational institutions through The French’s Promise through several scholarships and grant programs.
Feb. 16, 2017 - The Manitoba government hopes its $1.5-million investment in equipment for technical vocational and industrial arts programs will help “prepare students for good jobs and help Manitoba businesses meet growing demand for skilled workers.”
Feb. 10, 2017 - Ground was officially broken yesterday to mark the start of construction for the new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).
Feb. 4, 2017 - A new partnership between Fanshawe College and Siemens Canada aims to provide new learning opportunities for the college’s engineering students.
Jan. 14, 2017 - The federal government is investing $32.64 million for a total combined investment of nearly $88 million in the University of Waterloo to help construct a new research and engineering building. To be known as Engineering 7, the building will house more than 40 labs to support research in fields such as additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles and robotics, biomedical engineering, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Jan. 13, 2017 - On March 31, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities.
Jan. 9, 2017 - The British Columbia government is working toward having all students take a basic coding class starting in the 2018-19 school year.
Jan. 9, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Jan. 5, 2017 - Shoe makers are racing to the Boston area as they compete for millennial talent.
Dec. 22, 2016 - The federal government has announced a non-repayable contribution of up to $7.3 million to support a new advanced manufacturing network that aims to help Canadian small- and medium-sized manufacturers adopt new technology.
Dec. 13, 2016 - LearningSI, a provider of customized process and production-oriented training programs for industrial workers, has announced a new series of e-learning modules designed to help companies get new workers “up-to-speed faster, reduce downtime and improve their bottom lines.”
Dec. 7, 2016 - To celebrate the holiday season, Siemens Canada is giving a second life to more than 480 decommissioned computers by donating them to the charity Corporations For Community Connections (CFCC) for refurbishment and then distribution by the Salvation Army to those in need in the greater Montreal area.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Following a trial, Matrix Logistics Services Ltd. has been convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $70,000 after a worker was seriously injured after being pulled into a moving conveyor belt.
Feb. 15, 2017 - Goodyear will pay $1.75 million to settle workplace health and safety violations at its Danville, Va., tire plant where four workers died on the job over the course of a year, officials announced.
Feb. 13, 2016 - If you’re interested in saving costs through reducing your water usage, just ask Dextran Products how to do it. In late 2015 and early 2016, this Scarborough, Ont.-based manufacturer of organic chemical products began retrofitting various aspects of the company’s process water and wastewater systems with the goal of substantially reducing its water footprint — and saving big money.
Feb. 6, 2017 - A window and door manufacturer in Concord, Ont., pleaded guilty and was fined $150,000 after one worker died and another was injured by material that fell from a work station.
Feb. 3, 2017 - A fire at a Philippine factory complex that injured 126 workers was finally put out Friday after two days, and an official said all employees had been accounted for.
Jan. 17, 2017 - Current, GE’s digital energy startup, has introduced an intelligent energy management app to help industrial and commercial facilities optimize their energy and productivity.
Jan. 17, 2017 - Paramedics say a man has died in an industrial accident in the city’s east end.
Jan. 14, 2017 - A company providing sales and service of tractors and other equipment used in the construction industry pleaded guilty and has been fined $115,000 after a worker suffered injuries from a falling piece of equipment.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Ford Motor Co. says a 55-year-old contract worker has died after falling from a crane at a Detroit-area plant.
Jan. 11, 2017 - A sheriff says a truck plant explosion that hurt several people in southeastern Minnesota could have been much worse.
Jan. 11, 2017 - As a new year develops, trends in industrial automation will continue: the evolving workforce, globalization, the use of information to develop insight into plant operation, and concerns about security.
Dec. 31, 2016 - Poly-Nova Technologies GP Inc., a manufacturer of rubber parts for the automotive industry, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was permanently injured by a hydraulic power press.
Feb. 19, 2017 - Rockwell Automation and Claroty, an industrial security software provider, will work together to combine their security products and services into future, packaged security offerings.
Feb. 17, 2017 - A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use.
Feb. 11, 2017 - Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Los Angeles, California-based materials science company American Elements says it is expanding its pure metal and metal alloy powder production facility to increase the volume and variety of powders it can make to support the “burgeoning” additive manufacturing industry.
Feb. 5, 2017 - Why would a relatively small business choose to make the significant investment needed to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?
Feb. 3, 2017 - Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, is acquiring MSC Software, a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
Jan. 30, 2017 - For Alex and Sergei Dobrianski, the building blocks of an upcoming revolution in the space industry are found in moon dust.
Jan. 23, 2017 - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, has awarded more than US$65,000 in grants to 13 Ontario robotics teams and programs.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Based on its recent analysis of the global machine monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Burlington, Ontario-based Memex Inc. with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership.
Jan. 17, 2017 - The University of New Brunswick opened a new cybersecurity institute in hopes of establishing an educational hub for one of the most pressing issues in the information age.
Jan. 16, 2017 - When it comes to plant operations, a single error could lead to total devastation in your facility. Whether you are running a water treatment facility or a production line, it is important to track your plant’s operations to avert such problems.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Digimarc Corporation and Bossa Nova Robotics are collaborating on next-generation retail solutions for more efficient inventory management.
Feb. 11, 2017 - After months of cross-country campaigns, yo-yoing poll results and controversial political analysis, Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States.
Feb. 11, 2017 - The start of a new year is not just a great time to look ahead with some clarity to the next year and somewhat speculatively to the distant future, it is also a good time to look back at the past year and further back to our companies’ origins.
Feb. 11, 2017 - Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive.
Feb. 9, 2017 - Is your plant floor ready for what’s coming? Manufacturing AUTOMATION asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five trends and technologies Canadian manufacturers should keep an eye out for in the next 12 months and beyond.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Despite initial hesitation and slower adoption, the use of mobile devices in the manufacturing industry is picking up speed. With a growing need to make tighter deadlines and hit quicker turnaround times, manufacturing companies are turning towards mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help increase efficiencies and reduce downtime.
Jan. 31, 2017 - My first job in sales at a small Canadian printing company more than 20 years ago was far from easy or glamorous. I sold printers out of a van and had to meet a daily quota of at least 30 cold calls. This entailed lugging a printer from my van into prospective customers’ offices to provide demonstrations and free trials.
Jan. 30, 2017 - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — or the Internet of Things (IoT) — is on the minds of most Canadian manufacturers as we begin 2017. But the question I get asked most is: what is the IIoT?
Jan. 10, 2017 - BitFlow, a global provider of machine vision technology, has highlighted five technology trends it believes will be strategic for the vision industry this year, each with the potential to “significantly impact or even disrupt processes.”
Dec. 22, 2016 - Synchrono, a provider of demand-driven manufacturing software, has released its list of 2017 top ten trends in modern demand-driven manufacturing. The list is based on interactions with hundreds of manufacturers and industry experts addressing challenges, innovation and technologies associated with manufacturing digitization, visibility and synchronization.
Dec. 2, 2016 - Digital innovation across applications and platforms is pushing organizations to relearn how they interact with their workforce, customers and partners. Jeff Gilchrist, general manager of Avanade Canada shares his top three predictions that will be key for Canadian organizations in 2017: augmented reality; design thinking; and digital ethics.
Nov. 28, 2016 - Over the past few years at Ply Gem Canada, we have had iterations of problem solving models used on our production shop floor.
Nov. 28, 2016 - Collaborative robots are poised to take off in the next few years, says WSPS consultant Robert Vomiero. With built-in safety limits, sensors and other safety functionality, “cobots” offer exciting benefits — they’re able to work more closely with humans, can be cheaper and easier to integrate and maintain, and promise better cycle time and productivity.
Feb. 17, 2017 - In celebration of its 30th anniversary in Canada, the Acura brand announced that since its inception in 1987, more than 50 per cent of the brand’s cumulative Canadian sales have been built in North America.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Honda has started building the CR-V sport utility vehicle at its southeastern Indiana assembly plant.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Ford’s commitment to investing in its Ontario facilities has not wavered since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the head of the automaker’s Canadian operations said Thursday.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Otto Motors, a division of Kitchener, Ont.-based Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, will provide Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi an Otto 1500 self-driving vehicle for ground tire delivery in the Corolla assembly plant.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Dishon Limited will receive a FedDev Ontario investment of up to $3 million to expand production at its Vaughan, Ont., facility and create up to 60 new full-time equivalent jobs — nearly doubling the company’s workforce.
Feb. 15, 2017 - Magellan Aerospace says it plans to construct a sprawling new manufacturing and assembly facility in India.
Feb. 12, 2017 - For a certain generation of connoisseur, beer sold in aluminum cans cannot call itself “craft beer.”
Feb. 7, 2017 - Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Heroux-Devtek Inc. says it will be cutting 90 employees from its workforce by the end of 2017 because some customers have announced reductions to the production rates for certain aircraft programs.
Feb. 3, 2017 - South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Friday it’s considering building a factory to make household appliances in the United States as various industries brace for potential protectionist trade policies under the administration of President Donald Trump.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Thor Industries has announced plans to expand its northern Indiana operations of recreation vehicle manufacturer Jayco and create more than 300 new jobs.
Jan. 30, 2017 - Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable “flying car.” The designs vary greatly, and most aren't actually cars capable of driving on roads.
Feb. 19, 2017 - Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Honeywell and Seeq will be collaborating as part of the Honeywell Connected Plant initiative in an effort to help process manufacturers leverage data and insights in their operations.
Feb. 8, 2017 - New York City is working to revitalize its garment industry.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Jamieson Laboratories, a Canadian manufacturer and marketer of branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, has acquired Body Plus, a manufacturer and marketer of natural health and sports nutrition supplements.
Jan. 31, 2017 - Bridor says it will spend $40 million to double the size of its Boucherville baking facility east of Montreal and increase its capacity by 80 per cent.
Jan. 27, 2017 - Leclerc Group now boasts seven “ultramodern” plants in Canada and the U.S., after acquiring a second 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Kingsport, Tenn., complete with a new production line to make gluten-free bars.
Jan. 20, 2017 - Portage la Prairie, Man., has been selected as the home of Roquette’s new $400-million pea-protein manufacturing site.
Jan. 19, 2017 - An Italian manufacturing company is moving forward with plans to invest $9 million toward a new facility on West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.
Jan. 16, 2017 - Fluor is providing engineering, procurement and construction management services for two Ingevity facilities in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, and Gaolan Port Economic Zone of Zhuhai, China.
Jan. 5, 2017 - Moosehead Breweries says it’s no longer going ahead with plans to build a small-batch brewery on the waterfront in Saint John, N.B.
Jan. 4, 2017 - It appears one of the only vinyl record pressing plants in Canada has shut down its operations.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Cavendish Farms has expanded its business in Lethbridge, Alta., with the construction of a new frozen potato processing plant.

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