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Nov. 25, 2015 - Last week, Eaton launched its Power Xpert 9395 high performance 600V uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in Canada, building on the company’s flagship Power Xpert 9395 platform. This is the company’s first all-new 600V UPS solution for the Canadian market in over a decade, says Eaton.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Emerson Industrial Automation says it has designed a “dependable yet highly versatile” solution for customers to protect instrumentation, terminals and other electrical equipment with its Appleton JBEP polyester enclosures and junction boxes.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Omron Automation and Safety says it developed the CP1L-E to meet the needs of today’s machine builders for remote access and communication over different protocols simultaneously.
Nov. 24, 2015 - With its SafeDESIGNER library for press applications, B&R says it is one of the first manufacturers to offer a complete set of the function blocks specified in PLCopen part 4.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Bosch Packaging Technology says its Remote Service Portal provides a “safe data connection” between customer machines and Bosch experts to support customers around the world.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Cable manufacturer Helukabel has published its first-ever aluminum catalogue, which presents its range of aluminum cables and conductors, as well as information about processing techniques and the associated connection technology.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Mitutoyo’s HV-100 series Vickers hardness testing machines claim to be high-quality digital systems that offer complete control of test force for testing many workpieces.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Palmer Instruments has introduced its portable pressure and temperature recorders housed in High Performance Pelican brand cases.
Nov. 24, 2015 - Keyence has released the XM series handheld probe coordinate measuring machine, saying that it can be “easily installed in any environment” and allows the operator to perform 3D measurements with “high accuracy.”
Nov. 20, 2015 - The Kaast Machine Tools PS 85 DP Ironworker offers five workstations for punching, shearing and notching.
Nov. 20, 2015 - Schleuniger describes its UniCrimp 100 crimping press as delivering power and precision at a competitive price. With 20 kN (2.2 tons) of crimping force, the UniCrimp 100 can process wires up to 6 mm2 (10 AWG), says the company.
Nov. 20, 2015 - Kontron has launched the KBox A-202, a Box PC supporting Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Nov. 17, 2015 - Yaskawa Motoman describes its new MotoSim Touch as a cost-effective, PC-based off-line programming environment and robotics simulation tool for K-16 schools, training organizations and educational research institutions.
Nov. 16, 2015 - Company tours can be an effective means for attracting new employees to jobs in industrial distribution. ICP has developed and released a new guide for industrial distribution employers to access for free: How-To-Guide: Giving a Company Tour.
Oct. 30, 2015 - Next Wednesday, Grade 9 students across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the Learning Partnership’s national Take Our Kids to Work day.
Oct. 28, 2015 - Students, staff and guests gathered yesterday to recognize an in-kind donation of equipment, software and training from Siemens Canada valued at $100,000 to the Fleming College School of Trades and Technology.
Oct. 19, 2015 - Lincoln Electric will provide a robotic welding cell for use during the third annual AWS Certified Robotic Arc Welding (CRAW) Competition at FABTECH 2015. The company’s recent acquisition Wolf Robotics also will supply a second cell for the competition.
Oct. 14, 2015 - Did you know Canada Goose jackets are manufactured in Winnipeg? Or that McDonald’s french fries are made in Carberry? The impact of Manitoba’s manufacturing sector is felt around the world, and a new awareness campaign is celebrating that fact throughout October.
Oct. 7, 2015 - Though parents and youth say they believe career opportunities in the skilled trades to be limited, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) published a new national report today indicating the opposite is true.
Sept. 29, 2015 - At the annual conference of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) this week, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and the U.S. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to announce the harmonization of their respective standards and certifications for front-line manufacturing production workers.
Sept. 28, 2015 - Sheridan College and Hatch have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they say will promote further collaboration between the two organizations, aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for Sheridan students, while also fostering innovation and economic growth.
Sept. 22, 2015 - Festo demonstrated how nature provides inspiration to kick-start innovation and creates the automation technology of the future at this year’s Beakerhead, which partnered with the University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering. Presentations of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network and the BionicOpter took place from September 16 - 20 at the University of Calgary, during Beakernight and various school programs as well as at the Calgary Zoo.
Sept. 14, 2015 - Matrox Imaging will be offering classroom training on Matrox Design Assistant 4 flowchart-based machine vision software at its Montreal, Que., headquarters October 14 - 16.
Sept. 2, 2015 - Stratasys, a global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, is now accepting entries for the 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
Nov. 23, 2015 - The province of Ontario is partnering with Precision Resource Canada to expand and grow the company’s Cambridge, Ont., plant, which will create 19 new jobs and retain over 330 positions over three years, it says.
Nov. 17, 2015 - Outdoor apparel maker Canada Goose has announced plans to double its staff at a new factory in Winnipeg by early next year as it lays the groundwork for a bigger international expansion.
Nov. 12, 2015 - Ford Motor Co. would invest $900 million in its assembly plant on Chicago’s South Side and create about 200 new jobs under a tentative labour agreement between the automaker and United Auto Workers.
Nov. 11, 2015 - As the nation pauses to honour veterans on Nov. 11, the FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.), with assistance from PepsiCo Recycling, is launching a new program that will make recycling more convenient for its employees, but also help support disabled U.S. veterans.
Oct. 26, 2015 - General Motors says it is cutting the second shift at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, Mich., in a move that will result in about 500 hourly worker layoffs. The change is expected to take effect in January.
Oct. 26 2015 - ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has announced the phased closure of its Northern Elevator manufacturing operations in Toronto, Ont., and will consolidate manufacturing at its  U.S. operations in Middleton, Tenn. The Toronto facility will cease manufacturing effective summer 2016.
Oct. 26, 2015 - PaperWorks Industries will be consolidating all of its Canadian folding carton production into its recently-acquired manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ont. The company expects to consolidate all production at Kitchener by next May, and close its Hamilton plant by July 2016.
Oct. 14, 2015 - Reclosable packaging is in a period of rapid growth, as many manufacturers realize the added value reclosable features offer consumers. This is especially true in the food industry, where a push towards reclosability has led to the implementation of a number of reseal technologies: traditional zip locks, slider locks, reusable adhesives and even Velcro-like closures.
Oct. 13, 2015 - With 32 manufacturing facilities around the world, Porto, Portugal-based manufacturer Sodecia is a designer of highly automated assembly systems for the automotive industry. Sodecia strives to deliver higher performance and functionality while keeping cost under control, and has increased reliance on PC-based control technology in recent years.
Sept. 22, 2015 - To mark the seven-millionth Honda vehicle built in Canada, the company will donate the grey 2015 Honda Civic EX sedan to the annual Rally For Kids with Cancer fundraiser for live auction. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Sick Kids Foundation.
Aug. 25, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication Design Product News chats with Gary Stortz, Ontario regional manager at Turck Chartwell, at Hannover Messe 2015 about the new Turck uprox3 sensor series. According to Stortz, the series is designed to provide three times the normal sensing range expected from a normal proximity switch, as well as trilingual (Profinet, Ethernet IP and Modbus TCP) Turck ultra-compact proximity block modules.
Aug. 18, 2015 - Talk about customer service! The Kuka LBR iiwa robot was a sure crowd-pleaser as it served beer and entertained visitors of the Kuka booth at Hannover Messe 2015.
Oct. 27, 2015 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that a large chemical facility in Brazil will be the first in the world to use its Experion Orion Console, which it says is designed with plant operating personnel in mind by providing a single visual workplace that allows for more effective responses and less operator fatigue.
Oct. 20, 2015 - Maple Leaf Foods has announced that the company will require all of its protein, ingredient and packaging suppliers to become food safety certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard in 2017.
Sept. 22, 2015 - Kruger Packaging has announced an investment of $250 million to convert the No. 10 Newsprint Machine (PM10) at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec to manufacture 100 per cent recycled lightweight linerboard.
Aug. 18, 2015 - For manufacturers and dealers, quality product support is becoming one of the most important after-market success drivers. With stronger service programs and more products to choose from, customers no longer want just a piece of equipment — they expect a service contract extending throughout the life of their equipment.  
Aug. 14, 2015 - As a human-machine interface in its simplest form, push buttons and signalling devices have proved their worth. Since these vital components are installed in huge numbers, even minor improvements to their design pay dividends in terms of the engineering process and practical application.
Aug 7, 2015 - BioAmber Inc., a sustainable chemicals company that uses sugar instead of petroleum, says it will open the “world’s largest succinic acid plant” in Sarnia, Ont.
Jul. 27, 2015 - Nut welding is required in many high volume manufacturing industries to attach a fastener to a part so that an assembly can be completed.
Jul. 14, 2015 - GE Intelligent Platforms Software has announced a new production optimization project to connect all of BP’s oil wells globally to the Industrial Internet.
Jun. 30, 2015 - Rack and pinions are linear actuators that play a critical role in a wide range of linear motion control applications.
Jan. 6, 2015 - Roxul has announced a new strategic direction for the North American Industrial, Marine & Offshore business.
Dec. 5, 2014 - Lightweight metals player Alcoa says its new Micromill aluminum technology will give the lightweight metal a better chance to replace steel in car doors and fenders.
Nov. 5, 2014 - KSB Pumps is expanding its presence in Western Canada with a new office and service facility in Edmonton, Alta.
Nov. 18, 2015 - Large IT projects can present a seemingly endless array of complex and unexpected challenges, and that’s particularly true in the perplexing world of control tower projects.
Nov. 11, 2015 - Rand Worldwide has announced its Rand 3D division experts will showcase the company’s complete Dassault Systèmes design engineering solutions including software, online and in-classroom training and consulting services. In addition, Rand 3D’s implementation support partner, Razorleaf, will highlight its software implementation and technical services offerings. The conference will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on November 17 and 18, 2015.
Oct. 17, 2015 - You are invited to attend this live webinar, “What Manufacturing Leaders Need to Know About Realizing Lost Dollars in Their Organizations—and why they need to act today” presented by SYSPRO Canada’s Regional Sales Manager, Bev Fleming and special guest presenter, Grant Thornton’s Practice Leader, Business Process Improvement, Operational Advisory, Nihad McBride, as they share their insights into how to identify, measure, and implement areas for business improvement, in this exclusive event designed specifically for manufacturing leaders.
Oct. 16, 2015 - Don’t miss this live Manufacturing AUTOMATION webinar “Conquering Operational Risk — Aligning Operational and Customer-Centric Approaches” with guest presenter Jonathan Gross of Pemeco Consulting, and SYSPRO Canada’s Vice President of Sales David Doyle.
Oct. 15, 2015 - The Company: Founded in 1969, Klenzoid is an industrial water treatment company providing chemical treatment, equipment and service solutions that reduce energy, water and chemical costs for steam boilers and cooling water systems. Based in Toronto, Ont., the privately-held and ISO-registered manufacturer serves about 1,500 customers in Canada and the U.S., including hospitals, manufacturers, food and beverage companies and others with large HVAC installations.
Oct. 15, 2015 - The Company: Founded in December 2013 by Alex Kay, David Joyce and Dennon Oosterman, ReDeTec is a designer and producer of sustainable design tools. The company strives to maintain sustainable 3D printing. “But this technology has so far remained unsustainable. Whether it be the cost of buying new feedstock, or the waste generated as you finalize your design to perfection, true creative freedom is being held back by the consumable nature of the industry,” say representatives of the Toronto, Ont.-based company.
Sept. 23, 2015 - The Company: Eddyfi designs and manufactures non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment using eddy currents and electromagnetic techniques for nuclear, power generation, oil and gas industries.
Sep. 4, 2015 - According to a recent market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the manufacturing execution system (MES) market is estimated to reach US$12.6 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 10.85 per cent between 2015 and 2020.
Jun. 26, 2015 - From prototyping to complete automation solutions, Armo-Tool Ltd. (Armo Tool) complements a company’s development team with its generations of tool making tradecraft. For more than 40 years, Armo Tool has been building long-term relationships with manufacturing companies throughout North America by helping these companies bring new products to market, improve production processes, and repurpose their machinery and equipment. Clients rely on Armo Tool to solve their machining, tool and automation problems, and help them get innovative ideas to market.
Jun. 25, 2015 - Big Bang ERP, a Montreal, Que.-based consulting firm, says it has partnered with Plex Systems to help deploy the Plex Manufacturing Cloud for Canadian manufacturers.
May 26, 2015 - Today, companies are continuously looking for ways to introduce order-processing technologies designed to improve inefficiencies.
May 20, 2015 - Peter worked long, frustrating hours trying to keep production moving. He moved from crisis to crisis trying to hunt down materials that were supposed to be in inventory, changing the production schedule on the fly to adapt to the latest obstacle. Peter wasn’t bad at his job, he just didn’t have the information he needed to do his job properly.
Nov. 5, 2015 - Automation is a key part of almost all manufacturing today. With so much time and effort put into automating and streamlining production, it is imperative to keep these machines in working order. Almost all automated machinery is connected by quick disconnect electrical connectors for faster replacement. However, without good quality connectors, manufacturers will spend more time and money for replacing these connectors.
Oct. 30, 2015 - It’s the talk of the quality management world — ISO 9001:2015 with its new format and its new wording has been published.
Oct. 23, 2015 - It’s a common joke that duct tape can fix anything. We often believe our hands can do the same. When we don’t have a wrench, our hands fit the bill. Can’t get into a location with a standard tool? Our hands can get into the tight spot and fix the problem. When our hands become our universal duct tape, we increase the risk of injury by losing focus.
Oct. 23, 2015 - The NFL season is just underway, and I for one am glad Brady’s suspension was overturned. I won’t take sides on the debate — was the punishment too harsh, or the processes too flawed, or was he even guilty of an offense to begin with — but, as a sports fan, and as one of the growing throng of “poolies,” I’m glad he’s in the equation.
Oct. 23, 2015 - It’s only been a few weeks since classes have started but according to The Conference Board of Canada, our country hasn’t been performing too hot on a recent report card.
Oct. 2, 2015 - In an era where functional efficacy has never been more vital, facilities are required to deliver on increased demands. The need for eliminating unplanned downtime, catastrophic breakdowns, and unnecessary maintenance costs in production processes has never been higher. The same is true for ensuring safety of personnel and assets.
Oct. 2, 2015 - People fall into one of two categories when it comes to the topic of IT: they have embraced it and are always looking for more ways to get more information from it, or, they are aware of the potential it may have but feel woefully behind and out of date. There’s a third category though, smaller than the first two, but growing steadily. It’s the people that have invested heavily in information systems and have collected mountains of data, but are now wondering what it all means, and if it was worth the effort and cost.
Oct. 2, 2015 - It’s been anything but a slow-news summer for North America.
Oct. 1, 2015 - Like something straight out of an Isaac Asimov novel, many fear that robotics and artificial intelligence will soon take over for humans. Some say that robots will render our jobs obsolete, leaving us to vie for skills and education that many simply won’t be able to obtain. Take a deep breath. Automation isn’t taking our jobs, and here’s why.
Jul. 10, 2015 - Small and mighty is how I would describe Thailand after visiting its strong machinery sector earlier this year.
Jun. 30, 2015 - The future of manufacturing is application dependent and two examples of this come to mind. One is the understanding of black holes, and the other is regarding Google’s internal organization.
Jun. 30, 2015 - Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) is a 20-year-old supplier of turnkey industrial automation systems for the aerospace industry.

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