Automation in Action
Dec. 22, 2016 - Nearly every manager or supervisor in heavy industry has heard that safety is good for business. According to the OSHA document, Safety and Health Add Value, effective safety and health programs can mean the difference between organizations operating “in the black and running in the red.”
Dec. 16, 2016 - VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, says it is experiencing faster product development time and improved capacity since introducing Stratasys PolyJet 3D printers across its design and manufacturing process.
Dec. 7, 2016 - Gray Tools Canada Inc. (Brampton, Ont.) has acquired a new vertical machining centre (VMC) — essentially a computer-controlled mill — to take its manufacturing up a notch and the recent commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process.
Nov. 15, 2016 - VSP Optics Group provides ophthalmic technology, lens products and lab services that aim to strengthen patient experience and promote practice growth. Its portfolio of customized lens products claim to be the fastest growing lens brand in the optical industry, and in the midst of its tremendous growth, the company reached out to Wynright’s engineering and software controls team to turn its manufacturing objectives into reality.
Nov. 10, 2016 - Last month, I joined a select group of Canadian trade journalists and attended my first ever Festo International Press Conference where we were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the new $70 million distribution and manufacturing centre in Mason, Ohio.
Nov. 8, 2016 - Seaweed’s natural nutritional and healing powers have been known for millennia — the Romans applied marine plants to help heal wounds and rashes, while the Japanese made it a staple of their diet. And today, processed seaweed is a key ingredient in everything from human nutritional supplements to animal feed.
Oct. 31, 2016 - If there’s one thing that can top doing what one loves for a living, it’s being able to share that love with as many people as one possibly can.
Oct. 26, 2016 - The common understanding is that, with ever-increasing global competition, manufacturing will continue to move to countries with the lowest labour costs. This is not entirely without merit. China, for example, is seeing manufacturing operations migrate to Vietnam and Bangladesh as salaries for Chinese workers continue to rise.
Oct. 20, 2016 - Hirotec America says it has seen “improved productivity and increased ROI” after implementing Kepware Technologies’ KEPServerEX software in a move to drive industrial connectivity for its initial Internet of Things (IoT) effort.
Oct. 3, 2016 - Paradigm Electronics designs and manufactures speakers, offering bookshelf, centre, custom amplifier, custom outdoor, floorstanding, in-wall/in-ceiling, soundbar and subwoofer, surround/rear, and LCR speakers. Founded in 1982, its entire production process takes place in Canada.
Jul. 26, 2016 - Over the past 25 years, many companies in Canada and beyond have learned the hard way that automation must be implemented carefully. Done the right way, it can save costs and optimize processes directly and indirectly, boosting profits and opening new markets.
Jul. 21, 2016 - AT&F’s Wisconsin facility will soon enjoy a new high-definition plasma cutting machine. Boasting an “innovative” five-axis bevel head, capable of cutting up to 2 inches thick, the machine promises the latest in CNC controls and supporting software for “superior small diameter hole cutting accuracy.”
Jul. 14, 2016 - Toronto, Ont.-based Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is now reaping the benefits of automating and streamlining its manufacturing process with the creation of an in-house metal fabrication division.
Jul. 6, 2016 - German switch manufacturer Berker says it has “significantly reduced” its production costs and time for testing electrical component prototypes by using Stratasys 3D printed injection molds.
Jul. 4, 2016 - Global material handling and automation equipment supplier Simplimatic Automation recently integrated a custom robotic cell for a customer in Denmark, which includes three Fanuc robots, conveyor, and a customized 12-station indexing dial manufacturing system.
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