Jun. 26, 2015 - Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its third annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The award celebrates the world’s safest manufacturing companies, says Rockwell — those that make workplace safety a core business value by building a comprehensive program based on three key pillars: a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of current safeguarding and automation technology.
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Jun. 10, 2015 - The Manufacturing Institute awarded Amy Lakin, executive vice-president supply chain for Baldor Electric Company, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Award honours women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C-suite.
Jun. 9, 2015 - FCA’s (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’) Dundee Engine Plant has been awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), becoming the first U.S. facility and the only North American engine plant to receive this designation, it says. Congratulations!
May 19, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication, Electrical Business, is launching its Electrical Safety Champion Awards Program, which is — to the best of our knowledge — the first and only program of its kind in Canada, open to all Canadians across our nation.
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Jan. 28, 2015 - I’m pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we have extended our application deadline for the Manufacturing AUTOMATION Employer of Choice award to March 31!
Jan. 16, 2015 - Based on its analysis of the human machine interface market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized GE’s Intelligent Platforms business with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award, saying the company’s foresight in using real-time operational intelligence (RtOI) to evolve plant floor processes has enhanced customer value.
Nov. 11, 2014 - Pat Wheeler of Motion Industries Canada has been recognized with the inaugural Wendy B. McDonald Award for establishing “herself as a critical contributor to her company’s success” and for affecting “positive change within the power transmission/motion control industry.”
KeControl C3, KEBA’s newest generation of controls, which has their debut on the SPS/IPC/DRIVES fair in Nuremberg in November 2009, have been selected as a winner of the iF product design awards 2010, and thus carries the iF quality seal. The decision was made from a total of 2,486 entries from 39 different nations. For 56 years, the iF product design award has served as an internationally recognized trademark for outstanding design. Across the globe, the iF brand, with offices in Hanover, Munich, Taiwan, Korea and Brazil, is an established symbol for exceptional design achievement. The products of the KeControl C3 family are PC-based control systems with real time capacity, which offer top performance in combination with a minimum footprint. With their Intel Atom and Core 2 Duo processors, the devices offer differing clock frequencies in a range of 1.2 – 2.26 GHz and hence the precise adjustment of performance to differing needs. The control device is available with two different housings, the smaller of which has a volume of around 1.5 liters and therefore only requires minimal space. The larger version has two integrated PCIe slots and thus facilitates the installation of customized extension cards. In this way existing proprietary hardware may be used further and links can be established with external components via Profinet RT, Ethernet/IP or CAN. Data can be conserved in the easily accessible internal CF or SSD memories, or be stored via an SD interface located on the front side of the housing. As a result of the use of non-rotating memory, the data is better protected than on standard hard disks. An integrated, two-line LCD facilitates the issue of messages during start-up and ongoing operation, while an on-board graphic card with DVI interface allows connection to an external display. Peripheral devices can be connected to the two USB 2.0 interfaces (high-speed) and the controls networked via the two gigabit Ethernet connections. Two real time Ethernet interfaces permit the linkage of I/Os, sensors and drives, either via SERCOS III or EtherCAT. KeControl C3 offers an especially robust aluminum housing, which is foreseen for simple DIN rail installation without screws. www.keba.com
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