Dec. 11, 2016 - FCA US LLC says the industry’s first-ever electrified minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, has been rolling off the line at its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario since the beginning of this month. The launch of the vehicle also marks the first electric vehicle to be built on its assembly line, said the automaker.
Published in Factory
Nov. 7, 2016 - Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s oldest retailer, is turning to robots to boost its e-commerce offering, spending more than $60 million in upgrades to its Scarborough distribution centre. The investments include the addition of a new “state-of-the-art” robotic fulfillment system which will enable the company to deliver orders three times faster than other distribution centres using the next best robotic technology, it said.
Oct. 27, 2016 - Wasion Group says it has seen “significant growth” since deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robots this June on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters.
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.
Published in Automation in Action
Sept. 20, 2016 - Stratasys, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, says elevator designer and manufacturer Sodimas is reducing turnaround times of its prototype parts by 98 per cent since integrating Stratasys 3D printing solutions in its production line.
Published in 3D Printing
Aug. 24, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting, an Ontario-based consultancy to market-leading mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, have partnered to bring you the first-ever ERP Vendor Congress, an exclusive event designed to provide you with the tools you need to lead a successful ERP project from start-to-finish.
Published in Software
Jul. 13, 2016 - Bruce Rodewald has been announced as the new president and CEO of EPLAN Americas, succeeding the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who has led the Americas division since 2011.
Jul. 5, 2016 - While automotive passion runs through our veins, there’s still room to watch over Planet Earth.
Published in Energy Management
May 26, 2016 - From robotic parts to aircraft interiors, home decor to medical prosthetics, 3D printing is quickly becoming a manufacturing technology embraced by multiple industries. APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, is just one company that is working to produce bionically optimized metal parts for a range of industries. Its newest creation is what it’s calling the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle.
Published in 3D Printing
May 13, 2016 - Standing in the heart of Windsor, Ont., the FCA US Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) has been a mainstay in the community for the past 88 years. Many models have rolled off the line over the years, but none more well-known or recognizable than the minivan, which launched in 1983, notes the automaker. Since then, more than 14.3 million minivans have been sold to date, of which 10 million have come through the Windsor plant.
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May 10, 2016 - The ABB IRBT 2005 is a flexible, modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications, designed to accommodate “rapid product changes in applications that require an extended working range and high degrees of speed and accuracy,” says the company.
May 2, 2016 - Against the backdrop of Hannover Messe 2016, Hiroyuki Aota, director in charge of Factory Solutions Business and executive officer of Panasonic Corporation, and Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division at Siemens AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding cementing the intention of the two companies to work more closely together in the future in the fields of automation concepts for the electronics industry.
Apr. 22, 2016 - Last night, Rick Caldwell, founder and president of SCADAware, presented the first Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to the Automation Industry to Dick Morley at the CSIA Executive Conference 2016 Awards Reception and Dinner, following CSIA CEO Jose M. Rivera’s announcement of the newly created award.
Apr. 18, 2016 - Clement D’Souza, who led the creation of the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive global production facility for the 2017 Acura NSX supercar, is the latest Honda associate featured in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series.
Mar. 31, 2016 - ByteGrid Holdings, a provider of hosting solutions, has selected power management company Eaton to provide power management and monitoring solutions for its Cleveland Technology Center (CTC) in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, which it says is the city’s largest multi-tenant data centre.
Published in Networks
Mar. 8, 2016 - Posital-Fraba has announced its support for University4Industry, a new startup that aims to provide individuals and companies with opportunities to learn about the knowledge- and communications-based technologies that are changing how industries are designing, building, delivering and supporting their products and services.
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