Jun. 27, 2017 - Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group has launched the 15-in. TPC-5152T, 17-in. TPC-5172T and the 21.5-in. TPC-5212W two-piece modular touch panel computers.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Two new C-more Micro touch panels — displaying text, graphics and bitmaps to communicate HMI data to the operator — are now available from AutomationDirect.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Dispense Works says it has developed the bench top RC Series Robot Conveyor system to both streamline and increase dispensing accuracy for filling and handling molds.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Handling Specialty says its mass-style vertical drop lift is engineered to transfer an automotive chassis from a fixed height conveyor system to another, promise to deliver seamless elevation changes in a high-duty cycle environment.
Jun. 26, 2017 - KSB’s Multitec series of high-pressure multi-stage pumps has been expanded with the introduction of two new higher capacity models.
Jun. 23, 2017 - With its standardized designs, the new ABB N-series high voltage pre-engineered motors promises to meet the most common needs across a wide range of industries.
Jun. 23, 2017 - The temperature of the cooling medium in machine tools needs to be controlled accurately so as to ensure high-precision machining. The cooling system must also be energy-efficient, versatile, reliable and easy to maintain. Rittal says it has factored these requirements into the development of a new generation of Blue e+ chillers.
Jun. 23, 2017 - NSK Americas says it is delivering an enhanced digital experience that interacts with customers across multiple channels, helping users to select products, distributors and information.
Jun. 22, 2017 - EAO has announced that single part numbers are now available as part of the interactive series 45 Complete Product Selector.
Jun. 22, 2017 - EAO has announced the IP69K series 14 Indicator Compact, boasting high-intensity, homogenous LED illumination with 180° all-around visibility.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Dürr and Kuka have joined forces to develop an integrated robotic solution for automated paint application.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Absopulse Electronics has released the CSH-400-F6 series of heavy-duty, high input voltage DC-AC sine wave inverters.
May 23, 2017 - ATI Industrial Automation will hold its Annual Technology Fair on August 10 at its Orion Township, Mich., facility, which it says will benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation, as well as those looking to upgrade or enhance existing robotic lines.
May 23, 2017 - Power management company Eaton has expanded the range of capabilities in its Power Systems Experience Center (PSEC), a full-scale training, testing and demonstration facility near Pittsburgh.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Schunk recently held an official grand opening event to launch its new service and technology centre in Houston, Texas.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s federal budget Wednesday spelled out part of the federal government’s policy playbook when it comes to giving future workers cutting-edge skills in response to Canada's rapidly changing economic landscape.
Feb. 25, 2017 - EPLAN’s digital engineering fair is back “bigger and better,” providing the global engineering community with a 12-hour window on March 21 to watch live presentations and consult with specialists about its software solutions.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Skills Ontario will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.
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.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Two years ago, architect Brian Vallario and finance worker Gerard Masci decided it was time to bring back something that was long gone in the American eyewear industry: the Made-in-USA label.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Siemens Wind Power has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker fell from a weigh scale and then was struck by a moving loader.
Jun. 22, 2017 - M & P Tool Products Inc. pleaded guilty in court and received a fine of $80,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries while operating a machine.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Authorities say there’s been another fatal explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant where two people were killed last month.
Jun. 22, 2017 - A global Tier 1 automotive component manufacturer, generating annual revenue in excess of US$30 billion, approached Bluewrist Inc. with an inline engine cradle inspection problem.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Cardinal Manufacturing offers engraving, and CNC routing and laser cutting for metal fabrication and production, as well as a large format print department for interior and exterior signage.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jun. 20, 2017 - As companies across the province have noticed, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has been placing increasing emphasis on supervisor responsibility and accountability when it comes to safety. Indeed, prosecution of supervisors has risen in recent years, and it is prudent for employers to ensure their supervisors are carrying out their duties appropriately.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Fire has heavily damaged a dairy operation in Kamloops, B.C., that processes milk from farmers across the North Thompson and Shuswap Okanagan.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Dare Foods Limited pleaded guilty and has been fined $67,500 after a new worker was injured while cleaning an overhead conveyor.
Jun. 14, 2017 - A bottle manufacturing company with a plant in Brampton, Ont. has been fined $100,000 after a workplace accident caused permanent injuries to an employee’s hand.
Jun. 14, 2017 - When Corey Farms established its own packing facility after years of sending its sweet potatoes and watermelons to be packed elsewhere, it was faced with some serious weighing challenges.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Robotics, variable frequency drives (VFDs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are prevalent in many manufacturing environments. These microprocessor-based control systems have enabled plants to automate many functions and processes, increasing repeatability and precision in a wide array of industries.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Ackuretta Technologies, a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, has recently expanded into the EU market by opening offices in Pforzheim, Germany.
Jun. 26, 2017 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have set up a demonstration of a digital factory.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding — a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Acclaimed clothing designer Sid Neigum has been awarded a grant to explore 3D printing.
Jun. 21, 2017 - The end of 2018 is fast approaching, bringing with it the Canadian deadline for converting to Tier 4 engines for diesel engine users. Meanwhile, the deadline for U.S. regulations is the end of 2017.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of taps, drills, end mills and other rotary tools, has established a partnership with Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM/CAD software solution developer.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Motion and control technologies company Parker Hannifin has opened an advanced manufacturing learning and development centre to help accelerate innovation in product design and manufacturing.
Jun. 14, 2017 - Technology learns how to sail. This is the motto of Sailing Team Darmstadt, which has taken on the challenge of building an autonomous and energy self-sufficient sailboat that can cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Jun. 13, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cybersecurity centre of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Jun. 9, 2017 - In 1969, the first home security system was born, consisting of four peepholes and a camera that could be moved to look through any of them, broadcasting the images to a monitor. Nowadays, we can now stream and view a feed of our home security cameras on our mobiles, giving homeowners greater piece of mind.
Jun. 27, 2017 - One of the most significant opportunities available to factory leaders is the convergence of operational and information technologies (OT and IT) on the plant floor; and yet, adoption of IT in Canadian factories remains slow, a fact due — at least in part — to several misconceptions and fears about Ethernet-based networks.
Jun. 27, 2017 - We are at a very interesting time in our industry; indeed, we may be at the cusp of a significant paradigm change, and a critical one.
Jun. 20, 2017 - According to Brendan Sweeney, growth is the one word that can be used to sum up the findings of a recent report that examines the stability of the overall Canadian vehicle production and auto industry employment over the last five years.
Jun. 14, 2017 - How the Canadian economy — with an ailing resource sector and a diminished manufacturing base — will stack up in this future of more nationalistic and shorter, but hopefully more sustainable, supply chains will depend on political will to drive a directive to make much more of what we consume.
May 8, 2017 - While plenty of versions of the classic fairytale Cinderella exist, it is arguably one of the most familiar stories in the world.
May 8, 2017 - What a thrilling month April has been; publisher Klaus Pirker and I both attended Automate in Chicago in the first week of April and Hannover Messe in Germany the last week of the month, bookending a month of innovation and networking in the industrial automation world.
May 5, 2017 - Expanding your business to serve international markets probably won’t impact how you manufacture your products, but it can radically change how you market and sell them. Customers have different buying expectations in different parts of the world, after all.
May 3, 2017 - “10 nuggets for $1.99; I’m going to text my mom!”
May 3, 2017 - This article was originally going to focus on how collaboration solutions — technologies that allow us to connect via voice, messaging and video — are helping manufacturers resolve issues on the plant floor faster and for less money.
May 3, 2017 - Most manufacturers consider this a statement they can relate to, especially the last two components: do and measure what gets done. The biggest opportunity for improvement however, is through the first two components: thinking and planning.
May 1, 2017 - The manufacturing industry is filled with complexities, from dealing with hazardous materials and overseeing intricate processes to managing inventory and seamlessly moving products to the market.
Apr. 16, 2017 - Automation in its various forms, whether it’s process, support or industrial related (to name a few), is designed to improve productivity and create efficiencies; free workers from boring, repetitive or unsafe work; and improve overall quality of life.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Belden Universal, a manufacturer of custom universal joints and highly specialized mechanical power transmission products, will move into its new production facility at the end of the year.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Tulsar Canada is eyeing aggressive and ambitious expansion in its new Brant home.
Jun. 26, 2017 - BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years.
Jun. 20, 2017 - A textile company in Turkey plans to reopen an old textile plant in North Carolina, creating as many as 260 jobs over three years.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019.
Jun. 15, 2017 - XCMG, the multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company, has opened its first retail store and service centre in Edmonton, Alta., where it will offer local sales, spare part, service and customer service support for its construction machinery products.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Jeep Compass, the first locally-produced sport-utility vehicle (SUV) of Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), officially rolled off the assembly line this month at the company’s Ranjangaon plant.
Jun. 15, 2017 - Canadian National Railway says it will spend $500 million over the next five years on technology to improve its safety, efficiency and competitive edge, partly in response to the potential threat posed by driverless trucks.
Jun. 14, 2017 - General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown for at least two U.S. car factories because of slumping sedan sales.
Jun. 7, 2017 - Oettinger Davidoff AG, a cigar manufacturer headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has inaugurated its new factory in Danlí, Honduras.
Jun. 7, 2017 - Ford Motor Co. will operate its Kentucky SUV plant for an extra week this summer to meet demand for the Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC.
May 18, 2017 - General Motors Co. is pulling its Chevrolet brand out of India, South Africa and East Africa by the end of this year.
Jun. 26, 2017 - Optel Group, a global provider of traceability systems for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Campinas, Brazil.
Jun. 1, 2017 - Kellogg Co. is shuttering distribution centres across the nation and cutting more than 1,000 workers, as it follows through with a cost-cutting plan amid falling sales.
Jun. 1, 2017 - U.S. consumer goods company Procter & Gamble is closing its Brockville, Ont. plant.
May 31, 2017 - If home is where you hang your hat, Kangol is struggling to afford its pricey new U.S. digs.
May 30, 2017 - Conagra is selling Wesson oil for $285 million to the J.M. Smucker Company as it hones its focus on its strongest brands.
May 18, 2017 - Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC), a fiberglass manufacturer, announced it has moved its North American headquarters from Rowland Heights, Calif., to Amsterdam, N.Y., where it owns a manufacturing plant.
May 16, 2017 - In an effort to meet the growing demand for its next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant, Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new Geismar, La., manufacturing plant.
May 12, 2017 - Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company’s signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.
May 10, 2017 - Cell MedX Corp. has announced its Canadian subsidiary has entered into a production agreement with an ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility in Coquitlam, B.C., and selected North American suppliers for sourcing components for its eBalance Pro device.
May 3, 2017 - The Government of Canada has announced support to help upgrade the processing facility at East Point Potato 2009 Inc. in Souris, P.E.I.
May 2, 2017 - Today, Flow Water opened its first brand-owned manufacturing facility — a new 21,000 sq. ft. plant in Aurora, Ont. — which it says will allow it to oversee the entire value chain from spring to pack.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Coca-Cola’s sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.

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