Dec. 12, 2017 - Belden describes its DataTuff Cat6A Profinet cables as being designed to support the growing demand for high-volume data transfer from the factory floor.
Dec. 12, 2017 - High speeds, secure data transfer and compliance with Profinet are features of the new cables in Lapp’s Etherline series, according to the company.
Dec. 11, 2017 - B&K Precision has describes the bench power meter model 5335B as a compact, single-phase AC and DC power meter designed for measuring power produced or consumed, and analyzing power quality parameters quickly and accurately.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Lutze is introducing two shielded MOTIONFLEX Ethernet cables with teal TPE jacket: #A1040020 CAT5E SF/UTP (4x2xAWG24) and #A1040030 CAT6A SF/UTP (4x2xAWG24).
Dec. 11, 2017 - Beckhoff Automation has announced the new EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler, expanding the industrial Ethernet capabilities of the EtherCAT I/O system.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric plans to release an enhanced version of the Stardom network-based control system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.
Nov. 28, 2017 - NT Tool says its Angle Heads add a new cutting axis to existing machines, enabling users to machine from additional angles without the need for tilt tables.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Carlo Gavazzi has added the DPA52 and DPB52 three-phase monitoring relays to its product offering, helping to protect against phase loss and improper phase sequence.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Moore Industries says its new THZ3 compact Dual Input Smart HART temperature transmitter in DIN rail mount housing now includes Associated Intrinsically-Safe (AIS) sensor connections.
Nov. 28, 2017 - AW-Lake Company has introduced the FAC-R frequency to analogue converter that changes incoming sensor frequency to both current and voltage analog output.
Nov. 28, 2017 - ABB has introduced the ACS580 general purpose drive to the North American market, the newest entry in ABB’s low-voltage AC drive portfolio.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Endress+Hauser has introduced what it says is the world’s first self-calibrating temperature sensor, the iTHERM TrustSens hygienic RTD.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Andritz Separation, part of international technology group Andritz, has developed a new computer-assisted tool for operator training that aims to help maximize machine and process performance with minimal training time.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Technology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for human interaction.
Nov. 13, 2017 - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center, on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January.
Nov. 9, 2017 - In partnership with New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is inviting all New Brunswick manufacturers to improve their workplace manufacturing essential and productivity skills.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite. The suite includes solutions to better train the industrial workforce for safe startups and operations.
Nov. 1, 2017 - Harting and North Central College in Naperville, Ill., announced last week that they have opened a lab dedicated by Harting to introduce basic electronic methods and applications to college students. In addition to naming the lab, the company has pledged to donate equipment and products for students.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in skilled trades and technology, has announced that WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 has been presented with one medal and 13 Medallions of Excellence at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.
Oct. 17, 2017 - There are many opinions on when the Automation Revolution started, but any dates proposed will often only apply to one of the many disciplines involved in automation and probably only be pertinent to a particular country. The growth of automation has, however, been dynamic, fast, exciting and varied in its growth and impact.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Women seeking to combine engineering and business degrees will receive a major boost at Western University, thanks to a $5-million gift from Linamar Corporation and the families that grew it from a one-lathe machine shop into a multi-billion-dollar global enterprise.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Twenty-three young men and women have started their careers at Lapp Group’s main site in Stuttgart, Germany, for the 2017-2018 apprenticeship year.
Sep. 1, 2017 - “The manufacturing and engineering industries are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that will see artificial intelligence transforming every aspect of our operations,” believes Festo, stressing that manufacturers and engineering firms need to start preparing now, to proactively manage change and keep ahead of the curve.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Automation has become a scary word lately. As new technologies proliferate, unease and uncertainty surround the labour market of the future. Will jobs be destroyed? Created? Can a robot really replace what I do? What kind of career should my child pursue if we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like? How can I retrain?
Dec. 12, 2017 - Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity.
Dec. 8, 2017 - General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Three workers performing maintenance duties at a chemical plant in southeastern Arkansas were injured when a decomposing product exploded.
Dec. 5, 2017 - IKO Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of roofing products, has been fined $85,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries after material used to make asphalt roofing products poured out of the hopper of a machine that was believed to be empty.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Fire investigators in upstate New York say a cosmetics factory fire that killed one and led to 125 people seeking hospital treatment was ignited by static electricity.
Nov. 29, 2017 - The mass production of footwear and apparel used to make sense for the fashion industry — the idea being the more product you could make, the more product you could sell. But the industry has evolved.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Glass and glazing products producer NSG Group is a multinational supplier of architectural, automotive and technical glass for buildings, OEM and aftermarket replacement and displays, optoelectronics and glass fibre products. With principal operations in 28 countries and 27,000 employees worldwide, the company sells its products into more than 130 companies around the globe.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Rockwell Automation has named automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing and U.K.-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
Nov. 21, 2017 - A worker has been taken to a Saskatoon hospital in an industrial accident at a manufacturing facility.
Nov. 21, 2017 - The Glad manufacturing facility in Orangeville, Ont., turned 50 years old this year, and it has never looked better.
Nov. 21, 2017 - State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York's Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters.
Dec. 13, 2017 - Apple is investing $390 million in Finisar, a company that makes lasers used in facial recognition technology.
Dec. 11, 2017 - ERP solution provider SYSPRO has announced today a new Channel Partner agreement with Shift Group, where it will provide software and professional services for SYSPRO solutions for clients in Quebec.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Fetch Robotics, a provider of collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions, today announced that it has raised US$25 million in Series B funding.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Honeywell today released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Stanley Black & Decker today announced plans to open an Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in downtown Hartford, Conn., to accelerate its global Industry 4.0 smart factory initiative.
Nov. 29, 2017 - ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s digital offerings, ABB Ability, with HPE’s hybrid information technology (IT) solutions.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Fanuc Corp. has produced its 500,000th robot.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Renishaw and Identify3D have announced a collaboration to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Specialist automotive service bureau Skorpion Engineering says it is now producing complex automotive prototypes 50 per cent faster through the use of Stratasys additive technologies.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Data theft from high-profile hacks against companies like Uber and Equifax can cost consumers thousands of dollars but resource companies worry about millions in damage, along with potential injuries and death, if their technology is compromised.
Nov. 21, 2017 - In building management systems (BMS) and human machine interface (HMI), manufacturers need to seek the right architecture for supervisory systems. Costs are being further driven down from legacy systems while historically, reliability is improving and efficiency is increasing. Due to the enhanced connectivity of these systems today, improving cybersecurity has become an equally important goal.
Nov. 21, 2017 - Industry 4.0, whether it is referred to as the Smart Factory or the Industrial IoT (IIoT), has long offered more conceptual ideas than realizable solutions, at least from the perspective of outside observers.
Dec. 7, 2017 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way, and like its three predecessors, it holds the promise of completely upending manufacturing as it’s done today.
Dec. 6, 2017 - IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale — these are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, global industry director of High-tech and Industrial Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Artificial intelligence is the hot topic of the moment.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Accenture estimates the Industrial IoT (IIoT) could add US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, but how exactly can manufacturers make sense of it? Read on to learn how you can leverage Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts in your manufacturing operations.
Nov. 14, 2017 - 2017 has been a remarkable year for the digital factory. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 finally entered the mainstream, while the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT) gained significant traction with factory floor and IT leaders.
Oct. 30, 2017 - The lack of women in manufacturing has been a critical topic of discussion for a number of years. This is of particular concern as attracting and retaining a skilled labour force will be an increasing concern for about 60 per cent of manufacturers over the next five years, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Oct. 30, 2017 - When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake.
Oct. 28, 2017 - Industrial managers are responsible for keeping high-risk work environments safe and compliant while increasing productivity, simplifying management and controlling cost. To do so, they must take into consideration unique and wide-ranging challenges like the use of hazardous materials, complex machinery and evolving regulations.
Oct. 28, 2017 - For me, this past summer was different than typical summers. I didn’t have a single significant vacation and instead, had many small little adventures, including boating on Georgian Bay, a motorcycle trip, and a great hike on an inspiring trail.
Oct. 13, 2017 - In the context of an ever-changing global trade landscape, the Canadian automotive industry must ensure it has the knowledge and capability to trade across our border.
Oct. 11, 2017 - The Oxford dictionary defines future-proof as ‘(a product or system) unlikely to become obsolete.’ I admit, in an era of unprecedented technology advances, the concept of a future-proof factory floor may seem disingenuous. After all, what is bleeding-edge today will be table stakes tomorrow.
Oct. 3, 2017 - There’s no time like the present — an adage that holds truer today than many old proverbs. Last week I attended the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show in Mississauga, and after sitting in several conference sessions, I noticed an underlying thread connecting the various presentations.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Ford says that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.
Dec. 8, 2017 - BlackBerry Ltd. has formed a strategic collaboration to develop technology for the next generation of connected vehicles with a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., a major semiconductor company.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Spirit AeroSystems announced a US$1-billion expansion Wednesday that will bring 1,000 new jobs to its aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita, a move officials say reflects significant growth for the company and the aviation industry in general.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Vicwest has secured site plan approval with the town of Stratford, Ont., to expand its current manufacturing facilities.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs.
Dec. 1, 2017 - GM Canada says it will temporarily lay off employees at its Oshawa, Ont., works as it restarts a truck assembly line and scales back car production to address shifting American buyer preferences.
Nov. 30, 2017 - General Motors Co. expects to carry passengers and deliver goods with self-driving vehicles in big cities sometime in 2019, telling investors it’s moving quickly and plans to be ahead of other automakers and tech companies.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony last week for the company’s new C$28-million manufacturing and assembly facility in India.
Nov. 18, 2017 - Industrial conglomerate Siemens has announced plans to cut about 6,900 jobs worldwide at its power, gas and drives divisions, half of them in Germany.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Bombardier Inc. is planning to go on a hiring spree in Montreal by adding about 1,000 people in the coming months as part of the production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source.
Nov. 10, 2017 - KUKA Systems has received three major new systems contracts from a U.S.-based automotive manufacturer. The projects comprise the engineering and construction of systems to build vehicles body structures in the United States and Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2017 - Saputo Inc. says it has completed a transaction announced on Nov. 1 to acquire Betin, doing business as Montchevre.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Baldwin Technology Company Inc., which develops process automation technologies, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries, has acquired QuadTech Inc. from its parent company, Quad/Graphics.
Dec. 8, 2017 - General Electric Co. will cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as alternative energy supplants demand for coal and other fossil fuels.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Nova Chemicals Corp. says it expects to invest in excess of $2 billion on two new growth projects for its Ontario operations.
Dec. 1, 2017 - Molson Coors is leaving the Montreal site where it opened a brewery in 1786 and will build a new operation on the south-shore city of Longueuil.
Dec. 1, 2017 - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. says it’s acquiring Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co. for US$120 million in a bid to further strengthen its position in the alternative proteins market.
Nov. 29, 2017 - An Augusta, Georgia-based factory that looks like a giant paper cup is closing.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Ontario is supporting a subsidiary of Feihe International to establish Kingston’s first baby formula production facility, which will create up to 277 new jobs in the community.
Nov. 21, 2017 - George Weston Ltd. says it will close an unprofitable frozen cake factory in the United States by the end of the first quarter of 2018 as it reviews its strategy in light of challenges in its frozen food business.
Nov. 21, 2017 - Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.
Nov. 16, 2017 - Meat processing company Olymel has added to its Toronto, Ontario-area manufacturing footprint with upgrades at one Brampton, Ont. plant and the acquisition of a second nearby facility. The project also created 100 new jobs in the area.
Nov. 13, 2017 - Rockwell Automation is working with Encana, a North American energy producer, as the main automation contractor (MAC) while the energy company builds three new gas-processing plants in Montney, B.C.
Motor & Drive Systems 2018
February 8-9, 2018
ARC Industry Forum 2018
February 12-15, 2018
Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland
March 7-8, 2018
North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018
April 10-11, 2018
Hannover Messe 2018
April 23-27, 2018
June 19-22, 2018