Apr. 26, 2018 - Balluff is widening its safety product portfolio with the introduction of its new emergency stop device (e-stop).
Apr. 24, 2018 - AutomationDirect says it has added a complete line of limit switches for safety applications to its Safety Products offering.
Apr. 17, 2018 - Rockwell Automation says its new controllers are designed to help engineers simplify their machine safety systems and improve safety performance.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) today introduced a control technology solution that aims to increase productivity for batch operations and speed-to-market of batch products by allowing operators to “look ahead” into their processes and see an intuitive timeline of every task required to complete a product batch.
Apr. 14, 2018 - Matrox Imaging is introducing the Matrox Rapixo CXP, a new series of multi-link CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers. Leveraging the latest version of CoaXPress, the Rapixo CXP boards support data rates of up to four times 12.5 Gbps, with a PCIe x8 host computer interface to match for high-speed, high-resolution machine vision applications.
Apr. 14, 2018 - Artila Electronics has announced the new SODIMM module M-X6ULL based on NXP i.MX6ULL ARM Cortex A7 CPU core operating up to 800MHz speed with Linux OS.
Apr. 12, 2018 - Rittal has added UL Type 3R compliance for all of its double door SE 8 enclosures, including carbon and stainless steel versions. According to the company, the certification completes UL Type 3R compliance for the entire SE 8 line and expands options for outdoor applications.
Apr. 12, 2018 - The upgraded EFC 5610 with STO Safety by Bosch Rexroth offers up to Cat. 4/PLe, SIL3 safety levels for safety relevant applications now over the complete power range.
Apr. 11, 2018 - Electromate is offering the Sankyo Automation RollerDrive Reducer, calling it a precision gear reducer that uses a zero backlash roller gear mechanism.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Festo is expanding its portfolio of electric handling systems with the new ELGC/EGSC drive series, describing it as a solution for customers requiring “high precision in large-volume, lightweight applications.”
Apr. 10, 2018 - The Tolomatic family of electric rod-style actuators now features expanded stroke lengths up to 1.5 m (60 in.), says the company, which it says allows more flexibility for converting motion control applications with hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders to electric linear motion.
Apr. 9, 2018 - Carlo Gavazzi has launched the new CD34 Series liquid level capacitive sensors designed to detect water-based liquids through non-metallic walls, like plastic or glass.
Apr. 18, 2018 - Omron Automation Americas is making a significant investment in the engineering technology classrooms and labs at Georgian College.
Apr. 17, 2018 - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced new coding and robotics opportunities for middle years and high school students in the province. These elective courses will be available to all Saskatchewan high schools, while Grades 7-9 teachers can also introduce students to coding and robotics.
Mar. 27, 2018 - The British Columbia government is investing more than $5.4 million to help 15 public post-secondary institutions replace obsolete trades and technology equipment. The funds will help secure a range of new equipment, including 3D printers.
Feb. 24, 2018 - GE Additive is now accepting applications from schools and colleges for the 2018 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP).
Feb. 13, 2018 - An investment from the British Columbia government will create additional spaces for manufacturing related programs at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).
Jan. 29, 2018 - Humber College and Festo Didactic are entering into a five-year partnership agreement designed to address the skills gap between industry needs and educational programming.
Jan. 16, 2018 - An $82,133 donation from Mitutoyo Canada and a $75,000 donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada will go toward securing new equipment and student awards at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Jan. 13, 2018 - Amada Miyachi America, a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro-machining equipment and systems, has announced its newly expanded and enhanced Detroit, Mich., technical centre.
Jan. 13, 2018 - Root Robotics has received a commitment from Coding&Play, a Korea-based children’s coding education company, to purchase and deploy 50,000 Root robots in Korea. 
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.
Apr. 24, 2018 - Have you ever had a loved one killed or maimed on the job? What about a co-worker or someone you knew? It happened to me in the mid-1970s, when one of my bosses at a smelter where I worked in northern Ontario was killed on the job. Six months from retirement and a careless mistake cost him his life.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Tapematic USA is preparing for the installation of two additional PST Lines at an independent cosmetic decoration facility in the North East of the United States, which is expected to help the company offer larger quantities and reduced turnaround times to their customers.
Apr. 13, 2018 - One man is dead and another is injured after what police described as an industrial accident in southwestern Ontario.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Following a guilty plea, AZZ Galvanizing Canada of New Brunswick has been fined $65,000 after a steel truss fell off a forklift onto a worker, causing crushing injuries.
Apr. 3, 2018 - Taking collective action on climate change has never been as critical as it is today. From floods to severe storms, Ontarians are already experiencing the impact of climate change.
Mar. 29, 2018 - The forklift manufacturer Crown relies heavily on robotic welding automation for fabrication/production of its equipment in the Roding, Germany, facility.
Mar. 28, 2018 - SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son announced Wednesday a $200-billion solar power project in Saudi Arabia, which he described as “the world’s biggest solar power generation.”
Mar. 27, 2018 - Successful manufacturers understand that in order to make productivity improvements, they need a clear picture of what is happening on the plant floor. Massiv Die-Form is no exception. The Brampton, Ontario-based company, a division of Magna International, knows how important plant productivity and shop floor transparency are when it comes to fulfilling orders and meeting the demands of its customers, such as automotive manufacturers like Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors. With 24/7 operations, it’s critical that the producer of doors, hoods, body sides, hot stamp tooling and more keeps track of what’s happening on the shop floor, so that it can prevent costly downtime and determine opportunities for improvement.
Mar. 27, 2018 - Six people were killed and two were injured in an explosion in a chemical factory in the Czech Republic.
Mar. 25, 2018 - An explosion at a Massachusetts manufacturing facility has killed one worker and injured another.
Mar. 20, 2018 - The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener.
Mar. 20, 2018 - Following a guilty plea, Hung Wang Foods Inc. and Fred King-Cheong Fung, a director of the company, were fined $50,000 and $10,000 respectively, after a worker suffered injury while attempting to clear dough that was jammed in a noodle-cutting machine. 
Apr. 25, 2018 - The European Union’s executive branch wants the bloc’s public and private sectors to invest at least $24 billion in artificial intelligence through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive.
Apr. 23, 2018 - Telecommunications operator Orange Business Services and factory automation equipment provider Siemens say they have joined forces to help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial sector by simplifying integration and promoting IoT innovation.
Apr. 23, 2018 - Mahr, a provider of dimensional measurement solutions, says it has signed a cooperation agreement with NanoFocus, a German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, which will expand its portfolio with optical metrology.
Apr. 20, 2018 - TE Connectivity (TE) is celebrating 75 years of producing its pre-insulated diamond grip (PIDG) terminals and splices.
Apr. 20, 2018 - Global technology provider Bosch is investing 100 million euros (C$155.5 million) in a new smart factory for electronic components in Celaya, Mexico.
Apr. 20, 2018 - Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing solutions, has delivered an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system to the Global Research & Innovative Technology (GRIT) facility of Hitachi Metals in Kumagaya, Japan.
Apr. 19, 2018 - The University of Waterloo has launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute this month, bringing together researchers and businesses in an effort to prepare Canada for future economic and advanced technology disruption.
Apr. 19, 2018 - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) will exhibit the main components of its cyber-physical factory at the Montréal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) from May 14 to 16.
Apr. 19, 2018 - Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The company says most of its U.S. models should have the feature by the mid-2020s.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Honeywell Intelligrated has launched TechSight, a real-time augmented reality (AR) solution designed to reduce repair time and minimize operational disruption in the event of an unplanned outage.
Apr. 13, 2018 - RightHand Robotics, a provider of robotic piece-picking solutions, say its team of automation partners have set a world record at Modex 2018.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?
Mar. 27, 2018 - There’s no doubt about it — industrial automation is on the rise around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the 2016 average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015.
Mar. 12, 2018 - Five years ago, I started a new company with a couple of colleagues. We put a big whiteboard in the office, and across the top of it, we wrote: In a start-up company, everyone has to make things happen or get things done.
Mar. 8, 2018 - According to Statistics Canada, women in STEM are also underpaid compared to their male counterparts. What’s more, more women than men enrol in university, but men with lower academic marks are more likely to choose STEM careers than women with higher marks. Bigger studies on large populations are unable to fully explain this phenomenon and point to other possible factors and influences.
Mar. 8, 2018 - Many manufacturers are operating on increasingly tight margins, with increasing global competition and the need to source raw materials and components from all corners of the globe. As a result, making and receiving cross-border payments in a number of currencies has become an ongoing necessity. And while global currencies have always moved, the fact that we are now so closely linked to the global marketplace, has heightened our exposure to their movements.
Mar. 2, 2018 - Do you know the IT person who is certain they can perform better than automation? They might just be right. But one point we should keep in mind is that skeptics of automation often want to be in control and will try to ensure that they maintain it.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Sadly, the number of large, multinational manufacturers who are still using spreadsheets and manual processes to manage their largest cost centre, production operations, remains common. These manufacturers have reverted to spreadsheets for two reasons.
Feb. 25, 2018 - “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
Jan. 25, 2018 - Delivering better, more personalized experiences — that’s what customers, all customers, expect. Whether products leave your factory ready for consumers or ready for the next step in production, your customers expect a high level of service. And that includes an experience that leaves them thinking favourably about your brand so they come back again and again.
Jan. 24, 2018 - By now you will have heard about the next big thing that is projected to affect manufacturing — the Industrial Internet of Things or the IIoT. New technology geeks seem to like to create acronyms and terms that mean something to them but leave the rest of us in a fog. Think B2B, Y2K, B2C, M2M, IoT and now IIoT. The list goes on and on.
Jan. 22, 2018 - What do you see when you look into the manufacturing crystal ball? It’s a Manufacturing AUTOMATION tradition to highlight the top five trends and technologies to keep an eye on at the start of a New Year. Read on for expert predictions about the impact of Big Data analytics, the Digital Twin, artificial intelligence and more.
Jan. 18, 2018 - Dozens of analyses have been released over the past decade estimating a large segment of the labour market will be displaced due to increased automation in the workplace. The McKinsey Global Institute recently predicted up to 800 million workers worldwide — or one-fifth of the global workforce — will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation.
Jan. 11, 2018 - Companies might not be able to dodge rising minimum wages by relocating even their most mobile workforces to lower wage provinces, but higher costs could accelerate the pace of automation.
Apr. 25, 2018 - A state-owned Chinese automaker announced plans Wednesday to produce electric vehicles in South Africa, highlighting the growing role of the world’s largest auto market in a technology seen as the global industry’s future.
Apr. 25, 2018 - General Motors is adding a shift at a Tennessee factory that makes GMC and Cadillac SUVs, putting about 700 people to work.
Apr. 24, 2018 - A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster.
Apr. 24, 2018 - Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) has announced a new home for its Canadian operations.
Apr. 17, 2018 - A Canadian aerospace components maker plans to invest in new advanced manufacturing technology and nearly double its workforce.
Apr. 17, 2018 - Online mattress retailer Casper plans to open brick-and-mortar stores in Canada as it flips its business model and goes head-to-head with traditional bed retailers.
Apr. 17, 2018 - Shares of Tesla Inc. traded lower Tuesday after reports that the company had shut down production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car again to solve manufacturing bottlenecks.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Advanced automation technology provider Festo plans to expand its Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason, Ohio, by approximately 350,000 square feet, nearly tripling the company’s capacity in logistics, production and industrial training solutions offered through its Festo Didactic Learning Center. The company says the new US$90-million investment is a next step in maximizing the 47-acre campus to meet growing demands in the North American market. 
Apr. 14, 2018 - General Motors says it will eliminate a production shift at its Chevy Cruze manufacturing plant in Ohio that could cost as many as 1,500 jobs.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Building products manufacturer Vision Extrusion Group is committing to a $18.2-million upgrade project at its Vaughan, Ont., facility.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive global recall linked to at least 22 deaths, said Thursday that its president has resigned now that its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed.
Apr. 10, 2018 - The Ontario government is supporting the assembly of light rail vehicles for communities in Peel Region and Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) with the opening of Alstom’s new assembly facility in Brampton.
Apr. 26, 2018 10:29:00 - State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said.
Apr. 20, 2018 - Campbell Soup Company says its new Canadian headquarters will open in Mississauga, Ont.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Frulact Canada has established a new 58,000-square-foot research and development and food processing facility in Kingston, Ont., which will serve as the company’s North American base and first facility in Canada.
Apr. 12, 2018 - The federal and Ontario governments have announced an investment of up to $70 million toward Sanofi Pasteur Limited’s $500-million project to help establish what they say will be one of the world’s most advanced vaccine manufacturing facilities.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Nestlé today announced its goal of making 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025, saying its vision is that none of its packaging – including plastics – ends up in landfill or as litter.
Apr. 10, 2018 - The head of Rio Tinto’s aluminum division says he expects “common sense” will prevail regarding Canada’s tariff exemption by the U.S. and a potential trade battle with China.
Apr. 9, 2018 - The Ontario government is partnering with Steam Whistle Brewery to invest in new equipment to expand its product line, creating 100 new jobs and retaining 143 positions in Toronto.
Apr. 3, 2018 - Quebec cheese processor Fromagerie Bergeron says it will be able to lower production costs and improve its competitiveness thanks to an investment of up to $3.9 million from the federal government. The funds, part of a $20-million total expansion investment over four years, will go toward securing new robotic equipment and increasing its production line automation at the Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly plant, says the manufacturer.
Apr. 2, 2018 - Transcontinental Inc. this morning announced an agreement to acquire Coveris Americas for C$1.72 billion, subject to customary closing adjustments, in the Montreal company’s continuing push to become a North American leader in flexible packaging. Coveris Americas is a business held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.
Mar. 14, 2018 - British Columbia-based Icicle Technologies says it will integrate its food production management platform with communications company Bell’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform for “unparalleled broadband wireless connectivity” in Canada’s food industry.
Mar. 12, 2018 - One of Canada’s largest brewing operation will invest in equipment upgrades and new beer tanks and expand its packaging capabilities at its Guelph, Ont., location.
Mar. 9, 2018 - Canadian steel and aluminum producers have dodged U.S. President Donald Trump's global tariffs but continue to grapple with the uncertainty the debate has created.

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