Jul. 18, 2017 - Newcastle Systems describes its latest product, the APEX series mobile workstation, as a height-adjustable mobile cart that provides flexibility for employees working in various manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, automotive and electronics.
Jul. 18, 2017 - AutomationDirect’s Integra polycarbonate enclosure offering now includes the new Premium series of screw-cover wall mount enclosures in addition to the existing Impact series of wall mount, single-door enclosures.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Hammond Manufacturing has introduced extended depth versions of its large HN4FM floor-standing double door family to address the need for more internal space.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Delta Group is now offering the AS300 series compact PLC for advanced machinery applications to the North American market.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Wago has added a new member to the PFC200 family, the PLC with Profibus DP Master interface.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Festo has expanded its EXCM compact planar gantry series with two larger variants which, like the original EXCM-10, are suited for performing sub-assembly functions in a benchtop configuration or other small workspace.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Encoder Products Company (EPC) says its new model MA58H absolute encoder is designed for harsh factory and plant floor environments.
Jul. 12, 2107 - Roboteq says its new FIM2360 is the world’s first and only dual channel VFD capable of simultaneously driving two AC Induction motors.
Jul. 6, 2017 - The six-axis Yaskawa Motoman MPX3500 robot promises to deliver “superior performance and efficiently creates a smooth, consistent finish in painting and coating applications.”
Jul. 6, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution, describing it as a secure and scalable service.
Jul. 6, 2017 - With the launch of the BRX PLC controller, AutomationDirect has released an enhanced version of the Do-more! designer programming software.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, has launched the Wohlhaupter Tool-Architect software, describing it as a configurator for modular system tools that allows customers to virtually build customized tools online using Wohlhaupter parts.
Jul. 11, 2017 - A new academic partnership between Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Siemens Canada will provide advanced learning and certification opportunities for engineering students and professionals.
Jun. 28, 2017 - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is building an advanced manufacturing research and development and demonstration facility in Winnipeg, Man.
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.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace in Ontario, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jul. 14, 2017 - High temperatures are the most common cause of sensitive electrical and electronic components tripping or even failing, so users of manufacturing automation systems need to ensure that they are prepared for the summer heat.
Jul. 13, 2017 - Automated production of large objects, such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards, traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems that can cost close to a million dollars.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Hirotec America has partnered with Otto Motors to automate Hirotec Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out manufacturing for 24/7 operation.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.
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.
Jul. 14, 2017 - The industrial robotics market is expected to be worth US$71.72 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.60 per cent, according to a new MarketsandMarkets report.
Jul. 12, 2017 - Isolation as a complete security solution for industrial control systems (ICS) is dead.
Jul. 10, 2017 - PINpoint Information Systems says it has achieved 20 years of “manufacturing error-proofing excellence.”
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.
Jul. 12, 2017 - The province of Ontario is proposing to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019, up from the current minimum wage of $11.40. Predictably, the announcement has caused instant and intense debate, along equally predictable lines.
Jul. 12, 2017 - Supply chain executives are paying close attention to the implications of what trade might mean under the new administration. With U.S. President Donald Trump’s new agenda to put “America first,” supply chain executives are specifically concerned about issues surrounding import tariffs and trade rules.
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.
Jul. 21, 2017 - More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Jul. 19, 2017 - Ontario-based auto parts maker Magna International has announced it will build the Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV at its contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Siemens Wind Power Limited, as part of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, announced today it will close the wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ont., by early 2018.
Jul. 17, 2017 - A French maker of self-driving vehicles is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility.
Jul. 12, 2017 - An electric car maker deserted its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada in a move experts say could spell trouble for the company and the broader niche electric automobile businesses.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Mississippi's state auditor on Wednesday demanded that a troubled electric car maker or its leader repay $4.9 million in state and local aid the company received, plus $1.5 million of interest.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Canada Goose continues to invest in the Canadian apparel manufacturing industry, opening its fifth factory and announcing a new raw material and cutting distribution centre in Ontario.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first major automaker to forgo traditional engines that rely exclusively on internal combustion. 
Jun. 29, 2017 - Bombardier’s railway division said Thursday it is eliminating up to 2,200 jobs in Germany by 2020, representing nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country.
Jun. 28, 2017 - Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday.
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.
Jul. 19, 2017 - U.S. spice maker McCormick & Company is buying the maker of French’s mustard and other condiments in a $4.2 billion cash deal that it regards as a “perfect match.”
Jul. 18, 2017 - The Coca-Cola Company is investing C$30 million to retrofit its Lachine plant in Montreal with “state-of-the-art” infrastructure which will increase productivity by 30 per cent, it says.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Honeywell announced today that Farabi Petrochemicals Company will use Honeywell UOP technologies for a new complex in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, to expand its production of biodegradable detergents.
Jul. 12, 2017 - A tract of waterfront land at the edge of Old Montreal will undergo a transformation after Molson Coors announced plans to spend up to $500 million to build a new brewery in the city instead of modernizing its current brewery, North America’s oldest.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Daimler says it will build its first battery factory located outside of Germany.
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.

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