Aug. 14, 2017 - Wieland Electric has expanded its gesis RST family of circular power connector with the RST Mini, saying the type 4X/6P IP69K protection makes it ideal for exterior applications.
Aug. 14, 2017 - Schleuniger has debuted SmartDetect, a quality monitoring option for Schleuniger CrimpCenters.
Aug. 11, 2017 - Stahlin says its non-metallic CF and F series enclosures are ideal for compact or portable control or simply as a small junction box.
Aug. 11, 2017 - Wildeck’s LadderLink modular access system promises to provide a rugged framework of five core bolt-together components that will allow users to create a customized access solution for manufacturing operations, distribution centres and warehouses.
Aug. 11, 2017 - Electromate is offering Netzer’s Rotary Electric Encoders, describing them as providing “exceptionally accurate, high resolution, absolute position” with miniature to wide diameter hollow shaft.
Aug. 11, 2017 - The Moticont SDLM-019-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor is the latest addition to the series of “zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, long life” linear servo motors.
Aug. 11, 2017 - B&K Precision, a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments, has launched its multi-range DC power supplies, models 9103 and 9104.
Aug. 11, 2017 - Traco Power has released its TIB family of DIN rail mount power supplies boasting “industry-leading” efficiencies up to 94.5 per cent.
Aug. 11, 2017 - The Trio AC UPS from Phoenix Contact promises to provide smooth transition in the event of mains power failure, thanks to the pure sine curve which is generated in battery operation synchronous with the mains previously used for supply.
Aug. 11, 2017 - NK Technologies describes its VTU-DIN series as a high-performance True RMS transducer for sensing voltage in single, three-phase or DC installations.
Aug. 11, 2017 - Amada Miyachi America has released the UB29A Linear DC Micro Welder, promising to provide a larger current range, greater control, and markedly faster rise time for micro-miniature resistance welding.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Kwik Mark says its new line of X series dot peen markers which strive to improve overall operation and streamline “every aspect” of product marking.
Aug. 21, 2017 - The YMCA of Okanagan, B.C.’s Jumpstart Employment Essentials Penticton project will receive more than $800,000 from the Government of Canada’s Skills Link program.
Jul. 30, 2017 - The Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Welland, Ont., has officially opened.
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.”
Aug. 22, 2017 - Considering sustainability characteristics of your beverage plant conveying system? Whether your application is in the glass bottle filling, high-speed can filling, or can and glass container manufacturing, there are four key areas that should be given attention.
Aug. 1, 2017 - MillerCoors says it used 15 billion fewer gallons of water across its value chain in 2016, a reduction that can be attributed to changes in farming techniques that include tools and irrigation initiatives that use less water.
Jul. 24, 2017 - The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.
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.
Aug. 23, 2017 - The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) says its newest research shows many growth records set in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control and motor technology for the first half of 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Describing it as a milestone in digital transformation, thyssenkrupp says it has developed an in-house Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform — toii — that connects machines of different makes and generations.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Triassic Solutions Private Limited (TSPL), an engineering services and manufacturing automation company, has opened artificial intelligence (AI) research facilities in Toronto, Ont., and Pleasanton, Calif., to serve the semiconductor, healthcare and retail industries.
Aug. 15, 2017 - A new partnership between Claroty and Schneider Electric aims to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), will adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology from Siemens to support its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) solution.
Aug. 9, 2017 - The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant’s computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.
Aug. 8, 2017 - The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) — an organization working to accelerate the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) — an organization that aims to drive edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT) area — have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Framos, a global image sensor distributor, and Pyxalis, a custom image sensor supplier, have extended their collaboration, entering into a partnership that “significantly enhances” Framos’ imaging solutions portfolio, which includes Sony, ON Semiconductor, and Teledyne e2v.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Taking place October 30 & 31, at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont., ERP Vendor Congress 2017 is a unique two-day event where selection teams and decision-makers come together to compare leading manufacturing ERP systems, learn best practices, and network with their peers.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Software companies Cideon Software GmbH & Co. KG and Seal Systems AG, providers of conversion and output management solutions for SAP, have entered into a partnership in hopes of optimizing and enhancing their data conversion as well as information and document-provision product portfolios.
Jul. 25, 2017 - Employees may be hiding IT security incidents from their bosses to avoid punishment, according to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.
Jul. 24, 2017 - Material handling conveyors are often a key element of automated manufacturing systems. They safely and efficiently transfer parts across the warehouse floor from station to station or even through other automated systems.
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.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Jet Label & Packaging of Edmonton, Alta., described as Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape, has acquired United Label Company of Coquitlam, B.C.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Miura recently held an anniversary luncheon in Atlanta, Ga., to mark 30 years of manufacturing in North America, celebrating with employees, honoured guests, vendors, rep partners, and members of its distribution network.
Aug. 21, 2017 - The Winnipeg, Man., aerospace industry is getting a $10-million boost from the federal government, with the expectation that the innovation and training money will help create new high-paying jobs.
Aug. 21, 2017 - Solar panel manufacturer Heliene says it is on track to become more productive and competitive, and grow its business thanks to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of more than $199,000.
Aug. 21, 2017 - The Canadian government is investing a total of $291,500 to support two Quebec manufacturing enterprises.
Aug. 21, 2017 - This month, Kuka Toledo Production Operations (KTPO) celebrated the completion of its two millionth Jeep Wrangler body-in-white, describing it as the latest milestone in the plant’s “stellar history.”
Aug. 9, 2017 - General Electric says it will close its manufacturing facility in Rochester next year and the work will be moved to China.
Aug. 8, 2017 - The automobile and auto parts manufacturing industry remains a key driver of Canada’s economy. Here’s a look at the numbers, taken from a report published in April by McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Electric car maker Faraday Future says it has decided to build vehicles at an existing factory in California.
Aug. 7, 2017 - Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal on Monday to build tens of thousands of cars annually under a joint venture with French automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault, buoying its manufacturing industry in defiance of the Trump administration's moves to isolate the country.
Aug. 4, 2017 - Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to jointly build auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.
Aug. 21, 2017 - IDT Biologika and Gallant Custom Laboratories, an IDT Biologika company serving the animal health industry, say its new facility will “significantly enhance” their vaccine development and manufacturing capabilities.
Aug. 14, 2017 - A US$435-million deal to buy a refinery in Wisconsin will allow Husky Energy to match processing capacity with its growing heavy oil output while postponing a planned asphalt plant expansion in Alberta.
Aug. 2, 2017 - A luxury luggage manufacturer is laying off 149 workers at its plant in Cambridge, Ont.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Ontario is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for the province’s chemical manufacturing sector.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Officials say almost 50 manufacturing jobs are coming north as a U.S. company plans to open a new plant in Waterloo.
Jul. 30, 2017 - A $1,455,000 investment from the federal government will maintain 225 jobs and create 40 new ones for two manufacturers in Quebec’s Lanaudière-region.
Jul. 25, 2017 - Cott Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion.
Jul. 24, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the acquisition of TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV).
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.

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