September 17, 2019 – Universal Robots (UR) has developed a new collaborative robot, the UR16e, for heavy-duty payloads up to 16 kg (35 lbs).
September 16, 2019 – Salesforce has released the Manufacturing Cloud, a new industry-specific product for manufacturers.
September 13, 2019 – Kyntronics has released the patent-pending HSHF (high-speed, high-force) Single Cylinder All-In-One Actuator.
September 12, 2019 – EVT has has added the FocalSpec sensor to work with its EyeVision software to inspect the pins of surface-mount device (SMD) component parts.
September 11, 2019 – Alliance Sensors Group has introduced its latest LVDT signal conditioner, the SC-200.
September 10, 2019 – Panasonic has released the latest model of its Toughbook family of tablets and laptop computers with the Toughbook 55 rugged laptop.
September 9, 2019 – Balluff has released the U-890 ultra-high-frequency (UHF) handheld RFID reader to simplify mobile data collection.
September 6, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has debuted a machine-mounted HMI, the Allen-Bradley ArmorView Plus 7 graphic terminal.
September 5, 2019 – B&R has developed a virtual sensor for its ACOPOS P3 servo drive: the Safe Speed Observer.
September 4, 2019 – Emerson has introduced a new tool to help pneumatic system users see the potential benefits of integrating IIoT.
September 3, 2019 – SYSPRO has introduced additional functionality to its latest ERP release to improve overall ease of use, system performance and security.
August 30, 2019 – Omron Automation Americas has added more than 2,500 new models to its E2E NEXT line of proximity sensors.
September 18, 2019 – "Globalization of the manufacturing community has increased competition to levels never seen before," notes Chris Casemore, director of client management and development at Mentor Works, which helps companies implement tailored solutions to support their growth.
September 16, 2019 – Starting October 23, Matrox Imaging will offer its next series of classroom training events on machine vision, called Matrox Vision Academy.
September 13, 2019 – Vector Solutions, an e-learning provider for industry, is expanding into Canada via a partnership with Cognibox, a contractor compliance platform used in manufacturing industires.
September 13, 2019 – Bombardier will provide more paid internship positions in Canada for the 2019-2020 school year than ever before, marking the first time it has committed to more than 1,000 internships in a single year.
August 29, 2019 – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is creating a task force to develop a National Strategy for Women in Trades.
August 27, 2019 – The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills.
August 21, 2019 – Two electromechanical engineering technology grads from Humber College are heading to Russia this week to compete in the WorldSkills 2019 competition.
August 6, 2019 – Pilz Safety Automation Canada and technical certification specialist TUV NORD are offering several more courses in 2019 for their joint machine safety certification program.
July 31, 2019 – Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario has received an additional investment of $1.9 million from the provincial government to continue its Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) project.
July 23, 2019 – It’s been three months since the grand opening of the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI), a 93,000 square foot facility – but the excitement is still palpable in Darren Lawless’ voice.
July 12, 2019 – Universal Robots (UR) has opened four additional authorized training centres (ATCs) in North America for collaborative robot education.
July 10, 2019 – Committing to workplace diversity in manufacturing isn’t just a good social concept – it helps the bottom line, too.
September 12, 2019 – Belden Canada Inc., a manufacturer of connectivity and networking products in Cobourg, Ontario, has been fined $70,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker was critically injured in operating machinery at its facility.
September 12, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has added three new members to its Machine Safety System Integrator program, which connects companies with system integrators that have expertise in current safety standards and a track record of designing safety systems.
September 9, 2019 – From Oct. 1 to Dec. 27, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting a province-wide health and safety inspection blitz on musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards in all sectors.
August 30, 2019 – Lifers – that’s what Jamie Ecclestone, vice-president of marketing at Calstone, calls the staff at her family’s production facility and distribution centre in Scarborough, Ontario.
August 19, 2019 – THS Industries Ltd., a company that manufactures steel nails, has been fined $50,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to an offence involving a critical injury to a worker at its production facility in Kitchener, Ontario.
August 13, 2019 – The impact of cannabis legalization on Canadian organizations is the subject of a report released today by The Conference Board of Canada, ahead of the one-year mark since cannabis legalization in Canada on October 17.
August 6, 2019 – Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across Ontario.
July 22, 2019 – Eaton has issued a second notice recall for heavy duty 30A and 60A safety switches.
July 19, 2019 – Access Limited, a Japanese engineering company that develops, designs and manufactures automation equipment, has been fined $130,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to an offence involving the death of a worker at an Ontario plant.
June 28, 2019 – Toyota Motor Manufacturing's factory in Buffalo, West Virginia recently received 20 GuardianCoil press guard systems from Cascade Safety and Security, a supplier of coiled wire fabric systems for new and retrofit industrial machinery.
June 25, 2019 – An Ontario manufacturer of coated metal products has been fined by the province's Ministry of Labour after a worker was injured while cleaning machinery that wasn't properly guarded.
June 24, 2019 – An Ontario manufacturer of aerosol products has been fined by the province's Ministry of Labour after a worker was struck by a moving lift truck at its Vaughan plant.
September 18, 2019 – Join us on September 25 at 11 am EDT for our FREE webinar Cloud & Edge Computing: ERP Best Practices.
September 17, 2019 – "My customers would have asked for faster horses."
September 16, 2019 – Litmus Automation, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform provider, has received an award from Frost & Sullivan recognizing its IIoT product LoopEdge.
September 16, 2019 – Blueprint, a Stratasys-owned additive manufacturing consultancy, has launched a technology enablement program to help businesses embrace additive manufacturing throughout their organizations.
September 16, 2019 – Businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki wisely said, “The best way to predict the future is to study the past.”
September 11, 2019 – Nokia, NTT DOCOMO and OMRON have partnered to conduct joint field trials using 5G at their plants and other production sites.
September 11, 2019 – OnRobot has introduced a single robotic system for any OnRobot end-of-arm tooling (EoAT).
September 10, 2019 – In an increasingly complex manufacturing environment, companies must pursue continuous improvement in operations in order to stay competitive.
September 9, 2019 – Industry 4.0 intends to closely connect people, machines, objects and systems across the company in order to reach higher flexibility, robustness and optimal resource allocation (i.e. a “waste-free value stream”).
September 4, 2019 – The Fall 2019 edition of Robotics Insider is available now!
August 29, 2019 – Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity.
August 29, 2019 – Exoskeletons, or exosuits – wearable IoT devices to be put on a worker's body – have turned out to be irreplaceable helpers in manufacturing.
September 19, 2019 – This issue marks a year since I’ve been editor of MA, and what an informative year it’s been!
September 12, 2019 – As far as achieving success in manufacturing is concerned, it is often said that “what gets measured gets improved,” and “you can’t hit a target you don’t set.”
September 5, 2019 – Even in 2019, there are questions about Industry 4.0 and whether there is value for manufacturers to invest in advanced solutions.
August 5, 2019 – Over in Europe, the future factory is quickly moving past a concept and into reality.
August 2, 2019 – Addressing the skills gap in manufacturing is a perennial topic at industry trade fairs and conferences.
July 29, 2019 – Manufacturing is an industry that has always relied on technology, but as digital advances have brought even greater potential for transformation to the sector, it has found itself embroiled in the battle for the best tech professionals.
July 25, 2019 – After 1,809 pages, 34 chapters and 14 months of painstaking – and, at times, fractious – negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico came to terms on an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September, 30 2018.
July 11, 2019 – Food and beverage is one of the fastest-changing industries in business today.
July 3, 2019 – This year, there’s been a lot of talk about Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks.
June 25, 2019 – There’s been much written over the years about how the Canadian manufacturing industry lags other countries as far as investment in innovation is concerned, and there’ve been many attempts and well-intended initiatives launched over the years to try to change that.
June 19, 2019 – Does unplanned equipment downtime cause your maintenance team to scramble?
May 31, 2019 – Let me start by saying I’m a computer analyst/programmer, an electronics engineer, and a Microsoft partner.
September 5, 2019 – A Canadian artisan dessert manufacturer is receiving nearly $3 million from the federal government to implement new automation and add 64 full-time jobs in an $8.5-million project.
August 23, 2019 – The federal government is investing more than $500,000 in a Normandin, Quebec welding and fabrication shop to install new CNC equipment and acquire specialized software.
August 22, 2019 – Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the administrator of Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, has greenlit $1.89 million in funding for a $4.2-million project to develop an advanced manufacturing process for gene therapies.
August 1, 2019 – Rayonier Advanced Materials is selling its Matane, Quebec pulp mill and related assets to Sappi Limited, a global diversified wood fibre company, for a purchase price of approximately US$175 million.
July 29, 2019 – Pfizer, the U.S.'s largest drugmaker, is creating a hybrid new drug company by combining its off-patent branded drug business with the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan.
July 29, 2019 – Two Vancouver-area steel manufacturers are receiving $1.6 million in funding from the federal government to upgrade equipment and improve manufacturing practices.
July 26, 2019 – Gerdau Ameristeel, a steel manufacturer, is receiving a $20 million investment from the Canadian government toward an $81.2 million project to modernize its production lines and reduce its manufacturing costs.
July 25, 2019 – The Ontario government is investing almost $5 million in Element5‘s fully automated cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant, the first in the province.
July 19, 2019 – The federal government has announced a $14-million investment in Montreal steel tube manufacturer Nova Tube Inc. in a $33.6-million project that will create 27 jobs and maintain 81 others.
July 18, 2019 – Groupe Tremblay, a Quebec steel manufacturer, has received nearly $1 million in funding from the federal government to improve its productivity.
July 9, 2019 – Shares in Germany-based chemicals maker BASF have dropped after the company issued a profit warning, citing factors that included declining global auto production, weakness in the North American agricultural sector and trade conflicts.
July 3, 2019 – The federal government is investing nearly half a million dollars in an Edmonton-based machine and welding shop to purchase a large-scale 3D printer.
September 9, 2019 – Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market.
August 28, 2019 – A Russian aircraft leasing company that ordered 35 Boeing Max jets is suing the U.S. aircraft maker and seeking to cancel the deal, accusing Boeing of hiding defects in the plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes.
August 28, 2019 – Japan's top automaker, Toyota, and smaller rival Suzuki are partnering in the development of self-driving car technology, as manufacturers around the world grapple with innovations in the industry.
August 27, 2019 – Amid rising trade tension, Volvo's electric brand, Polestar, is going ahead with plans to export its first Chinese-made model to the United States next year, the automaker's CEO said Tuesday.
August 26, 2019 – Volkswagen is recalling about 117,000 cars in Canada and 679,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem that could let the cars roll away unexpectedly.
August 14, 2019 –Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission.
July 25, 2019 – Boeing's CEO says the company will consider temporarily shutting down production of the 737 Max if the plane's return is significantly delayed beyond the company's October forecast.
July 18, 2019 – Natural Resources Canada is investing $2.4 million to help build what it says is the world's first fully automated cedar shingle manufacturing facility in New Brunswick.
July 8, 2019 – A Saudi budget airline is ordering 30 Airbus planes in a deal that replaces a $6 billion agreement it had with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which have been grounded after two deadly crashes.
June 27, 2019 – Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe to increase profitability, part of a global trend of cost cuts by automakers facing shifting consumer tastes and heavy investments in electric cars.
June 20, 2019 – Fontaine Sante Foods is expanding in the United States with the acquisition of the Garden Fresh Gourmet, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Co.
June 11, 2019 – A Ford engine plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people is "economically unsustainable" and will close next year, the carmaker announced last week.
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