August 14, 2018 - NOS Microsystems offers an electronic software delivery (ESD) solution, getPlus, to help industrial automation customers make the transition to Industry 4.0.
August 14, 2018 - Pfannenberg has released the PKS Series air-to-air heat exchangers to cool electrical enclosures.
August 13, 2018 - Heidenhain, a manufacturer of controls for machine tools, has announced that its popular TNC 640 high-performance mill-turn control, will now only be available with touch technology.
August 10, 2018 - Balluff's new line of visual indicators, part of the company's SmartLight product family, is capable of directing, instructing and guiding operators in almost any manufacturing task.
August 9, 2018 - AutomationDirect, a distributor of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, has added integrated motors and drives to its SureStep line of stepper motion control products.
August 8, 2018 - Phoenix Contact's QUINT line now provides IEC 61508 SIL-rated power supply solutions to fulfill critical safety requirements.
August 7, 2018 - Unitronics, a PLC manufacturer, has announced a new variable frequency drive (VFD) line to meet demand for motor and motion control solutions.
August 3, 2018 - The ATLAS digital amplifier by Performance Motion Devices can now be used with third-party microprocessors or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) via serial peripheral interface (SPI) communications.
August 1, 2018 - Alliance Sensors Group has added a new spring-loaded gage head to its offering.
July 31, 2018 - OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has introduced hyperMILL 2018.2, the latest version of its advanced, comprehensive CAM software.
July 31, 2018 - Walter Surface Technologies recently added the SURFOX™ 305, a patented electrochemical MIG and TIG weld cleaning system, to its product catalogue.
July 30, 2018 - Balluff has released a new family of safety light curtains with IO-Link connectivity. These devices can be connected directly to the Balluff Safety Over IO-Link module.
August 8, 2018 - The Canadian government has announced a $150-million investment in CAE – a simulations and training supplier for the aerospace and healthcare sectors – which will create up to 400 new engineering and manufacturing jobs over the next five years.
Jul. 12, 2018 - Humber College and SEW-EURODRIVE are entering into a five-year partnership agreement designed to build awareness and provide training and applied research opportunities related to Industry 4.0 technologies, a critical aspect of advanced manufacturing. The partnership will expand the knowledge of faculty, students and employees. It will also enable both large Canadian companies and small and medium-sized enterprises to explore how aspects of Industry 4.0 can help enhance their manufacturing processes and increase their productivity.
Jul. 9, 2018 - Durham College has announced the students enrolled in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMTY) program will now receive the internationally recognized Fanuc Robotics Handling Tool Operations and Programming Level 1 certification in addition to their advanced diploma upon completion of the program.
May 28, 2018 - Sandvik Coromant and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) recently extended their contract until 2022. The partnership renewal ceremony took place April 19 at the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology in Edmonton.
May 26, 2018 - Spartan Controls has renewed its partnership with The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), announcing a $4.3-million donation to support the Instrumentation Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Power Engineering, Water and Wastewater Technology and Millwright programs.
May 23, 2018 - Humber College and Cisco Canada are launching a five-year initiative to engage students, faculty and companies in maximizing the opportunities presented by cyber, network communication and collaborative digital technologies.
May 10, 2018 - Independent consulting firm Wohlers Associates has entered into a partnership with Québec Industrial Research Centre (CRIQ) to offer three days of intensive training on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM).The course is targeted at designers, engineers and managers wanting to learn how to design parts that fully benefit from additive manufacturing.
May 7, 2018 - Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell visited the Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s innovation hub in Mississauga, Ont., which aims to help foster Canadian innovation and advanced materials manufacturing breakthroughs.
May 4, 2018 - Matrox Imaging is offering onsite classroom training on the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 10 software development kit (SDK) and the Matrox Design Assistant integrated development environment (IDE) at its Montreal, Que., headquarters. Students can choose to register for either one or both classes.
May 2, 2018 - Skills Ontario will receive a $125,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.
Apr. 30, 2018 - Toronto, Ontario-based Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) is offering Mohawk College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing students an opportunity to work directly with industry on research and development projects aimed at helping manufacturers adopt additive manufacturing technology.
Apr. 18, 2018 - Omron Automation Americas is making a significant investment in the engineering technology classrooms and labs at Georgian College.
August 7, 2018 - Rockwell Automaton has added five new members to its Machine Safety System Integrator program, including two Ontario companies.
Jun. 28, 2018 - Following guilty pleas, Belmont Meat Products was fined $35,000 and Betts Cleaning Specialists was fined $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Keon Lee after a worker who was cleaning a mixer/grinder machine was critically injured by a partly disassembled machine.
Jun. 25, 2018 - Following a guilty plea, Multivans, a company that manufactures truck bodies, was fined $60,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries while using an angle grinder.
Jun. 24, 2018 - When drives cause movement in machines and heavy rollers and blades rotate, there are multiple hazards that must be guarded against. It is not products alone that make machines safe, productive and easy to operate; integrated automation and safety solutions are required.
Jun. 18, 2018 - One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defence has died.
Jun. 14, 2018 - One of three patients being treated for injuries sustained during a fire at the main propellant manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defence has been discharged from a North Carolina hospital.
May 25, 2018 - At least one person is dead after an equipment explosion occurred at the Proctor and Gamble plant in central Louisiana that produces detergent Tide Pods.
May 17, 2018 - New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., formerly called New Flyer Industries Inc., a transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, is celebrating the completion of the 3M Customer Project.
May 15, 2018 - Following a guilty plea, Janco Steel Ltd. was fined $150,000 after a worker was fatally injured after being crushed by a steel coil that fell off a production line.
May 5, 2018 - A fire has broken out at a Louisiana chemical plant, sending massive smoke plumes in the air and prompting an evacuation for a mile (1.6 kilometres) all around.
May 2, 2018 - Following a guilty plea, Quebec-based Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP has been fined $150,000 after a worker was killed by a cheese-cutter machine at the company’s production facility in Trenton, Ont.
May 2, 2018 - Authorities say explosions and a large fire at an auto parts plant in Michigan injured two people and forced the evacuation of workers.
August 16, 2018 - 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions (Georg Fischer AG) have announced a partnership that will allow manufacturers to produce complex metal parts with tight tolerances, and reduce the total cost of operation.
August 15, 2018 - RightHand Robotics, which creates order-picking machines, has partnered with Capacity, a company that specializes in order fulfillment, e-commerce and electronic data interchange (EDI). The collaboration will deliver RightHand's RightPick automation system into Capacity's fulfillment solution offering.
August 13, 2018 – Vectra, an artificial intelligence solutions provider that detects and responds to cyber attacks in real time, has released a new report citing the increased risk of cyber attacks against manufacturing organizations.
August 8, 2018 - Samsung Electronics plans to invest $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses as the company maps out its strategy under the restored leadership of Vice-Chairman Lee Jae-yong after he was freed from prison.
August 8, 2018 - TE Connectivity, a global technology and manufacturing company specializing in connectivity and sensors, has closed the acquisition of ABB's Entrelec terminal block business.
August 7, 2018 - Aras, a maker of open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, has acquired SofTech Srl to expand direct engagement with customers and meet increasing demand for Aras PLM in Southern Europe.
August 7, 2018 - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global IT robotic automation market is expected to reach a value of USD 1.1 billion by 2026.
August 2, 2018 - Lateetud Inc., a company in the robotic process automation sector, is opening an office in Fredericton and creating up to 30 jobs over the next four years.
August 1, 2018 - Siemens has become the first supplier of complete design-to-manufacture software to certify with the international Code of PLM Openness (CPO).
August 1, 2018 - Ocean Infinity has signed a deal to buy $9 million in deep-sea batteries from Kraken Robotics Inc., a Newfoundland-based producer of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems.
Jul. 13, 2018 - The federal government will invest up to $21.1 million in Quebec-based advanced manufacturing company TEKNA Plasma Systems Inc. In addition to a $9.4-million investment from the Government of Quebec, the $128.4-million project will help TEKNA produce metallic powders for use in additive manufacturing and electronic products.
Jul. 4, 2018 - Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer, deployed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer collaborative robot at its Sterling Heights, Mich., facility to increase operational efficiency.
Jun. 10, 2018 - When used to its fullest potential, laser scanning enhances the speed of a project, reduces costs, improves safety, and helps the project run more smoothly. One challenge to laser scanning is tailoring the approach to the specific project. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so it is important to understand the project’s goals. Explaining the process and making sure all the key stakeholders are aligned and educated will ensure that laser scanning will achieve the desired outcomes. This is no small task. Here are insights and key benefits.
May 26, 2018 - While manufacturers around the world have reached new heights in technology adoption and equipment innovation, there are still many pain points that hinder optimization, efficiency and even safety on the plant floor.
May 15, 2018 - Every year the cybersecurity experts at Cisco release the Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report, an industry tome that discusses security trends and emerging threats. In the 2018 report, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its effect on cybersecurity was analyzed, particularly as it pertained to operational technology and networks.
May 10, 2018 - Results from a Statistics Canada health study, the Hearing loss of Canadians, 2012 and 2013, offer disturbing findings regarding adult hearing loss. Could you or your co-workers be among the one in five adults aged 19 to 79 who have mild hearing loss or more in at least one ear?
May 10, 2018 - As I write this column, I sit quietly in my favourite chair, expecting the phone to ring and announce the arrival of my fifth grandchild. And as I wait and write, I reflect on how life has changed since my first grandchild arrived in my life, somewhat unexpectedly, 12 years ago.
May 4, 2018 - Susan Wilson made history this year when Canadian conglomerate J.D. Irving Ltd. made her its first director of immigration.
May 3, 2018 - In a quest to measure business and government readiness for Industry 4.0, the Deloitte Global survey polled roughly 1,600 C-level executives across 19 countries in the second half of last year. One of its most notable findings is the strong correlation between how executives approach technology and how well prepared they believe they are for Industry 4.0, and as such, the business case they make for new technologies.
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.
August 8, 2018 - The sudden deterioration in the Saudi-Canadian relationship is likely grabbing the attention of people in the city of London, Ont., more than anywhere else in the country. The city's General Dynamics Land Systems plant has been supplying light armoured vehicles to Saudi security forces, thanks to a $15-billion contract signed by the federal government in 2014.
August 2, 2018 - Electric car maker Tesla Inc. burned through $739.5 million in cash last quarter, paving the way to a company record $717.5 million net loss as it cranked out more electric cars.
August 2, 2018 - With its focus no longer diverted by the aircraft formerly known as the C Series, Bombardier Inc. says it is working to improve the profitability of its regional jets and turboprops by boosting sales and cutting costs.
July 31, 2018 - German automaker BMW says it will build a plant in eastern Hungary to manufacture up to 150,000 conventional and electric cars a year on a single production line.
July 31, 2018 - The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $1.2 million for Temisko, Cardinal Equipment and 4229339 Canada Inc.- Les Jardins de l'Île.
Jul. 16, 2018 - BMW Group and the biggest Chinese SUV brand, Great Wall Motor, announced a partnership last week to produce electric MINI vehicles in China as global automakers ramp up development under pressure from Beijing.
Jul. 16, 2018 - BMW says it is sticking with plans to add 1,000 workers in South Carolina, even though the company will start production of a new vehicle in China.
Jul. 11, 2018 - Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China.
Jun. 29, 2018 - Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to buy Italian company OLSA S.p.A., a maker of automotive lighting products, for about $354 million.
Jun. 27, 2018 - German carmaker Volkswagen opened the first car assembly plant in Rwanda’s capital on Wednesday in a milestone for the East African country that is trying to cut back on used car imports from Asia.
Jun. 26, 2018 - Britain’s leading car manufacturing trade association says investment in U.K. auto production has fallen by half in the last year due to worries over the country's upcoming exit from the European Union.
Jun. 25, 2018 - Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin shifting the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.
Jul. 16, 2018 - The Bel Group will build its first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy, Que. The facility, whose commercial production is scheduled to begin in early 2020, will be fully dedicated to producing Mini Babybel cheese.
Jul. 13, 2018 - Michelin says it has reached agreement to purchase Quebec off-road tire maker Camso for about US$1.7 billion.
Jul. 3, 2018 - A manufacturing company is laying off workers in Ontario in response to American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.
Jun. 29, 2018 - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to buy two poultry plants and associated supply from Cericola Farms, a privately held company.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Samuel, Son & Co., a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, announced an $18-million investment in its Brantford, Ont., automotive metal processing centre. The expansion is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018, ramping to full production in early 2019.
Jun. 8, 2018 - Saskatchewan’s premier says the recently imposed U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum have caused some projects in the States to grind to a halt.
Jun. 1, 2018 - The Vermont coffee company known for its K-cup machines is laying off 35 employees in the state, mostly in manufacturing.
May 22, 2018 - Two businesses in the agri-food sector, Boucherie Charcuterie Perron Inc. and Charcuterie L. Fortin Ltée., have been granted a total of $1,850,000 in financial assistance from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). The support will generate an estimated $6,569,768 in total investments in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.
May 14, 2018 - Moore Industries is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
May 14, 2018 - A North Carolina-based steel company is furthering its expansion in northeast Arkansas with a planned $240-million sheet metal production line.
May 10, 2018 - The federal and Quebec governments are teaming up with a trio of corporate giants from the metals and tech industries to commercialize the world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process.
May 2, 2018 - Saputo Inc. says it has completed a deal to acquire Australia-based Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Ltd., for $1.29 billion.
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