July 18, 2019 – Linor Technology (Linortek), a research and development company that designs and builds controllers for the Internet of Things (IoT), has debuted a wireless equipment runtime monitor and alert system.
July 16, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has introduced seven new safety modules across three I/O platforms for machine designers.
July 15, 2019 – Litmus Automation has released LoopEdge 2.0, a complete edge computing platform designed to seamlessly connect all industrial assets and derive value with instant analytics.
July 12, 2019 – ICP DAS USA's new PET-7H16M is a high-speed data acquisition module with a built-in Ethernet communication port for network data transfer.
July 11, 2019 – Antaira Technologies has introduced the ARS-7231-AC series as part of its industrial networking family.
July 10, 2019 – Crown Equipment Corporation has debuted the V-HFM3 series of modular battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.
July 9, 2019 – IDEC Corporation has released the HG5G-V 15" human-machine interface (HMI) touch screen, the largest model in its High-Performance family.
July 8, 2019 – Balluff’s newest media-contacting temperature sensors provide continuous monitoring and measuring of process media temperature on machines and equipment.
July 5, 2019 – Bosch, along with its automation arm Bosch Rexroth, has developed the sensor device SCD (Sense Connect Detect) to help Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) specialists improve availability and efficiency on machines and equipment.
July 4, 2019 – Matrox Imaging has expanded its Rapixo CXP series of frame grabbers, which now count versions with one and two connections to complement the original version with four connections.
July 3, 2019 – Bimba has added to its angular and parallel gripper portfolio with the new Bimba Pneumatic Gripper System (BPGS).
July 2, 2019 – The new extended-reach, six-axis AR3120 robot from Yaskawa Motoman offers an extra-long wrist range for improved application flexibility in arc welding applications.
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.
July 2, 2019 – Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario is among the 26 North American colleges and universities to receive a total of $1 million in education grants to prepare students for careers in automotive and manufacturing from mobility supplier DENSO.
June 17, 2019 – Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) and the Honda Canada Foundation have donated more than $1.8 million to Barrie, Ontario's Georgian College for new equipment and research.
June 14, 2019 – Skills Canada recently held its 25th national competition (SCNC) in Halifax, awarding medals in several manufacturing and automation skills areas.
June 14, 2019 – HEIDENHAIN recently opened the TNC-CNC Academy, an expanded CNC controls training centre in the Chicago area.
June 12, 2019 – Autopro Automation Consultants has established a new scholarship partnership with the Fort McMurray Public School Division.
June 3, 2019 – The skills gap is one of the biggest issues facing Canadian manufacturers today, whether from loss of knowledge due to retiring employees or automation shifting the types of roles that are available to human workers.
May 21, 2019 – The government of British Columbia has awarded a one-time, $250,000 grant to FIRST Robotics BC, to help students with a passion for robotics to develop their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and explore career opportunities.
May 21, 2019 – The Ontario government has allocated more than $1.4 million to help create a career exploration tool for jobs in the steel and aluminum manufacturing industries.
May 21, 2019 – Rockwell Automation is now offering e-learning training courses designed to equip workers with the skills they need to support modern industrial operations.
May 10, 2019 – Swiss-based technology group Schleuniger has partnered with global electronics industry association IPC to offer IPC members online wire processing training from Schleuniger’s S.University.
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.
May 31, 2019 – An Ontario manufacturer of concrete products including paving stones and patio slabs was fined $55,000 in Ontario provincial court after pleading guilty a charge involving a critical worker injury.
May 27, 2019 – Ontario's manufacturing workplaces are 1.6 per cent less safe over last year, according to the 2019 results of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)'s Health and Safety Index.
May 14, 2019 – ABB has opened its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient production site in the world, with the commissioning of a solar power plant at a factory in Lüdenscheid, Germany.
May 9, 2019 – A manufacturer of chemical products has been fined $100,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker was critically and permanently injured at its plant.
May 6, 2019 – In early 2016, JTEKT Automotive, a Tennessee-based automotive supplier, had a simple goal: Upgrade certain machining capabilities for a new project with a global automotive company.
April 29, 2019 – Kaizen, a Japanese term meaning improvement, is more than a Lean strategy; it is a philosophy that affects the entirety of an organization.
April 24, 2019 – The industrialization of our economies around the world owes a debt to forging and the men and women who operate forging equipment.
April 24, 2019 – "Pressure has been building on workplaces to provide physically as well as psychologically healthy and safe workplaces," says Krista Schmid, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services consultant. "Many employers are talking about it and wondering what to do."
July 18, 2019 – Metal additive manufacturing, with its high flexibility in design and physical properties, continues to impact the manufacturing sector by using new approaches to conceive, reduce material waste, and bring products to market faster.
July 16, 2019 – In the age of technology, the security of data, networks, applications and devices has become a top-of-mind risk for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.
July 15, 2019 – The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century, and recent market reports and projections see the industrial automation equipment market as a central focus for that growth.
July 12, 2019 – Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, Germany, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC).
July 8, 2019 – The winner of Yaskawa Motoman’s recent “Win a MotoMini” contest is the Beistle Company from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
July 4, 2019 – Nokia's 5G "factory of the future" in Oulu, Finland has been selected by research firm McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse, meaning it has seen proven success in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale.
June 28, 2019 – Nokia is bringing its digital automation platform for mobile machinery and the Industrial Internet of Things to help build and operate a private LTE network in a new two-year partnership agreement with Ukkoverkot, a private LTE network provider, and Kalmar (part of Cargotec), a developer of terminal automation and cargo handling.
June 28, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has opened a new 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center in San Jose, California.
June 28, 2019 – Smart factories are one of the hottest topics in the manufacturing and industrial sectors right now.
June 26, 2019 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotics, has received the FANUC Growth Award for Authorized System Integrators.
June 24, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has launched the IIoT Maturity Assessment, a web-based tool included in the IIC Resource Hub that enables users to better understand their enterprise IIoT maturity.
June 19, 2019 – What is artificial intelligence (AI), how can it integrate into your business and why should you care?
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.
May 31, 2019 – The first step when starting any Industry 4.0 initiative or digital transformation within a manufacturing environment is to define the common goals and consistent use of terms.
May 30, 2019 – Robot density in Canada has been on the rise for more than a decade and reached 145 units per 10,000 employees last year.
May 15, 2019 – Manufacturing data is growing at an exponential level, and unless you find a way to move, compute and analyze it, it’s going to be a huge burden on your IT team.
May 13, 2019 – Ever since the German government introduced the concept of Industry 4.0 at the Hannover Messe trade show eight years ago, connected manufacturing has been the main topic of conversation at the annual fair.
May 6, 2019 – Hardly a day goes by without a political headline, and unfortunately, most of those headlines have little to do with anything that makes a difference to manufacturers, but the significant policies that lawmakers put in place do.
April 30, 2019 – Radio-frequency identification – RFID – is coming in from the cold.
April 17, 2019 – According to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada, over 29,000 manufacturing workers suffer a job-related injury each year, accounting for nearly 12 per cent of all workplace lost-time claims. How can automation help to reduce this figure?
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.
July 2, 2019 – The federal government is increasing the carbon tax on new natural-gas plants to discourage power companies from building them.
June 27, 2019 – The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $2.78 million in FjordAl Aluminium to assist in the start-up of an aluminum rod manufacturing plant in the Jonquière sector of Saguenay, Quebec.
May 17, 2019 – The TASI Group, a provider of test and measurement technology for manufacturers, has acquired Sierra Instruments, a global company specializing in the manufacture of flow measurement instrumentation.
May 14, 2019 – KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. dedicated the construction site of their future Sherbrooke TAD tissue plant on May 13.
April 10, 2019 – At the Hannover Messe industrial technology fair last week, Tetra Pak launched a connected packaging platform, which it says will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.
April 9, 2019 – Endress+Hauser is now the exclusive sales and service source for SpectraSensors in Canada, whose gas analyzing technology is used to measure contaminant levels in natural gas and gas processing operations, refineries and chemical plants.
March 22, 2019 – A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.
March 14, 2019 – Seeq Corporation is adding more than 50 system integration partners for process manufacturing customers in North America, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and Asia—along with new offices in Malaysia and Europe.
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.
May 29, 2019 – The world's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, has announced further cuts to production at several plants in Europe due to weak demand and high imports to the bloc.
May 24, 2019 – Georgia-Pacific is investing US$100 million in its Bowling Green, Kentucky facility, which produces paper products for its Dixie business.
May 14, 2019 – Automaker Volkswagen AG says it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to set up a battery production plant in Germany.
May 5, 2019 – Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier.
May 2, 2019 – Bombardier Inc. says it is looking to sell its aerostructures businesses in Belfast and Morocco as part of a consolidation of its aerospace business into a single unit.
April 26, 2019 – Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.
April 23, 2019 – Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.
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