Sep. 22, 2017 - Mettler Toledo Process Analytics has launched a new version of its multi-parameter M400 transmitter series for process analytics applications.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Laird says its wireless emergency-stop (e-stop) system – Safe-E-Stop – that can be integrated with existing hard-wired emergency stop systems for assembly lines and other production systems. According to the company, it further enhances on-the-job safety by allowing an individual or group of operators to immediately shutdown a production line without having to run to a hard-wired e-stop station.
Sep. 12, 2017 - Seeq Corporation announces the availability of a Seeq connection module for Inductive Automation’s Ignition SCADA system.
Sep. 11, 2017 - The Allied Vision Prosilica GT4090, GT4096 and GT5120 high resolution cameras feature the new 12, 16, and 26 Megapixel ON Semi PYTHON CMOS sensors with In-pixel Correlated Double Sampling (IP-CDS) global shutter technology, which boasts reduced noise and increased dynamic range.
Sep. 11, 2017 - The X36 series of adaptable x-ray inspection systems from Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray aims to help food and pharmaceutical manufacturers achieve maximum efficiency on their processing lines.
Sep. 11, 2017 - ODE Valve has introduced the new 21IZ1 series of stainless steel pneumatically actuated angle seat valves for the industrial market.
Sep. 11, 2017 - At Pack Expo 2017, Matrox Imaging will demonstrate a food packaging integrity and verification project created using Matrox Design Assistant 5 flowchart-based vision software.
Sep. 11, 2017 - The Inelta ILAT miniature LVDT sensors promise to provide highly accurate position/path measurements for applications with very tight space tolerances.
Sep. 11, 2017 - The Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch from Hawk Measurement is designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders or solids in a tank or vessel.
Sep. 11, 2017 - Amphenol RF has released its first set of ANSYS HFSS 3D component models. These 3D models are compatible with ANSYS R17, or any newer version of the software, and available through the company website at no cost.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Alliance Sensors Group has announced the expansion of the ME, MR, MHP, and now the SS-7, series of linear position sensors used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial applications.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Thirty-two new sensor mounting brackets from Wenglor have been added to AutomationDirect’s sensor accessories offering.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Twenty-three young men and women have started their careers at Lapp Group’s main site in Stuttgart, Germany, for the 2017-2018 apprenticeship year.
Sep. 1, 2017 - “The manufacturing and engineering industries are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that will see artificial intelligence transforming every aspect of our operations,” believes Festo, stressing that manufacturers and engineering firms need to start preparing now, to proactively manage change and keep ahead of the curve.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Automation has become a scary word lately. As new technologies proliferate, unease and uncertainty surround the labour market of the future. Will jobs be destroyed? Created? Can a robot really replace what I do? What kind of career should my child pursue if we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like? How can I retrain?
Aug. 27, 2017 - A partnership between the British Columbia government and the City of Surrey is developing new strategies to help local manufacturers grow their operations and create new jobs.
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.
Sep. 16, 2017 - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $120,000 after a worker was injured.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Sep. 13, 2017 - Manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access to real-time insights, digitizing manual processes, improving collaboration through technology, and much more.
Sep. 3, 2017 - The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil in Ontario pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker was critically injured by a large shelving unit that was being moved by a loader equipped with forks.
Sep. 3, 2017 - According to a report by Adam Ward of CTV Barrie, an investigation is currently underway following a fatal industrial accident in Tottenham, Ont.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Improving energy efficiency contributes firsthand to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving industrial competitiveness and increasing profitability.
Aug. 28, 2017 - HTM Sensors and Route1 entered into a live trial for Spotlight, Powered by MobiNET, with a tier 1 automotive parts manufacturer.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Two significant events occurred in July 1917. One involved the tragic loss of life and made headlines for weeks. The other was barely noticed, but one hundred years later has been pivotal in saving countless lives and continues to grow in influence and impact.
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.
Sep. 19, 2017 - As awareness surrounding IoT standardization continues to grow, more eyes are being drawn to the necessity of enabling interoperability for distributed measurement and control solutions.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Kinova Inc., a designer and manufacturer of lightweight, multi-faceted solutions that foster human-robot interaction, is receiving $500,000 from the Government of Canada to acquire robotic manufacturing equipment.
Sep. 17, 2017 - If anyone is a pioneer in the automation of food processes, it’s Alex Garden. A Canadian ex-pat and now-popular conference panelist, he founded Zume Pizza in Silicon Valley, Calif., with Julia Collins in June 2016.
Sept. 13, 2017 - Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB and a GE Additive Company, has inaugurated its new $31-million additive manufacturing facility in Saint-Eustache, Que., which it says will welcome 106 new employees by the end of the year.
Sep. 12, 2017 - The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to advance their shared interests.
Sep. 11, 2017 - Matsuura Machinery USA will debut its Lumex 3D printer hybrid series to the North American market at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017, being held in Pasadena, Calif., December 6-8.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Wibu-Systems has become a Dell IoT Solutions Partner.
Sep. 7, 2017 - HP and Siemens say they have partnered to accelerate 3D printing for industrial production through the creation of a new HP-certified Additive Manufacturing (AM) software module from Siemens.
Sep. 5, 2017 - New Brunswick researchers are plotting what they call the “factories of the future” by developing 3D-printing technologies they said could pave the way for the next industrial revolution.
Sep. 4, 2017 - The number one challenge of manufacturing is getting the right product, at the right time, at the right price. Competitive advantage used to come from automation and more recently digitalization, but this has now become the norm with the advent of new technologies and modern apps.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Oracle has announced its collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Working efficiently doesn’t mean safety needs to be sacrificed. In fact, more and more facility managers are learning that the latest technology actually improves safety along with efficiency.
Sep. 15, 2017 - Factories around the world are becoming more automated, intelligent and connected. The outcome? As control system connectivity increases and advanced technologies become pervasive, manufacturers are more productive, can better utilize assets, and optimize operations. Machine safety is no exception.
Sep. 1, 2017 - As quality leaders, it is our role in the organization to provide differentiation from the competition. This starts with quality process engagement across functions and definitely must be made a high priority with top management. The key elements are strategy, data and analysis that we can use to help communicate this to top management in order to drive this culture and important differentiation for the organization.
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.
Sep. 21, 2017 - Layoff notices have been handed out to hundreds of workers at the General Motors transmission-making factory in St. Catharines, Ont., as effects spread from a strike that started Sunday at GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont.
Sep. 19, 2017 - Ford Motor Co. is cutting production at five North American assembly plants through the rest of this year as U.S. demand for new vehicles slips due to lower gas prices.
Sep. 17, 2017 - Magna is expanding operations to add aluminum casting capabilities at its Kamtek facility in Birmingham, Ala., in an effort to help automakers address the global demand for decreased carbon dioxide emissions and improved fuel economy through vehicle lightweighting.
Sep. 11, 2017 - Looming above a Canadian auto-parts plant, keeping watch over workers, is a painting of the Virgin Mary. This same plant plans a celebration of its latest expansion with a party featuring a mariachi band.
Sep. 7, 2017 - Ontario is partnering with Sport Systems Canada, an Ontario sports equipment and seating manufacturer, to help expand its facilities, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 21 positions in Almonte, Ont.
Sep. 7, 2017 - Jaguar Land Rover says all of its new vehicles will be at least partially electrified by 2020.
Aug. 31, 2017 - Tesla Inc. is starting production of the cells for its solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York.
Aug. 29, 2017 - Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, said Tuesday it has halted auto production at its plants in China as tensions between Seoul and Beijing over an U.S. anti-missile system hurt its sales and left it unable to pay a supplier.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group and U.S. automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles.
Aug. 25, 2017 - More than 350 workers at a General Electric plant in Peterborough, Ont., will be losing their jobs as the 125-year-old facility ceases manufacturing next year.
Aug. 25, 2017 - A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped oust the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy.
Aug. 25, 2017 - Ford’s Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization — a steel and chrome hangar full of LED lighting, robots and computer-controlled machine tools.
Sep. 21, 2017 - Labatt Breweries of Canada says it is investing $460 million between 2017 and 2020 to enhance its operations and help boost growth.
Sep. 17, 2017 - Northern Gold Foods Ltd., a West Coast company that makes cereal, granola and breakfast bars, plans to build a new $9.5-million production facility in Welland, Ont.
Sep. 7, 2017 - Eli Lilly will slash its global workforce by nearly 9 per cent as the drugmaker closes some research sites and pushes to trim fixed costs.
Sep. 4, 2017 - CNPC Guangxi Petrochemical Company has converted its existing pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to Honeywell UOP Polybed PSA technology, enabling it to produce high-purity hydrogen, it says.
Sep. 1, 2017 - The chemicals that exploded at a Texas plant are so unstable that they must be kept cool or they can ignite a runaway scenario.
Aug. 31, 2017 - A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in floods was rocked by fires and two explosions early Thursday, but local authorities said the resulting smoke presented “no danger to the community at all.”
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.

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