Jan. 22, 2018 - Built Systems and Volta Power Systems have launched flexible manufacturing workstations which aim to “innovate the advanced manufacturing industry through distributive energy.”
Jan. 20, 2018 - Schunk describes its EGP mechatronic gripper as an electric small part gripper with the most compact performance on the market.
Jan. 18, 2018 - Artila has launched the Matrix-713 gateway system, describing it as a fanless Linux-ready Cortex-A5 industrial box computer suitable for the mobile computing, integration and control needs of smart factories.
Jan. 17, 2018 - Pineberry Manufacturing says its new InstaPrint Packing Slip Inserter uses a high quality drop-on-demand inkjet printer that has the ability to print on many flat materials, sizes and odd stocks, including paper, plastic and stock with an integrated label.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Wago’s new Industrial Ethernet Switch brochure contains an up-to-date offering of Ethernet switches in ECO, standard and managed varieties.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Wieland Electric has added models UMS 5-W, UMS 8 and LMS 16-W to its wienet series of Ethernet switches.
Jan. 14, 2018 - The new Allen-Bradley PanelView 5310 family of graphic terminals aims to bring tight integration between the HMI and controller to smaller applications.
Jan. 14, 2018 - Kontron, a provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), is now offering the FlatClient and FlatView series of industrial-grade panel PCs and monitors.
Jan. 14, 2018 - Weidmuller has introduced the maxGUARD to its Klippon Connect portfolio of products and services for panel building.
Jan. 14, 2018 - AutomationDirect has added the Stego Filter Fan Plus series of enclosure fans to its enclosure thermal management devices lineup.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Littelfuse says it has introduced two series of SIDACtor protection thyristors optimized to protect equipment located in high exposure environments from severe over-voltage transients.
Jan. 9, 2018 - Roboteq has introduced a new magnetic guide sensor which it says is capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis.
Jan. 16, 2018 - An $82,133 donation from Mitutoyo Canada and a $75,000 donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada will go toward securing new equipment and student awards at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Jan. 13, 2018 - Amada Miyachi America, a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro-machining equipment and systems, has announced its newly expanded and enhanced Detroit, Mich., technical centre.
Jan. 13, 2018 - Root Robotics has received a commitment from Coding&Play, a Korea-based children’s coding education company, to purchase and deploy 50,000 Root robots in Korea.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Andritz Separation, part of international technology group Andritz, has developed a new computer-assisted tool for operator training that aims to help maximize machine and process performance with minimal training time.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Technology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for human interaction.
Nov. 13, 2017 - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center, on its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January.
Nov. 9, 2017 - In partnership with New Brunswick Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is inviting all New Brunswick manufacturers to improve their workplace manufacturing essential and productivity skills.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite. The suite includes solutions to better train the industrial workforce for safe startups and operations.
Nov. 1, 2017 - Harting and North Central College in Naperville, Ill., announced last week that they have opened a lab dedicated by Harting to introduce basic electronic methods and applications to college students. In addition to naming the lab, the company has pledged to donate equipment and products for students.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in skilled trades and technology, has announced that WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 has been presented with one medal and 13 Medallions of Excellence at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.
Oct. 17, 2017 - There are many opinions on when the Automation Revolution started, but any dates proposed will often only apply to one of the many disciplines involved in automation and probably only be pertinent to a particular country. The growth of automation has, however, been dynamic, fast, exciting and varied in its growth and impact.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Women seeking to combine engineering and business degrees will receive a major boost at Western University, thanks to a $5-million gift from Linamar Corporation and the families that grew it from a one-lathe machine shop into a multi-billion-dollar global enterprise.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Kehl, Germany-based Carecos Kosmetik GmbH used to face the following problem: if a product had to be changed, it would need new grippers — which grip the lids and screw onto cans — made for the packaging machines.
Jan. 16, 2018 - The Ontario government has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that do not meet workplace health and safety standards.
Jan. 15, 2018 - A Saskatoon business has been fined $420,000 for breaking workplace safety rules in the death of a teen worker in 2015.
Jan. 11, 2018 - Winpak has become the first plastic manufacturer in Manitoba to be SAFE Work Certified by Made Safe.
Jan. 4, 2018 - Russian news reports say at least 10 people have been killed in a warehouse fire in a Siberian village and that the dead are believed to be workers from China and Kyrgyzstan.
Dec. 30, 2017 - The manufacturing floor is a complex place. Every day simple materials are being transformed into finished goods and shipped all over the world. Waste, in all forms, is one of the biggest adversaries a manufacturing floor faces in their battle to maximum profitability, but what is waste?
Dec. 29, 2017 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is among the deadliest manufacturers in the U.S. for workers – resulting in deaths of five workers since 2015 – and the company’s safety lapses have also contributed to deaths of motorists on the road, a six-month investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found.
Dec. 18, 2017 - Trenton, Ontario-based Frazier Industrial Company – operating as Fracan – has been fined $55,000 after a worker suffered permanent crushing injuries.
Dec. 12, 2017 - Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity.
Dec. 8, 2017 - General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Three workers performing maintenance duties at a chemical plant in southeastern Arkansas were injured when a decomposing product exploded.
Dec. 5, 2017 - IKO Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of roofing products, has been fined $85,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries after material used to make asphalt roofing products poured out of the hopper of a machine that was believed to be empty.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian, describing it as a software-as-a-service Cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide visualization and analysis that helps customers improve asset availability and increase plant uptime.
Jan. 22, 2018 - The lure of Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence hub is helping the city to attract highly skilled talent even though Quebec is facing historically low unemployment, officials from tech giants like Google and Microsoft and municipal officials said at an AI conference.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Rethink Robotics has signed deals with 11 new distributors throughout North America and Europe, building on its existing global network of channel partners. The new Canadian partners are: Aztec Electrical Supply, Concord, Ont., and Rotalec, St-Laurent, Que.
Jan. 17, 2018 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety certification organization, has granted the Harting Technology Group the approval and license for the Client Test Data program.
Jan. 14, 2018 - Temperature measurement is critical when monitoring and optimizing process intensive applications, such as those found in the steel and glass industries. Careful monitoring of product temperatures and of production equipment and machinery is the only way to ensure that product quality will meet the stringent marketplace requirements at competitive prices.
Jan. 12, 2018 - The world is rapidly moving toward Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning based systems are not only changing the ways we interact with information and computers but also revolutionizing the manufacturing sector.
Jan. 9, 2018 - China is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan (C$2.6 billion) artificial intelligence (AI) development park, according to Xinhua news agency.
Jan. 3, 2018 - Chinese search-engine giant Baidu Inc. has selected BlackBerry Ltd. to provide the safety operating system for the Apollo autonomous driving system, which is being developed in co-operation with several vehicle makers.
Dec. 31, 2017 - The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) says it has supplemented EtherCAT with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technologies, expanding the field of possible EtherCAT applications to include heterogeneous network environments.
Dec. 28, 2017 - Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems were conceived to synchronize and standardize product development processes and have been around for more than 20 years.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Schneider Electric has announced that Cybernetic Control Systems will be the certified drives panel builder for British Columbia.
Dec. 14, 2017 - The artificial intelligence researcher who called artificial intelligence (AI) the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in.
Jan. 22, 2018 - What do you see when you look into the manufacturing crystal ball? It’s a Manufacturing AUTOMATION tradition to highlight the top five trends and technologies to keep an eye on at the start of a New Year. Read on for expert predictions about the impact of Big Data analytics, the Digital Twin, artificial intelligence and more.
Jan. 18, 2018 - Dozens of analyses have been released over the past decade estimating a large segment of the labour market will be displaced due to increased automation in the workplace. The McKinsey Global Institute recently predicted up to 800 million workers worldwide — or one-fifth of the global workforce — will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation.
Jan. 11, 2018 - Companies might not be able to dodge rising minimum wages by relocating even their most mobile workforces to lower wage provinces, but higher costs could accelerate the pace of automation.
Jan. 10, 2018 - One question I get asked almost daily comes from industrial clientele asking me about the emergency stop (e-stop) function on their machines.
Dec. 7, 2017 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way, and like its three predecessors, it holds the promise of completely upending manufacturing as it’s done today.
Dec. 6, 2017 - IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale — these are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, global industry director of High-tech and Industrial Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Artificial intelligence is the hot topic of the moment.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Accenture estimates the Industrial IoT (IIoT) could add US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, but how exactly can manufacturers make sense of it? Read on to learn how you can leverage Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts in your manufacturing operations.
Nov. 14, 2017 - 2017 has been a remarkable year for the digital factory. Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 finally entered the mainstream, while the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT) gained significant traction with factory floor and IT leaders.
Oct. 30, 2017 - The lack of women in manufacturing has been a critical topic of discussion for a number of years. This is of particular concern as attracting and retaining a skilled labour force will be an increasing concern for about 60 per cent of manufacturers over the next five years, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Oct. 30, 2017 - When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake.
Oct. 28, 2017 - Industrial managers are responsible for keeping high-risk work environments safe and compliant while increasing productivity, simplifying management and controlling cost. To do so, they must take into consideration unique and wide-ranging challenges like the use of hazardous materials, complex machinery and evolving regulations.
Jan. 15, 2018 - The federal and Ontario governments have announced up to $100 million worth of combined grants today to help automotive parts maker Linamar Corp. develop advanced manufacturing technologies.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) announced two actions made possible in part by the passage of U.S. tax reform legislation late last year — an additional investment in its U.S. manufacturing operations and a special payment to recognize employees for their continued efforts toward the success of the company.
Jan. 11, 2018 - Ford Motor Company of Canada says a plant in southern Ontario will be building a new model of SUV, with production expected to begin this summer.
Jan. 10, 2018 - A new round of layoffs is taking effect this week at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis a little more than a year after President Donald Trump touted a deal that staved off the plant's closure and saved some of its jobs.
Dec. 29, 2017 - The Ontario government is partnering with Atwood Heritage Processing Inc., C.R. Plastic Products Inc., FIO Automotive Canada and Hayashi Canada Inc. to help create 71 new jobs and retain 610 existing positions in Stratford and Perth County.
Dec. 28, 2017 - Danfoss Turbocor Compressors will be building a new facility in Tallahassee, Fla., adding 120 new jobs. The new facility will expand the company’s existing footprint within Innovation Park in Tallahassee, which includes the engineering and manufacturing operations of Danfoss and its new Application Development Center that opened earlier this year.
Dec. 21, 2017 - The French company whose light rail vehicles will replace Bombardier Transportation transit vehicles under a revised contract with Metrolinx is going ahead with a plan to build those vehicles in the Toronto region.
Dec. 14, 2017 - Linamar Corp. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winnipeg, Manitoba-based MacDon Group of Companies for roughly $1.2 billion.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Ford says that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.
Dec. 8, 2017 - BlackBerry Ltd. has formed a strategic collaboration to develop technology for the next generation of connected vehicles with a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., a major semiconductor company.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Spirit AeroSystems announced a US$1-billion expansion Wednesday that will bring 1,000 new jobs to its aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita, a move officials say reflects significant growth for the company and the aviation industry in general.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Vicwest has secured site plan approval with the town of Stratford, Ont., to expand its current manufacturing facilities.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars, as well as the sugary Nerds, SweeTarts and FunDip.
Jan. 13, 2018 - For the seventh consecutive year, Whistler Water has received the Excellence in Manufacturing Award from the Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA).
Jan. 11, 2018 - Numerous Canadian associations and businesses are speaking out after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday it will levy preliminary countervailing duties of 0.65 to 9.93 per cent on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint).
Jan. 8, 2018 - Unimin Canada plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment to modernize its mining and manufacturing operations at Blue Mountain in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. The upgrade will help optimizing new technologies and practices to reduce noise, dust, lighting and use of water, as well as electricity, and will provide improved capabilities to serve its customer markets, says the company.
Dec. 31, 2017 - Swedish provider of Internet infrastructure Flexenclosure is establishing a second production facility in western Sweden to manage increasing global demand for its prefabricated eCentre data centres.
Dec. 30, 2017 - Arcam AB, supplier of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions and part of GE Additive, has signed a lease agreement with Castellum for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) business to move into a refurbished 11,800-square-metre facility in Härryda, Sweden.
Dec. 28, 2017 - The Lapp Group is acquiring two companies specializing in cable harnessing and automation, SKS Automaatio and SKS Connecto.
Dec. 28, 2017 - As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.
Dec. 22, 2017 - TC Transcontinental Inc. of Montreal will stop printing the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper effective April 2, 2018. The company reached an agreement to transfer its printing operations in Fremont, Calif., to Hearst, which owns the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Winpak Ltd. is upgrading a Winnipeg production plant with a US$40-million expansion project, boosting its output of biaxially oriented polyamide, or BOPA film, at its majority-owned subsidiary, American Biaxis Inc.
Dec. 22, 2017 - The private equity investment arm of the OMERS pension plan says it and Berkshire Partners are selling plastics firm Husky IMS International Ltd. to Platinum Equity for US$3.85 billion.
Dec. 19, 2017 - A Chinese tiremaker is moving more aggressively into the U.S. market, announcing plans Tuesday for a North Carolina factory that is to eventually employ 800 and produce six million tires a year.
Motor & Drive Systems 2018
February 8-9, 2018
ARC Industry Forum 2018
February 12-15, 2018
Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland
March 7-8, 2018
North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018
April 10-11, 2018
The Vision Show 2018
April 10-12, 2018
Hannover Messe 2018
April 23-27, 2018