August 13, 2019 – Mahr, a provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has introduced the new Precimar SM 60, a length measurement instrument for fast and precise external measurements on shop floor parts, with a measuring range of 60 mm.
August 12, 2019 – Emerson recently debuted a new portfolio of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that will enable more comprehensive manufacturing control and production optimization.
August 9, 2019 – Festo’s new all-in-one YJKP modular servo press kit delivers a high level of precision and repetition accuracy for up to 15 common tasks, including bending, stamping and crimping.
August 8, 2019 – Dialight has launched the new Reliant High Bay line of industrial LED fixtures for the North American market.
August 7, 2019 – Yaskawa Motoman has announced its long-reach, shelf-mounted PH-series robots specifically designed for the rigours of press room environments.
August 6, 2019 – AVX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, has expanded upon its wire-to-wire (WTW) connector portfolio with the release of the new 9286-300 Series poke-home connectors for 12–18AWG wire.
August 2, 2019 – binder USA has developed the Series 813 M12 L-coded male cable connector, ideal for DC power supply applications up to 63 V/16 A.
August 1, 2019 – Balluff’s newest precision laser sensors allow for precise positioning of small parts, as well as dark, transparent or complex-shaped objects.
July 31, 2019 – The latest version of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software from Rockwell Automation expands its asset-management and recovery capabilities to support several new types of assets.
July 30, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Automation has released the IoT Gateway, a network technology that allows the secure connection of machine assets to cloud services or an on-premises server for remote monitoring and visualization.
July 29, 2019 – Turck has added an overmolded junction box for cable consolidation applications to its connectivity portfolio.
July 26, 2019 – AutomationDirect is now carrying Hammond HPS Spartan industrial open core control transformers for applications where high inrush or machine tool duty are not necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 9, 2019 – The first-ever Digital Industry USA conference focusing on Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions in manufacturing is taking place in September, and there's a lot of programming on deck from the fair organizers.
August 8, 2019 – In the production of modern gripping systems, a large number of product variants are manufactured and provided in different batch sizes.
August 7, 2019 – A blockchain pilot program between Air Canada and KLM Royal Dutch will allow passengers between Canada and the Netherlands to travel back and forth using facial recognition and fingerprint scanners stored in smartphones instead of passports.
August 2, 2019 – OnRobot, a developer of end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robot applications, has opened its first location specifically dedicated to research and development (R&D) in North America.
July 30, 2019 – Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, has opened a cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data.
July 30, 2019 – When it comes to confidence in manufacturing business, a new white paper says the introduction of connected assets using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) means management must be able to trust not only in its workers and processes, but also in the technology, physical components and systems used to power it all.
July 26, 2019 – The International Society of Automation (ISA) has revealed the founding members of its new Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA), which will work to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.
July 24, 2019 – Agile Manufacturing, an Ontario-based provider of 3D printing and rapid manufacturing solutions, has had its operations certified compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard, an internationally recognized achievement for operational excellence.
July 24, 2019 – Fetch Robotics, developer of on-demand automation, has secured $46 million in a Series C round of funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Industry USA
September 10-12, 2019
EMO Hannover 2019
September 16-21, 2019
Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference
September 17, 2019
International Metrology Congress
September 24-26, 2019
CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show
September 30-3, 2019
MCMA Technical Conference
October 7-10, 2019