Mar. 27, 2017 - Columbia Machine says its FL6200 palletizer features a floor-level design that combines “robotic-like precision with the familiar simplicity and load build quality of a conventional palletizing solution.”
Mar. 27, 2017 - B&K Precision has expanded its bench LCR meter family with the addition of two new models that extend the family’s test frequencies up to 1 MHz.
Mar, 27, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced a new documentation and change management software that will help its customers’ industrial control system integrity, it says.
Mar. 19, 2017 - Fonon Corporation has released the CleanTech product line for surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning.
Mar. 19, 2017 - AutomationDirect has expanded its line of ProSense temperature sensors to include the XTP series of temperature transmitter probes.
Mar. 19, 2017 - EPLAN describes its Harness proD version 2.6 as an intuitive 3D/2D software that covers “all of today’s requirements for convenient, high quality wiring and wire harness engineering.”
Mar. 19, 2017 - Belden has expanded its industrial wireless portfolio with the addition of the BAT867-R Wireless Access Point, describing it as a compact and rugged device designed to help industrial applications maximize efficiency and performance.
Mar. 19, 2017 - Omega describes its OM-DAQXL series as a portable handheld data logger that delivers “high performance and functionality.”
Mar. 16, 2017 - ATI Industrial Automation says it plans to feature large robotic demonstrations in its exhibit, in addition to several new products, at Automate 2017.
Mar. 16, 2017 - Asyril SA plans to debut its new Asycube 530, which extends the family of vibrating feeding platforms with part sizes of 0.1 mm up to 150 mm2, at Automate 2017.
Mar. 16, 2017 - AutoGuide, a Heartland Automation Solutions Company, will showcase its new version of AVINU, a traffic management software that works to optimize the movement of automated equipment at Automate 2017.
Mar. 12, 2017 - GE Digital’s Meridium has partnered with Beamex to combine its asset safety and data analytics capabilities with Beamex CMX calibration software.
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.
Feb. 25, 2017 - EPLAN’s digital engineering fair is back “bigger and better,” providing the global engineering community with a 12-hour window on March 21 to watch live presentations and consult with specialists about its software solutions.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Skills Ontario will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.
Feb. 17, 2017 - This week, the French’s Food Company announced it is working to support local communities and educational institutions through The French’s Promise through several scholarships and grant programs.
Feb. 16, 2017 - The Manitoba government hopes its $1.5-million investment in equipment for technical vocational and industrial arts programs will help “prepare students for good jobs and help Manitoba businesses meet growing demand for skilled workers.”
Feb. 10, 2017 - Ground was officially broken yesterday to mark the start of construction for the new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).
Feb. 4, 2017 - A new partnership between Fanshawe College and Siemens Canada aims to provide new learning opportunities for the college’s engineering students.
Jan. 14, 2017 - The federal government is investing $32.64 million for a total combined investment of nearly $88 million in the University of Waterloo to help construct a new research and engineering building. To be known as Engineering 7, the building will house more than 40 labs to support research in fields such as additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles and robotics, biomedical engineering, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Jan. 13, 2017 - On March 31, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities.
Jan. 9, 2017 - The British Columbia government is working toward having all students take a basic coding class starting in the 2018-19 school year.
Jan. 9, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Mar. 27, 2017 - The Allagash Brewing Company says it is optimizing temperature control with wireless controllers installed by Maine Controls at its warehouse in Portland, Maine.
Mar. 26, 2017 - In response to a request from Unilever Ice Cream UK to increase the efficiency of the tray placement for its Viennetta product, Linkx Packaging Systems have developed and installed four new, bespoke servo-driven pick-and-place tray systems in the company’s Gloucester plant.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Chip manufacturer Naturally Homegrown Foods has been able to improve application consistency, reduce waste and simplify cleaning operations by installing a new seasoning system from integrated food processing and packaging equipment provider tna.
Mar. 26, 2017 - The Cloud-based lean manufacturing solution provider Leading2Lean helped West Liberty Foods save $2 million in maintenance costs over the past two years with its implementation of Leading2Lean at three of its plants.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Simplimatic Automation’s beverage industry team recently worked on the design details of a high-speed conveyor that would serve as the overall control and coordination backbone for a new multi-million dollar canning line for a premium beverage brand.
Mar. 26, 2017 - MJB Wood Group, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has successfully completed the implementation of Plataine’s solution for automated & optimized manufacturing processes and capabilities, and overall operational costs savings.
Mar. 26, 2017 - NVision’s reverse engineering services enabled Mercer Metals, a metal fabricating and machining shop, to cut the time required for reverse engineering from three weeks to three days and reduce the cost by 30 per cent.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Factory Pipe, a manufacturer of high-performance exhaust systems, is collaborating with Current, powered by GE, to make its Ukiah, Calif., headquarters more efficient.
Mar. 26, 2017 - For years Murrco Fabrication’s competition pit boxes have been the go-to tool cart for Saturday night racers. Now the Nashville-area metal fabricator is extending its business beyond the motorsports industry with the opening of a new waterjet job shop cutting service.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Home Hardware Stores Limited is one of Canada’s largest independent home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 independent small business operators from every corner of the country.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A court in northern India has sentenced 13 factory workers to life imprisonment for taking part in violence at the country's largest automobile factory that led to the death of a manager nearly five years ago.
Mar. 17, 2017 - Martinrea International, carrying on business as Hydroform Solutions, pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when machinery fell while being lifted with an overhead crane.
Mar. 28, 2017 - When we were building the hardware architecture of the new warehouse in Andover, we realized we had developed a world first in radio design.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Ferretti Group, a designer, builder and seller of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, has selected solutions from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business to help optimize the design and production of its Ferretti Yachts and CRN brand.
Mar. 26, 2017 -  Engineers at The University of Nottingham say they are developing lightweight automotive components using new additive manufacturing processes to boost vehicle fuel efficiency, while cutting noise and CO2 emissions.
Mar. 26, 2017 - Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), and provider of metal 3D printing solutions, has announced that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology helped International Submarine Engineering (ISE) cut significant time and cost from the production of a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) tank versus the traditional manufacturing process.
Mar. 26, 2017 - When first introduced to the industry, remote instrumentation was based on wired systems. Today, wireless remote monitoring and control systems can simulate the architecture of wired systems using links to transmit data.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Advantech is collaborating with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis on a new sharing platform – WISE-PaaS Marketplace – which was unveiled at Embedded World 2017.
Mar. 25, 2017 - A 2015 study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute estimated that two million out of an estimated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs created over the next decade will go unfilled due to a skills gap.
Mar. 21, 2017 - What is the difference between a waveform — or digital process signature — and scalar data? Take a hockey game with your favourite team. A contentious goal is scored and the referees go upstairs for a review of the play to decide if the goal will count. Now, what would you prefer as the basis for that decision: an instant replay video or snapshots of only a few isolated points in time as the puck passed through the goalie’s crease? A process signature is that full replay, while scalar data offers only a few snapshots.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A Danish manufacturer of grippers for collaborative robots (cobots) plans to enter the North American market at next month’s Automate tradeshow.
Mar. 20, 2017 - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys announced today its Expert Services Group in North America, which it says is designed to help manufacturers build their additive manufacturing strategy and workflow, to gain the benefits of 3D printing for improved production processes.
Mar. 16, 2017 - Engineering and technologies company Renishaw has opened its first North American additive manufacturing solutions centre in Kitchener, Ont., complementing its existing network of solutions centres in the the U.K., Germany, India and China.
Mar. 15, 2017 - For more than six decades, Teel Plastics has specialized in custom extruded plastic tubing and profiles. With highly-skilled employees and unique extrusion manufacturing techniques, Teel has earned a reputation for excellence in its field and its products are used in geothermal pipes, solar film cores, coextruding products, healthcare tubing, film cores, converting cores, filtration components, industrial tubing, and more.
Mar. 20, 2017 - Millions of workers work every day in industrial environments. But ever wonder the impacts of the constant noise pollution they experience on their hearing ability?
Feb. 11, 2017 - After months of cross-country campaigns, yo-yoing poll results and controversial political analysis, Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States.
Feb. 11, 2017 - The start of a new year is not just a great time to look ahead with some clarity to the next year and somewhat speculatively to the distant future, it is also a good time to look back at the past year and further back to our companies’ origins.
Feb. 11, 2017 - Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive.
Feb. 9, 2017 - Is your plant floor ready for what’s coming? Manufacturing AUTOMATION asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five trends and technologies Canadian manufacturers should keep an eye out for in the next 12 months and beyond.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Despite initial hesitation and slower adoption, the use of mobile devices in the manufacturing industry is picking up speed. With a growing need to make tighter deadlines and hit quicker turnaround times, manufacturing companies are turning towards mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help increase efficiencies and reduce downtime.
Jan. 31, 2017 - My first job in sales at a small Canadian printing company more than 20 years ago was far from easy or glamorous. I sold printers out of a van and had to meet a daily quota of at least 30 cold calls. This entailed lugging a printer from my van into prospective customers’ offices to provide demonstrations and free trials.
Jan. 30, 2017 - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — or the Internet of Things (IoT) — is on the minds of most Canadian manufacturers as we begin 2017. But the question I get asked most is: what is the IIoT?
Jan. 10, 2017 - BitFlow, a global provider of machine vision technology, has highlighted five technology trends it believes will be strategic for the vision industry this year, each with the potential to “significantly impact or even disrupt processes.”
Dec. 22, 2016 - Synchrono, a provider of demand-driven manufacturing software, has released its list of 2017 top ten trends in modern demand-driven manufacturing. The list is based on interactions with hundreds of manufacturers and industry experts addressing challenges, innovation and technologies associated with manufacturing digitization, visibility and synchronization.
Dec. 2, 2016 - Digital innovation across applications and platforms is pushing organizations to relearn how they interact with their workforce, customers and partners. Jeff Gilchrist, general manager of Avanade Canada shares his top three predictions that will be key for Canadian organizations in 2017: augmented reality; design thinking; and digital ethics.
Nov. 28, 2016 - Over the past few years at Ply Gem Canada, we have had iterations of problem solving models used on our production shop floor.
Mar. 28, 2017 - Ride hailing, electric vehicles and self-driving cars are transforming the future of Ford Canada, and CEO Mark Buzzell says the company is gearing up for a radical shift toward becoming an “auto and mobility” business.
Mar. 24, 2017 - U.S. political leaders are showing a better-than-expected understanding of how important trade with Canada is to the health of the American auto sector, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday.
Mar. 15, 2017 - Pennsylvania’s iconic Zippo lighter factory has laid off 38 workers, blaming a slowdown in the company's North American business and a glut of inventory in China.
Mar. 14, 2017 - The European Union has cleared German conglomerate Siemens’ planned acquisition of Spain-based wind turbine maker Gamesa.
Mar. 7, 2017 - General Motors (GM) is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in Michigan.
Mar. 6, 2017 - Canadians working for a Mississauga, Ontario-based manufacturer of telecommunications products will develop faster, more secure ethernet switches and other network equipment as a result of a $750,000 investment from the Government of Canada.
Mar. 1, 2017 - LG Electronics has announced plans to construct a new 829,000-square-foot home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville, Tenn., which is expected to bring at least 600 full-time jobs to the area.
Feb. 28, 2017 - Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
Feb. 17, 2017 - In celebration of its 30th anniversary in Canada, the Acura brand announced that since its inception in 1987, more than 50 per cent of the brand’s cumulative Canadian sales have been built in North America.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Honda has started building the CR-V sport utility vehicle at its southeastern Indiana assembly plant.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Ford’s commitment to investing in its Ontario facilities has not wavered since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the head of the automaker’s Canadian operations said Thursday.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Otto Motors, a division of Kitchener, Ont.-based Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, will provide Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi an Otto 1500 self-driving vehicle for ground tire delivery in the Corolla assembly plant.
Mar. 25, 2017 - MicroCare has opened its newest facility in New Britain, Conn., consisting of 15,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, a quality lab and offices.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Mars Canada has opened its expanded Newmarket, Ont.-facility, which now manufactures and packages the Maltesers chocolate brand.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Finance Minister Charles Sousa has announced a new program to help small cideries and distilleries grow their businesses.
Mar. 6, 2017 - U.S. president Donald Trump and Exxon Mobil Corp. exchanged praise for each other on Monday as the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on plants along the Gulf Coast.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 per cent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Maple Leaf Foods has announced it will acquire an American company that makes plant-based protein foods for US$140 million and any related costs.
Feb. 23, 2017 - Gildan Activewear plans to continue making some lines of American Apparel in the United States, but will also use its low-cost global production networks to expand its offerings and pursue the brand’s international growth.
Feb. 22, 2017 - Tetra Pak is building a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand to provide “much-needed local production and essential extra capacity.”
Feb. 19, 2017 - Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Honeywell and Seeq will be collaborating as part of the Honeywell Connected Plant initiative in an effort to help process manufacturers leverage data and insights in their operations.
Feb. 8, 2017 - New York City is working to revitalize its garment industry.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Jamieson Laboratories, a Canadian manufacturer and marketer of branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, has acquired Body Plus, a manufacturer and marketer of natural health and sports nutrition supplements.

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