May 23, 2017 - Rittal Corporation has launched an online tool to help system integrators calculate and compare the labour savings of automated panel modification.
May 23, 2017 - Carlo Gavazzi has announced its DPD series three-phase monitoring relay with NFC configuration, describing it as providing the “utmost flexibility in very compact dimensions.”
May 21, 2017 - Artila Electronics says its new integrated M-A5D35 Linuz-ready ARM Cortex-A5 system module is specially designed for industrial control, automation gateway, lighting control and smart energy applications.
May 20, 2017 - Artila Electronics has launched the Matrix-710 box computer, based on ARM Cortex-A5, which it says is suitable for industrial control, automation gateway, mobile gateway, and smart energy applications.
May 10, 2017 - Amada Miyachi America has introduced the UB29A linear DC micro welder, an addition to the existing product line that promises a larger current range, greater control, and markedly faster rise time for micro-miniature resistance welding.
May 7, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions has introduced a scalable software toolkit that promises to simplify the interconnection of industrial software systems, enabling them to communicate with each other regardless of platform, operating system or size.
May 7, 2017 - Saelig describes its Siglent SDM3065X benchtop multimeter as an economical 6-1/2 digit dual-display digital multimeter that is suited to high-precision, multifunction and automation measurement applications.
May 7, 2017 - Globalstar and Proactive Sensing describe the ProactiveOne as a “revolutionary” industrial-grade system capable of monitoring both fixed and mobile assets, “just about anything, anywhere.”
May 7, 2017 - Moore Industries has released the SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display.
May 7, 2017 - Several new features have been added to Mahr Federal’s Millimar C1200 Digital IC amplifier, increasing its application range and user security.
May 7, 2017 - Kollmorgen has released a product selection tool, Kollmorgen Stepper Optimizer, which it says provides multiple ways for machine builders to discover which Kollmorgen stepper motor works best in their application.
May 7, 2017 - AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp.
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.
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.
May 12, 2017 - Rockford Systems, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has launched its Selfie for Safety campaign in an effort to help raise student awareness of the importance of machine safeguarding and to help fund the upgrading of safety equipment in the machine shops of several high schools in Rockford, Ill., where the company’s headquarters is located.
May 10, 2017 - Essroc Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker was critically injured by a machine.
May 10, 2017 - A food processing company in Waterloo has pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured by running blades in a machine.
May 9, 2017 - Ghana’s state news agency says an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi has injured at least 80 people.
May 3, 2017 - Two people were taken to hospital and 26 others were treated on scene after a carbon monoxide leak at a Saskatoon food manufacturing and labelling plant.
May 3, 2017 - An old Regina auto plant that dates back to the late 1920s has been hit by fire.
Apr. 29, 2017 - Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea) pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a worker was injured by machinery.
Apr. 29, 2017 - A new employee at a Pennsylvania swimming pool manufacturing company has been killed after he was trapped under a 1,200-pound mould.
Apr. 26, 2017 - Dozens of global clothing companies are not complying with a plan to ensure better safety in Bangladesh garment factories following the deadly collapse of a building four years ago, a rights group said Monday.
Apr. 24, 2017 - The easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve the highest level of performance from existing CNC mills and tooling is to eliminate toolholder expansion.
Apr. 20, 2017 - Many years ago, U.S. senator Everett Dirksen is reported to have said, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Manufacturers looking to decrease the cycle times of robotic work cells might paraphrase Dirksen as follows: “A second here, a second there, and pretty soon we’re seeing real improvement in efficiency, throughput and profits.”
Apr. 19, 2017 - At GE Healthcare’s 280,000-square-foot repair operations centre in Milwaukee, Wis., a fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.
May 25, 2017 - The University of Waterloo says it is building one of the world’s largest university-based facilities to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt these processes.
May 23, 2017 — In an effort to help industrial organizations manage risk, Rockwell Automation has outlined four key areas for managing risk at its source, including:
May 18, 2017 - Mocana Corporation, a provider of mission-critical IoT security solutions for industrial control systems, has received $11 million in additional investment from Sway Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital Fund and GE Ventures.
May 17, 2017 - Methods 3D, a provider of 3D printing solutions, says it will provide sales, service and support for the Markforged line of 3D printers, which includes the Onyx series, Mark Two and Mark X.
May 15, 2017 - Voith, a global technology company, and Ray Sono, a German digital service provider, have concluded a strategic partnership — joining up to build a new business division for industry-oriented digitization solutions under the auspices of Ray Sono AG.
May 9, 2017 - North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a not-for-profit trade association, adding that both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels.
May 5, 2017 - Remote monitoring networks provide industries with the capability to automatically track and control various assets to improve operations while reducing costs.
May 5, 2017 - Manufacturers increasingly look to add part marking directly into production lines. Some chose to replace traditional processes, like ink printingor dot peening, while others are just looking for a better way to meet traceability requirements in industries across the board. These techniques contribute to lean manufacturing while meeting industry specific standards for unique device identification (UDI).
May 5, 2017 - Automate, the lively biennial tradeshow and conference, has concluded its 2017 edition, boasting record show attendance of 12,960 attendees — a 37 per cent increase over 2015, show organizers say.
May 4, 2017 - Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility operators could use this to track objects as they move through the production hall.
May 3, 2017 - In March, Samuel, Son & Co. purchased Burloak Technologies of Dundas, Ont., a prominent Canadian company in the additive manufacturing arena. Leaders from both companies believe this consolidation will equip staff to further ramp up innovation and provide even better service to customers.
May 1, 2017 - The jury has selected fleXstructures GmbH (Kaiserlautern, Germany) as the winner of the Hannover Messe Robotics Award 2017 for its smart software solution.
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.
May 3, 2017 - “10 nuggets for $1.99; I’m going to text my mom!”
May 3, 2017 - This article was originally going to focus on how collaboration solutions — technologies that allow us to connect via voice, messaging and video — are helping manufacturers resolve issues on the plant floor faster and for less money.
May 3, 2017 - Most manufacturers consider this a statement they can relate to, especially the last two components: do and measure what gets done. The biggest opportunity for improvement however, is through the first two components: thinking and planning.
May 1, 2017 - The manufacturing industry is filled with complexities, from dealing with hazardous materials and overseeing intricate processes to managing inventory and seamlessly moving products to the market.
Apr. 16, 2017 - Automation in its various forms, whether it’s process, support or industrial related (to name a few), is designed to improve productivity and create efficiencies; free workers from boring, repetitive or unsafe work; and improve overall quality of life.
Apr. 8, 2017 - The introduction of advanced technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the plant floor has created new challenges for Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) professionals.
Apr. 8, 2017 - Over the last 50 years, the price of oil has had a direct affect on the stability of the world. When the price of oil is high, we see the rise of threatening leaders and regimes. When it’s low, we have periods of more stability.
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.
May 18, 2017 - General Motors Co. is pulling its Chevrolet brand out of India, South Africa and East Africa by the end of this year.
May 17, 2017 - Ford — facing heavy costs for new technology and slowing U.S. car sales — is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits and rescue its sagging stock price.
May 12, 2017 - A Chinese textile company announced plans Wednesday to transform a former television factory in east Arkansas into its first North American facility, a $410 million project that’s expected to create up to 800 new jobs in the struggling Mississippi Delta region.
May 10, 2017 - The Government of Canada is providing more than $4.1 million in an effort to support innovation and international trade in Saskatchewan’s agricultural equipment manufacturing sector.
May 10, 2017 - Volkswagen’s board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests, saying it could expose the company to legal risks.
May 8, 2017 - Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo saw the hulking and crumbling Packard car plant on Detroit’s east side and vowed to turn the industrial ruin that’s a symbol of the city’s urban decay into bright apartments, busy shops and art galleries.
May 5, 2017 - CRRC has announced it will build a plant in Canada to further expand its marketing channels in North America. The plant will manufacture heavy load, special railway vehicles and railway vehicle brakes.
May 4, 2017 - Apple is getting more aggressive about emphasizing its role in the U.S. economy, apparently hoping to counter recurring criticism over its reliance on overseas factories.
May 3, 2017 - Automotive parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. plans to spin off its vehicle powertrain operations into a separate publicly traded company.
May 2, 2017 - General Motors has restored an old factory in Flint that’s considered to be the company’s birthplace.
Apr. 29, 2017 - Bombardier faces a lengthy legal battle with Boeing after the aerospace giant filed a complaint with the U.S. government and the process could hurt sales of the new CSeries commercial jet, say trade experts and industry analysts.
Apr. 26, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has been fined $13.4 million by Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice after the Japanese auto parts company pleaded guilty to three counts of rigging bids.
May 18, 2017 - Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC), a fiberglass manufacturer, announced it has moved its North American headquarters from Rowland Heights, Calif., to Amsterdam, N.Y., where it owns a manufacturing plant.
May 16, 2017 - In an effort to meet the growing demand for its next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant, Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new Geismar, La., manufacturing plant.
May 12, 2017 - Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company’s signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.
May 10, 2017 - Cell MedX Corp. has announced its Canadian subsidiary has entered into a production agreement with an ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility in Coquitlam, B.C., and selected North American suppliers for sourcing components for its eBalance Pro device.
May 3, 2017 - The Government of Canada has announced support to help upgrade the processing facility at East Point Potato 2009 Inc. in Souris, P.E.I.
May 2, 2017 - Today, Flow Water opened its first brand-owned manufacturing facility — a new 21,000 sq. ft. plant in Aurora, Ont. — which it says will allow it to oversee the entire value chain from spring to pack.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Coca-Cola’s sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.
Apr. 19, 2017 - Exxon Mobil Corp. and a Saudi partner plan to build a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant near the Texas coast, Texas’ governor said Wednesday.
Apr. 14, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., a South Korean plant construction company, to supply control systems for Doha phase 1 project to build a reverse osmosis  desalination plant in Kuwait.
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.

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