Toyota's global vehicle production back at pre-tsunami levels
Toyota's global vehicle production reached pre-tsunami levels in September, Japan's top automaker said. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan disrupted production at Toyota Motor Corp. and other automakers because parts suppliers in northeastern Japan were damaged. Learn more.
Harting establishes subsidiary in Canada
Harting Technology Group, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, network components and cable harnesses, recently opened Harting Canada, Inc. in Saint-Laurent, Que. Learn more.
Sixnet joins Red Lion
Spectris plc, an instrumentation and control company and parent of Red Lion Controls, has completed the acquisition of Sixnet LLC, a manufacturer of flexible industrial Ethernet switch, automation and wireless solutions for the industrial market. Learn more.
New robot safety standard draft released
The draft of the new ANSI RIA R15.06 Robot System Safety Standard was introduced at the 2011 National Robot Safety Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., last month. Developed co-operatively with CSA, the new standard is an adoption of the ISO standards for robots and their system implementation. Learn more.
Genivar buys industrial automation firm Isaction
Engineering firm Genivar Inc. is enhancing its industrial automation offer for Canada's mining sector by acquiring Quebec-based specialists Isaction Inc. Learn more.
USB3 Vision camera interface standard announced
A new camera interface standard that is based on the USB 3.0 interface is being developed specifically for the global machine vision market. Called USB3 Vision, this new standard will take advantage of the USB 3.0 ports that will be standard on most PCs. Learn more.