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Energy Management and Motion Control
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2011 Canadian Manufacturing Study highlights WATCH


CMTS: O'Leary encourages adaptation in keynote address
Popular businessman, venture capitalist and television personality Kevin O'Leary made a lasting impression on many who attended his keynote address at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2011 in Toronto. His strongest message was that Canadian manufacturers need to adapt to the financial power shifts in the global market. Learn more.

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Eleven of 21 industries up as manufacturing sales rise in August: StatsCan
Canadian manufacturers saw a surprising jump in sales during the month of August as they continued to recover from a severe beating taken during the worst months of the recession. Get the details.

Magna International being investigated by U.S. Justice Department
Magna International Inc. is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department on an antitrust matter in the auto tooling industry. Get the details.

Manufacturers sitting on cash as fewer orders trickling in from U.S. customers
Canadian manufacturers and exporters are holding back on hiring new workers and making new investments as they cope with fewer orders from the United States. Learn what the CME's Jayson Myers has to say about this.

Safety blitz targets personal protective equipment
Ministry of Labour inspectors will check on personal protective equipment at Ontario workplaces in the industrial and health care sectors in October. Learn more.

Manufacturing event moves to Mississauga
Organizers of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) have announced a new location for 2013: the newly improved Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Learn more.

New edition of Canadian Electrical Code now available for pre-order
The 2012 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, is now available for pre-order through CSA Standards. Learn more.

ARC Advisory Group

Feature: Energy Management

Market access and skilled labour challenges Nova Scotia wind farm parts maker
A fledgling Nova Scotia wind farm parts manufacturer says it's experiencing growing pains as it competes to establish itself in the wind energy market. Learn more.

How software is fueling the growth of smart grid technology
Smart grid technology is being newly incorporated in all kinds of products and devices. Various software and integration methods are coming into play whereby new products can be brought to market faster and more cohesively to work with smart grid infrastructures. Cutting edge companies who have been able to utilize technologies such as PLM, SCADA and ERP early on to develop clean technologies for the smart grid have benefited from early adoption. Learn more.

New Products: Energy Management and Motion Control
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

October 19: Energy Management

October 26: Test and Measurement

November 2: Machine Safety and Machine Tools

November 9: CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM Software

November 16: Electronic Components

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October 2011 Digital Edition

2011 Canadian Manufacturing Study: The sixth annual industry study, conducted in collaboration with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, reveals that manufacturers are headed in the right direction.

Choosing the right HMI: Three considerations to help optimize efficiency and productivity

No strings attached: Wireless solutions for automotive factory floors

November/December 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover story: Machine Safety Roundtable

  • We gather a handful of experts for our third annual machine safety roundtable to discuss the trends and challenges associated with machine safety — everything from standards and implementation issues to the legal ramifications of non-compliance. The coverage will provide insight to machine builders, integrators and manufacturers looking to stay safe while maintaining productivity.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • OS&B, an Oakville, Ont.-based manufacturer and distributor of plumbing products, is a small Canadian manufacturer who had a choice - automate and continue to make things in Canada, or move production offshore. The company chose to stay in Canada, and is now able to compete with companies in China, thanks to the robotic work cell that it developed with AEMK in Waterloo and implemented on its shop floor. Learn how this company transitioned from manual processes to automation, and the opportunities this move opened up for them.

Feature: Robotics

  • This article will describe how to implement robot guidance for simple pick and place applications, and include details on how one manufacturer benefited from the application of vision-guided robotics.

Calendar of Events:

Oct. 17-20: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 - Toronto, Ont.

Oct. 25-27:
International Conference for Vision-Guided Robotics - Plymouth, Mich.

Nov. 16-17:
Automation Fair - Chicago, Ill.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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