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VIDEO: How can we make manufacturing sexy?


Daimler AG to close Ontario transit bus plant as part of restructuring
Daimler AG is closing a bus plant in Mississauga, Ont., as part of a plan to shut down its North American transit bus business, eliminating the jobs of about 200 active workers and another 200 on layoff. Get the details.

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New book tackles how to make manufacturing sexy
A new business book, How can we make manufacturing sexy?, addresses the industry's and the public's roles in bringing manufacturing back to Canada. The book takes a look at how to create a ''mindset of passion and purpose, from the production floor to the executive suite.'' Learn more.

Canadian gross domestic product falls in unexpectedly weak February: StatsCan
The Canadian economy unexpectedly shrank in February due to a slowdown in the mining and manufacturing sectors. Get the details from the Statistics Canada report.

Alberta and Saskatchewan lead provincial growth in 2011
Statistics Canada says Alberta led the provinces in economic growth in 2011, followed closely by Saskatchewan. Find out how the rest of the country did.

Summer safety blitz to focus on young workers across Ontario
Ontario is launching a four-month blitz to ensure students are safe and don't get injured while working on their summer jobs. Learn more.

Steel manufacturer fined for not guarding machinery; worker injured
Welded Tube of Canada Limited, a steel manufacturer, was fined $120,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured. Learn more.

Features: Wireless Technology and Security

Network security for automated production
Virus problems in the office network are merely inconvenient when compared to expensive virus disruptions and unwanted data traffic in a production network. In order to minimize the risk of disturbances and production downtime caused by unauthorized access or malware, one leading manufacturer decided to implement greater security precautions. Learn more.

Industrial standards both drive and inhibit wireless potential in process manufacturing
What does the future hold for wireless devices in process management? Check out ARC Advisory Group's five-year market analysis and forecast.

New Products:
Wireless Technology and Security, and Wire and Cable

May 9: Machine Safety and Machine Tools

May 23: Sensors, Motors and Drives

May 30: CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM Software, and Interconnection Devices

June 6: HMI/Operator Interface, and Test and Measurement

June 13: Machine Vision and Sensors

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Cover story: Machine safety

  • Learn how Guelph, Ont.-based Hammond Power Solutions is decreasing workplace accidents and increasing productivity in the testing of its transformers with the help of Omron's software-based safety controller and integrator Bellamy Electric.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • Find out how Sony of Canada reduced errors and improved throughput by implementing voice-directed picking technology.

Feature: Process improvement

  • Imaginit's Scott Hale reveals how to identify and target inefficiencies within your design process, and yield productivity gains through automation.

Column: Machine safety

  • InSight Consulting's Doug Nix examines the misconceptions and challenges that designers face when selecting the most basic elements in interlocking systems.

Plus: The latest news and trends, as well as a selection of the latest communications and networking products, power supplies, process control offerings, wireless technologies, data acquisition products, motion control offerings, and wire and cable products.

Calendar of Events:

May 8: GE Intelligent Platforms Innovation Showcase - Quebec City, Que.

May 10:
GE Intelligent Platforms Innovation Showcase - Montreal, Que.

May 13-16:
Skills Canada National Competition - Edmonton, Alta.

May 14-16:
Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show - Montreal, Que.

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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