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Hannover Messe 2012 Hermes Award: Phoenix Contact wins Best In Show


Ian Verhappen named managing director for Yokogawa Canada
Manufacturing AUTOMATION columnist Ian Verhappen will become the new managing director of Yokogawa Canada. Learn more.

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Robotics industry off to a great start in 2012
North American robotics companies enjoyed one of the industry's strongest opening quarters ever, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association, the industry's trade group. Get the numbers here.

Feds moving on innovation, jobs, Flaherty says
The Harper government plans to help build a strong manufacturing sector through promoting innovation and jobs, according to finance minister Jim Flaherty. Learn more.

AIA launches machine vision study
AIA, the association representing vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers and consulting firms from 32 countries, has released its first-ever study of the worldwide machine vision market for cameras. Get details on the study.

Erik Meijer promoted to president, Bourns Electronics
Erik Meijer has been promoted to the newly created position of president, Bourns Electronics, where he will be responsible for overseeing the company's various business segments. Learn more about Meijer.

Renishaw acquires leader in metrology fixtures
Renishaw, a provider of measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining products, has purchased R&R Sales LLC, a provider of fixtures for the global measurement and inspection market. Learn more.


Features: Machine Tools

From technology to technical support: Improving welding operations in the automotive industry
As the economy begins to rebound, companies serving the automotive industry must find ways to maintain productivity and profitability — often with fewer employees than before the recent recession. A large part of maintaining that productivity is to ensure high levels of uptime in robotic welding operations. Learn more.

New Products: 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

June 20: Machine Safety and Power Supplies

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March/April 2012 Digital Edition

All in the family: With a little creativity, a Canadian family-owned manufacturer proves it's easy being green

How to improve energy management: The right device can drive home savings

Plant simulation: A new production plant is fully optimized before construction thanks to plant simulation software

March-April Digital Edition
May 2012 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

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 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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