Ontario Aerospace Council Industry Conference
Ontario's thriving aerospace industry seeks collaboration, innovation
The aerospace manufacturing sector in Ontario is strong, but to continue growing and thriving, it needs to collaborate more with government, education and research and innovation. Click here to read more.
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Canadian manufacturers forecast a sales shift to developing countries
Canadian manufacturers foresee a sales shift over the next three years towards Europe and developing countries such as China, India and Brazil, according to a study by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. Find out more.
Updated specifications for safety instrumented functions available
The Fieldbus Foundation has released an updated version of its FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) technical specifications. Learn more.
Paradis cites innovation as foundation of tomorrow's manufacturing
Innovation, new technologies and new markets are the foundation of tomorrow's manufacturing, says Christian Paradis, the federal Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture). Read more.
Manufacturing offers fewest opportunities for female executives
The manufacturing sector is among the worst in Canada at providing opportunities for women to advance, according to a new survey by Randstad Canada. Get the details.
Manufacturing sales rose 1.5 per cent in August: StatsCan
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.5 per cent to $49.5 billion in August, the highest sales level since March 2012. Read the report.
Feature: Energy Management
Going green: Tips for manufacturers trying to clean up their act
Despite pressing economic worries, the environment remains a top concern for consumers the world over. And that means environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices are as necessary for the bottom line as they are for the planet. Click here to read more.
New Products: Energy Management and Power Supplies
Upcoming Online Spotlights:
October 31: Test & Measurement and Wire & Cable
November 7: Machine Safety and Machine Tools
November 14: CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software and Interconnection Devices
November 21: Electronic Components and Robotics
November 28: Enclosures & Workstations and Programmable Control
|October 2012 Digital Edition
2012 Canadian Manufacturing Study: The seventh annual industry survey finds manufacturers building toward a bright future
Crowd noise: Social media creates a new age of manufacturing
Look out below! Faced with falling debris, a machine vision system helps eliminate equipment damage
November 2012 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup
Cover Story: Machine Safety Roundtable
We gather a handful of experts for our fourth annual machine safety roundtable to discuss the trends and challenges associated with machine safety — everything from standards and implementation issues to the importance of safety in a tight economy. The coverage will provide insight to machine builders, integrators and manufacturers looking to stay safe while maintaining productivity.
Feature: Communications & Networking
Object Oriented Programming (OOP), with its clear modular structure, is an exciting programming methodology emerging in the area of automation and controls. Many programmers, particularly those who are versed in the IEC 61131-3 standard, stand to gain numerous advantages by becoming more familiar with OOP. This article will help you do just that, as you get to know OOP.
Feature: Innovation through Automation – Robotics
Innovation is the norm at Harley, Ont.-based Titan Trailers. It's not just about innovation in the design of its lightweight and strong extruded-aluminum double-walled trailer panels that help optimize load capacity and fuel efficiency. The company also stresses innovation in manufacturing techniques – including a new arc-welding cell that has reduced the average cycle time to just 90 minutes.
ISO standards for safety are complicated and changing – and this fall, committees are continuing work on standards such as ISO TC199. In this issue, Doug Nix from Compliance InSight Consulting gives us an inside look at the new standard and what it means for manufacturers.
Plus: A selection of the latest CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM software, communications and networking products, machine safety, motors and drives, material handling products, process control offerings, and robot technologies.