Ontario Energy Board's
Regulated Price Plan prices
go in effect Nov. 1
Strikes loom in Ontario and Quebec
Workers at several manufacturing facilities in Ontario and Quebec either went on strike or voted to strike over the weekend. Get the details.
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Toyota vehicle sales grew 28% in first 9 months of year but faces headwinds from China
Toyota sold 7.4 million vehicles around the world in the first nine months of the year, up 28 per cent from a year earlier, but its strong growth faces headwinds from a sales plunge in China that could unseat it as the world's top automaker. Learn more.
M2M market to reach 400 million units by 2017
A new report forecasts that the market for M2M and embedded devices will reach 400 million by the end of 2017, up from a little more than 110 million at present. Find out more.
Survey shows China's manufacturing improving
China's manufacturing improved this month, adding to signs a recovery might be taking shape after a sharp slump in the world's No. 2 economy. Read the highlights.
New plant to create 120 full time manufacturing jobs in Ontario
German frozen pizza giant Dr. Oetker selected London, Ont. for a greenfield new plant construction that will create 120 full-time manufacturing jobs, and contribute an estimated $26 million per year to Ontario's economy when the plant opens in 2014. Read more.
SICK opens new GTA office
SICK Ltd. has expanded its operations and moved to a larger office building in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Get the details.
Feature: Test & Measurement
Measurement instruments save energy and water for brewer
Can measurement instruments really save both energy and money? That was the case for one brewing company that found significant savings with a new instrument system. Find out how.
New Products: Test & Measurement and Wire & Cable
Upcoming Online Spotlights:
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
December 5: HMI/Operator Interface and CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software
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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.