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Communications and Networking and Motors & Drives
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Electric cylinder EPCO from Festo

Optimized Motion Series: One order code for the complete system including drive, integrated motor, ServoLite controller and cables and effortlessly configure it via web FESTOserver.

  • Fully integrated with optimally matched motor

  • Two operating modes: ServoLite with encoder or cost-optimized without encoder

  • Four motor orientations to suite different installation conditions

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Canada generates 50,700 jobs in February; unemployment rate unchanged at 7
Canada's economy showed signs it may be ready to bust out of its half-year funk by churning out a surprisingly strong 50,700 new jobs in February, most of them full-time, in the private sector and in Ontario, but manufacturing jobs continued to show signs of weakness. Read the report.

North American machine vision market contracts in 2012
Total sales of machine vision components and systems fell over four percent in 2012, but are expected to rebound in 2013 according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group. Get the details.

Reports dispute impact of Dutch disease on Canadian manufacturing
A suggestion that a commodities boom has caused a decline in Canada's manufacturing sector is being challenged by two reports from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy. Read more.

Ontario Government extends date of “industrial exception” repeal
Those responsible for professional engineering work in Ontario in relation to production machinery or equipment now have longer to become licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Find out more.

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Feature: Motors and Drives

Space constraints are no issue for new drive technology
SAF Drives, Inc., based in Kitchener, Ont., had a problem. The space constraints of a naval ship for one of their customers required a smaller footprint contactor than what SAF was currently using. Can new technology eliminate this problem? Get the answer. Learn more.

New Products: Communications & Networking and Motors and Drives
Calendar of Events:

March 19: New Dimensions in Automation Innovation Tour - Burlington, Ont.

March 21:
OPC-The Windows to the World are Open - Toronto, Ont.

March 25:
2013 Automation & Power World - Orlando, Fla.

April 8:
Hannover Fair - Hannover, Germany

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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