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Machine Safety and Machine Vision & Sensors
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Using distributed I/O in the plant


Industrial utilization rates down slightly in fourth quarter of 2012
Canadian industries operated at 80.7 per cent of their production capacity in the fourth quarter, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. The decline was a result of lower capacity utilization in the manufacturing sector. Read the report.

Saputo to close cheese plant in Quebec; 100 jobs affected
Canadian cheese giant Saputo Inc. says it will close a manufacturing facility in Warwick, Que., next year, affecting 100 workers as it seeks to cut costs and improve its operational efficiency. Learn more.

Canada moves up its economic ranking but mostly because other countries slip
A new report says Canada has moved up its economic ranking to sixth out of 16 countries—but it's mostly due to the weakness of other countries. Read more.

NAIT to construct Centre for Applied Technologies in Edmonton
NAIT will proceed with construction of the Centre for Applied Technologies (CAT) at its Main Campus in Edmonton. This follows a funding commitment from the Alberta government in the provincial budget. Get the details.

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Feature: Machine Safety

The evolution of functional safety
Over the last few decades, the functional safety of machines and systems has been ensured solely through the use of safety relays. In large-scale systems, this meant long parallel runs of dedicated wires from safety input devices to safety relays and, in turn, to the safety output devices. Read more.

New Products: Machine Safety and Machine Vision & Sensors
Calendar of Events:

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

April 2:
New Dimensions in Automation Innovation Tour - Vancouver, B.C.

April 8:
Hannover Fair - Hannover, Germany

April 9:
Eaton Technical Education Conference (ETEC) - Calgary, Alta.

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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March/April Digital Edition

2013 Media Kit

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