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New Standard Grippers DHxS from Festo

Standard grippers are the first choice for cost-effective, lightweight and compact construction of handling and assembly systems. The parallel, three-point, radial and angle gripper series DHxS from Festo features optimized gripping force retention and overload protection as well as integrated sensor slots. It offers increased reliability in a range of sizes and stroke lengths.

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New Dimensions
in Automation Innovation


Manufacturing sales down 0.3% in March on declines in coal and oil
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales edged down 0.3 per cent in March to $49.5 billion, the third decline in four months. Read the report.

U.S. factory output falls 0.4% in April, largest drop in 6 months
U.S. factories cut back sharply on production in April, as auto companies cranked out fewer cars and most other industries reduced output. Learn more.

Autonomous mobile robotics gains foothold in manufacturing
The market for Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) is in a state of transition. The technology is gaining acceptance in industry and in the public eye. As this continues, the market will both grow rapidly and expand globally, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study. Get the details.

Feds seek input on advanced manufacturing fund
Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), met with manufacturers and stakeholders last week at Invest Ottawa to seek input on the new Advanced Manufacturing Fund in Ontario and future Agency programs for southern Ontario. Read more.

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Anthony Peluso describes SEW-EURODRIVE controls, gearmotors and drives

Newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of SEW-EURODRIVE Company of Canada Ltd., Anthony Peluso describes the company's broad line of gearmotors, drives, gears and controls for applications in natural resources, packaging and food & beverage sectors.


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Feature: Motors & Drives

Energy-efficient motors help reduce losses while increasing profits
By upgrading to a higher, more energy-efficient motor, facility managers can improve their equipment reliability, increase productivity and reduce downtime and repair costs. Find out how here.

New Products: Motors & Drives and Sensors
Calendar of Events:

May 28: New Dimensions in Automation Innovation Tour - Winnipeg, Man.

June 2:
2013 High Performance Computing Symposium - Ottawa, Ont.

June 3:
MiMiC Training - Calgary, Alta.

June 4:
Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) - Edmonton, 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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