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Along with the latest industry news, Manufacturing AUTOMATION presents
Machine Safety, Machine Vision and Sensors
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Manufacturing sales up in January: StatsCan
Manufacturing sales rose 1.5 per cent to $50.4 billion in January, the largest gain since February 2013. Learn more.

U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February from January's weather-related setback
U.S. factory output rebounded in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals in the second month of the year. Learn more.

Kenney says Canada can learn from Germany on skills training
Canadians have much to learn from Germany's famed apprenticeship system despite doubts it could succeed in Canada, Jason Kenney said as he wrapped up a fact-finding mission into how the European powerhouse streams its youth into skilled trades. Learn more.

Chrysler's Brampton Assembly Plant saves millions with energy efficiency practices
Chrysler Group's Brampton Assembly Plant is the first automotive assembly plant in Canada to achieve ISO 50001 energy management standards certification. And thanks to the plant's energy efficiency practices, it has saved millions of dollars in the process. Learn more.

Technology Handbook Sensors digital

Seeing clearly: Image-based ID readers boost read rates and improve efficiency
A Canadian manufacturer of composite materials moves work in process around its facility on a conveyor system. Each carrier on the conveyor system has a tag with a 1-D barcode used to track which operations have been performed on its contents and direct it to the next station. The tags can be challenging to read because the carriers go through ovens where they pick up soot, are sprayed with water and are dented in collisions. The manufacturer was able to dramatically increase productivity by switching to image-based ID readers. Learn more.

Calendar of Events:

March 18-20: FABTECH Canada 2014 - Toronto, Ont.

April 7-11:
Hannover Messe - Hannover, Germany

April 23-26:
CSIA 2014 - San Diego, Calif.

May 14-15:
Energy Summit 2014 - Niagara Falls, Ont.

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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