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Schmalz appoints Wainbee as Canadian distributor

Wainbee Limited is the new distributor for Schmalz Vacuum Technology’s vacuum components, vacuum gripping and clamping systems in Canada. Wainbee is a provider of technical and supply chain solutions for automation and control, with more than 200 employees in 15 locations across Canada. >> Read full article

H2W Technologies acquires Baldor linear motor product lines

H2W Technologies has acquired linear motor product lines from Baldor, including the company's cog-free brushless, iron-core brushless, single-axis stepper, dual-axis stepper, polynoid, AC induction, and voice coil actuators. The California-based H2W will manufacture direct replacement linear electric motors of acquired product lines utilizing Baldor tooling and manufacturing practices. >> Read full article

GM to move production of Chevrolet Volt part from Mexico to U.S.

General Motors is moving production of the Chevrolet Volt’s electric drive unit from Mexico to a Detroit-area factory as it updates the slow-selling car to increase its electric range and make it perform better. Moving the electric drive to the Michigan Transmission Plant means that all of the Volt's main components will be made in the U.S. starting next year. >> Read full article

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VIDEO: Machine Safety Tips

VIDEO: Factors to consider when reviewing machine guarding

In this video, Part 5 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, discusses factors to consider when reviewing your machine guarding. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety. >> Learn More…


Banner Engineering XS26-2 expandable safety controller

The XS26-2 expandable safety controller from Banner Engineering has the capability to add up to eight expansion I/O modules. The XS26-2 platform was designed to adapt to diverse automation requirements and address a wide range of safeguarding applications. The base controller models have 26 input terminals, four terminals for two redundant safety PNP outputs and a USB connection for loading configurations. >> Read full article

Makino five-axis horizontal machining center

Makino’s a51nx-5XU five-axis horizontal machining center features a newly designed 5th-axis table and work-pallet magazine, enabling manufacturers of complex parts to obtain the highest levels of utilization and efficiency, the company says. >> Read full article

Sandvik Coromant’s gear milling technology

Sandvik Coromant’s InvoMilling software for the flexible manufacturing of gears and splines on universal five-axis machining centers is designed for use when machining small and medium-sized batches and when short lead times are a priority. With the CAM software InvoMilling 1.0, the CNC program is generated to produce different gear profiles with a limited range of standard-stocked precision tools. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

2014 AME “Excellence Inside” Conference

Location: Jacksonville, Fla.
Date: November 10-14, 2014 >> More Info

Omron’s Total Automation Seminars

Location: Rochester, N.Y.
Date: November 12, 2014 >> More Info

Women in Aerospace Canada: JobsEdLink Lunch and Learn

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 19, 2014 >> More Info

Automation Fair

Location: Anaheim, Calif.
Date: November 19-20, 2014 >> More Info