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Worker injured after hair gets caught in rotating driveshaft

An Alberta employer has been fined $80,000 after a worker was seriously injured when her hair became entangled in a rotating driveshaft below a conveyer belt. How did this happen? >> Read full article

Manufacturing sales dropped 0.6 per cent in October: StatsCan

Statistics Canada has reported that manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent in October, the second drop this year. What, according to StatsCan, is the main result of this decrease? >> Read full article

$759M merger for Norbord, Ainsworth Lumber

Two Canadian wood product companies, Norbord and Ainsworth Lumber, announced they will combine their businesses through a $759-million deal to create a global producer of oriented strand board. >> Read full article

VIDEO: Introducing the MA Employer of Choice award!

Are you an employer of choice? Manufacturing AUTOMATION and CCEOC have partnered to present the Manufacturing AUTOMATION Employer of Choice award, the ultimate employer recognition and award program for Canadian manufacturing and automation companies. Think you have what it takes to qualify? >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
Cascades to sell Canadian boxboard unit to Graphic Packaging

Cascades to sell Canadian boxboard unit to Graphic Packaging

Quebec-based Cascades has reached a deal to sell its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Georgia-based Graphic Packaging Holding Company. The affected operations collectively employ nearly 700 people. Find out which operations in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba are included in the deal. >> Learn More…


Fluke TiX infrared cameras

Fluke has introduced what it says is its highest resolution infrared camera ever, boasting up to 10 times the on-camera pixels as are available on standard 320 x 240 cameras. >> Read full article

Micro-spray valve promises contaminate-free dispensing

The Dymax 455 micro-spray valve claims to be a more precise, flexible and easier-to-use model. It features an inert, 100 per cent disposable fluid path which carries materials from the material reservoir to the spray nozzle in a sealed path. >> Read full article

ME series from Alliance Sensors Group

Alliance Sensors Group has announced the ME series linear position sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile or subsea applications. >> Read full article

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19th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 9-12, 2015 >> More Info

Automate 2015

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: March 23-26, 2015 >> More Info