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Robots will cut Canadian labour costs by 24% by 2025

Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labour costs down 16 per cent, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. >> Read full article

Milestone blade produced at Siemens’ Tillsonburg manufacturing plant

Siemens’ blade manufacturing facility in Tillsonburg has achieved a milestone in its operations — the completion of the 1,000th blade produced at the factory. Congrats! >> Read full article

VIDEO: Ford plants worldwide to see LED lighting retrofits

The automaker says it is investing more than $25 million to install LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe, which is expected to reduce its energy use at its plants by 56 million kWh annually. >> Read full article

Bombardier, New United Group tackle China market for rail signalling systems

Bombardier says it is setting up a new joint venture in China to sell integrated communications and signalling systems for mass transit rail systems. >> Read full article

 
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VIDEO: Gum Products gets FedDev Ontario funding to expand production capabilities

VIDEO: Gum Products gets FedDev Ontario funding to expand production capabilities

Manufacturing AUTOMATION was on hand this week as Gum Products International, a manufacturer of food additives, received a $995,000-investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to purchase new processing equipment, create new lines and expand existing food safety product lines, and extend its global market reach. >> Learn More…

 
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Read 2-D matrix, DPM codes without visible perimeters

Cognex has introduced its PowerGrid technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes an inside-out approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes. >> Read full article

Encryption function for programmable safety controllers

Wieland Electric has developed an encryption feature for its samosPro family of programmable safety controllers, promising machine design engineers a way to prevent unauthorized tampering with the intellectual property in their safety software programs. >> Read full article

FactoryTalk ProductionCentre R10 MES software

The updated Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk ProductionCentre manufacturing execution system (MES) software claims to improve application performance and scalability, speed deployment, and support mobile and cloud infrastructures. >> Read full article

 
 
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