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Parmalat to close Marieville cheese factory this September

Parmalat Canada is closing one of its Quebec cheese factories later this year, and will transfer its production work to another plant. >> Read full article

Worker suffers partial amputation after foot caught in auger

Sun-Brite Foods, a company that processes and cans field crops, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a seasonal farm worker was critically injured. >> Read full article

Blundell to lead all KSB operations across North America

Michael Blundell has been named the president of KSB Group’s American operations, in addition to his current role of leading KSB Canada. His expanded role will align the “management and strategy in the two North American countries,” said the company. >> Read full article

Spoc Automation acquires KJ Controls Canada

Spoc Automation, an American oil and gas industry engineering, software, and automation equipment manufacturing firm, has completed its acquisition of KJ Controls Canada, an Alberta-based company. >> Read full article

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RFID vs. Barcodes

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An innovative robotic application automates commercial cake decorating

An innovative robotic application automates commercial cake decorating

The commercial baking industry is no stranger to automation. For years, it has used machines to mass produce baked goods. Until now, however, the decorating of these items was reserved for manual labour — actual people waiting, with frosting bags in hand, to complete that final “Happy Birthday” on a cake, or an intricate swirl on a cupcake. >> Learn More…


Mobile app for automation

Wago has released its WebVisu mobile application that enables easy access to equipment status, process data and production levels. >> Read full article

Motor control application site

Mouser Electronics has introduced its Motor Control Application site, which aims to provide developers with the resources to learn about the latest advances in motor control and the company’s newest components. >> 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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ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
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