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Ontario company fined $80K after worker burned by hot plastic

Magna Exteriors & Interiors Corp., a manufacturer of various plastic automotive parts using plastic injection molding machines, has been found guilty and fined $80,000 after a worker suffered burns on the job. What happened? >> Read full article

NRC’s Factory of the Future strives for “faster, cheaper, lighter, smarter” manufacturing

Increased competition from emerging economies in today’s global marketplace means transforming Canadian manufacturing into factories of the future — faster, cheaper, lighter, smarter businesses able to create jobs, compete and win in global markets — said Ed Holder, minister of state for science and technology, as he announced an investment of up to $5 million to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) as part of the Factory of the Future program. >> Read full article

Increasing production uptime and throughput in packaging applications

Downtime, both planned and unplanned, can have a pronounced impact on packing line efficiency and throughput. Taking appropriate steps to streamline processes wherever possible can help to mitigate the repercussions of downtime, improving your overall line efficiency and therefore profitability. >> Read full article

A son’s passion for robotics inspires virtual Lego lab for hands-on learning

A North Island College, B.C., employee’s love for his son has lead to an invention that will soon allow all grade school kids in the Comox Valley access to Lego robotics online all year long. Two years ago, Albert Balbon’s son came home from his Grade 5 class excited about being able to experiment a travelling kit of Lego robots. >> Read full article

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Design & Manufacturing Canada

PHOTOS: Highlights from ATX Canada, PackEx, Design & Manufacturing Canada

Design & Manufacturing Canada returned to Toronto last week, promising to provide a dynamic professional environment to showcase products and services and develop new business. Along with admission to the show, attendees gain access to four additional events taking place under the same roof: Automation Technology Expo Canada (ATX Canada), PackEx Toronto, Plast-Ex, and Powder & Bulk Solids Canada (PTX Canada). >> Learn More…

 
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Revamped 8LS motors

B&R Industrial Automation says it has “completely revamped” its 8LS series, promising a more compact housing, optimized design and additional sizes. >> Read full article

250W AC/DC power supply

MicroPower Direct describes its MPU-250S series as a family of high performance, 250W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 in. U-Channel. >> Read full article

Brushless torque motor

The Allied Motion MFH170i series of 170-mm diameter housed brushless torque motors is comprised of the 170 series brushless torque motor, a digital servo drive and a programmable high-resolution optical encoder. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

ICINCO - Int’l Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation & Robotics

Location: Alsace, France
Date: July 21 - 23, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2015 >> More Info