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Ontario employer fined $70K after worker suffers amputation

Sof Surfaces Inc., a company that manufactures rubberized safety tiles, has pleaded guilty and been fined $70,000 after a worker lost a foot to moving machinery. What happened? >> Read full article

Senix marks 25 years; launches new website

Senix Corp., manufacturer of ToughSonic ultrasonic level and distance sensors, has launched its new website, the “first in a series of initiatives to expand the product and information capabilities it delivers,” it says. The website launch coincides with the company’s 25th anniversary. >> Read full article

Five reasons to wirelessly measure relative humidity

Monitoring relative humidity in a lab can be challenging — choose wireless transmitters which can be the most simple and powerful way. >> Read full article

NRC, Xerox team up for advanced manufacturing

Canadian manufacturers can look forward to a new centre in Mississauga that aims to help businesses develop smart materials for the medical, automotive, aerospace and defence industries around the world. >> Read full article

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3D surface analysis software

Mitutoyo says its MCubeMap 3D surface analysis software for form measurement offers clear imaging of analyzed data using diverse computer graphics technologies. >> Read full article

Modbus configurator for PLC setup

Wago says its new tool automatically sets up Master Slave connections between the 750 series Modbus based I/O and PLCs as well as with third party devices. >> Read full article

Tethered operator interface for HMI access

The new Rockwell Allen Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface gives plant and industrial personnel the freedom to take a machine’s HMI with them to make real-time adjustments to out-of-view applications. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA Webinar - The Four Steps of Dynamic Risk Assessments

Location: Webinar
Date: August 13, 2015 >> More Info

Cybersecurity for ICS Canada 2015

Location: Calgary, Alta
Date: September 9 - 11, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

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