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Shimco breaks ground on new Cambridge HQ

The inauguration of Shimco’s new headquarters was held at its future 25,000 sq. ft. facility site in Cambridge, Ont., last month, as the manufacturer of precision parts and gap management solutions works to complete its full HQ relocation for this December. >> Read full article

OMAC welcomes new industry member

Global industrial automation player Keba AG has joined the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC). OMAC members collaborate to address issues that confront global manufacturing and develop industry guidelines in an effort to help improve efficiency, productivity and profitability. >> Read full article

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires MACTek

Pepperl+Fuchs, a global provider of process automation and applications, has acquired MACTek, a provider of HART protocol devices in an effort to “further extend its integrated solutions offerings,” it says. >> Read full article

Machine vision software training offered in Montreal

Matrox Imaging will be offering classroom training on Matrox Design Assistant 4 flowchart-based machine vision software at its Quebec headquarters October 14 - 16. Want more details on this instructor-led course? >> Read full article

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Canadian manufacturing “down, not out”

PHOTOS: Canadian manufacturing “down, not out”

Last week, a panel of Canadian manufacturing veterans gathered to discuss how Canada can tackle the challenges currently facing the manufacturing industry. The panelists were Ivey professor Paul Boothe, director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management; Robert Hardt, president and CEO of Siemens Canada; Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar; and Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). >> Learn More…


Technology claims to reduce unplanned downtime by up to 10 per cent

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched Uniformance Asset Sentinel, which works to continuously monitor equipment and process health, “assisting industrial facilities to predict and prevent asset failures and poor operational performance.” >> Read full article

Safety light curtains

Wieland Electric says its SLC series of safety light curtains offer “trusted optoelectronic protection for machine operators and prevent unauthorized access.” >> Read full article

Industrial beacon warning lights with sound

Automation Systems Interconnect (ASI) has released a line of 24 VAC/DC signal light modules operating at 80 decibels. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MAPP Automation Showcase

Location: Cambridge, Ont.
Date: September 24, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

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

D&D Automation Awesome Night of Poker

Location: Stratford, Ont.
Date: October 16, 2015 >> More Info