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Eaton’s Perth facility celebrates 35 years

Originally opened in 1980 under the former Westinghouse brand, Eaton’s Perth Distribution Centre recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The facility, according to company officials, continues to be a “critical component in the success of Eaton’s Canadian operations.” Find out why. >> Read full article

Manufacturing Month celebrates made-in-Manitoba products

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) Manitoba launched a new awareness campaign last week at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, where 60 high school students from across the province gathered to kick off a scholarship competition that will see them design, manufacture and market their very own hovercrafts. >> Read full article

Omron to acqire U.S.-based Adept Technology

Omron Corporation, a global provider of automation core sensing and control technology, has announced it will acquire U.S.-based Adept Technology, a provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services. >> Read full article

How continuous monitoring improves safety

In an era where functional efficacy has never been more vital, facilities are required to deliver on increased demands. The need for eliminating unplanned downtime, catastrophic breakdowns, and unnecessary maintenance costs in production processes has never been higher. The same is true for ensuring safety of personnel and assets. >> Read full article

 
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GM Canada renewable energy project saves 1.3 MW

GM Canada renewable energy project saves 1.3 MW

General Motors says its St. Catharines, Ont., Powertrain plant is harnessing the energy of water to cool processes in its operations. Its new micro-hydro system marks GM Canada’s first use of renewable energy. The plant is located near the St. Lawrence Seaway and Niagara Escarpment, making raw canal water a “natural choice” to help cool the engine facility’s component machining, and to lower building temperatures in the summer, noted company officials. >> Learn More…

 
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E-stop control stations

AutomationDirect has added IDEM emergency stop control stations to its line of pushbuttons, which promise to provide “robust emergency stop protection.” >> Read full article

FactoryStudio Release 3 software

Tatsoft says its FactoryStudio Release 3 delivers solutions that can run on Windows PCs, Web browsers, tablets, virtual machines and mobile devices. >> Read full article

PLC now ATEX certified

Wago says its PFC200 series of PLCs is now ATEX certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The PFC200 boasts advanced compact, computing power in an easy to use environment for PLC programming and process visualization. >> Read full article

 
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MA WEBINAR: Conquering Operational Risk—Aligning Operational and Customer-Centric Approaches

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Date: October 28, 2015 >> More Info

D&D Automation Awesome Night of Poker

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

Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC)

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 18-19, 2015 >> More Info