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Worker dies after ammonia leak at Alberta plant

A man has died after being exposed to an ammonia leak last week at a southern Alberta nitrogen plant that sent him and another worker to the hospital, according to The Canadian Press. >> Read full article

Bosch Rexroth Canada achieves ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 in all nine locations

Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp. has announced ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification of its nine locations across Canada. >> Read full article

Winnipeg’s Amsted Rail secures CN Rail deal

Winnipeg’s Amsted Rail and Canadian National Railway have signed a 10-year, $500-million deal to manufacture train wheels in the city. The deal is an extension on previous contracts between the companies and will see the making of one million wheels until 2026. >> Read full article

A simplified machine design approach for optimal servomotor control

Available and different technologies present various possible engineering variations and unique operating processes. Then if there is a misunderstanding or knowledge gap for any given process on the work to be performed, the possibilities expand exponentially and create further complexity with added risk. This article presents a simplified design approach for servomotor utilization to overcome many of the initial challenges. >> Read full article

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Ontario college unveils the first ABB YuMi robot in Canad

Ontario college unveils the first ABB YuMi robot in Canada

Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) is the first facility in Canada to acquire ABB’s YuMi robot. A special event to unveil and showcase the robot’s capabilities was held Monday at the school’s Brampton campus. YuMi, according to ABB, is the world’s first “truly collaborative robot” and is designed for small parts assembly, able to work side-by-side on the same tasks as humans while ensuring the safety of those around it. >> Learn More…


Axion-CL frame grabber now available

BitFlow has begun shipment of its Axion-CL Camera Link frame grabbers, the sixth generation of its Camera Link frame grabber line. >> Read full article

Two communications interfaces added to IXARC magnetic encoders

Posital-Fraba says its “versatile, compact and cost-effective” IXARC magnetic rotary encoders are now available with Profinet and EtherCAT interfaces. >> Read full article

Laser contrast sensor now with four sensing ranges

Banner Engineering says it has expanded the maximum sensing range available for the Q3X laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Annual ARC Industry Forum 2016

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-11, 2016 >> More Info

Hannover Messe 2016

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 25-29, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info