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Worker injured by conveyor; company fined $60,000

After a worker suffered injuries from a conveyor, Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Ontario, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure a guard or fence was in place to protect a worker from an exposed moving part as required by the regulation. The company was also fined $60,000. >> Read full article

Teaching success at Fabtech Canada 2016

Striving to help support the manufacturing industry is Fabtech Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in the country. With more than 20 educational sessions and expert industry speakers, the event gives attendees access to technical, operational, economic and managerial solutions that address their priorities. >> Read full article

Calgary opens apparel research and development centre

Western Canada’s first open-access apparel research and development facility has officially opened in Calgary, Alta., and aims to provide businesses with services to test, design and manufacture innovative apparel products for the consumer apparel and industrial protective clothing markets. >> Read full article

Reinhart Foods turns to ERP software for production efficiencies

Reinhart Foods, a Canadian vinegar producer, had been relying on a legacy accounting system and spreadsheets that it shared with a sister company for more than 20 years. When the companies diverged, Reinhart Foods began the search for a new and modern business management application that could integrate its entire operation. >> Read full article

Manufacturing downturn moderates in January 2016: RBC PMI

The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (RBC PMI) moved closer to stabilization last month, following a survey-record low at the end of 2015. Measured overall, business conditions deteriorated to the lowest degree for five months, reflecting softer falls in output, new business and employment. >> Read full article

 
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Safe operation of machinery blitz

How you can prepare for the Ontario machine safety blitz

The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Safe operation of machinery blitz” is taking place January 18 until February 26. During this time, ministry inspectors will show up, unannounced, at industrial facilities across the province to make sure employers are protecting workers from hazards associated with the operation of machinery. What are they looking for and how can you prepare? >> Learn More…

 
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Tooling lineup boasts one-stop shopping

From hex keys to crimp tools, panel punches and torque sets, Harting says it is now offering its largest portfolio of assembly tools that align with its connector products for both large form factor industrial and board level connectivity. >> Read full article

RFID technology for tie rod cylinder

Milwaukee Cylinder has introduced its RFID solution for identifying and maintenance tracking of tie rod cylinders. The RFID tags come pre-loaded with cylinder identifying information and maintenance kit information. >> Read full article

Sprue grippers

FIPA has introduced the GR04.100-HNBR gripper, describing it as the industry’s first sprue gripper with fully elastomer-coated jaws. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Hannover Messe 2016

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

DEX Expo - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 17, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

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