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Part 2: Video highlights from our third annual machine safety roundtable


Ten of 21 industries up as manufacturing sales rise in September: StatsCan
Manufacturing sales rose 2.6 percent to $49.2 billion in September, their third straight monthly increase. Get more details from the Statistics Canada report.

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Automation Fair celebrates 20th year, Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there
Rockwell Automation celebrated its 20th Automation Fair in Chicago last week, with 14,194 customers, partners, media and employees in attendance. Get highlights here.

Composite leading index edges up in October, no thanks to manufacturing: StatsCan
The composite leading index rose 0.2 percent in October. Statistics Canada reports five of 10 components increased, while four declined. Learn more.

Toyota celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in Canada
In recognition of 25 years of making cars in Canada, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) hosted a celebration at the new Waterloo Region Museum recently that featured company executives, community leaders and provincial and federal officials. Learn more.

Rittal celebrates 50th birthday
Rittal, inventor of the standardized enclosure, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Learn about the company's accomplishments over the last half century.

The Ontario College of Trades builds governance
The Ontario College of Trades Board of Governors has chosen a Chair and a permanent Registrar-Chief Executive Officer. Meet the new additions.

Harting Canada names Canadian sales manager
Claude Gravel has been named Canadian sales manager of Harting Canada, based in Montreal, Que. Learn more about the new addition.

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New Products: Enclosures and Workstations
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

November 30: Programmable Control

December 7: HMI/Operator Interface

December 14: Machine Safety and Machine Vision and Sensors

December 21: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

January 4: Education and Training, and CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM Software

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November/December 2011 Digital Edition

Making machines safe: Our third annual machine safety roundtable participants discuss the keys to safeguarding success

Innovation through Automation: Instead of bending to pressure to move overseas, one manufacturer finds a way to boost productivity and improve safety, while still keeping jobs in Canada

The gift of sight: A four-step approach to setting up a machine vision system for robot-based manufacturing

November-December Digital Edition
January/February 2012 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover story: Automation Education and Training

  • The 13th Annual Automation Education and Training Guide: A directory of automation-specific education and training courses offered at colleges and universities across Canada. Keep it as your reference guide year round.

  • Share your skills: We have been hearing about the looming skilled trades shortage for years, but what are you doing about it? This article with highlight some of the options available to individuals and companies interested in helping to shape the next generation of skilled workers — from volunteering as a mentor to sponsoring a team of elementary or high school students — and provide information on how to get involved.

Feature: Top 5 in 2012

  • What are the top technologies you should have on your plant floor in 2012? We've asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five automation technologies and trends they think will make a difference in 2012. Don't miss what our experts have to say.

Feature: Top tips for retooling equipment in manufacturing

  • Most manufacturing equipment was purchased for the lifetime of one particular product. As this product is phased out, the equipment becomes obsolete. What if you could use this existing equipment to manufacture a new product? This could translate into huge savings and allow Canadian manufacturers to guard their investment and be more competitive. In this article, Konnexio's Konrad Konnerth will highlight how manufacturers can gain competitive advantage by reusing existing equipment — and how to do this with minimum disturbance to your existing production. He will also cover determining the feasibility of the machine upgrade/retool, and what to look for when purchasing new equipment to ensure that it can be upgraded easily.

Plus: The latest power supplies, test and measurement equipment, interconnection devices, wire and cable products, machine tools and motion control offerings.

Calendar of Events:

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1: 2011 Autodesk University User Conference and Exhibition - Las Vegas, Nev.

Feb. 6-9:
ARC's 16th Annual World Industry Forum - Orlando, Fla.

March 20-22:
FABTECH Canada - Toronto, Ont.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Mary Del Ciancio:

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