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Canada drops from top 10 in global competitiveness ranking
Canada has slipped out of the top 10 in global competitiveness, dropping two spots to 12th place behind the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, according to an annual report released by the World Economic Forum. Get the details.

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Another Honda recall: Auto giant recalls more than 300,000 Pilot vehicles
Honda is recalling more than 300,000 Pilot vehicles across North America to inspect for possibly flawed front seatbelts. Learn more.

Eaton acquires high power inverter manufacturer
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has acquired the assets of Mississauga, Ont.-based IE Power, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high power inverters. Learn more.

Industry veteran joins ARC Advisory Group's automation team
ARC Advisory Group recently announced that industry veteran, Peter D. Reynolds, has joined its automation team as a senior consultant. Learn more about the new addition.

Kevin O'Leary to deliver keynote address at Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show
He may be best known for bringing budding entrepreneurs to tears as the ruthless "show me the money" judge on CBC Television's Dragon's Den, but when Kevin O'Leary speaks, the business world listens. At the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011, all ears will be on O'Leary as he kicks off the conference portion of the show with his pull-no-punches look at the good, the bad and the ugly of modern manufacturing. Get more show highlights here.

North American machine vision market sees healthy Q2 results
Machine vision sales grew 16 percent in North America in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter one year earlier, according to the Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report of the Automated Imaging Association. Get the details here.

SolidWorks unveils 2012 release of software
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. recently unveiled SolidWorks 2012, a 3D design solution designed to enable users to work more efficiently and have the data they need to make better design decisions throughout the product development process. Learn about the more than 200 improvements.

FABTECH Canada comes to Toronto
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Welding Society and the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association have announced the launch of FABTECH Canada, a metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event that will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre in 2012. Learn more.

MainTrain 2011

Feature: Machine Safety

Sentencing for safety: Fines under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
When a company is convicted of an offence under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act, the normal penalty imposed by the court is a fine. The courts in Ontario consider a wide range of factors when sentencing a corporation under the Act, although these factors are not of even weight. Read on for real-life examples.

New Products: Machine Safety
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

September 21: Wire and Cable

September 28: Machine Vision and Sensors, and Material Handling/Packaging

October 5: Education and Training

October 12: Power Supplies

October 19: Energy Management

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October 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover story: 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Study

  • This 6th annual industry study, conducted in collaboration with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, will provide readers with insight into the state of the Canadian manufacturing industry. Based on the results of a survey of Canadian manufacturers — our best response rate yet — this feature will provide statistics, graphs and year-to-year analysis with a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Feature: Sensors

  • Today's wireless sensor networking technology is being used in a wide variety of applications spanning many industries, including automotive. This article will highlight applications on the automotive factory floor that can benefit by going wireless.

Feature: HMI

  • Today, HMIs are much more than the high-tech push button replacers of the past. This article will describe three considerations to help you select the right HMI to optimize efficiency and productivity.

Column: Machine safety

  • Professional engineer Franco Tomei will detail the circumstances under which a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review is required in machine safeguarding.

Plus: Lean manufacturing and a selection of the latest motion control offerings, data acquisition products, HMIs and operator interfaces, hydraulics and pneumatics products, machine vision equipment, sensors, as well as test and measurement technology.

Calendar of Events:

Sept. 7 - Oct. 7: Fluke Networks' Canadian tour of "First Network Analysis Tablet" - Various cities throughout Canada

Sept. 18-21: 26th Annual Material Handling and Logistics Conference - West Allis, Wis.

Sept. 21:
Festo's Automation Technology Expo and Conference - Mississauga, Ont.

Sept. 26-28:
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 - Las Vegas, Nev.

Sept. 27:
Festo's Automation Technology Expo and Conference - Montreal, Que.

Oct. 13-15:
PTDA 2011 Industry Summit - Washington, D.C.

Oct. 17-20:
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 - Toronto, Ont.

Oct. 25-27:
International Conference for Vision-Guided Robotics - Plymouth, Mich.

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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