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Enclosures & Workstations and Programmable Control
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Creating a culture of safety


Workers look to premiers for much-needed job creation
Premiers must seize the opportunity to discuss ways to create jobs and improve the Canadian economy, say labour leaders whose members have been hard-hit in the manufacturing sector. Read more.

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Survey shows strengthening trend in China manufacturing, first expansion in 13 months
China's manufacturing expanded for the first time in 13 months in November in a further sign that the world's No. 2 economy is recovering from its deepest slump since the 2008 global crisis. World stocks and oil prices rose on the improving data. Get the details.

McGuinty not concerned by WTO ruling against Ontario's green energy act
Premier Dalton McGuinty is defending Ontario's green energy act despite a World Trade Organization ruling that says one of its components contravenes international guidelines. Read more.

Women in some manufacturing industries have higher breast cancer risk, study says
A new Canadian study suggests women working in certain industries, including manufacturing, appear to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing breast cancer. Find out more.

U.S. recovery to pull Ontario economy out of its doldrums: think tank
Ontario's fragile economy is hanging in against a double-barrel dose of austerity from the federal and provincial governments and may be poised for a modest rebound, according to a new report from the Conference Board. Read the report.

ISA Toronto launches smartphone app
Want to stay in the know on all things ISA Toronto? Now there's an app for that. Learn more.

ARC Advisory Group
Feature: Enclosures & Workstations

Automated workstations help Kitchener manufacturer meet quick delivery times
Always looking to the future, visual technology manufacturer Christie recently started to expand into new markets and new territories. As the number of orders increased, so did production requirements. With production already at capacity and limited room for expansion, what could the company do? Find out here.

New Products:
Enclosures & Workstations and Programmable Control

December 5: HMI/Operator Interface and CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software

December 12: Machine Safety & Motors and Drives

December 19: Hydraulics & Pneumatics and Machine Vision & Sensors

January 9: Education &Training and CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software

January 16: Machine Tools and Machine Safety

November/December 2012 Digital Edition

Creating a safety culture: Our fourth annual roundtable participants look at how to get the whole organization focused on safety

More than a flash in the pan: Arc welding takes on a new look as a robotic system improves high-volume production

Getting to know Object Oriented Programming: Leveraging OOP with IEC 61131-3 can help program leading-edge automation systems

November/December Digital Edition
January/February 2013 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover Story: Automation Education and Training

  • The 14th 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.

  • Moulding the future: The cost of education and training can be off-putting, and for some, it's almost out of reach. But that doesn't have to be the case. In this issue, we look at a unique new program in Windsor that allows young workers to earn while they learn – and it attracts new skilled workers at the same time. In addition, we'll look at a few other programs that are looking outside traditional areas to help manufacturers fill the skills gap.

  • Plus: The latest education trends and news.

Feature: Top 5 in 2013

  • What are the top technologies you should have on your plant floor in 2013? We've asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five automation technologies and trends they think will make a difference in 2013. Don't miss what our experts have to say.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • Cambridge, Ontario's Eclipse Automation had a problem most manufacturers would kill to have – rapid growth. But that growth didn't come without some pain, and the company knew it was time to re-evaluate its processes and procedures. Eclipse Automation underwent a massive streamlining initiative to ensure every process was automated, standardized and as efficient as possible. The company met that goal – in an astounding four months. In this issue, we'll find out how.

Calendar of Events:

December 3: Solar Day Canada 2012 - Toronto, Ont.

December 3:
CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Newport Beach, Calif.

December 12:
Intersolar China - Beijing, China

January 21:
Automate 2013 - Chicago, Ill.

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

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