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Machine Tools and Machine Safety
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Autodesk University 2012: Product Design Suite 2013 explained


Ontario announces winter safety blitzes
Ontario will conduct heightened enforcement blitzes at industrial workplaces across the province this winter. Find out when here.

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Boom in emerging economies offers potential for machine safety market: study
With the introduction of stringent safety requirements in developed countries, demand for machine safety solutions is expected to rise significantly, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Read the report.

Chartwell Automation and Grace Engineered Products ship record Canadian order
Chartwell Automation Inc., with its partner Grace Engineered Products, announced that it has received and shipped the largest Canadian order for SafeSide voltage indicators in Grace Engineered Products' history. Get the details.

Franklin Empire to acquire Ontor
Franklin Empire Inc. and Ontor Limited have entered into an agreement of purchase and sale where Franklin Empire will acquire Ontor's ISD Division (Industrial Systems Division). Read more.

Bombardier planes deliveries down in 2012, but number of orders up sharply
Bombardier says it delivered fewer planes last year than in the previous fiscal year, but improved its order book. Get the details.

Expect slow economic growth in early 2013, leading economic index says
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) Leading Economic Indicator rose 0.1 per cent in November despite a slowdown in the manufacturing sector. Read the report.

Feature: Machine Tools

Waterjet cutting system showers manufacturer with success
Precision Waterjet Concepts has grown an average of 20-30 per cent each year since opening in 2002 and has had to relocate three times to accommodate its growth. How did the company do it? With help from a unique cutting system. Read more.

New Products: Machine Tools and Machine Safety

January 23: Energy Management and Hydraulics & Pneumatics

January 30: Material Handling/Packaging and Wire & Cable

February 6: Machine Safety and Enclosures & Workstations

February 13: Interconnection Devices and Wireless Technology & Security

February 20: Education & Training and Power Supplies/Process Control

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:

January 21: Automate 2013 - Chicago, Ill.

January 28:
DesignCon 2013 - Santa Clara, Calif.

February 11:
ARC 2013 World Industry Forum - Orlando, Fla.

February 13:
Logistics Link South - Esher, U.K.

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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