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Baldor’s Amy Lakin recognized with STEP Ahead Award

The Manufacturing Institute awarded Amy Lakin, executive vice-president supply chain for Baldor Electric Company, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Award honours women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C-suite. >> Read full article

New committee hopes to attract auto investment to Ontario

Ray Tanguay, the former head of Toyota’s Canadian operations, will chair a new Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) sub-committee that will try to attract more automotive industry investment to Ontario. >> Read full article

Top 10 industrial automation trends: AutomationDirect

While the Internet of Things, big data and the cloud may be the buzzwords du jour — manufacturing industry participants should be aware of these other trends as they will affect many aspects of industrial automation going forward. >> Read full article

Robb Black named pres/COO Omron Automation & Safety

Omron’s Automation and Safety business in the Americas is welcoming Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president and COO. He brings with him an “extensive background” in industrial automation and experience from leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck and Rockwell Automation. >> Read full article

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Save your spot for Friday’s machine safety webinar!

Save your spot for Friday’s machine safety webinar!

In today’s increasingly fast-paced business world, we recognize how difficult it can be to carve out a chunk of your time to attend out-of-office events. Our hope is that with our new webinar series, you will gain insights from industry experts and peers without being limited by a busy schedule and travel expenses. In Friday’s FREE webinar, Douglas Nix of Compliance Insight Consulting will provide attendees with the basis for setting up manual testing of critical systems, ensuring that they will function when needed. Register now! >> Learn More…


Safety limit switches

The SI series of safety limit switches from Banner Engineering claims to effectively monitor the position of a wide variety of guards, gates, covers and other moveable machine fixtures and tooling. >> Read full article

Portfolio enhancement for Simatic controllers

Siemens says it has developed a whole new range of automation controllers — an enhancement that has expanded the deployment options for the current generation of Simatic controllers “considerably.” >> Read full article

Tele-photo Vari-Focal lens

Tamron has released a tele-photo Vari-Focal lens supporting 3-mega-pixel resolution and NIR bandwidth with P-Iris (M13VP850IR). >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA Webinar - Testing Emergency Stop Systems

Location: Webinar
Date: June 19, 2015 >> More Info

Manufacturing Summit 2015

Location: Waterloo, Ont.
Date: June 23, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2015 >> More Info