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FEATURED NEWS: VIDEO: Festo Canada celebrates 40 years of success
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Feds offer $2.1M boost to food processing industry

An investment of more than $2.1 million to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) from the Canadian government aims to help the food processing industry gain and maintain access to new international markets. >> Read full article

Newfoundland and Labrador to see export recovery in 2016: EDC

Low commodity prices will cause Newfoundland and Labrador’s exports to drop by up to 14 per cent this year before seeing double-digit recovery in 2016, says Export Development Canada (EDC). >> Read full article

B.C.-based Interfor buys new sawmill

Lumber producer Interfor is buying a sawmill in Arkansas for just under US$29.3 million plus the cost of log and lumber inventories and certain pre-closing capital expenditures. >> Read full article

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VIDEO: Festo Canada celebrates 40 years of success

VIDEO: Festo Canada celebrates 40 years of success

Manufacturing AUTOMATION had the opportunity to chat with Thomas Lichtenberger, president and CEO of Festo Canada, at the company’s recent 40-year anniversary celebration. Watch the video to find out how the company has managed to stay relevant and successful over the past 40 years in Canada. Lichtenberger also shared his views on smart factory and other emerging manufacturing trends and technologies. >> Learn More…


Modular signal tower

Patlite describes its LU7-LB alarm module as a loud, multi-sound module capable of producing sound pressure up to 100 dB and easily heard over ambient noise. >> Read full article

CMM-laser for portable and fixed coordinate measuring machines

ScanR represents the sixth generation of CMM-laser scanners from Perceptron, and is the world's first green laser-line metrology scanner, says the company. >> Read full article

Brushless DC servo motor for robots, grippers

The Faulhaber 3274 BP4 brushless DC servo motor from Micromo measures 32 mm in diameter and 74 mm in length, and promises to deliver continuous torque of 165 mNm. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

AME/CME 2015 Canadian Lean Conference

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: June 1-4, 2015 >> More Info

The Big M

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: June 2-4, 2015 >> More Info

WMTS - Western Technology Manufacturing Show

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 15-17, 2015 >> More Info