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Kraft Heinz closing Ontario factory as part of downsizing plan

The Associated Press is reporting that Kraft Heinz will close seven factories in Canada and the U.S. over the next two years as part of a downsizing plan that will shed 2,600 jobs. >> Read full article

The case for industrial automation

Automation is a key part of almost all manufacturing today. With so much time and effort put into automating and streamlining production, it is imperative to keep these machines in working order. What are four main benefits of industrial automation? >> Read full article

Toyota to build RAV4s at Cambridge plant

Toyota announced yesterday it will produce RAV4 vehicles in its Cambridge North Assembly plant in Ontario starting in 2019, becoming a “North American hub for sport utility vehicles.” >> Read full article

U.S. nixes Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, capping a seven-year saga that became an environmental flashpoint in both Canada and the United States. >> Read full article

Honeywell buys Com Dev in $455M deal

American aerospace and manufacturing company Honeywell is taking over Cambridge, Ont.,-based space hardware maker Com Dev International in a $455-million deal that will see the Canadian business spin off its exactEarth subsidiary. >> Read full article

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Honeywell’s process controls

Brazil facility the first to use Honeywell’s process controls

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that a large chemical facility in Brazil will be the first in the world to use its Experion Orion Console, which it says is designed with plant operating personnel in mind by providing a single visual workplace that allows for more effective responses and less operator fatigue. According to the company, modernizing the production facility will increase production, improve efficiency and improve the effectiveness of the plant operators. >> Learn More…


Industrial switch

Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley Stratix family of industrial switches with the Stratix 5400 switch, an all-gigabit option that aims to help manufacturers achieve higher network speeds for high bandwidth applications. >> Read full article

Gripper available in unit sizes 50 to 125

Schunk says its PGN-plus Permanent gripper is equipped with an oval piston drive, “ensuring high forces in confined spaces.” >> Read full article

Ethernet switch

Moxa says its EDS-405A-PTP Ethernet switch synchronizes clocks of connected devices distributed over Ethernet networks to sub-microsecond accuracy, promising precise motion control of all machines and robots so they cooperate in unison. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA WEBINAR: What Manufacturing Leaders Need to Know About Realizing Lost Dollars in Their Organizations—and why they need to act today

Location: Webinar
Date: November 26, 2015 >> More Info

Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC)

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 18-19, 2015 >> More Info