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Company fined $65,000 after worker suffers critical injuries

RES Precast, a company that designs, fabricates and erects concrete panels, pleaded guilty and was fined $65,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries from panels that tipped over. What happened? >> Read full article

Ford to build new small car factory in Mexico

In an effort to “further increase its competitiveness,” Ford says it is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. >> Read full article

Unifor: 2016 budget a good start, but more investment needed

The latest federal budget marks a “good start, but much work remains,” says Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the private sector, as it urges the government to move quickly to develop long-term programs to revitalize the economy, including investing in Canada’s auto and aerospace sectors. >> Read full article

Pilz Canada offers PHSR service

Pilz Automation Safety Canada is now offering customers the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PHSR) service, which it says will compliment the “whole host of services offered by Pilz that are designed to help customers implement the relevant standards and directives and develop an optimum safety strategy for entire plants.” >> Read full article

Saputo cutting costs by closing three Canadian plants

Saputo says it will close three plants in Eastern and Atlantic Canada employing some 230 workers by the end of next year in a move to cut costs and boost efficiency, according to The Canadian Press. >> Read full article

Endress+Hauser completes takeover of Analytik Jena

Swiss measurement and automation engineering company Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena. >> Read full article

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Yaskawa develops dedicated curricula

Yaskawa develops dedicated curricula to deliver “real-world industrial experiences” in the classroom

“Organizations must provide the right products, technology and education to fill the gap between what the industry wants and what educational institutions can provide,” says Yaskawa Motoman. In an effort to boost workforce development and sustainable economic growth, Yaskawa says it has developed dedicated curricula, programs and hardware and software tools to deliver “real-world industrial experiences in a classroom environment.” >> Learn More…


1500W power supply

Sager Power Systems has announced the LCM1500 series of 1500W power supplies from Artesyn, describing it as an enclosed power supply consisting of five primary single output models of 12, 15, 24, 36 and 48 VDC. >> Read full article

IIoT-ready HMI

Kontron says its latest generation of HMI solutions, FusionClient, is a “crucial part” of its IIoT-ready industrial computer platform family. >> Read full article

24W power supply

Automation Systems Interconnect says its ASIUSP-24PFN-15D, 1-in. wide DIN rail mounted 24W power supply, offering an input range from 90 to 264 VAC and 120 to 370 VDC, is ideal for a range of sensor applications. >> Read full article

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Hannover Messe

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Partners in Prevention

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DEX Expo - Mississauga

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