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Honeywell, Palo Alto Networks collaborate on industrial cybersecurity

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Palo Alto Networks say they are collaborating to boost the cybersecurity capabilities of control systems used by industrial facilities and critical infrastructure. >> Read full article

Comet Biorefining to build commercial biomass sugar plant

Sarnia, Ont., will be the location of Comet Biorefining’s first commercial-scale facility that will produce sugars using biomass. Expected to produce 60 million pounds per year, the plant will come online in 2018. >> Read full article

Automaker chooses ERP solution as single system for managing processes

IQMS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and manufacturing execution system (MES) company, has announced that automotive manufacturer Elio Motors has selected IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ. >> Read full article

Linamar, GF Automotive announce North Carolina casting plant

Linamar and GF Automotive, a division of Georg Fischer AG, have named Henderson County, N.C., as the location for GF Linamar LLC’s new jointly-owned aluminum die casting plant to provide integrated light metal casting and machining solutions to global customers. >> Read full article

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The grip is key: Ramping up robotic assembly line tasks

The grip is key: Ramping up robotic assembly line tasks

Robotic grippers are an integral part of many manufacturing lines today, and for good reason. They provide, among other things, very different gripping strengths and extensive handling dexterity for handling objects of various sizes, weights and fragility levels. They also allow for quick setup and changeover from one complex assembly task to another, saving critical time and money. This type of gripping technology is exactly what Robotiq of Levis, Que., specializes in. >> Learn More…


“Zero-backlash” gear unit

Harmonic Drive has introduced the “ultra-flat, zero-backlash” CSF-2UP gear unit, which it says features a large cross-roller bearing with high-moment stiffness. >> Read full article

Dual output power supply

Global Specialties says its 1415 dual output DC power supply provides up to 30V at 3A, while the fixed output offers 5V at 3A. >> Read full article

Control platform

In response to “industry demand for integrated machine and plant control,” Mitsubishi Electric Automation has announced the iQ-R series which incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process, and C language control into one platform. >> Read full article

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Hannover Messe 2016

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 25-29, 2016 >> More Info

DEX Expo - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 17, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info