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Worker killed while disassembling valve; MOL fines company, supervisor

Professional Valve Service and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $130,000 after a worker was killed while disassembling a valve for routine cleaning and maintenance. How did this happen? >> Read full article

RBC PMI drops to new record low in December 2015

The Canadian manufacturing sector experienced another reduction in output volumes and new business intakes at the end of 2015, with the latest deterioration in overall conditions the sharpest since October 2010, according to the December RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (RBC PMI). >> Read full article

Siemens donates $30K in mentoring, in-kind donations to FIRST Robotics student teams

Siemens Canada and its employees say they are excited to promote learning about technology and manufacturing to Canadian high school students by sponsoring and supporting six FIRST Robotics teams in the upcoming competition: five in Ontario and one in Quebec. >> Read full article

Finland’s FocalSpec comes to North America

FocalSpec — the developer and manufacturer of Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) sensors and LCI-based 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Automated Optical Measurement (AOM) systems — has launched FocalSpec, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary that will provide sales, technical and application support for North American customers. >> Read full article

Allied Motion acquires Heidrive GmbH for US$22M

Allied Motion Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of motion control products, announced this week that it has completed the acquisition of Heidrive GmbH, a drive technology and engineering company for €20 million (approximately US$22 million). >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Endress+Hauser Canada invests in STEM education at Lambton College

Endress+Hauser Canada invests in STEM education at Lambton College

Endress+Hauser Canada has donated $263,000, comprised of a range of industrial measurement devices, to the Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology program at Lambton College in Ontario. The contribution aims to provide students with access to sophisticated instruments available in process industries, “ensuring they gain critical hands-on experience while they prepare to enter challenging careers in the Canadian workforce,” says the company. >> Learn More…


Bluetooth wireless connectivity for light curtain

Omron says it has introduced a convenient wireless option for its F3SG-RA global safety light curtain: a plug-in Bluetooth transceiver unit that claims to eliminate downtime when the program needs to be changed. >> Read full article

Alarm management system added to all-in-one PLC + HMI

The Unitronics UniStream’s built-in alarm management system claims to be designed in accordance with the ISA 18.2 standard guidelines for the implementation, operation, and management of alarm systems in the process industries. >> Read full article

PC controller

Saelig has announced the Amplicon Impact-D 100 — a compact, fan-less embedded PC powered by the Atom processor, the Intel Atom E3845. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Annual ARC Industry Forum 2016

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-11, 2016 >> More Info

Hannover Messe 2016

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

Automatica 2016

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