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Magna announces new facility in China

Magna International says it will be opening a new seating manufacturing facility in Taizhou, China, to supply the Geely-Volvo Car Group. Taizhou marks the fifth manufacturing facility for Magna Seating and the 33rd overall for Magna in China. >> Read full article

SME names Steve Prahalis Canadian director

Steve Prahalis has been introduced as the director of Canadian Operations for SME, where he will assume responsibility for the growth, strategic direction and financial performance of SME’s Canadian business and develop new opportunities for all business units. >> Read full article

Industry players collaborate on Time Sensitive Networking testbed with IIC

National Instruments (NI) has announced a collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and a number of other industry players to develop what they say is the world’s first Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) testbed in an effort to advance the network infrastructure and support the future of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. >> Read full article

Kellogg criminal probe underway after graphic video surfaces

A criminal investigation is underway after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said. It has also launched a full-scale internal investigation. >> Read full article

Bridgestone breaks ground on Wilson plant expansion

Bridgestone is celebrating the expansion of its passenger tire manufacturing facility in Wilson, N.C., with an official groundbreaking ceremony. The five-year, $164-million investment is expected to improve the plant’s global competitive position through “leading-edge” technology, expanded production capacity and lowered costs. >> Read full article

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Automation safety over a non-safe industrial network

Automation safety over a non-safe industrial network

Machine and plant engineers must observe functional safety standards, such as ANSI B11.19, EN ISO 13849 and IEC 61508, when they are constructing their equipment. Safety in today’s market has come a long way from the simple, single-function safety relays of the past. Now engineers are left to question what is best for the efficient implementation of the prevailing safety requirements in their process: programmable, network-enabled safety controllers or spatially limited, configurable safety relays? >> Learn More…


Safety cell helps guard around dangerous processes

Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell promises to restrict access and provide point-of-operation guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes including stretch-wrap machine operations. >> Read full article

Machine vision camera

The EyeVision image processing software from EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH now also supports the machine vision camera (DFK ECU010-M12) from The Imaging Source. >> Read full article

Explosion proof horn sounders

The D2x family from E2S Warning Signals is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone 4-stage horn sounder, which can be combined with a 5 or 10 Joule Xenon strobe in a marine-grade aluminum housing. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Hannover Messe

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

Partners in Prevention

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 26-27, 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