Alyssa Dalton

Alyssa Dalton

Friday, 16 September 2016
Updated Sept. 16, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), is benchmarking manufacturers and giving you the opportunity to compare your facility to others across Canada. Just click on the link here to participate in our annual Canadian Manufacturing Study and you can enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Visa gift cards. Each questionnaire must be completed by Friday, September 23, 2016. All answers are strictly anonymous.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Jul. 20, 2016 - Picture this: robots that tower over attendees, demonstrating their strength and agility in what looks like a robotic ballet routine; business leaders speaking English, German, Mandarin, Italian and more, fully immersed in conversation around aisles of new product innovations; soccer performers and other entertainers that captivate crowds with impressive tricks; and what seems like an endless stream of eager student tours visiting exhibitor after exhibitor. And to top it all off, a real roller-coaster you could ride indoors!
Friday, 15 July 2016
Jul. 15, 2016 - Cambridge, Ont., is the new home of Shimco, a 25-year-old shim manufacturer that recently moved from its original building in Markham. Peter Voss, president and CEO, shares with us how automation has greatly boosted the company’s success.
Friday, 08 July 2016
Jul. 8, 2016 - Omron Automation and Safety says its G9SE safety relay unit cuts installation time by up to 50 per cent and “significantly” reduces installation and troubleshooting time and costs for machine builders.
Monday, 04 July 2016
Jul. 4, 2016 - In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, businesses are frequently pushed to do more with less — manufacturers of all sizes feel the pressure to produce top-quality products in a manner that is cheaper, faster, more efficient and cost-effective. It’s a cycle that never ends and can often cause problems on the shop floor if the correct people, process and technology are not in place.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Jun. 29, 2016 - In March, Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s editorial advisory board members gathered for our annual roundtable to discuss the biggest challenges facing the manufacturing industry. The dynamic 1.5-hour conversation on Canadian productivity and competitiveness resulted in a laundry list of challenges facing today’s manufacturing: a fluctuating dollar, skilled trades education and training, a global supply base, the adoption of technology, and change management, to name a few. But with challenges come opportunities, say our board members, as they offer their insight and best practices for manufacturing success.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Jun. 27, 2016 - It has been just over one year since Stefan Fickenscher took on the role as Trumpf Canada managing director — Manufacturing AUTOMATION sat down with him to find out how the past year has gone.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Jun. 27, 2016 - I consider the manufacturing industry to be a very human business. That may sound strange at a time when big data analytics, the Cloud, and other abstract concepts are all the rage. However if you strip away the technologies, products, buzzwords, silos and sectors, the general purpose of the global manufacturing workforce can be reduced into one simple statement: a company makes and/or provides a solution to satisfy the needs of a dedicated population. Every machine builder, component manufacturer, contractor, consultant, system integrator and end-user, regardless of sector, is seeking to create or assemble a product that will “give the people what they want.”
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
May 24, 2016 - Industry-academia collaboration is crucial to strengthening our manufacturing force, says Farzad Rayegani, director of Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT).
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Dec. 16, 2015 - In a year of fluctuating markets with some international powerhouses displaying months of economic decline (China, anyone?), Canada has managed to stay afloat. In fact, according to the data we collected from the 10th annual Canadian Manufacturing Study, very little of our economy has actually changed.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
May 10, 2016 - Nova Scotia secondary students with an interest in learning more about careers in skilled trades and technology will be able to attend next month’s Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, N.B. The province is providing funding to Skills Canada-Nova Scotia to cover transportation and substitute costs for teachers to accompany them so students are able to attend the competition. The deadline to apply for funding is May 13.
Monday, 02 May 2016
May 2, 2016 - Against the backdrop of Hannover Messe 2016, Hiroyuki Aota, director in charge of Factory Solutions Business and executive officer of Panasonic Corporation, and Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division at Siemens AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding cementing the intention of the two companies to work more closely together in the future in the fields of automation concepts for the electronics industry.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Apr. 26, 2016 - Industry 4.0, digitalization and The Industrial Internet are just several concepts prominently highlighted at this year’s Hannover Messe in Germany. Billed as the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology, the show takes place April 25-29 and will see more than 5,200 exhibitors, representing approximately 75 nations. Check out our photos from this year’s installment! Photos: Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Monday, 18 April 2016
Apr. 18, 2016 - Legend. Visionary. Innovator. These are the words several of our regular Manufacturing AUTOMATION contributors used to describe Richard E. (“Dick”) Morley — quite fitting descriptors when you think of a gentleman who has more than 20 United States and foreign patents to his name.
Monday, 21 March 2016
Mar. 21, 2016 - Mississauga, Ont.-based KSB Canada has appointed Marcus Henderson to the position of business development manager, noting that the addition will allow the company to “provide extra support to its coast-to-coast sales teams stationed in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and in the Maritimes and to the growing customer base.”
Friday, 18 March 2016
Mar. 18, 2016 - I usually wake up to a dozen different market reports in my inbox during any given week. Sometimes they are completely irrelevant and are automatically deleted, and other times I file them away to use as reference material for future articles. Earlier this year, I came across a report that instantly flagged my attention.
Friday, 11 March 2016
Mar. 11, 2016 - Congratulations to Manac, a Canadian manufacturer of trailers, on its 50 years of service!
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Feb. 3, 2016 - Just in time for the New Year, Manufacturing AUTOMATION has compiled the top trends and technologies Canadian manufacturers should watch out for in the next 12 months, as predicted by a handful of industry experts.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Jan. 26, 2016 - Last August, Nathalie Pilon was appointed ABB Canada managing director, bringing with her two decades of electrical and manufacturing experience. We spoke with Pilon for her take on how Canada can stay competitive in this turbulent market.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Jan. 26, 2016 - My favourite part of my job is investigating and sharing the many manufacturing successes Canada offers.

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