A tour of Festo's Mobile Mechatronics Lab with Rich Dirker, electric drive specialist.
A tour of Festo's Mobile Mechatronics Lab with Conrad Rieckhof, Product Manager, Intelligent Products.
Festo held a seminar series in Mississauga, Ont., and Montreal, Que., this month, to provide details on the company's latest developments and automation strategies.
Supervisors, workers and employers in any industry in B.C. may benefit from a new WorkSafeBC online safety training course that can be accessed any time, free of charge.
Lapp Group, a manufacturer of wire, cable and cable accessories, has unveiled its new North American website -
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. has selected London, Ont., as the site for a new manufacturing facility that will produce state-of-the-art solar modules for use in Ontario and for export around the world. It is expected the new factory will employ 200 direct, long-term manufacturing positions. An additional 120 indirect jobs are expected to be created, as well. Once realized, the plant will fulfill Samsung's manufacturing commitment under its Green Energy Investment Act (GEIA) agreement with the Government of Ontario.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services, has established a new safety services business unit to offer its customers consulting assistance to assess risks and validate proposed solutions for their industrial automation applications.
He may be best known for bringing budding entrepreneurs to tears as the ruthless "show me the money" judge on CBC Television's Dragon's Den, but when Kevin O'Leary speaks, the business world listens. At the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 (CMTS 2011), all ears will be on O'Leary as he kicks off the conference portion of the show with his pull-no-punches look at the good, the bad and the ugly of modern manufacturing.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has acquired the assets of Mississauga, Ont.-based IE Power, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high power inverters.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Welding Society (AWS) and the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) have announced plans to launch the first-ever FABTECH Canada. The metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre, March 20-22, 2012.
ARC Advisory Group recently announced that industry veteran, Peter D. Reynolds, has joined its automation team as a senior consultant. Reynolds brings more than 19 years of professional experience in process control, advanced automation applications, information technology, and supply chain in the downstream oil refining and petroleum product marketing industry to ARC.
Honda Motor Co. says it will recall a total of 962,000 cars worldwide - more than 13,000 of those in Canada - to fix power windows and computer systems.
The Timken Company has agreed to acquire privately held Drives LLC for $92 million US in cash. Based in Fulton, Ill., Drives is a manufacturer of highly engineered drive-chains, roller-chains and conveyor augers for the agricultural and industrial marketplace. The company posted sales of approximately $100 million in the last 12 months, with 430 employees in North America.
The Ontario government has named George Gritziotis as the province's first chief prevention officer.
A spokesman for a Nova Scotia wind farm parts maker says a lack of welders has caused delays in production.

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