Automation in Action
Jun. 24, 2018 - When drives cause movement in machines and heavy rollers and blades rotate, there are multiple hazards that must be guarded against. It is not products alone that make machines safe, productive and easy to operate; integrated automation and safety solutions are required.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Tapematic USA is preparing for the installation of two additional PST Lines at an independent cosmetic decoration facility in the North East of the United States, which is expected to help the company offer larger quantities and reduced turnaround times to their customers.
Mar. 29, 2018 - The forklift manufacturer Crown relies heavily on robotic welding automation for fabrication/production of its equipment in the Roding, Germany, facility.
Mar. 27, 2018 - Successful manufacturers understand that in order to make productivity improvements, they need a clear picture of what is happening on the plant floor. Massiv Die-Form is no exception. The Brampton, Ontario-based company, a division of Magna International, knows how important plant productivity and shop floor transparency are when it comes to fulfilling orders and meeting the demands of its customers, such as automotive manufacturers like Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors. With 24/7 operations, it’s critical that the producer of doors, hoods, body sides, hot stamp tooling and more keeps track of what’s happening on the shop floor, so that it can prevent costly downtime and determine opportunities for improvement.
Mar. 13, 2018 - Schneider Electric has helped Dow Corning, a global provider of silicon-based technology, upgrade its distributed control systems.
Mar. 2, 2018 - Haitoglou, a producer of sesame products, has automated its production unit with Russell Finex’s sieving and filtration solutions to increase production for tahini paste and sesame seeds. Processing up to 150 tonnes of seeds a day, Haitoglou prides itself on modern production facilities that meet high standards of hygiene and automation in the industry.
Jan. 29, 2018 - Companies ramp up automation for a wide variety of reasons, but the how and the why are different in each situation.
Jan. 25, 2018 - Craft beer is a booming business in North America, and even seasoned breweries are looking for creative ways to keep up with thirsty consumers.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Kehl, Germany-based Carecos Kosmetik GmbH used to face the following problem: if a product had to be changed, it would need new grippers — which grip the lids and screw onto cans — made for the packaging machines. 
Nov. 21, 2017 - The Glad manufacturing facility in Orangeville, Ont., turned 50 years old this year, and it has never looked better.
Oct. 16, 2017 - As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, but in this case, it looks like good things also come to those who are the very first in line.
Oct. 16, 2017 - As the second largest secondary treatment facility in Canada, Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (MV AIWWTP) in Delta, B.C., presently serves about 1.3 million people in 14 member municipalities in the Fraser Sewerage Area (FSA).
Aug. 28, 2017 - HTM Sensors and Route1 entered into a live trial for Spotlight, Powered by MobiNET, with a tier 1 automotive parts manufacturer.
Jul. 13, 2017 - Automated production of large objects, such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards, traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems that can cost close to a million dollars.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Hirotec America has partnered with Otto Motors to automate Hirotec Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out manufacturing for 24/7 operation.
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