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Jul. 12, 2017 - On July 1, Danfoss welcomed Kim Fausing as its new president and CEO.
Published in Movers and Shakers
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.
Published in Automation in Action
Jun. 26, 2017 - Two years ago, architect Brian Vallario and finance worker Gerard Masci decided it was time to bring back something that was long gone in the American eyewear industry: the Made-in-USA label.
Published in Automation in Action
Jun. 26, 2017 - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have set up a demonstration of a digital factory.
Published in IoT/IIoT
Jun. 22, 2017 - Dürr and Kuka have joined forces to develop an integrated robotic solution for automated paint application.
Published in Robotics
Jun. 9, 2017 - Producer of surgical eye equipment Nidek Technologies has announced it has used a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 multi-material colour 3D printer to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of its ophthalmological devices (vision diagnostic systems).
Published in 3D Printing
Apr. 23, 2017 - The Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) has opened what it says is Canada’s first-ever cyber-physical laboratory in Saint-Laurent, Que., describing it as an investment that will give Quebec-based manufacturers access to a “real factory of the future.”
Published in IoT/IIoT
Apr. 19, 2017 - At GE Healthcare’s 280,000-square-foot repair operations centre in Milwaukee, Wis., a fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.
Published in Lean Manufacturing
Apr. 4, 2017 - ABB of Zurich, Switzerland, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) headquartered in Eggelsberg, Austria. ABB has not disclosed the purchase price of B&R, a privately held company, but the transaction will be funded in cash. The acquisition, expected to close in summer 2017, will create one of the world’s most-powerful industrial automation companies.
Published in News
Mar. 20, 2017 - A Danish manufacturer of grippers for collaborative robots (cobots) plans to enter the North American market at next month’s Automate tradeshow.
Published in Robotics
Dec. 11, 2016 - FCA US LLC says the industry’s first-ever electrified minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, has been rolling off the line at its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario since the beginning of this month. The launch of the vehicle also marks the first electric vehicle to be built on its assembly line, said the automaker.
Published in Factory
Nov. 7, 2016 - Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s oldest retailer, is turning to robots to boost its e-commerce offering, spending more than $60 million in upgrades to its Scarborough distribution centre. The investments include the addition of a new “state-of-the-art” robotic fulfillment system which will enable the company to deliver orders three times faster than other distribution centres using the next best robotic technology, it said.
Published in Robotics
Oct. 28, 2016 - More than 200 students and community members came out to learn more about modern manufacturing and automation at Balluff’s second annual Manufacturing Day event in Florence, Ky., on October 7.
Published in News
Oct. 27, 2016 - Wasion Group says it has seen “significant growth” since deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robots this June on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters.
Published in Robotics
Oct. 3, 2016 - Paradigm Electronics designs and manufactures speakers, offering bookshelf, centre, custom amplifier, custom outdoor, floorstanding, in-wall/in-ceiling, soundbar and subwoofer, surround/rear, and LCR speakers. Founded in 1982, its entire production process takes place in Canada.
Published in Automation in Action
Sept. 20, 2016 - Stratasys, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, says elevator designer and manufacturer Sodimas is reducing turnaround times of its prototype parts by 98 per cent since integrating Stratasys 3D printing solutions in its production line.
Published in 3D Printing
Aug. 24, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting, an Ontario-based consultancy to market-leading mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, have partnered to bring you the first-ever ERP Vendor Congress, an exclusive event designed to provide you with the tools you need to lead a successful ERP project from start-to-finish. 
Published in Software
Jul. 13, 2016 - Bruce Rodewald has been announced as the new president and CEO of EPLAN Americas, succeeding the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who has led the Americas division since 2011.
Published in Movers and Shakers
Jul. 6, 2016 - German switch manufacturer Berker says it has “significantly reduced” its production costs and time for testing electrical component prototypes by using Stratasys 3D printed injection molds.
Published in Automation in Action
Jul. 5, 2016 - While automotive passion runs through our veins, there’s still room to watch over Planet Earth.
Published in Energy Management
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