Sep. 17, 2017 - If anyone is a pioneer in the automation of food processes, it’s Alex Garden. A Canadian ex-pat and now-popular conference panelist, he founded Zume Pizza in Silicon Valley, Calif., with Julia Collins in June 2016.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Published in Machine Safety
Aug. 1, 2017 - Taking place October 30 & 31, at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont., ERP Vendor Congress 2017 is a unique two-day event where selection teams and decision-makers come together to compare leading manufacturing ERP systems, learn best practices, and network with their peers.
Published in Software
Jul. 30, 2017 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there as M&R Automation Canada celebrated the grand opening of its relocated headquarters in North York, Ont. Located at 355 Norfinch Drive, the new facility boasts 32,000 square feet for sales, project management, mechanical and electrical design and assembly departments.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
September 25-28, 2017
Drive Manufacturing Summit 2017
October 2-4, 2017
National Robot Safety Conference 2017
October 10-12, 2017
PLANT / DEX Expo 2017 - Kitchener
October 11, 2017
MCMA TechCon 2017
October 16-18, 2017
ERP Vendor Congress 2017
October 30-31, 2017