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Nov. 13, 2017 - Rethink Robotics has announced the Intera 5.2, an expansion of its Intera software platform that provides data insights to manufacturers in real time.
Published in Robotics
Nov. 9, 2017 - McCain Foods has officially opened its new 35,000-square-foot potato specialty production line, expanding the company’s flagship potato processing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B.
Published in Process
Nov. 5, 2017 - In an effort to address the needs of robot integrators, Motion Index Drives’ LazerArc division began manufacturing the 7th Axis Slide, or Robot Transfer Unit, customized to fit various applications.
Published in Robotics
Nov. 1, 2017 - Harting and North Central College in Naperville, Ill., announced last week that they have opened a lab dedicated by Harting to introduce basic electronic methods and applications to college students. In addition to naming the lab, the company has pledged to donate equipment and products for students.
Published in News
Oct. 30, 2017 - Harting held its annual media event on October 26 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., focusing on a business update from the company and several key initiatives.
Published in IoT/IIoT
Oct. 14, 2017 - A Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems, P4Q Electronics, says it has increased production throughput by 25 per cent since integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot on its factory floor.
Published in Robotics
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.
Published in Robotics
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.
Published in News
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
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