May 10, 2016 - The ABB IRBT 2005 is a flexible, modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications, designed to accommodate “rapid product changes in applications that require an extended working range and high degrees of speed and accuracy,” says the company.
Published in Robotics
May 2, 2016 - Against the backdrop of Hannover Messe 2016, Hiroyuki Aota, director in charge of Factory Solutions Business and executive officer of Panasonic Corporation, and Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division at Siemens AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding cementing the intention of the two companies to work more closely together in the future in the fields of automation concepts for the electronics industry.
Published in News
Apr. 25, 2016 - U.S. president Barack Obama today visited the Phoenix Contact booth at the Hannover Messe in Germany.
Published in News
Apr. 22, 2016 - Last night, Rick Caldwell, founder and president of SCADAware, presented the first Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to the Automation Industry to Dick Morley at the CSIA Executive Conference 2016 Awards Reception and Dinner, following CSIA CEO Jose M. Rivera’s announcement of the newly created award.
Published in Movers and Shakers
Apr. 18, 2016 - Clement D’Souza, who led the creation of the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive global production facility for the 2017 Acura NSX supercar, is the latest Honda associate featured in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series.
Published in Movers and Shakers
Mar. 31, 2016 - ByteGrid Holdings, a provider of hosting solutions, has selected power management company Eaton to provide power management and monitoring solutions for its Cleveland Technology Center (CTC) in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, which it says is the city’s largest multi-tenant data centre.
Published in Networks
Mar. 8, 2016 - Posital-Fraba has announced its support for University4Industry, a new startup that aims to provide individuals and companies with opportunities to learn about the knowledge- and communications-based technologies that are changing how industries are designing, building, delivering and supporting their products and services.
Published in News
Feb. 2, 2016 - Methods Machine Tools has introduced the Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell featuring two Fanuc D21 RoboDrill vertical machining centres being serviced by a single, articulating Fanuc LR Mate 200iD robot.
Published in Machine Tools
Jan. 25, 2016 - FCA US is celebrating the production start of its new press, a result of a $63-million investment to bring the “latest, state-of-the-art” technology to its stamping operation at the Warren Stamping Plant in Michigan. According to company officials, this is the first new press installed at the facility in 15 years.
Published in Factory
Dec. 2, 2015 - Earlier this year, Manufacturing AUTOMATION editor Alyssa Dalton visited Mellow Walk, a light industrial safety shoe manufacturer based in Toronto, Ont.
Published in Automation in Action
Nov. 25, 2015 - Last week, Eaton launched its Power Xpert 9395 high performance 600V uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in Canada, building on the company’s flagship Power Xpert 9395 platform. This is the company’s first all-new 600V UPS solution for the Canadian market in over a decade, says Eaton.
Published in Power Supplies
Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication Design Product News chats with Dr. Kurt Schmalz, managing director of J. Schmalz GmbH at Hannover Messe 2015 in Germany, for his view on the current state of global manufacturing and more.
Published in Networks
Oct. 23, 2015 - Harting is travelling across North America showcasing its connectivity solutions with the help of its new roadshow truck, and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was invited to check out its exclusive media stop on October 21 in Toronto, Ont.!
Published in News
Sept. 22, 2015 - Kruger Packaging has announced an investment of $250 million to convert the No. 10 Newsprint Machine (PM10) at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec to manufacture 100 per cent recycled lightweight linerboard.
Published in Process
Aug. 25, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication Design Product News chats with Gary Stortz, Ontario regional manager at Turck Chartwell, at Hannover Messe 2015 about the new Turck uprox3 sensor series. According to Stortz, the series is designed to provide three times the normal sensing range expected from a normal proximity switch, as well as trilingual (Profinet, Ethernet IP and Modbus TCP) Turck ultra-compact proximity block modules.
Published in Factory
Aug. 19, 2015 - What exactly is Mechatronics? We spoke with Festo Didactic’s Greg James at the Skills Canada National Competition to learn more about this emerging field.
Published in Features
Aug. 18, 2015 - Talk about customer service! The Kuka LBR iiwa robot was a sure crowd-pleaser as it served beer and entertained visitors of the Kuka booth at Hannover Messe 2015.
Published in Factory
Aug. 18, 2015 - Risk Assessments are one of the most important tools in health & safety. All great and best practice health & safety management systems today require risk assessments to be completed in order to help identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace.
Published in Machine Safety
Aug. 17, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION chats with Jessica Ross, Balluff tradeshow & events specialist at Hannover Messe 2015, about the company’s IO-Link solutions.
Published in Networks
Jul. 28, 2015 - Congratulations to Avery Bird and Theodor Willert, the winning students from the Skills Canada 2015 Mechatronics challenge. In this video, we chat with them to find out how winning the competition will help them represent Canada at the World Skills 2017 event in Abu Dhabi.
Published in Features

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