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Jun. 23, 2015 - The Manufacturing AUTOMATION June  2015 issue is now LIVE, with features and columns on lean manufacturing, machine safety, education and a cover story of our annual editorial advisory board roundtable. CLICK HERE to read the issue now!
Published in Thought Leaders
Jun. 22, 2015 - Most machinery is equipped with an emergency stop, but unlike the automatic guarding systems on those machines, the emergency stop system is rarely used. Large machines and assembly systems may have tens of emergency stop devices scattered over a large area. These devices can fail in ways that can’t be easily detected by automatic diagnostics, if present. Many older machines have no automatic diagnostic functions, making this situation even worse. When these systems fail unexpectedly, the results can be catastrophic.
Published in Machine Safety
Apr. 10, 2015 - Whether you are an engineer, technician, manager, supervisor or maintenance personnel, the Safety Compliance Workshop is THE safety event for you.
Published in News
Mar. 10, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there today as Trumpf Canada, a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers, celebrated the grand opening of its relocated office in Mississauga, Ont. Boasting 50 per cent more space, the new facility shows off a wider range of fabricating solutions, and can stock a larger selection of spare parts, it said.
Published in News
Mar. 5, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there last night as Festo Canada celebrated its 40th anniversary with a media event with executive presentations and a demonstration of its various flying bionic robots.
Published in News
Mar. 2, 2015 - Harting Canada continues to experience double digit annual revenue growth, a trend which shows no sign of abating, said Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting Canada and Harting North America.
Published in News
Feb. 23, 2015 - The Manufacturing AUTOMATION January/February 2015 issue is now LIVE, with features and columns on emerging trends and technologies, education, machine safety, control systems and much more. CLICK HERE to read the issue now!
Published in Thought Leaders
Feb. 9, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there today as Gum Products International, a manufacturer of food additives, received up to $995,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to purchase new processing equipment, create new lines and expand existing food safety product lines, and extend its global market reach.
Published in News
Dec. 15, 2014 - The Manufacturing AUTOMATION November/December 2014 issue is now LIVE, with features and columns on robotics, innovation, machine safety, automation software and much more. Join editor Alyssa Dalton as she highlights the cover story of collaborative robots, an emerging trend of operator and robot working together. CLICK HERE to access the digital edition.
Published in Thought Leaders
Nov. 11, 2014 - In this video, Part 6 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, discusses the importance of education when it comes to considering machine guarding solutions. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Published in Machine Safety
Nov. 11, 2014 - Please give a warm welcome to Alyssa Dalton, the new editor of Manufacturing AUTOMATION! She comes to the publication from MA’s sister magazine — the Electrical Business Magazine Group — where she spent four years covering Canada’s electrical and energy market.
Published in Movers and Shakers
Nov. 3, 2014 - In this video, Part 5 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, discusses factors to consider when reviewing your machine guarding. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Published in Machine Safety
Oct. 29, 2014 - As you prepare for the upcoming Ministry of Labour machine guarding blitz, running from November 3 to December 16, there are some key questions you should be asking yourself. In this video, Part 4 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, takes you through some of the factors to consider to keep your workplace safe. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Published in Machine Safety
Oct. 7, 2014 - While at Festo's recent International Press Conference in Germany, Manufacturing AUTOMATION sat down for an interview with Dr. Eberhardt Veit, chairman of the management board, to discuss recent investments the company has made, the economy and which markets he's seeing growth in.
Published in Factory
Oct. 7, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION recently attended Festo's International Press Conference at the company's headquarters in Esslingen, Germany. During the conference, Dr. Eberhardt Veit, chairman of the management board of Festo AG & Co. KG, discussed Industry 4.0 and Festo's view of future production.
Published in Factory
Sept. 18, 2014 - Marcos Aranha, process engineer with Yaskawa America Inc., demonstrates four technologies in the Yaskawa Motoman booth at IMTS 2014 in Chicago.
Published in Factory
Sept. 18, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION caught up with Burlington, Ont.’s Memex Automation while at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Company president David McPhail gave us a demo of MERLIN, Memex's manufacturing operations management system. Take a look.
Published in Lean Manufacturing
Sept. 15, 2014 - Superior Radiant Products, a manufacturer of energy-efficient infrared heating solutions, recently celebrated its move to a 43,000-square-foot facility on Barton Street in Stoney Creek, Ont.The move to a facility more than double its previous size is thanks to growth in export markets and its decision to reshore the manufacturing of a patio heater for the North American market — a heater that was previously produced in China. Manufacturing AUTOMATION chatted with company president Kevin Merritt at the grand opening of the new facility about his decision to reshore production of the patio heater to Canada. Watch the video to hear what he had to say.
Published in News
Sept. 5, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has launched a series of short videos providing tips to help you increase the safety of your machinery - and your employees - on the plant floor. In Part 3 of this series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, outlines four simple things to keep in mind when assessing your safeguarding. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.Click here to see Part 1, where Michael Wilson shares some tips to help you navigate through the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review process.  Click here to see Part 2, where Michael Wilson outlines what your lockout program should look like.
Published in Machine Safety
Aug. 22, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has launched a series of short videos providing tips to help you increase the safety of your machinery - and your employees - on the plant floor. In Part 2 of this series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, briefly outlines what a hazardous energy control or lockout program should look like. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety. Click here to see Part 1, where Michael Wilson shares some tips to help you navigate through the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review process.
Published in Machine Safety

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