At SPS IPC Drives 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany, Advanced Motion Controls marketing engineer Rene Ymzon walks through the company's Click&Move Soft Automation Solution with its HMI, and discusses how servo drives can play a part in motion control. Also shown is the electronics assembly equipment that AMC built for its own use in-house to provide conformal coatings on printed circuit boards without the need for prior masking.
A new educational tool — a flexible, user-configurable 3D simulation application for automation training — is now available to educators and manufacturers in Canada. Editor Mary Del Ciancio sat down with Bill Valedis, from Precision Training Products and Services, to learn more about this tool, which he says takes the simulation environment for education purposes to a new level. Watch the video to learn more.
Connector products find their way into everything - from automation, medical and transportation applications to energy and telecommunications. Sven Holtgrewe, managing director at CONEC, provides a market overview from the company's European headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany, just prior to the SPS IPC Drives 2013 show.
Bystronic's Gerrit Gerritsen introduces this new tool for hands-free operation of press brake controls. In addition, he explains how BySoft 7's PartID helps in the bending process. From the FABTECH 2013 show floor.
Trumpf introduces its TruBend 7036 Cell Edition on the FABTECH 2013 show floor.
Lincoln Electric's North American president, George Blankenship, explains how the two new purchases fit into the company's current product offerings. From the FABTECH 2013 show floor.
CAD MicroSolutions presented the launch of SolidWorks 2014 to a room full of customers and also announced it would be representing electronics PCB design software from Altium across Canada. Darren Gornall, CAD MicroSolutions president, talks about the support his company provides for customers and provides an example of productivity gains that can be achieved. Chris Watkinson, managing director, explains some of the key the benefits of SolidWorks 2014, including SolidWorks Electrical, and introduces the Altium platform and how it fits into the product design process.
Published in Software
SKF has opened the latest addition to its global network of SKF Solution Factory facilities in Toronto, and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there. Get the details here.
The connected enterprise and industrial control system security were two of the major themes at Rockwell Automation’s annual Automation Perspectives media event on November 12, which preceded the company’s Automation Fair conference and tradeshow. More than 100 media from 25 countries gathered in Houston for the event, and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there. Get the highlights here.
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Skills/Compétences Canada launched National Skilled Trades and Technology Week at Centennial College on November 5, encouraging youth to consider careers in skilled trades and technology. Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there to capture the excitement. Here are some of the highlights.
MTConnect has made great strides in the past year, and those changes were highlighted at Mazak's Discover 2013 event. Mazak's Neil Desrosiers explains.
James Janeteas, president of Cimetrix Solutions, leaders in 3D printing in Canada, talks about the hype surrounding additive manufacturing, and the opportunities available to manufacturers today.
Published in 3D Printing
Renishaw Canada demonstrates how it can adjust tool wear offsets on the go with its Equator flexible gauge, Mazak CNC and Fanuc robot in a fully automated cell.
Shelley Automation recently hosted a Tech Expo showcasing the latest automation and motion control technologies from its manufacturing partners. Here are some of the highlights.
Ontario’s former Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Sandra Pupatello, kicked off the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show talking about the essential role that manufacturing plays in establishing the economic well-being and health of a country. Take a look at some of the highlights from her keynote address.
Davis Controls celebrates 80 years in Canada this year. Manufacturing AUTOMATION talked to company president Neil Montgomery about the company's key to success. Here's what he had to say.
Festo’s bionic flight model, the SmartBird, took to the air for the first time in Canada at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show this week, and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there. Watch the company demonstrate how nature provides new inspiration for advanced automation technology.
Avigilon, a Vancouver-based designer and manufacturer of high-definition video surveillance solutions, had a choice: manufacture in China or keep it close to home. For Avigilon, the choice was clear. Check out how a made-in-Canada policy helped this manufacturer grow. To read more about Avigilon's local manufacturing strategy, click here to check out the article in the September 2013 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION.
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