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FEATURED NEWS: Photo highlights from Hannover Messe 2016
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Harting wins Hermes Award at Hannover 2016

Congratulations to Harting Technology Group for winning the coveted Hermes Award for the second time, garnering the industrial innovation prize on Sunday evening at Hannover Messe 2016. The company beat four other competitors with its Modular Industry Computing Architecture (MICA) mini-industrial computer. >> Read full article

Company fined $100K after worker injured by falling steel slab

Schmolz + Bickenbach Canada, a manufacturer, producer and distributor of steel products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered injuries that resulted in amputation. How did this happen? >> Read full article

President Obama visits Phoenix Contact at Hannover 2016

U.S. president Barack Obama visited the Phoenix Contact booth on Monday as part of the opening activities at Hannover Messe 2016. At the booth, Frank Stuehrenberg, Phoenix Contact CEO, and Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, showcased the CCSplus electric vehicle plug for the American and European markets to Obama and other guests. >> Read full article

Federal government invests $19.6M in seven auto parts suppliers

The federal government has announced funding totalling $19.6 million for new projects to help seven automotive suppliers in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec “gain a competitive edge through the development of new innovative products and processes.” >> Read full article

New solution centre open at Schneider’s Quebec site

Schneider Electric says it has opened a “significant expansion” to its existing facility in Brossard, Que., which it says will give Canadian customers “more order flexibility and reduced lead times.” >> Read full article

Indoor positioning systems play a strong role in IIoT

In both manufacturing and logistics, the primary business challenges nearly always include identifying hidden costs and increasing productivity. Enter the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, a series of connected solutions that help manufacturers and logistics companies improve productivity and cut costs. Among the tools that will make the IIoT a reality are indoor positioning systems, but how so? >> Read full article

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Photo highlights from Hannover Messe 2016

Photo highlights from Hannover Messe 2016

Industry 4.0, digitalization and The Industrial Internet are just several concepts prominently highlighted at this year’s Hannover Messe in Germany. Billed as the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology, the show takes place April 25-29 and will see more than 5,200 exhibitors, representing approximately 75 nations. Check out our photos from Hannover Messe so far! >> Learn More…


Monopole gripper

Schunk says its has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the EGM-M monopole gripper, a unit which does not require compressed air or vacuum to activate. >> Read full article

AC drive for packaging machine builders

Danfoss says its Vacon 20 AC drive’s “compact size,” power range, and built-in PLC functionality makes the unit “one of the most adaptable, cost efficient AC drives for packaging machine applications.” >> Read full article

Smart sensing solution for low voltage motors

ABB says its new smart sensing solution can reduce downtimes of low voltage motors by up to 70 per cent and extend their lifetime by up to 30 per cent. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: May 16-18, 2016 >> More Info

DEX Expo - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 17, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info