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Transcontinental acquires packaging supplier Robbie Manufacturing

TC Transcontinental announced it has acquired Robbie Manufacturing, a flexible packaging supplier that specializes in on-site packaging needs for grocery stores, shrink wrap packaging of multipack consumer goods, and packaging solutions for food processors. >> Read full article

Cracker company fined after worker suffers injuries from conveyor

BFG Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries when a hand was pulled into machinery. >> Read full article

IERA award 2016 goes to ABB YuMi robot

Congratulations to YuMi, ABB Robotics’ collaborative dual-arm robot, for winning the 12th Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award (IERA) at the International Symposium of Robotics. >> Read full article

Report predicts machine vision market to hit US$12.49 billion by 2020

The machine vision market size to 2020 is boosted by the PC-based machine vision systems due to rise of its demand in the non-industrial verticals, while the Asia-Pacific is considered as the manufacturing hub of global machine vision market, according to a recent RnR Market Research report. >> Read full article

Organizers say Automatica 2016 “exceeded all expectations”

Organizers of Automatica 2016 say this year’s show has “exceeded all expectations,” drawing in 45,000 visitors, about a 30 per cent increase, and 839 exhibitors from 47 countries. >> Read full article

Freudenberg-NOK Tillsonburg facility earns sixth consecutive UTC Supplier Gold

For its sixth consecutive year, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies’ Tillsonburg, Ont., facility has received United Technologies Corp.’s (UTC) Supplier Gold status for its “exceptional work in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support.” >> Read full article

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MA editorial roundtable: A recipe for growth

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s editorial advisory board members gathered in March for our annual roundtable to discuss the biggest challenges facing the manufacturing industry. The conversation resulted in a laundry list of challenges facing today’s manufacturing sector: a fluctuating dollar, skilled trades education and training, a global supply base, the adoption of technology, and change management, to name a few. But with challenges come opportunities, say our board members, as they offer their insight and best practices for manufacturing success. >> Learn More…


Multi I/O module offers wireless local control of assets

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry says it has expanded the capabilities of its Multi Input/Output (MIO) Module to connect directly (Modbus) with programmable logic controllers (PLCs). >> Read full article

Control IPC

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has announced the APAX-5580 Control IPC with communication ports, such as GbE, USB 3.0, mPCIe, serial ports as well as the option to choose the processor. >> Read full article

Programmable safety controller with integrated PROFINET

Wieland Electric has integrated PROFINET communication into its samosPRO Compact family of programmable safety controllers, which it says will allow machine design engineers to “seamlessly” integrate non-safe peripheral devices into the program and relay controller information. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 12-17, 2016 >> More Info

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 4-5, 2016 >> More Info

Advanced Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 2-3, 2016 >> More Info

Pack Expo

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: November 6-9, 2016 >> More Info