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Hexion to expand Alberta proppant manufacturing plant

The Oilfield Technology Group of Hexion says it is planning to expand its resin coated proppant manufacturing facility in Canada to “provide a more efficient supply of proppants to fracturing service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.” >> Read full article

Schneider Electric crowned Tech Company of the Year at VIATEC Awards 2016

Schneider Electric has won the Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees) award at the 2016 Victoria Innovation Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) Technology Awards show in Victoria, B.C. >> Read full article

Feds to invest nearly $5M in 11 Quebec aerospace firms

The Canadian government is investing nearly $5 million in 11 Quebec aerospace companies, which it says will help the companies “enhance their production capacity or implement a commercialization strategy” while helping them “get their products to market faster and more efficiently.” >> Read full article

Fanuc America appoints Mike Cicco president and CEO

Mike Cicco has been named the president and CEO of Fanuc America, where he will have responsibility for all company operations in North and South America. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Five ways industrial lighting can play a key role in IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is becoming increasingly pervasive across every type of manufacturing, production and distribution sector. Companies are connecting equipment, machinery, assets and even office equipment and supplies to monitor, track and gather intelligence across all aspects of the business with the ultimate goal of using this insight to improve production and operational efficiency and reduce waste. But integrating lighting into your IIoT offers more features and benefits than simply monitoring and controlling the lights — it can actually extend help simplify automation and maximize ROI facility-wide. >> Learn More…


Customized enclosure cell for shop-floor CMM

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence says its TIBOX customized enclosure for the TIGO SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) offers “enhanced protection” for systems operating in the “most extreme workshop conditions.” >> Read full article

Food grade HMI

Electromate is now offering the Exor IP69K food grade HMI solution (model eTOP507MFB), saying it has been “designed and proven to solve the industry wide problem of HMI failures and less effective alternative HMI cleaning procedures.” >> Read full article

Ductless workstation

Hemco says its new MicroFlow II is an “ideal” Class 1 ductless carbon filtered workstation equipped with Activated Carbon filtration, for fumes, odours, and non-hazardous chemical vapours. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Next-Generation Collaborative Robots & Automation Technologies Automotive Manufacturing

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: August 17-18, 2016 >> More Info

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