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CRIQ, Festo team up to drive Industry 4.0 initiatives

During a recent economic mission to Germany organized by Quebec’s ministry of economy, science, and innovation, CRIQ and Festo signed an agreement to help speed up introduction of the principles of Industry 4.0 and smart factories in Quebec’s manufacturing sector. >> Read full article

Riverside Lobster to receive $1 million in federal funding

Riverside Lobster International, a Canadian live lobster exporter, says it plans to purchase new equipment with the help of a $1-million investment from the federal government. >> Read full article

Report finds aerospace leads Canadian manufacturers in innovation

A joint annual report released by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) believes Canada’s most innovative manufacturing sector is the aerospace industry, leading manufacturers in R&D investment and posting nearly 30 per cent of the sector’s R&D investments in 2015. >> Read full article

Auto parts maker fined US$130 million for fixing prices in Canada, U.S.

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Nishikawa Rubber Co. has agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$130-million fine for its role in an international bid-rigging scheme that affected car sales in Canada and the U.S. >> Read full article

Motion Industries breaks ground on expanded distribution centre

Motion Industries — a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company — has broken ground on an expanded distribution centre near Dallas, Texas. >> Read full article

Enjoying the benefits of ramped-up automation

Toronto, Ont.-based Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is now reaping the benefits of automating and streamlining its manufacturing process with the creation of an in-house metal fabrication division. >> Read full article

Bruce Rodewald takes over as EPLAN Americas president and CEO

Bruce Rodewald has been announced as the new president and CEO of EPLAN Americas, succeeding the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who has led the Americas division since 2011. >> Read full article

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HMI checklist: What to consider when shopping for an HMI solution

In today’s manufacturing landscape, many companies are challenged to do more with less, while meeting the growing demands of their customers and facing increased global competition. It’s this need for greater productivity and efficiencies that is fuelling the demand for industrial automation, and with that, the demand for human machine interface (HMI) solutions — a combination of hardware and software that allows users to connect, monitor and control increasingly complex industrial automation equipment, and visualize the data coming from these machines. >> Learn More…


Infrared camera with auto-focus technology

The Fluke Ti450 infrared camera promises to “take focus to a new level of clarity with MultiSharp Focus,” a new technology that takes multiple images and combines them to produce one in-focus image. >> Read full article

Electric linear module

Schunk is describing its ELP electric linear module as the most user-friendly electric linear module on the market. >> Read full article

Optical encoders

Micromo says the new high precision IER3 and IERS3 optical encoders from Faulhaber offer two channel quadrature signals and an additional index signal. >> 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