View As Webpage | View Archives

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a Friend
MMMM d, yyyy
FEATURED NEWS: Systematic selection: An overview of the most popular rotary motion technologies
If you click the images or links in the Sponsor Spotlight advertisement we will provide your subscription contact information only to that sponsor.

Honeywell to serve as main automation contractor for new Nova Scotia plant

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced it will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export. >> Read full article

Ferrero Canada’s $36.1M expansion project to create 55 jobs

Ferrero Canada is embarking on a $36.1-million expansion project at its Brantford, Ont., facility to add production lines for three additional products and pursue new markets across North America. Expected to be completed by next August, the expansion will create 55 new jobs and retain 831 existing jobs, said the confectionery group. >> Read full article

EPCOS to acquire Tronics

TDK Corp. has announced its wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS, a manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems, has acquired Tronics in a move to further grow its sensor business. >> Read full article

FCA US to retool Illinois, Ohio plants to support Jeep brand growth

FCA US says it will invest more than $1 billion in its assembly plants in Illinois and Ohio to retool them to support the future growth of the Jeep brand, creating an estimated 1,000 new jobs as a result. >> Read full article

Gildan Activewear adds Peds Legwear to its stock of stockings

Gildan Activewear says it will pay US$55 million cash to buy Peds Legwear Inc., a private Canadian company with a North Carolina manufacturing and distribution centre that opened last year. >> Read full article

 Sponsor’s Message 
ERP Vendor Congress

ERP Vendor Congress

Be sure to attend the ERP Vendor Congress - an exclusive two-day event that connects vendors of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software with focused manufacturers through informed discussions, scripted software demonstrations and networking opportunities.
Join other influencers and purchasers of ERP software, and learn ERP selection and implementation best-practices from leading industry experts.
The ERP Vendor Congress is the one event that can help you increase your business efficiency and operations!

 Featured News 

Systematic selection: An overview of the most popular rotary motion technologies

The ability to provide accurate rotary motion is critical in a wide range of applications in the automation equipment, medical device, machine tool, energy, welding, robotics, automotive, aerospace, semiconductor and heavy equipment industries along with many others. A systematic selection and application process can help ensure that the rotary motion technology that is selected meets all requirements of the application while maximizing the performance and minimizing the cost of this critical component. >> Learn More…


Controller series

The iQ-F compact controller from Mitsubishi Electric Automation claims to help OEMs build powerful automation systems with “fewer components, shorter engineering time, and at lower total cost.” >> Read full article

Transport mechanism

Hennig has developed a transport mechanism for large telescopic steel covers for speeds between 98 feet and 62 feet per minute (30 and 80 meters per minute). >> Read full article

Safety light curtains

AutomationDirect is now offering Datalogic safety light curtains in basic and advanced function models. With 14 mm and 30 mm resolution styles, the SG4-series safety curtains boast finger and hand protection, as well as product/machine safety. >> 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