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Collaborative robots market worth $US3.3 billion by 2022: MarketsandMarkets

The global collaborative robots market will reach $US3.3 billion by 2022, and will grow at a CAGR of 60.04% between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. >> Read full article

Ximea appoints North American distributor

German camera manufacturer Ximea has selected Framos Technologies as its North American distributor. >> Read full article

Ontario and Michigan sign deal calling for more integration of auto sectors

Ontario and Michigan have agreed to work together to promote the auto sector, which is an important part of both their economies. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal of promoting innovation and regional competitiveness in the auto industry. >> Read full article

Harting North America expands into Mexico

Following a “record-breaking” fiscal year in 2015, Harting North America has expanded by opening a sales office and manufacturing facility in Mexico. >> Read full article

Pharmaceutical giant GSK invests in British sites

GlaxoSmithKline is investing some 275 million pounds (US$360 million) into three plants in Britain, sweeping aside concerns about growth following the country’s decision to leave the European Union. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Streamline your operations: Big-picture PLM benefits for small manufacturers

The advent of Cloud-based offerings for product lifecycle management (PLM) has reduced costs to the point where small manufacturers can afford to take advantage. Traditional PLM systems require a significant investment in IT infrastructure — making them complex and expensive — perhaps worthwhile for a large organization, but out of reach for most. With Cloud-based PLM tools, small manufacturers don’t have to buy, set up or maintain new computing infrastructure. >> Learn More…


Software for data centre protection

Eaton has launched the Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.53, which it says provides information technology (IT) managers with “improved protection” for data centre IT equipment through integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OneView and new functionality with the OpenStack management platform. >> Read full article

LVDT signal conditioner

Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its line of LVDT/RVDT signal conditioners to include the SC-100 DIN-rail mountable AC-LVDT, boasting “smart and fast” LVDT setup with built-in null indication and “simple” front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. >> Read full article

Wireless I/O modules with Cloud connectivity

Advantech says its complete series of 2.4G WISE-4000 IoT wireless I/O modules will “revolutionize the way data is gathered from remote or difficult to wire locations.” >> 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