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Rockwell Automation acquires Maverick Technologies

Rockwell Automation says it has acquired Maverick Technologies in a move to “expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions” to customers. >> Read full article

NBCC Saint John Campus receives infrastructure funding

The New Brunswick and federal governments are investing a total of $15.89 million at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Saint John campus for a new trade education facility with multi-functional spaces for future classroom and shop programming needs. >> Read full article

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Auto supplier Plastomer launches Mexican operations

Plastomer Corp., a Michigan and Tennessee-based manufacturer that supplies primarily adhesive backed die cut and molded products for the auto and appliance sectors, has launched operations at Entrada’s manufacturing campus in Celaya, Mexico. >> Read full article

Industrial communications networks: Selecting components that make the grade

Almost 60 years ago, the Unimate robot kicked off an automation revolution that transformed the productivity and cost-effectiveness of manufacturing. Today, automation is expanding once again with a new model. With Industry 4.0, machines talk to machines and operations run as much on information and communications as they do on equipment and people. >> Read full article

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Feature News

Universal Robots helps Paradigm achieve 50% production increase

Paradigm Electronics designs and manufactures speakers, offering bookshelf, centre, custom amplifier, custom outdoor, floorstanding, in-wall/in-ceiling, soundbar and subwoofer, surround/rear, and LCR speakers. Founded in 1982, its entire production process takes place in Canada. In trying to meet demand on labour-intensive products, Paradigm implemented Universal Robots in polishing applications, resulting in “significantly increased production” throughput eliminating bottle necks while improving the work environment. >> Learn More…


Ethernet communication module

AutomationDirect’s C-more Micro line of operator interfaces now includes the EA-ECOM communication expansion module. Designed for EA3-series C-more Micro panels, the interface adds an Ethernet RJ45 port for programming and PLC communications at 10/100 Mbps. >> Read full article

Soft starters for pumping applications

Carlo Gavazzi has launched its RSWT series, a self-optimizing 3-phase soft starting solution for water pumps up to 75Hp. The soft starter promises to minimize vibrations during starting and stopping of centrifugal pumps, and to minimize the inrush current. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

COMSOL Conference 2016 Boston

Location: Newton, Mass.
Date: October 5-7, 2016 >> More Info

Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing (MANUSEC)

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: October 13, 2016 >> More Info

Canadian Machine Vision Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: October 20, 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