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Wind turbine builder fined after worker injury

CS Wind Canada, a manufacturer of wind turbine towers, pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by moving components of a tower under construction. >> Read full article

Fiat Chrysler and Unifor reach tentative agreement

Unifor says Fiat Chrysler has committed to invest a total of $554 million at its Ontario plants in addition to increasing wages and benefits for the union’s members in line with a pattern established at General Motors. >> Read full article

Ford ends car manufacturing in Australia after 91 years

The last Australian-made six-cylinder Ford Falcon XR6 rolled off the Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne, Australia, last week, marking the end of the car maker’s 91-year manufacturing history in the country. The closure of the facility will result in approximately 600 lost jobs, said the company. >> Read full article

Federal carbon price plan sparks fears among five Canadian industries

The national minimum price on carbon proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week has sparked fears from several Canadian industries that their costs and product prices will rise and their ability to compete with international rivals will suffer. >> Read full article

From the editor: Celebrating 30 years of service

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Manufacturing AUTOMATION as the leading publication of the Canadian industrial automation market, reaching manufacturers and engineers from the shop floor to the top floor. >> Read full article

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Feature News

Connected manufacturing benefits manufacturer and customer alike

Today, and more than ever in the future, technology is sitting right at the heart of the manufacturing industry. Through digital advancements, the scope for revolution is enormous, and for those who recognize that digital transformation is the only way to survive and thrive, the time to strike is now. In essence, smart manufacturing is the fusion of the online world — its capabilities for real-time insight, connectivity and interactive communication — with existing manufacturing production capabilities and processes. All underpinned by a combination of software, sensors, processors and communications technology, or a digital manufacturing platform. >> Learn More…


HMI display

Fuji Electric’s Monitouch V9 Advanced HMI display promises to bring users “advanced” features including remote connectivity for tablets and smartphones, a capacitive touch panel for “smooth operation,” and a wireless LAN interface. >> Read full article

Intelligent safety relays

Wieland Electric says it has developed a compact DIN rail mounted universal safety relay for monitoring various machine safety functions, including emergency stops, elevator access control, and heating/burner installations. >> Read full article

Mobile-friendly website

The mobile-friendly website from Anver is now live, offering a “responsive design” that works on desktop, mobile, and tablet devices to view product information, videos and other resources. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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