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Family-owned business wins Efficiency Nova Scotia Engagement Award

Farnell Packaging is taking home the Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Engagement Award 2016, which “recognizes an organization’s leadership and commitment to energy efficiency through activities such as planning, project development, energy management, and employee engagement.” >> Read full article

Superior Glove to open new Springdale, N.L., plant

Springdale, N.L., has been selected as the home of a new Superior Glove plant. Scheduled to open mid-November with a focus on manufacturing the Contender cut-resistant gloves and Cutban protective sleeves, the plant will start with 12 employees. >> Read full article

Bosch Rexroth hydraulic training dates announced for 2017

Registration is now open for all courses in Bosch Rexroth’s training program, specifically designed for industrial hydraulic and mobile hydraulic users, designers and engineers, it says. >> Read full article

Bombardier cutting another 7,500 jobs this year

A second large wave of job cuts is hitting Bombardier workers in less than a year as another 7,500 positions are to be eliminated around the world through the end of 2018. How many Canadian jobs will be affected? >> Read full article

Avnu Alliance welcomes its two newest members

Avnu Alliance, an industry consortium working to open standards deterministic networking through certification, is welcoming Kuka Robotics and Schneider Electric to the group. >> Read full article

ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks to receive up to $12.7M funding from FedDev Ontario

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF), is contributing up to $12.73 million to help Ontario auto parts manufacturer ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas (AMTB) adopt advanced manufacturing technologies. >> Read full article

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Hirotec America improves shop floor productivity with Kepware IoT framework

Hirotec America says it has seen “improved productivity and increased ROI” after implementing Kepware Technologies’ KEPServerEX software to drive industrial connectivity for its initial Internet of Things (IoT) effort. A tier-one component and tooling supplier for the automotive industry, Hirotec said it recognizes “the need to develop a competitive IoT strategy that could enable the organization to leverage real-time shop floor data to gain deeper insight into its operations.” >> Learn More…

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Drive platform for material handling

Siemens has released the Sinamics G110D drive platform, describing it as “ideal” for installing in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingression are a concern. >> Read full article

IoT device management software platform

Advantech has launched the WISE-PaaS/RMM version 3.1, an Internet of Things (IoT) device management software platform. WISE-PaaS/RMM 3.1 is an open standardized IoT software platform for users by applying MQTT, an IoT M2M protocol for device and server communication. >> Read full article

Motion control

Harmonic Drive adds Harmonic Planetary HPG gearheads with helical gearing and low reduction ratios to its current planetary gearhead lineup. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Rockwell’s Automation Fair

Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Date: November 9-10, 2016 >> More Info