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Snack food giant Mondelez shuttering Montreal plant

The Mondelez cookie and cracker plant in Montreal, Que., will close by the end of 2017, resulting in the disappearance of 454 jobs. Company spokeswoman Stephanie Cass says the decision followed a company review of its supply chain.

Siemens to supply nine gas turbines to Argentina

Siemens has received orders from Argentina for a total of seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines. This order marks the 300th SGT-800 machine that the company has sold worldwide.

Opto 22, Dell join forces to develop and deploy IoT applications

Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things (IoT) application toolset provider Opto 22 has joined the Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program.

Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0 operational technology

In 2000, analyst firm Frost & Sullivan coined a term to describe the growth of integrating machines used in industrial settings with Internet-connected sensors and software that collect and examine data from machines and then apply it to operations to improve efficiencies — the Industrial Internet.
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Gene Haas chooses SAIT

Gene Haas chooses SAIT for its largest donation to a Canadian post-secondary institution

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) received a US$1 million contribution from the Gene Haas Foundation in support of applied education in Alberta. The funds will be used to expand and enhance SAIT’s machining labs at the Thomas Riley building through the School of Manufacturing and Automation. » Learn more
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DIN rail mountable surge protectors

The DLA series from Citel offers DIN rail mounted, pluggable surge protection for twisted-pair wire communication circuits. » Read full article

VFD boasts energy efficient process control

Bosch Rexroth says the EFC 3600 variable frequency drive (VFD) series complements its existing product portfolio including the Fe and Fv frequency converters and the IndraDrive platform. » Read full article

Shaft encoder

Encoder Products Company (EPC) has introduced the model 25SP programmable encoder in a size 25 package (2.5 in. x 2.5 in., or 63.5 mm). » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2016

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date:November 30 - December 1 » More info

ARC Industry Forum Orlando 2017

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 6-9, 2017 » More info

Automate/Promat 2017

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 3-6, 2017 » More info