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Armacell opens new PET line in Ontario

Armacell, a global manufacturer of flexible foams for the equipment insulation market and provider of engineered foams, recently celebrated the production start of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam cores at its Brampton, Ont., plant.

WesternOne sells Britco’s Canadian manufacturing operations

WesternOne has entered into a binding agreement with Triple M Modular to sell all of WesternOne’s Canadian manufacturing assets and liabilities in order to complete its exit from the modular building business known as Britco Manufacturing.

Canada Makes invests $75,000 in Shimifrez additive manufacturing

Shimifrez, a precision manufacturer of photo chemically etched and electroformed of micro metal components, has announced a $750,000 expansion that will create eight additional jobs.

Yokogawa wins Kuwait desalination plant control system order

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., a South Korean plant construction company, to supply control systems for Doha phase 1 project to build a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Kuwait.

Siemens, Materialise technology aims to streamline product design through 3D printing

Siemens and Materialise have integrated additive manufacturing technology from Materialise into Siemens’ NX software, streamlining the design to manufacturing process for the rapidly growing universe of products produced using 3D printing.
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How the connected industry can help you predict and prevent failures

History repeats itself, that’s the saying. Well, the same can be said for failure. Despite being 17 years into the 21st century, it is not uncommon to see stories of product recalls, factory failures or other — avoidable — accidents repeated and claiming lives, year after year. Despite technological advances around the world, these incidents remain a regular part of everyday life. » Learn more

Compact pan/tilt unit

Standing at six inches tall when fully integrated, the new Flir PTU-5 promises to hold up to five pounds on its top bracket, boasting “incredible performance into a compact package.” » Learn more

Three-phrase power analyzer

Carlo Gavazzi has introduced the WM20 three-phase power analyzer, describing it as a new product range targeted to assist manufacturers and end-users in monitoring and managing escalating energy costs. » Learn more

Turn I/O devices into field logic controllers

Turck says its new ARGEE technology will help engineers, OEMs and integrators who struggle with balancing the cost of PLCs with their I/O needs. » Learn more
Event Calendar 
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Hannover Messe

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 24-28, 2017
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UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Location: Milton Keynes, U.K.
Date: April 27, 2017
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Partners in Prevention

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 2-3, 2017
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Industrial IoT, Big Data Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 24-25, 2017
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