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Gay Lea Foods fined after worker injured by machinery

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea) pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a worker was injured by machinery at the workplace in Toronto.

fleXstructures GmbH picks up award at Hannover 2017

The jury has selected fleXstructures GmbH as the winner of the Hannover Messe Robotics Award 2017 for its smart software solution, which aims to help automotive manufacturers program and commission their robot cells faster and more flexibly.

Hexagon completes MSC Software acquisition

Hexagon AB says it has completed its acquisition of MSC Software, a U.S.-based provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.

Canadian ambassador visits B&R

Mark Bailey, Canadian ambassador to Austria, recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg, Austria.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Distributed Modular I/O for Applications in Washdown Environments

Balluff’s new family of machine mount network blocks is ideally suited for hygienic environments that require frequent high-pressure washdown and caustic cleaning. The entire family is made with stainless steel and carries an IP69K protection rating and ECOLAB certification. These network blocks support connectivity to the controller/PLC via EtherNet/IP or PROFINET. » Learn more
Featured News 

Hannover Messe photo gallery

Hannover Messe 2017 drew roughly 6,500 exhibitors and 225,000 visitors together for five action-packed days of industrial technology. The lead theme of Integrated Industry - Creating Value put a spotlight on the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the role of humans in tomorrow’s integrated factories. » Learn more
New Automate 2017 products 

All-in-one industrial fanless computer

Transduction is now shipping the TR-5196F industrial fanless computer with NEMA 4 19-in. TFT LCD screen with matching USB resistive touch screen. » Learn more

Emergency-stop assembly

Rockford Systems says its CML510 cable and push-button emergency stop assembly features a “unique” cam operation to deliver faster positive stopping of machines. » Learn more

Industrial mini I/O cable assemblies

TE Connectivity has introduced a new family of industrial mini I/O cable assemblies, boasting reduced dimensions and an “innovative method” for wire termination, it says. » Learn more
Event Calendar 

RAPID + tct Show

Location: Pittsburg, Penn.
Date: May 8-11, 2017
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Industrial IoT, Big Data Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 24-25, 2017
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Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS)

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 6-8, 2017
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Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 25-28, 2017
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