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Food processing company fined after worker injured by machine blades

An Ontario food processing company has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured by running blades in a machine.

Say cheese! Rockford Systems launches Selfie for Safety campaign

Rockford Systems’ Selfie for Safety campaign aims to help raise student awareness of the importance of machine safeguarding as well as help upgrade safety equipment at several high school machine shops.

Honeywell starts up new $300-million auto refrigerant production plant

In an effort to meet the growing demand for its next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant, Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new Louisiana manufacturing plant.

Best Workplaces in Canada 2017 winners

Congratulations to the companies who have been recognized as part of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada.

Voith, Ray Sono enter strategic partnership

Voith, a global technology company, and Ray Sono, a German digital service provider, have concluded a strategic partnership — joining up to build a new business division for industry-oriented digitization solutions under the auspices of Ray Sono AG.
Sponsored Spotlight 

ALAR Series Direct-Drive, Large-Aperture Rotary Stages

Aerotech’s ALAR series direct-drive rotary stages provide 360° continuous rotation, ±2 arc second accuracy, speeds of up to 300 rpm, apertures from 100 to 325 mm, and loads to over 600 kg. Direct-drive means zero backlash, no gear wear or gear vibration, and significantly faster speeds than worm-drive rotary stages. » Learn more
Featured News 

Canadian water company opens packaging plant

Flow Water has opened its first brand-owned manufacturing facility — a new 21,000 sq. ft. plant in Aurora, Ont. — which it says will allow it to oversee the entire value chain from spring to pack. » Learn more

Control panels for hazardous areas

Beckhoff Automation says machine builders and manufacturers can use its new CPX control panel and panel PC series for applications in hazardous areas, classified Zone 2/22. » Learn more

Configurable panel PC

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group has launched the PPC-6151C, a 15-in. resistive touch TFT LCD display modular configurable panel PC with a 2.5-in. SATA HDD bay. » Learn more

Hydraulic punch

ITC Electrical Components’ Akku-Compact flex hydraulic punch by Alfra is a handheld unit where the punch head is separate and connected through a high-pressure hose to the pump unit. » Learn more
Event Calendar 
IoT Handbook

Eaton Technology Day - Houston Experience Center

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: May 24, 2017
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Industrial IoT, Big Data Summit

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

Location: Moncton, N.B.
Date: June 1-2, 2017
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D&D Automation 25th anniversary celebration

Location: Stratford, Ont.
Date: June 2, 2017
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Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS)

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 6-8, 2017
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