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Worker injured; MOL determines machine was not guarded as required

The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.

FedEx Office stores closing in Canada at the cost of 214 jobs

A company spokeswoman has confirmed FedEx Office will close its 24 stores, a manufacturing plant and its head office in Toronto.

BMW to build electric Mini in Oxford despite looming Brexit

Germany’s BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain’s impending departure from the European Union.

Study: Employees may not report cybersecurity incidents

Employees may be hiding IT security incidents from their bosses to avoid punishment, according to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.

Motion Industries to acquire Numatic Engineering

Motion Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Numatic Engineering.

Magna adds Jaguar E-Pace SUV to contract manufacturing line-up

Ontario-based auto parts maker Magna International will build the Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV at its contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.
Sponsored Spotlight 

PlanarDLA Open Frame, XY, Linear Motor Stage

Aerotech’s PlanarDLA integrated, low-profile, XY, linear-motor stages with clear aperture feature high dynamics and exceptional geometric performance with straightness to ±500 nm, ±1.25 µm flatness, 5 µrad orthogonality, accuracy to ±400 nm, speeds to 2.0 m/s, and accelerations to 2 g. PlanarDLA stages are available with one or two motors per axis allowing optimization of each axis for specific applications. Proprietary direct-drive technology allows for unmatched performance. They are essential for applications ranging from two-sided LED wafer processing where high-dynamics and micrometer-level straightness are required, to quasi-static optical metrology where high-accuracy and precise geometric performance are necessary. » Learn more
Featured News 

Selecting the right material handling conveyor

Automated conveyors are ideal for whenever a business wants to eliminate the human element from transporting parts. Choosing a material handling conveyor for a manufacturer’s operations requires a look at the part and the manufacturing process and layout. » Learn more

IO-Link capable sensor

Turck says its IO-Link capable uprox3 sensor line offers the longest sensing distances of all factor 1 sensors on the market, as well as increased flexibility and intelligence for sensing applications. » Learn more

PC-programmable Modbus temperature transmitter

Moore Industries’ TMZ Dual PC-programmable Modbus temperature transmitter promises to help users increase density and reduce costs with dual RTD, thermocouple, mV, resistance or potentiometer inputs by doubling temperature monitoring capability in a single unit. » Learn more

Compact load pin

Omega says its LCP series compact load pin can easily replace existing shear pins, clevis bolts, clevis pins, shear axles and other types of pinned joints. » Learn more
Event Calendar 
ERP Vendor Congress

ATI Technology Fair

Location: Orion Township, Mich.
Date: August 10, 2017
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EMO Hannover

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: September 18-23, 2017
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Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 25-28, 2017
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Drive Manufacturing Summit

Location: Milwaukee, Wis.
Date: October 2-4, 2017
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ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 30-31, 2017
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