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Maple Leaf Foods fined $120K after worker injured

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $120,000 after a worker suffers an arm injury.

Magna expands in Alabama with aluminum casting facility

Magna is expanding operations to add aluminum casting capabilities at its Kamtek facility in Birmingham, Ala., in an effort to help automakers address the global demand for decreased carbon dioxide emissions and improved fuel economy through vehicle lightweighting.

AP&C unveils new “highly automated” additive manufacturing facility

Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB and a GE Additive Company, has inaugurated its new $31-million additive manufacturing facility in Saint-Eustache, Que., which it says will welcome 106 new employees by the end of the year.

Northern Gold Foods invests $9.5 million in Ontario plant

Northern Gold Foods Ltd., a West Coast company that makes cereal, granola and breakfast bars, plans to build a new $9.5-million production facility in Welland, Ont. This will be Northern Gold’s second production plant overall and its first in Ontario.

StatsCan: manufacturing sales fall 2.6% in July

Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.
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Automating pizzeria operations with the help of robots

“Automation exists to improve the quality of human lives,” says Alex Garden, Canadian ex-pat and co-founder of Zume Pizza. Founded in 2015, Zume uses robotics and AI to make its pizza pies. » Read full article
ERP Vendor Congress

Early bird deadline extended!

Due to popular demand, we have extended our early bird deadline! ERP will be among the biggest projects your company will undertake in the next 15 years. The first steps include selecting the right vendor and preparing your business for implementation. If you miss the mark on either, you expose your project to major ERP failure risks and the potential waste of hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars. Don’t miss this unique event to learn the tools you need to lead a successful ERP project. >> Save your seat
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Smart connectivity added to valve portfolio

As part of its global focus on factory automation, Parker Hannifin has added smart connectivity of its pneumatic valve islands to machine controllers by introducing IO-Link modules that can be integrated with existing Parker valve ranges. » Read full article
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High-resolution cameras

The Allied Vision Prosilica GT4090, GT4096 and GT5120 high resolution cameras feature the new 12, 16, and 26 Megapixel ON Semi PYTHON CMOS sensors with In-pixel Correlated Double Sampling (IP-CDS) global shutter technology, which boasts reduced noise and increased dynamic range. » Read full article
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Level switch for industrial environments

The Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch from Hawk Measurement is designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders or solids in a tank or vessel. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
DEX Expo


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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National Robot Safety Conference

Location: Pittsburgh, Penn.
Date: October 10-12, 2017
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Location: Kitchener, Ont.
Date: October 11, 2017
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ERP Vendor Congress

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