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CMT Technology Handbook

ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions

ABB announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business, for $2.6 billion; the transaction will be operationally accretive in year one.

Company receives $50K fine after foundry worker injured

A foundry employer pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury while working with molten metal.

Labatt plans multimillion-dollar Canadian operations upgrade

Labatt Breweries of Canada says it is investing $460 million between 2017 and 2020 to enhance its operations and help boost growth.

AI systems spending market to reach US$516 billion by 2027: report

A new report by Future Market Insights studies the performance of the global artificial intelligence (AI) systems spending market over a 10-year assessment period from 2017 to 2027.

A common network foundation: New document presents a TSN-enabled system architecture

As awareness surrounding IoT standardization continues to grow, more eyes are being drawn to the necessity of enabling interoperability for distributed measurement and control solutions.

Volvo plans additional investment, jobs at U.S. plant

Volvo Cars is adding 1,900 jobs and an additional vehicle to its South Carolina assembly plant, which is still under construction.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Advantech EtherCAT Solutions

Advantech’s EtherCAT solutions features high speed I/O communication, embedded RTOS, simple script programming, dedicated API, powerful SoftMotion functions, supports 3rd party EtherCAT servo/stepping motors, and connects EtherCAT slaves automatically without ESI files. >> Learn more
Featured News 

Are you putting your safety data to work?

Manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access to real-time insights, digitizing manual processes, improving collaboration through technology, and much more. It’s an approach that empowers safety professionals with a better visibility and understanding of their safety compliance and performance, while providing substantial opportunities for improvement. » Read full article
ERP Vendor Congress

Early bird deadline extended to Friday!

Due to popular demand, we have extended our early bird deadline! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how the latest ERP solutions can increase your business efficiency and operations. Space is limited – don’t delay! >> Save your seat
Product 1

Wireless e-stop for emergency shutdowns

Laird says its wireless emergency-stop (e-stop) system enhances on-the-job safety by allowing an individual or group of operators to immediately shutdown a production line without having to run to a hard-wired e-stop station. » Read full article
Product 2

Low-voltage Breaker Integrated Transformer

Eaton has launched its breaker integrated transformer (BIT), a low-voltage, dry-type distribution transformer integrating a traditionally separate molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) within the same enclosure. » Read full article
Product 3

Rotary changeover switches

ITC Electrical Components is now offering a family of rotary changeover switches from Sontheimer GmBH of Germany, which is available in two sizes: 25 A (5.5 kW or 7.7 HP) and 45 A (11kW or 15 HP). » Read full article
Event Calendar 
DEX Expo

ERP Vendor Congress

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