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FCA Brampton plant fined after worker injured by press

Automaker FCA Canada Inc., part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, pleaded guilty and was fined $140,000 after a worker received head injuries when bolts failed on a transfer press undergoing maintenance.

Reflections from CMTS 2017: Opportunity at our fingertips

There’s no time like the present — an adage that holds truer today than many old proverbs. Last week, Manufacturing Automation editor Alyssa Dalton attended the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show in Mississauga, and after sitting in several conference sessions, there was an undeniable underlying thread connecting the various presentations.

Weidmüller buys W Interconnections from Rockwell

The Weidmüller Group, a German industrial connectivity and automation company, has acquired the W Interconnections group from Rockwell Automation for an undisclosed amount.

Glad achieves 50-year production milestone

The Glad plant in Orangeville, Ont., is celebrating its 50th year in operation this year.

Railway manufacturers Siemens and Alstom confirm merger

European railway manufacturers Siemens Mobility and Alstom announced a merger that leaves Montreal-based Bombardier Transportation facing a substantially larger rival.

Building materials firm Soprema to open new Quebec plant

French building products company Soprema will build a new manufacturing plant in Sherbrooke, Que., where it plans to make extruded polystyrene insulation panels.
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ERP Vendor Congress

Early bird deadline extended to October 15!

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

Ricoh replaces metal with 3D tools on wide-format assembly line

Ricoh Japan is replacing some traditional metal tooling with lightweight 3D printed jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line dedicated to large-format printers. » Read full article

3D printer series to debut in North America

Matsuura Machinery USA will debut its Lumex 3D printer hybrid series to the North American market at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017, set to take place this December in Pasadena, Calif. » Read full article

Analogue I/O expansion modules

The BRX PLC system from AutomationDirect boasts powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. » Read full article

X-ray inspection systems

The X36 series of adaptable x-ray inspection systems from Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray aims to help food and pharmaceutical manufacturers achieve maximum efficiency on their processing lines. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
DEX Expo

ERP Vendor Congress

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

Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Date: October 16-18, 2017
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Rockwell Automation Fair

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: November 15-16, 2017
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