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Woodstock Firestone plant set to close next year

Bridgestone Canada has announced the closure of its Firestone Fibers and Textiles facility in Woodstock, Ont., citing increasing global competition and difficult market conditions.

Weidmüller buys W Interconnections from Rockwell

The Weidmüller Group, an industrial connectivity and automation company, has acquired the W Interconnections group companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico from Rockwell Automation.

Chengzhi Yongqing use Honeywell technology to convert coal into plastics

China’s Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co. Ltd. will build its second Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process unit using Honeywell technology, which will convert methanol from coal and other sources into olefins to make plastics.

Rittal adds Eddy Group to distribution network

Rittal Systems has named the Eddy Group its newest distribution partner in the Maritimes, strengthening its Atlantic Canada distribution network.

Common generator problems in industrial settings

Generators need to run smoothly and efficiently to effectively power necessary equipment in industrial settings. However, there are a few common problems industrial generators encounter that factory managers and owners, and OEMs should be aware of in order to prevent downtime.

Serta Simmons Bedding opens new plant in Houston

Serta Simmons Bedding, a manufacturer and distributor of mattresses, has opened a new manufacturing plant, relocating from a former site in Houston.

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ERP Vendor Congress

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Identifying odour control needs in your manufacturing facility

Odour problems at manufacturing facilities can be unexpected, and can work against the production the facility is meant to accomplish. It starts out as a nuisance or a non-compliance issue, but can become a much bigger problem. » Read full article

Vertical turning centre with automatic tool changer

Doosan Machine Tools has announced the new PUMA V8300 vertical turning centre with an automatic tool changer (ATC), describing it as providing increased rigidity and enhanced user convenience. » Read full article

Programmable 3 x 60A FDC3260 DC motor controller

Roboteq has introduced an intelligent controller capable of directly driving three DC motors up to 60 Volts and 60 Amps per channel, it says. » Read full article

Motor drive works to optimize motor performance

Crouzet North America says the BDE PRO as a high-performance external motor drive designed to optimize operation of five of Crouzet’s DCmind brushed motors ranging in size from 42 mm to 62 mm diameter. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Motion Control Handbook

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 30-31, 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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Collaborative Robots & Advanced Vision Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 15-16, 2017
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