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The passing of a legend: Dick Morley

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Dick Morley, a legend and innovator of the manufacturing industry.

Linamar gifts $5 million to Western University to support women in engineering

Women seeking to combine engineering and business degrees will receive a major boost at Western University, thanks to a $5-million gift from Linamar Corporation and the families that grew it from a one-lathe machine shop into a multi-billion-dollar global enterprise.

Mars Canada completes multimillion-dollar food plant expansion

Mars Canada has completed a major expansion project at its food processing plant in Bolton, Ont., creating 37 new jobs.

Is your factory future-proof?

The advantages an Ethernet IT network creates on the factory floor — improved product quality, machine utilization and a reduction in unplanned downtime, to start — breeds continued success for early adopters. And while an industrial network is a large part of future-proofing your factory floor, ensuring interoperability with technology for years to come, there are other considerations to ensure you have a factory that’s built to last.

New alliance partnership tackles robot safety

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in an effort to highlight communication and education on robot safety best practices.

Rethink process control with MES software technology

The most successful manufacturing companies develop a culture of full-accountability in their operations where it matters the most, on the plant floor.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Linear Stages Improve Your Process by up to 98%

Aerotech’s PRO Series linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages are available with new sizes, features, and improved performance. The redesigned PRO series is optimized for increased performance including up to 98% higher resolution, up to 46% better repeatability, a 40% reduction in error motions, and a 33% improvement in accuracy. >> Learn more

P4Q sees 25% productivity increase with Sawyer cobot

A Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems says it has increased production throughput by 25 per cent since integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot on its factory floor. » Read full article
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NSKROBUST Ultra High-Speed Cylindrical Roller Bearings deliver superior performance in high speed machining center applications. With an optimized internal design and special design cage, these bearings offer improved stability and reduced heat generation at high speed operation. Advanced NSK material options for inner/outer rings and rollers offer greater heat and seizure resistance with extended fatigue life, ensuring reliable, high precision and cost-effective machining. >> Learn more
ERP Vendor Congress

Less than two weeks away!

There is less than two weeks left to sign up to learn how to successfully select and implement ERP. At this exclusive one-of-a-kind event, you’ll be able to compare solutions from five leading software vendors – Abas, Infor, Thinkmax, Sage and Six S Partners/Epicor – to see firsthand which offering best suits your company’s needs. Can you afford to miss this opportunity? » Save your seat

Double-door safety switch

Eaton says its new double-door, line-side isolation switch is the industry’s first compartmentalized, fusible safety switch. » Read full article

Knife edge rollers for high-speed movement

igus says it has developed knife edge rollers made from plastic iglide H1 specifically for material handling and packaging applications that require higher transport speeds. » Read full article

“Space-saving” surge protection

With the TERMITRAB complete product range, Phoenix Contact says it now offers the narrowest surge protective devices on the market. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Motion Control Handbook

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 30-31, 2017
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Fronius 10-year anniversary open house

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 25, 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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Additive Manufacturing Americas

Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: December 6-8, 2017
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