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Metal fabricator fined after temporary worker injured by lathe

Drummond Metal Fabrication has been found guilty and fined $50,000 after a temporary worker was critically injured when operating a metal-polishing lathe at the metal fabrication plant.

Canada’s Mechatronics duo takes bronze at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in skilled trades and technology, has announced that WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 has been presented with one medal and 13 Medallions of Excellence at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Water treatment plant challenge: Pumping out a powerful solution for Metro Vancouver

Described as the second largest secondary treatment facility in Canada, Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant recently called on the knowledge and solutions of Rittal, E.B. Horsman & Son, and 3 Phase Power Systems to help develop and enhance a complex pumping system for efficient performance and meet the challenge of rising energy costs.

Australian car making ends with last GM plant closing

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors’ production line last week as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry.

Schneider Electric Canada announces new president

Susan Uthayakumar has been named Schneider Electric Canada president effective January 1, reporting to Annette Clayton, North America CEO and president, and Chief Supply Chain Officer.

EDC: Exports see gains on strength of global economy

Export Development Canada says exports are growing significantly as both the U.S. and the global economy continue to improve.
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An advancement in automotive assembly

Developed and patented in the United States, KS PULSE is a body shop transfer system that moves car and truck body sections from robotic workstation to workstation as they are built. It generates electromagnetic force to propel dedicated carriers or pallets along a rail between workstations. What’s unique about the system is that it is friction-free and completely vibration-proof, and as a result, there are no moving parts to be serviced and zero maintenance needs to be done. » Read full article

AC-DC power supply

Absopulse Electronics has released the HTP 1K-F6W, the most recent addition to its line of three-phase, high input voltage AC-DC power supplies. » Read full article

Robot controller

Denso Robotics has announced the RC8A robot controller that adds Denso Safety Motion, which it says will allow the creation of virtual fences around the robot. » Read full article

10-port unmanaged switch

Antaira Technologies has added the LNX-1002G-10G-SFP gigabit 10-port unmanaged switch with 10G SFP+ slots to its industrial networking infrastructure family. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

ERP Vendor Congress

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