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McCain Foods opens $65-million production line expansion

McCain Foods has officially opened its new 35,000-square-foot potato specialty production line, expanding the company’s flagship potato processing facility in New Brunswick.

New Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training Center to open January

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center on its Ohio campus in January.

Q&A with Ákos Dömötör, OptoForce CEO

Manufacturing AUTOMATION talks to OptoForce CEO Ákos Dömötör about how software has played a key role in helping to improve the intelligence of robots, leading to greater performance in manufacturing.

Making sense of Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0

Accenture estimates the Industrial IoT could add US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, but how exactly can manufacturers make sense of it? Learn how you can leverage Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts in your operations.

New award: An open call to Canadian students

BigRep GmbH and NOVACAD Systems have launched the inaugural BigRep Innovation Award, inviting post-secondary students from across Canada to reinvent the humble chair and forge new design frontiers with advanced 3D printing technology.
Robotics Handbook

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Netpak Packaging invests in production line equipment

In a move to become “one of the most modern packaging converting facilities in North America,” Quebec-based Netpak Packaging announces a multimillion-dollar investment in its Montreal plant. » Read full article

Updated software highlights KPIs on customizable dashboard

Rethink Robotics has announced the Intera 5.2, an expansion of its Intera software platform that provides data insights to manufacturers in real time. » Read full article

Increased sensitivity for force torque sensor

Robotiq has launched what it describes as a 10-times more sensitive version of its FT 300 force torque sensor. » Read full article

Product catalogue features high-speed SCARA

Denso Robotics’ latest product catalogue is now available, highlighting a range of high-speed industrial robots, with reaches of 350 to 1,300 mm, payload capacities as high as 20 kg and repeatability to within ±0.015 mm. » Read full article

Custom engineered Robot Transfer Units

In an effort to address the needs of robot integrators, Motion Index Drives’ LazerArc division began manufacturing the 7th Axis Slide, or Robot Transfer Unit, customized to fit various applications. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Freepoint Technologies

EMC industry event: Increasing Competitiveness & CI

Location: Owen Sound, Ont.
Date: December 5, 2017
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Additive Manufacturing Americas

Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: December 6-8, 2017
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Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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