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Worker suffers life-threatening injuries in industrial accident

A worker has been taken to a Saskatoon hospital after an industrial accident has occurred at a manufacturing facility in Saskatoon.

ABB Campus Montreal achieves LEED Silver

The Canadian Green Building Council has certified ABB’s Montreal, Que., campus with LEED Silver accreditation. The rating system enables building owners and operators to measure and benchmark building performance, impact on the environment and ways to increase efficiencies.

Olymel invests $30 million in two Ontario plant expansions

Meat processing company Olymel has added to its Toronto, Ontario-area manufacturing footprint with upgrades at one Brampton, Ont. plant and the acquisition of a second nearby facility. The project also created 100 new jobs in the area.

Indian automaker Mahindra opens U.S. plant

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit. Mahindra says it will make an off-road vehicle at the 400,000-square-foot plant in Auburn Hills.

Five digital factory trends to watch in 2018

2017 has been a remarkable year for the digital factory. But the question is with the advances made in 2017, what is left for 2018? What digital trends will influence factory operations in the year ahead?

SYSPRO launches new channel partner program in Canada

Global ERP provider SYSPRO has launched its new channel partner program in Canada, focusing on three key points: quality, growth and reward.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Schneider Electric

New PowerPact B industrial circuit breaker. Flexibility for machine control and electrical distribution

The new 15 to 125A PowerPact B circuit breaker offers 25% more capacity in less than two-thirds the size of the legacy 100A breakers. Specially designed for machine control and electrical distribution, it saves you time in electrical design, mounting and wiring thanks to its DIN rail mounting and built-in control wire terminals. It also helps to avoid cable creep with its EverLink Lugs technology. PowerPact B: Efficiency that clicks. >> Learn more

Eyes of the factory

A new breed of smart cameras is acting as the eyes of the Smart Factory, and helping to turn far-fetched Industry 4.0 concepts into practical solutions with tangible improvements in the monitoring, analyzing and controlling of data from anywhere on the globe. » Read full article

Six-axis collaborative robot

Yaskawa Motoman describes its new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot as working safely with, or in close proximity to, humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator. » Read full article

New software expands toolset for digitalizing the machine shop

The latest version of Siemens’ NX software aims to unite the next generation of tools for additive manufacturing, CNC machining, robotics and quality inspection to enable the digitalization of part manufacturing within a single, integrated, end-to-end system. » Read full article

Battery analyzers

B&K Precision, a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments, has added two new battery analyzers, models BA6010 and BA6011, to its product offering. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Robotics Handbook

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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