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New Brunswick company fined $65,000 after steel truss crushes worker

Following a guilty plea, AZZ Galvanizing Canada of New Brunswick has been fined $65,000 after a steel truss fell off a forklift onto a worker, causing crushing injuries.

Nestlé aims for 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

Nestlé announced its goal of making 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025, saying its vision is that none of its packaging – including plastics – ends up in landfill or as litter.

Automation to impact 50% of Canadian jobs in the next 10 years: RBC

A new RBC research paper predicts that 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will be disrupted by automation in the next 10 years. As a result of this disruption, Canada’s young people who are currently transitioning from education to employment are unprepared for the rapidly changing workplace, it predicts.

Shonodeep Modak to head Schneider’s North America marketing

Shonodeep Modak has been named chief marketing officer for Schneider Electric’s North America region, where he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the brand and marketing strategy in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Unex acquires SpeedCell Storage Systems

Unex Manufacturing has purchased SpeedCell Storage Systems, expanding Unex’s product and solution offerings to further optimize space and efficiency while bringing high-density storage solutions to the pick, put or assembly line, it says.
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Steam Whistle’s $22.8-million expansion to create 100 new jobs

The Ontario government is partnering with Steam Whistle Brewery to invest in new equipment to expand its product line, creating 100 new jobs and retaining 143 positions in Toronto. » Read full article
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Programmable electric moving coil servo actuator

SMAC Corporation is introducing the 35-mm diameter CBL35C electric cylinder with built-in controller, designed to control force, position and velocity. » Read full article

New drive series for lightweight applications

Festo is expanding its portfolio of electric handling systems with the new ELGC/EGSC drive series, describing it as a solution for customers requiring “high precision in large-volume, lightweight applications.” » Read full article

Electric actuators with expanded stroke range aims to replace fluid power cylinders

The Tolomatic family of electric rod-style actuators now features expanded stroke lengths up to 1.5 m, which the company says will enable more flexibility for converting motion control applications with hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders to electric linear motion. » Read full article

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