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Harting targeting six major trends in building IIoT infrastructure

Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting Americas, names six key trends in company’s advanced manufacturing strategy – miniaturization, modularization, identification, integration, customization, and digitalization.

Valvoline to acquire Great Canadian Oil Change

Valvoline Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets of Great Canadian Oil Change, which franchises 73 quick-lube stores in five Canadian provinces, primarily in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Triton to sell Aventics to Emerson

Industrial business services firm Triton announced its intention to sell Aventics, its pneumatic engineering company, to Emerson. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Steve Carlisle named head of Cadillac, new GM Canada president is Travis Hester

The Ontario-born head of General Motors Canada is moving to head Cadillac, the global automaker’s luxury car division as part of a management rotation.

China factory index at 19 month low as holiday slows work

China’s manufacturing activity weakened to its lowest level in more than a year and a half as the extended Lunar New Year holiday curtailed production.


Three causes of gearbox failure

Gearbox manufacturers have designed a variety of gearboxes in multitudes of different configurations and gear ratios. When failures happen it is critical to understand how to repair the failed units and how to prevent future failures in order to keep production up and running. Three things that can cause premature failure are poor lubrication, misalignment and overloading. » Read More

Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit

Date: June 4 - 6, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

Date: September 10 - 15, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL
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MainTrain 2018

Date: September 24 - 27, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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