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Industrial companies trying to keep up with today’s complex requirements for machine-safety systems while staying as productive as possible now have more help available to them through the Machine Safety System Integrator program.

 

 

 

To simplify website access and improve user experience on  digital channels, Schneider Electric has updated its web domain from www.schneider-electric.ca to www.se.com/ca. Easier to write and to remember, the new web address ensures quicker access to Schneider Electric online platforms.

 

 

 

EIN 37 CS women in trades 400The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) has announced a task force to develop a national strategy for women in trades.

 

 

 

Automation, networking and robotics are rapidly gaining ground in metalworking – and in storage and sawing technology. Storage systems and sawing machines are increasingly being integrated into a uniformly controlled material flow in which all processes between incoming and outgoing goods are fully automated – from the storage of the long goods raw material to the dispatch of the palletized finished parts.

 

 

 

ABB has launched a scalable, digital application that gives metals producers a complete overview of their production assets’ health, helping to avoid excess maintenance, prevent unnecessary exposure to hazardous areas and speed up repairs.

 

 

 

Siemens has expanded the Ruggedcom Multi-Service Platform product family of utility-grade communication devices by introducing a new, more powerful version of the Ruggedcom APE (Application Processing Engine) – an industrial application hosting platform designed for running third party software applications in harsh, mission-critical environments.

 

 

 

Endress+Hauser has broken ground for its new $28 million Customer Experience Centre for Central and Eastern Canada. When construction of the approximately 47,000 sq ft facility in Burlington is completed late next year, it will provide customers from Manitoba to Atlantic Canada with a generously equipped, state-of-the-art training and support hub for selecting and familiarizing themselves with the company’s latest innovations for process automation.

 

 

 

The production of semiconductors is complex. Until now there was no mobile, automated semiconductor production system that enabled component transfer from one step to the next. That has now changed with the KUKA wafer handling solution.

 

 

 

EIN CAF FCA 400

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is hosting a National Symposium: Preparing Youth for Careers in the Skilled Trades on October 24-25 in Ottawa, ON.

 

 

 

In March 2018, Brock Solutions committed to becoming a more environmentally sustainable organization. Starting at their head office in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Brock Solutions set a goal with Waste Management to increase the office’s waste diversion by approximately 50% by year end to coincide with the Canadian average.

 

 

 


Fulham taps industry veteran Edwin Reyes to head OEM sales team

Edwin ReyesFulham Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has appointed Edwin Reyes as Director of OEM Sales and Business Development.

In his new role, Reyes will oversee all OEM sales activities for the Fulham organization. He brings over 14 years of experience to the role, gained through his time at Fulham, having started his career in the engineering department of the California-based company before recently serving as product manager for LED Drivers and Modules.

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At Omron, we’ve devoted much of our recent efforts to helping manufacturers become and remain flexible. 

 

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