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The scenario: A large international dairy producer was expanding a local butter production and packaging facility as part of an effort to increase throughput, consolidate the packaging process, reduce costs, and improve worker health and safety.

 

 

 

Increasing consumer demands, razor thin margins, and a rapidly changing landscape mean manufacturers are under more pressure than ever before. As competition increases, companies are searching for ways to become more agile, flexible, and efficient in order to not only survive, but thrive in the coming decade.

 

 

 

Both radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcode reading are excellent options for traceability, and it can be difficult to choose between the two if you’re not fully aware of their relative advantages. To help you make an educated decision, we decided to put together a quick questionnaire on the topic.

 

 

 

It’s never been a better time to be a consumer, especially when it comes to food and beverage options. Do you want organic, locally sourced, craft made, single serving, gluten free? The choices are endless, making you a happy consumer, and at the same time, a frustrated producer.

 

 

 

As a plant manager, your list of responsibilities is never ending. Meet production demands and productivity targets. Manage raw material and energy costs while making profitability goals. Quickly adjust to accommodate marketing’s latest product innovation.

 

 

 

As the Vice President and General manager of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division David O’Reilly draws on his many years of executive experience to lead a national team with the goal of delivering unique energy management solutions.

 

 

 

Progressive digitalisation is also increasingly important in the farming industry: data-supported targeted application of fertiliser and crop protection products, soil analysis sensors and autonomous operation are just a few of the buzz words in the current discussion around Farming 4.0 and Smart Farming.

 

 

 

If you were to visualize what’s just around the corner in the robotics industry, chances are mobile robots form a major part of the picture. In fact, this particular segment of the industrial automation solutions world is experiencing significant growth right now thanks to its ability to solve pressing issues in manufacturing.

 

 

 

When a vulnerability exists in an industrial control system, it’s vital that the good guys discover it first.That’s why we’re grateful for the work done by the largely unheralded heroes of cybersecurity – researchers.

 

 

 

Choosing the right automation integrated development environment (IDE) is essential for ensuring that your operations run smoothly. Due to their centrality in the automation process, software environments play a major role in determining the organization efficiency of businesses of all sizes.

 

 

 

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One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.


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Eric DeschenesABB Canada has appointed Eric Deschenes as Country Managing Director and Head of the Electrification business, effective January 1, 2020.

Prior to joining ABB in 2017 as Executive Vice President of the Electrification business, Deschenes was most recently North American Vice President of Mining, Minerals & Metals Segment at Schneider Electric. Having spent 15 years at Schneider Electric, he held several executive-level positions, including Vice President End User Sales and Infrastructure (energy) and Director Offer Marketing & Business Development (industry).

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Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

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The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

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Strategies for boosting the flexibility of packaging lines and managing SKU proliferation

Omron Packaging LinesConsumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are under increasing pressure to add more product variety – more sizes, more flavors, more combo options, you name it. To retain the loyalty of customers, it’s essential for CPG companies to remain highly adaptable to the whims of the market while successfully managing the complexity of SKU proliferation.

To successfully compete in this environment, food and beverage manufacturers and other CPG companies are embracing flexible packaging strategies. Industrial flexible manufacturing can mean many things, but the overarching goal is to respond effectively to changing consumer needs and manage multiple related product types.

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