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I recently met with a client from a large CPG company who said his challenges are rooted in the fact that every industrial automation system comprises two descriptions of the truth, a physical one and a logical one. And because of the development process, these two truths are rarely aligned.

 

 

 

With their advanced, microprocessor-based technologies, today's industrial automation and control systems (IACS) deliver much-improved performance and features compared to their analog counterparts.

 

 

DCS 5 Rockwell ProdBoost 400As an oil and gas producer, you may be feeling the effects of relying on an outdated power-distribution system. You’re facing reduced productivity, increased safety risks or additional stress due to the constant need for troubleshooting.

 

 

 

DCS SCHUNK defthands 400Today still, the human hand is regarded as the benchmark when it comes to flexibility of gripping tools. Particularly when it comes to service and assistance robotics, humanoid manipulators that enable the widest variety of gripping variants will be more and more in demand in future.

 

 

Industry Insights WarrenIn this issue of Industry Insights with Owen I had the opportunity to sit down with Warren Osak, founder and CEO of Electromate.

 

 

 

PBSI LA Rockwell food bev 400As food processing continues to grow in complexity, companies remain vigilant for how to make facilities work better without expanding their footprint.

 

 

 

 

EIN LA Flir casestudy 400Today, transformers are everywhere, feeding various voltages into our homes and businesses. When a transformer fails in a commercial or industrial environment, that failure can disrupt a significant portion of facility operations.

 

 

Safety used to be treated somewhat as an afterthought, in that it was added as a separate system once all the other production equipment was in place. Nowadays, many manufacturers are seeing the benefits of integrated safety systems, in which safety features are designed into equipment from the very beginning.

 

 

 

PBSI AHParticle 400In the past, companies leaned towards moving their operations to developing markets where they could cut costs by finding inexpensive labour.

 

 

 

 

Over the last two and a half centuries, industry has embraced change and transformation. Analysts now say that we are in the beginning stages of a fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0. This latest advancement enhances existing technologies and computer frameworks to make them smarter, more efficient and better connected.

 

 

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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.


ABB Canada appoints Eric Deschenes as Country Managing Director and Head of Electrification business

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

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

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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