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Software takes data-driven manufacturing to a new level at Mazak
December 13, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

Mazak is always exploring manufacturing processes and continuous improvement methodologies that can be implemented in its other manufacturing plants to improve productivity and efficiency. The team at Mazak understands that in order to…

Magellan Aerospace sees huge savings thanks to new Manufacturing Execution System
December 12, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

Alignment and automation are key success factors for Magellan Aerospace. But the Kitchener, Ont.-based company was experiencing a challenge: its standalone machines were not reaching production targets. There were far too many downtime…

New conveyor boosts line efficiency and cleanliness
December 12, 2014 by Pure Ingenuity Inc

In its jelly-filled pastry manufacturing process, a food processor was running two lines of pastries into one freezer. One line took up half the width of the freezer door, and the other took…

Schmersal switches and controls promote machine safety
December 12, 2014 by Schmersal Canada

Many designers equip their systems with safety controllers because the potential for electrical/mechanical failure is always present — regardless of the reliability of the components in use. Safety controllers detect faults that can…

The link between motion control and safety
December 11, 2014 by Vickers-Warnick Ltd.

Modern manufacturing facilities are quickly evolving into more complex, highly sophisticated automation cells. Motion control tools — motors, drives, servos, steppers, actuators, etc. — are vital to production, but they also pose risks…

Control your data with this handy device
December 11, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Do you have control of your measurement data? Portable data recorders are one way for users to gain total control of measurement data — and it’s easy.  The GEN3i High-Speed, Portable Data Recorder,…

Small sensor solves big production line problem
December 11, 2014 by Keyence Canada

A company that had been using a semi-automated process for its product assembly wanted to move towards a fully automated process to speed up production, eliminate errors and reduce the amount of human…

Are your machines as productive as they can be? This tool can find out.
December 11, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

“If you can measure it, then you can manage it.” That’s the motto of Burlington, Ont.-based Memex Automation, a leader in the connection, monitoring and management of machines, sensors and processes in manufacturing.…

The benefits of outsourcing warehousing and distribution
December 11, 2014 by SCI Logistics

A global manufacturer of wireless handsets and accessories needed to improve service and reduce costs. Historically, its Canadian warehouse operations were split between direct-to-client (D2C) shipments for Canada’s largest wireless service provider, and…

How one company achieved its green goals
December 11, 2014 by Lange Transportation & Storage Ltd

Lange Transportation and Storage says it is the first company in Canada to totally retrofit a 70,000-square-foot office and warehouse with geothermal heating and air conditioning.  It started back in July 2006 when…

Achieving food quality through high compressed air quality
December 10, 2014 by Festo Inc

Great care must always be taken when compressed air comes into contact with food, because compressed air is not clean by nature. Extremely strict requirements are stipulated for compressed air quality in the…

Six must-have actuator features that lower the cost of ownership
December 10, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

Every manufacturer concerned with the bottom line is looking for ways to improve efficiency, reduce waste and lower the cost of ownership of their tools, equipment and products. Utilizing actuators for precise positioning…

Myth busting: A look at some of the misconceptions around robotic welding
December 10, 2014 by Lincoln Electric (Canada)

Automated welding represents an opportunity for improvement to many in the industry, but not everyone is convinced. Part of this unease stems from misconceptions about the process. Lincoln Electric addressed some of these…

New program connects manufacturers to best-in-class safety system integrators
December 10, 2014 by Untitled

To help manufacturers identify best-in-class safety system integrators — with current safety standards expertise, a proven track record in building safety systems, and knowledge of productivity-enhancing safety technologies — Rockwell Automation has created…

A cable for every robotic application
December 10, 2014 by Lapp Canada Inc

Robots are being increasingly used in a variety of applications in many industries. They’re a crucial element of complex production processes. This means that robot technology is a dynamic area for development. Cables…

Plant reduces shutdowns 90 per cent with automation system
December 10, 2014 by Untitled

Ripon Cogeneration, which helps supply energy to homes and businesses throughout most of northern and central California, achieved unprecedented plant performance — including a 30 per cent reduction in startup time — by…

Conveyor system helps company take out the trash
December 9, 2014 by Wecon Systems Ltd.

Wecon Services was invited to be part of a large newsprint system being installed in the GTA. The customer — Ferag Americas, a European manufacturer and integrator of newsprint equipment — was tasked…

Custom fabricator takes on modular plant fabrication projects
December 9, 2014 by Alps Welding Ltd

For 40 years, Alps Welding has been the fabricator of choice for many companies across North America for their custom process equipment. But over the last four decades, the Woodbridge, Ont.-based company has…

The finishing touch: Essential features for stainless steel tubes
December 9, 2014 by Wainbee Limited

If you’re looking to complete your tube fittings system, don’t forget about stainless steel coiled or straight length tubing. It’s a necessary component that will help reduce the risk of leakage in your…

Springs & Things Inc., welcomes latest technology to shop floor
December 9, 2014 by Springs & Things Inc

A new addition is coming to Springs & Things’ Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturing plant this month, and bringing with it additional capability and capacity. The CNC spring and wire form making machine, Model HTC-10XU,…

Six features to look for in a boiler system
December 9, 2014 by Miura Canada Co. Ltd.

Many industrial applications use boilers to produce steam or hot water. Forward-thinking companies that want to conserve oil and gas resources while saving money and reducing emissions should look for these six features…

EXAIR’s reversible drum vacs are now CE compliant
December 9, 2014 by Exair Corporation

After undergoing rigorous testing by an independent laboratory, EXAIR’s reversible drum vacs have been proven to meet the stringent requirements of the European Union in order to be marked as CE compliant. The…

Bombardier achieves enhanced productivity with workforce solution
December 8, 2014 by Kronos Canadian Systems Inc.

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, is able to retain the highest levels of quality and sustain its leadership position by continuously ensuring that it is at the forefront of technology…

An intro to mass flow sensors — and what they do
December 8, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Almost every modern process and machine that uses gas and/or liquid has a flow meter with a flow sensor incorporated. A flow sensor is a device that measures the rate of flow of…

Ontario company brings you metric fasteners — fast
December 8, 2014 by Advance Fasteners Ltd

Metric fasteners are used in a variety of industrial applications — from HVAC and construction to electrical and commercial product manufacturing. They’re quite possibly a necessary component of your industrial application.  Where do…

How to store hazardous materials — safely
December 8, 2014 by Excess Space Solutions Inc

Companies dealing with chemicals and hazardous materials must ensure products are stored safely. Proper containment is key.  Fibreglass is an ideal match for the storage of hazardous materials because it’s resistant to chemicals…

How to extend the life of your bearings
December 5, 2014 by Daemar Inc.

Premature bearing failure is a real problem. Bearings are at risk whenever seals allow lubricant leakage or contaminant intrusion into the housing. Until now, there has been no comprehensive solution — only partial…

Wire bending machinery: A look at some of the options
December 5, 2014 by Rotem Industrial Products Inc

Canadian wiring industries require high-quality wire bending machinery, such as CNC wire benders and a straighten machine, to stay ahead of the competition. That’s why Etobicoke, Ont.-based Rotem Industrial Products has partnered with…

Company learns how to lift and handle boxes — the safe way
December 5, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. (ELS) has been providing standard and custom overhead material lifting systems and equipment on time and on budget since the company was founded in 1971. So when…

Enhance performance of fluid power systems with accumulators
December 5, 2014 by York Fluid Controls Ltd

Accumulators are storage vessels that hold fluid under pressure, and are commonly used in fluid power systems to store fluid as energy to be released on demand. They are also used to eliminate…