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IMTS 2020 Cancelled

Manufacturing trade show to offer digital events in coming months; pre-registered attendees to be refunded.

June 9, 2020  

Feeling the Heat

PC-based control reduces technology cost and cycle times for Ontario automation firm.

March 18, 2020  

Programmable Controller

Opto 22 groov EPIC firmware update adds VPN access and Inductive Automation Ignition options.

September 5, 2019  

Motion Control Roundtable 2019

Motion control leaders discuss the market conditions and trends of the Canadian automation market.

September 4, 2019  


IDEC upgrades high-performance touch-screen series.

July 9, 2019  

Industrial Switches

Antaira’s LNX-0500-M12-67 series designed for harsh environments.

September 14, 2018  

JMP Engineering changes name to JMP Solutions

Automation firm says new moniker better reflects firm’s expanding role.

June 27, 2018  

CFPA Corner: Industry Outlook 2018

Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) predicts optimistic outlook for 2018.

February 5, 2018  

I/O and Wi-Fi Gateway

Weidmuller WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL combines I/O and Wi-Fi communications in a single unit.

September 27, 2017  

Editorial Calendar

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August 30, 2017  

Tomorrow’s engineers need to learn IoT

Future engineering careers will depend on present education in cyber-physical systems and IoT integration.

March 6, 2017  

CFPA Corner: Breakout Force

2015 was a breakthrough year for the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA). What’s in store for 2016?

April 6, 2016  

CFPA Annual General Meeting gets lakeside location

The AGM of the Canadian Fluid Power Association will be held at the Chateau Vaudreuil, situated on the shores of Lac des Deux- Montagnes.

September 16, 2015  

POSITAL adds communications interfaces for IXARC magnetic encoders

POSITAL-FRABA has introduced two new communications interfaces for its high-precision IXARC magnetic rotary encoders. The devices are now available with PROFINET and EtherCAT interfaces.

April 7, 2015  

PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference open for registration

Registration is now open for the PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference, to be held June 4-5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Vancouver. For the fourteenth year, key decision makers of the Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry gather for business networking, impactful market-driven education, a manufacturer industry showcase and more.

March 16, 2015  

Linear Actuator

Oriental Motor DRLII series offers high precision, network-ready linear actuator.

March 11, 2015  

Power transmission/motion control industry anticipates continued growth in 2015

CHICAGO – The PTDA Business Index for 4Q2014 indicates slowing but continued positive growth. However, manufacturers reported more positive growth in new orders, employment, supplier deliveries and inventories for 4Q2014 than distributors, a notable change from 2Q and 3Q 2014.

February 9, 2015  

PTDA 2014 Industry Summit participants IMAGINE great success

Nearly 600 power transmission and motion control industry representatives from over 250 PTDA member companies attended the “Imagine” themed PTDA 2014 Industry Summit last month at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL.

November 27, 2014  

Coming in 2017: The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Chicago, Ill.— The Boards of Directors of NIBA—The Belting Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) are pleased to announce the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit to be held in the fall of 2017.

August 19, 2014  

Canadian holodeck-like 3D sketching system unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2014

U of Montreal Hyve-3D system lets designers model in full-scale, immersive environment.

August 13, 2014  

Ha-VIS eCon Ethernet switches from Harting smooth industrial networking

Optimized and designed for jobs in harsh industrial environments,

June 10, 2014  

Hannover Messe 2013: Balluff demonstrates IO-Link technology versatility

Stephan Langer, Business Unit Networking product manager at Balluff

April 23, 2013  

Robot Controller

DENSO RC8 controller offers 3-kW output in a smaller and lighter package.

January 21, 2013  

Rugged modules for OEM’s

RuggedCom Inc. announced the launch of the first member

February 6, 2012  

Interactive app provides instant access to 200,000+ hydraulic products

Eaton Corporation makes the Apple iPad as powerful a

December 19, 2011  

Innovate or Else

Forward-looking conference showcases tools, technologies and practices critical to the future of product development in Canada.

December 15, 2010  

The future of CAN/CANopen and the Industrial Ethernet challenge

Industrial Ethernet technologies are a formidable challenge to CANopen

May 18, 2010