Get to know “predictive maintenance”
How the maintenance strategy leverages innovations in sensing and analytics technologies to overcome the drawbacks of traditional preventive maintenance.
A Fresh Coat
Quebec-based paint manufacturer, Pépin Industries, leverages digital transformation to boost throughput 150%.
A guide to the capabilities of the digital, IEC 61131-9-compliant communications networking standard.
Antaira Technologies industrial networking devices designed for harsh outdoor environments.
IMTS 2020 Cancelled
Manufacturing trade show to offer digital events in coming months; pre-registered attendees to be refunded.
Feeling the Heat
PC-based control reduces technology cost and cycle times for Ontario automation firm.
Opto 22 groov EPIC firmware update adds VPN access and Inductive Automation Ignition options.
Motion Control Roundtable 2019
Motion control leaders discuss the market conditions and trends of the Canadian automation market.
IDEC upgrades high-performance touch-screen series.
Antaira’s LNX-0500-M12-67 series designed for harsh environments.
JMP Engineering changes name to JMP Solutions
Automation firm says new moniker better reflects firm’s expanding role.
CFPA Corner: Industry Outlook 2018
Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) predicts optimistic outlook for 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.
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Tomorrow’s engineers need to learn IoT
Future engineering careers will depend on present education in cyber-physical systems and IoT integration.
CFPA Corner: Breakout Force
2015 was a breakthrough year for the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA). What’s in store for 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.
Wittenstein AG the Hannover Messe winner of the 2015 Hermes Award
This year’s Hermes Award at the Hannover Messe goes to Wittenstein AG. One of the world’s most prestigious innovation prizes, the award was presented to the company on 12 April at the Hannover Messe Opening Ceremony.
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.
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.
Oriental Motor DRLII series offers high precision, network-ready linear actuator.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian holodeck-like 3D sketching system unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2014
U of Montreal Hyve-3D system lets designers model in full-scale, immersive environment.
Ha-VIS eCon Ethernet switches from Harting smooth industrial networking
Optimized and designed for jobs in harsh industrial environments,…
Hannover Messe 2013: Balluff demonstrates IO-Link technology versatility
Stephan Langer, Business Unit Networking product manager at Balluff…
DENSO RC8 controller offers 3-kW output in a smaller and lighter package.
Rugged modules for OEM’s
RuggedCom Inc. announced the launch of the first member…
Interactive app provides instant access to 200,000+ hydraulic products
Eaton Corporation makes the Apple iPad as powerful a…
Innovate or Else
Forward-looking conference showcases tools, technologies and practices critical to the future of product development in Canada.
The future of CAN/CANopen and the Industrial Ethernet challenge
Industrial Ethernet technologies are a formidable challenge to CANopen…