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Study: Operator panel market to bounce back from pandemic

Arc report predicts HMIs will experience double digit growth in 2021.

October 9, 2021  

HMI Tablets

IDEC’s Safety Commander merges industrial-grade safety with HMI tablet.

July 9, 2021  

Stellantis, Foxconn team up to make cars more connected

4th-largest automaker says tie up “will mark the next great evolution of our industry.”

May 19, 2021  

Opto 22 releases latest groov EPIC, RIO models with Ignition 8 onboard

New models provide more memory and storage to support the latest releases from Inductive Automation.

May 10, 2021  

Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software

TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.

May 10, 2021  

Orchestral Automation

ATS Automation’s modular Symphoni technology combines the speed of continuous motion with the precision and flexibility of robotic assembly.

December 11, 2020  

12V PLCs

IDEC adds 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line.

September 15, 2020  

MapleSim Insight simplifies machine controller testing

Software tool enables testing of machine control strategies via simulation, 3D visualizations.

July 29, 2020  

Rockwell acquires Kalypso and ASEM, S.p.A

Automation giant broadens digital transformation capabilities with addition of IIoT-focused firms.

May 8, 2020  

Eigen Innovations’ AI-driven systems optimize quality control for automotive, paper manufacturers.

New Brunswick-based automation firm’s systems combine high-resolution imaging, thermographic data and AI algorithms to promote a continuous cycle of improvement.

April 15, 2020  

GE Additive unveils new metal 3D printers, materials and software

Latest EBM, Concept Laser systems, plus copper/tool steel materials, tailored for aerospace industry.

November 22, 2019  

Motor Soft Starters

Siemens’ Sirius starters offer enhanced protection including integrated Safe Torque Off function.

November 6, 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  

AI Module

Rockwell Automation AI module provides predictive analytics.

April 29, 2019  

Multi-touch HMI and Controller

B&R’s Power Panel C50 offers a dedicated processor for HMI.

April 29, 2019  

Motion Controller

Delta Computer Systems updates motion control software, announces RMC200 PROFINET support.

March 20, 2019  

GE to spin off GE Digital as separate company

The decision was made in an effort to streamline the company’s industrial services amidst ongoing financial woes.

December 18, 2018  


Exor’s eX700 series features Harsh Environment Operation

November 20, 2018  

Creaform looks to expand U.S presence with new California facility.

The 3,000 ft. space will incorporate an expanded industrial robot calibration service

October 2, 2018  

Canadian centric IIoT partnership to bring LPWAN software to “Mass-market”

Toronto-based Behr Technologies is looking to bring MIOTY to market with the help of Microsoft, Advantech and Hitachi Solutions America.

August 15, 2018  

HMI Panel Interface

B&R’s latest display transmission tech, SDL4, allows 100-meter cable spans and up to 4 HMIs per PC.

June 6, 2018  

Compact Industrial PC

B&R’s Automation PC 2200 variants are free of fans and other rotating parts, making them completely maintenance free.

May 9, 2018  

Web Terminal

B&R’s T50 features a projected capacitive multi-touch screen with diagonals ranging from 5 to 15.6″.

March 12, 2018  

Audi incorporates 3D printed engine components with help from SLM Solutions

The automaker has been using the SLM 280, which offers a large build envelop, to prototype and produce spare parts.

February 26, 2018  

Autonomous trucks are becoming a reality on Canadian roads despite job threat

It is estimated that more than half the 6.4 million truck driver jobs needed globally in 2030 could be redundant if driverless trucks are deployed quickly.

December 28, 2017  

VW senior manager faces major prison time for US emissions scandal

The U.S. government is asking a judge to send VW’s Oliver Schmidt away for seven years.

December 6, 2017  

Canadian census reveals gender gap in STEM fields difficult to close

Fewer than 20 per cent of working-age Canadians with post-secondary degrees chose the STEM path, with the female ranks small indeed.

November 29, 2017