Alberta ends fiscal year in the black
Province’s surplus hits $3.9B on surge in oil, gas prices.
WAGO Compact Controller 100 supports multiple protocols, Codesys and 61131-3 compatible languages.
Nuclear industry hopes to expand output with new reactors
Nuclear Energy Institute members look to add 90GW to the U.S. grid with small modular reactors.
Wireless IIoT sensor
Endress+Hauser Micropilot FWR30 provides tank level measurement from anywhere.
Federal cybersecurity bill would mandate incident reporting for key enterprises
Proposed legislation would give regulators ability to audit, levy fines and bring criminal charges.
NHTSA reports nearly 400 crashes of automated tech vehicles
Tesla’s crashes account for nearly 70% of all autonomous driving incidents reported by a dozen automakers.
StatCan reports manufacturing sales increase in April
Sales rise to $72.3B, spurred by gains in the petroleum, motor vehicle and primary metal sectors.
BRP sales sag due to supply chain snags, company says
Ski-Doo maker says consumer demand is growing but product availability will remain a problem.
EU lawmakers to vote on banning combustion engine cars
Legislation provision would force automakers to lower CO2 emissions by 100% in 2035.
Schneider Electric, ETAP announce digital twin integration
Integration of ETAP’s digital twin with EcoStruxure enables quicker operator training and testing of real-time “what-if” scenarios, companies say.
Terminal Blocks: The Building Blocks of Industrial Control Cabinets
Picking the right terminal block depends on wire gauge, system voltage, current requirements, pole count and cabinet environment.
How to Determine the Proper Disc Spring Stack Configuration
When a single Disc Spring isn’t enough, stacking them in series, parallel or combination can solve the problem if done properly.
Montreal’s Kinova Robotics leverages history of assistive robotics to develop its industrial Link 6 cobot.
Another Way of Doing MCAD
Hexagon’s BricsCAD diverts from the mainstream by embracing alternative CAD modeling approach.
Stellantis, Samsung announce plans for EV battery plant in Indiana
Joint venture to invest US$2.4B in facility to produce battery modules for Stellantis assembly plants.
Engineering researchers create smallest remote-controlled walking robot
Northwestern University tiny robotic crab capable of walking, turning and jumping.
BlackBerry, Magna enter deal for driver assistance systems
Software firm predicts annual revenues will double in next five years.
Mini Energy Chain
igus readychain micro-speed enables fast connection of e-chain systems in tight installation spaces.
WAGO expands TOPJOB S multi-level terminal block line with push-button and hybrid variants.
MDA reports Q1 profit
Space robotics and technology firm sees revenue grow 4% from year ago.
Leuze 36 series sensors designed to detect objects at a great distance, with vibration, ambient lighting or soiling.
Vishay MCB RAME012 miniature sensor designed for military and industrial applications.
Slewing Ring Bearing
igus expands its PRT series with compact slewing ring bearing.
Feds, Ontario invest $1B to retool Stellantis plants to make electric vehicles
Car maker dedicates $2.6 billion toward plant restructuring and its Automotive Research and Development Centre in Windsor.
6 Reasons Why igus Bearings are the Better Choice for Material Handling Robotics
igus’ iglide plastic plain bearings and drylin linear guides engineered to extend service life.
War not affecting Ukrainian rocket supplier for Nova Scotia spaceport project
Maritime Launch Services CEO says company would have time to find another supplier if Russia’s invasion causes disruption.
Researchers develop plant-based jet fuel
WSU study finds aromatics-free, lignum-based jet fuel outperforms petroleum fuel while cutting emissions.
GE opens facility to research ways to 3D print wind turbine towers
GE Renewable Energy division hopes to see AM approach’s first field application in five years.
NASA 3D printed alloy designed for harsh aerospace applications
GRX-810 alloy exhibits 1,000 times the durability under stress at high temperatures vs modern alloys.
Desktop Metal launches large-format robotic system to 3D print sand castings
ExOne S-Max Flex binder jetting system offers build box up to 4700 x 1000 x 1000mm.
Canadian manufacturers hope for exemptions from latest Buy American provisions
CME says Canada will have to work hard to secure waivers to protect access to the U.S. market.
U of Calgary students convert ATV to solar to help Indigenous communities
Conversion reduces remote northern community’s dependence on high price fuels.