GM promises to double revenue by 2030
Automaker pledged to unseat Tesla as U.S. electric vehicle market share leader.
B.C. lays out five year plan to move away from fossil fuels
BC Hydro to spend $190M to promote fuel switching in homes, buildings, vehicles and industry.
Motion Control Systems
OES’ multi-axis ADAGIO-X-STPR Series system designed to drive single and multi-axis stepper motor stages.
Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.
Liberals pledge $2B to help ‘transition’ oil workers
Alberta communities lukewarm to Ottawa’s “Future Funds” program.
Molex adds 60A connector Woodhead ArcArrest product line.
Festo’s DFPC specially designed to actuate process valves.
AutomationDirect PS-AMC controller and P1-RX remote I/O module expand IO extensibility.
Moxa EDR-G9010 series offers 10-port GbE and in-depth security capabilities.
IDEC’s Safety Commander merges industrial-grade safety with HMI tablet.
Antaira’s LNX-, LMP- and LMX-2012G-SFP Series managed switches offer multiple connection options.
GM, Ford outdo each other with EV investments
Automotive competitors to spend billions on EV development in coming decade despite low sales currently.
Slow charging times threaten EV sales, analysts say
Lack of charging stations and tech limitations continue to stymie EV market.
Tri-Axis Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stages
OES Yaw-Pitch-Roll Stage line designed for laser machining and drilling, scanning and tracking.
Global chip shortage drives up home appliance prices
Shortage affecting tech and auto makers extends to appliances as pandemic-driven demand continues to inflate prices.
Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software
TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.
Automakers betting on solid state batteries
Ford COO says Solid Power’s advanced battery chemistry will store more energy, cut EV costs
Ford plans to develop and produce its own EV batteries
200,000-sq-ft Ford Ion Park R&D facility to help car maker lessen dependence on suppliers.
Westermo RedFox-5728 switch for the most demanding substation automation applications.
Ballard fuel cells to power zero-emission locomotive
Sierra Northern Railway pilot program to test conversion of switching locomotive fleet from diesel to fuel cells.
Smart Grid Gateways
Ixxat Smart Grid Gateways enable IO and Wi-Fi sensors to be connected to energy networks
Digital Output Modules
WAGO 750-527 and 750-528 solid state I/O modules able to switch both AC and DC voltages up to 30V and 2 Amps.
Allen-Bradley Stratix 5800 gigabit managed switch offers copper, fiber and Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports.
As EV ownership grows in Canada, cities struggle to implement charging options
Simply plugging in not an option in many high density Toronto, Vancouver neighborhoods.
WAGO Gen 2 PFC200 controllers offer fiber optic option.
Cost of Canadian warship fleet to inflate by $17B, PBO report estimates
Budget office says Canada’s largest ever military procurement now carries $77B price tag.
Ford to switch German factory to EV production
Automaker vows to convert entire European vehicle lineup to electric power.
Industrial Ethernet Switches
Antaira PoE and non-PoE Industrial Ethernet Switch lines offer four gigabit Ethernet ports and two dual rate SFP slots.
WAGO’s additions to the 750 XTR Series designed for harsh environments.
(Sponsored) Safety scanner or safety mat?
How to choose the right safeguarding device.
Hydraulic Run-time Meter
Webtec RFS200 designed so that specialist hydraulic attachments can be rented on a ‘time-used’ basis.
Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure Microgrid in Canada
Software helps industrial facilities manage utility, local renewable and back-up power sources.