IMTS 2022: Student Competition & I4.0 Learning Experience  “Industry 4.Core: Embracing the Journey from Mechatronics to Industry 4.0”

IMTS 2022: Student Competition & I4.0 Learning Experience “Industry 4.Core: Embracing the Journey from Mechatronics to Industry 4.0”

 

Festo Didactic, Siemens, and SICK Safety are teaming up at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. The trio is building awareness around the exciting advancements taking place in industry and technical education. They are hosting a special learning competition at the Smartforce Student Summit to inform and excite young people about the future of manufacturing.

 

Ontario Concludes Successful Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

Ontario Concludes Successful Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

 

The Ontario government has concluded a successful trade mission to South Korea and Japan to strengthen economic partnerships and forge new alliances. The mission, led by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, focused on attracting new investments and showcasing Ontario as the innovation and manufacturing gateway to North America.

 

RS Group Plc Announces Acquisition of Risoul for US $275 Million Strong Strategic, Financial and Cultural Rationale

RS Group Plc Announces Acquisition of Risoul for US $275 Million Strong Strategic, Financial and Cultural Rationale

 

Allied Electronics & Automation, a trading brand of RS Group plc, is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire Risoul y Cia, S.A. de C.V. (Risoul), a family-owned distributor of industrial and automation product and service solutions in Mexico, for a cash consideration of US$275 million (c. £228 million) on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

 

Relay From PILZ Sets Safety Standard – International Success Story

Relay From PILZ Sets Safety Standard – International Success Story

 

As part of modernization of the electrical and control technology for the whole machine portfolio at Advanced Engineering Industrie Automation, the company switched to PC-based control technology on the automation side. However, as the workspaces are enclosed, Advanced Engineering consciously decided against an integrated safety solution for the newly fitted safety technology.

 

Nexans Canada Copper Rod Mill Strike Affects Canadian Market

Nexans Canada Copper Rod Mill Strike Affects Canadian Market

 

Canadian Electrical Wholesaler has learned that Nexans has issued a force majeure notice to its customers because of the current strike at its copper rod Plant in Montreal. The plant produces copper wire rod and drawn wire for its own manufacturing and is a core supplier of copper rod to many of Canada’s leading wire and cable manufacturers. 

 

PILZ Automation Days 2022 Presentation: Every Second Counts – Using Safe Packaging Machines Worldwide

PILZ Automation Days 2022 Presentation: Every Second Counts – Using Safe Packaging Machines Worldwide

 

Did you miss our Pilz Automation Days this year? Not to worry! Request the recording of our presentation for free. The challenges to manufacturers and operators of packaging machines are huge: operator safety is the top priority, but this must be reconciled with maximum productivity. In the presentation we’ll be presenting flexible solutions for safety and security on packaging machines. Let’s WRAP this up together!

 

5G ACIA Member Verizon Will Showcase 5G Private Network at Hannover Messe USA Accompanied by Live Industrial Applications

5G ACIA Member Verizon Will Showcase 5G Private Network at Hannover Messe USA Accompanied by Live Industrial Applications

 

5G-ACIA will be on the Hannover Messe USA co-located with the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago from September 12 -17. 5G-ACIA member Verizon will build a private 5G network leveraging mmWave and C-Band spectra. The 5G network is tailored for industrial users and will be accompanied with several live demonstrations from 5G-ACIA members: Aalborg University, Bosch, Ericsson, Festo, Fraunhofer IPT, HMS Networks, ifak, Nokia, NXP, Phoenix Contact, Radisys, Qualcomm and Verizon.

 

Festo Welcomes Groupe EP as A Distributor for Quebec, Atlantic Canada

Festo Welcomes Groupe EP as A Distributor for Quebec, Atlantic Canada

 

Festo has announced a distributorship agreement for Quebec City-based Groupe EP to sell and support the company’s complete portfolio of pneumatic, electric and process automation products throughout Quebec and Atlantic Canada. This new partnership took effect on Sept 1. “With its focus on growth, strong technical bias for automation, and a well-earned reputation for providing customers with value-added sales and support, Groupe EP is a particularly good representation of what Festo is looking for globally in a distributor,

 

Approved: Green Light for Joint Company Semikron Danfoss

Approved: Green Light for Joint Company Semikron Danfoss

 

SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power are joining forces to establish the ultimate partner in power electronics. On August 22, less than five months after it was first announced, the new leader in power semiconductor modules started doing business as Semikron Danfoss. With an existing workforce of more than 3,500 dedicated power electronic specialists, Semikron Danfoss will provide world-class technology expertise to its loyal customer base. The merger comes with a strong growth plan and a firm commitment to future investments, paving the way for green growth and a more sustainable, energy efficient, and decarbonized future.

 

Digi-Key Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Product Distribution Centre Expansion

Digi-Key Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Product Distribution Centre Expansion

 

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers some of the world’s largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, celebrated the ribbon cutting of its Product Distribution Center expansion (PDCe) recently, expanding the company’s headquarters’ footprint by 2.2 million square feet for a combined total of more than 3 million square feet. The new facility allows Digi-Key to pick, pack and ship nearly three times the previous daily average of 27,000 packages to customers in more than 180 countries around the world.

 

iVT Expo is Heading to Chicago, Littelfuse Will be There – August 31 to September 1

iVT Expo is Heading to Chicago, Littelfuse Will be There – August 31 to September 1

 

The iVT Expo is heading to Chicago. Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Thursday, September 1, 2022. iVT Expo is an international exhibition that features the latest components and technologies that go into making the next generation of industrial vehicles. Littelfuse will be showcasing their diverse mix of standard and custom engineered solutions for electromechanical switching, power control and circuit protection applications that are built to endure the rigors of industrial & off-highway vehicle equipment applications.

 

Rockwell Automation Wins Globee® in the 14th Annual 2022 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

Rockwell Automation Wins Globee® in the 14th Annual 2022 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

 

Rockwell Automation announced recently that The Globee® Awards, organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs and business ranking lists, has named Rockwell Automation, a winner in the 14th Annual 2022 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards.

 

Ontario Welcomes $14.8 Million Investment to Create Good-Paying Manufacturing Jobs

Ontario Welcomes $14.8 Million Investment to Create Good-Paying Manufacturing Jobs

 

The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $14.8 million by Greenlid to build a new manufacturing facility that will bring the company’s production to Ontario. To advance this project, the government is providing Greenlid with $500,000 in funding through the Regional Development Program’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

 

Motion Announces Senior Vice President Appointment

Motion Announces Senior Vice President Appointment

 

Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lisa Solomon has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Corporate Accounts. In her new role, Ms. Solomon will lead all of Motion’s Corporate Accounts in North America, plus other Company teams, including the Corporate Accounts Support group, Corporate Accounts Development, P2 MRO, Onsite Solutions, Energy Services and International Sales.

 

ABB And Red Hat Partner to Deliver Further Scalable Digital Solutions Across Industrial Edge and Hybrid Cloud

ABB And Red Hat Partner to Deliver Further Scalable Digital Solutions Across Industrial Edge and Hybrid Cloud

 

ABB and Red Hat recently announced a global partnership to enable industries using ABB’s process automation and industrial software to scale rapidly and flexibly leveraging Red Hat’s industry leading enterprise platforms and application services built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The collection, management and analysis of industrial plant data is critical to improve the efficiency of operations while addressing safety, security and productivity needs. This is consistent with ABB’s strategy for the evolution of process automation.