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Advancements in Automated Warehousing Technology

February 12, 2024 In today’s automated warehousing industry, Amazon and Walmart have distinctly established themselves as the household names of global consumers. How did they achieve such a demand of consumer usability and market share? They designed an infrastructure so that their customers at the push of a few buttons, could quickly purchase and receive…

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SEW-Eurodrive Demonstrates StarterSET for Vertical FFS Machines at ATX 2023

February 6, 2024 By Krystie Johnston Flexible, modular, and independent Across Canada and around the world, innumerable products are packaged, transported, and processed in a variety of ways before finally being distributed. The packaging machines that assist with this process are vitally important, and when automated, must be able to complete these tasks with various…

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ANCA TapX: A Customized Grinding Solution for Tap Manufacture

February 1, 2024 ANCA’s years of experience working with tap manufacturers has given the company valuable insights into the industry challenges. Projected global demand for products such as taps, dies, and thread forming tools is anticipated to rise from 2.75 billion to 3.42 billion over the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate…

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80% More Productivity in Additive 3D Printing

DMG MORI Additive strengthens SLM process with automation technology February 1, 2024 “Our aim is to achieve a high level of maturity of CNC machines with our additive manufacturing machines,” explains Dr. Vino Suntharakumaran, Managing Director at DMG MORI Additive GmbH. The company is not far off reaching this aim with the LASERTEC 30 DUAL…

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Machine Safety Strategy in Manufacturing: Why it Matters and How to Get Started

January 31, 2024 Guidance on initiating the development of a machine safety strategy Machine-related accidents in the workplace can have devastating consequences, causing injuries, disabilities, and even fatalities. These incidents also result win significant financial losses for businesses. To mitigate these risks, it is crucial for companies to establish a comprehensive machine safety strategy. This…

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Series Rated Vs Fully Rated: Understanding the Short Circuit Current Protection Systems

January 29, 2024 Series rated vs fully rated: this article provides an understanding of short circuit current protection systems. Circuit Breakers are designed to provide overcurrent protection for electrical networks and connected loads. Short Circuit Current protection is one such example of overcurrent protection and very often needs to be done in a coordinated way to…

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A Guide to Encoder Types in Mechatronic Automation

January 25, 2024 A Guide to Encoder Types in Mechatronic Automation Encoders are pivotal sensor components in mechatronic automation, converting mechanical motion into an electrical signal that can be interpreted for precise control and positioning of mechanical parts. This article explores various encoder types, focusing on their unique components, advantages, and applications. Rotary Encoders Rotary…

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Omron’s Enabling Technologies for Semiconductor Manufacturing

January 18, 2024 By Omron Automation Omron has a broad portfolio of technologies that help enable semiconductor manufacturing With semiconductor manufacturing booming in the Americas, fabrication facilities are on the lookout for innovative ways to quickly produce high-quality wafers and gain a competitive advantage. Omron has the solutions to make that happen. Their portfolio of…

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Omron’s Semiconductor Manufacturing: From Front-End Inspection to Finished

January 18, 2024 By Omron Automation The front-end process of semiconductor manufacturing is critical to quality. As this is when circuits are formed on the surface of the wafer. With semiconductor manufacturing booming in the Americas, fabrication facilities are on the lookout for innovative ways to quickly produce high-quality wafers and gain a competitive advantage….

New Year, New Demands: Tips for Eco-Friendly Data Centers in 2024

January 17, 2024 By James See, Director Power at Schneider Electric Canada In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, where data serves as the lifeblood for businesses across diverse industries, the demand for resilient and scalable data centers has witnessed an unprecedented surge. The increasing reliance on artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data analytics that…

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Prioritizing Safety: Understanding ISO 15066 and the Importance of Cobot Safety Validation

January 8, 2024 Collaborative robots, or cobots, have revolutionized the manufacturing industry by working alongside humans to increase productivity and efficiency. However, with the growing prevalence of cobots, it is crucial to prioritize safety and conduct thorough testing and validation to ensure safe operations. In this blog post, Omron explores the importance of force and…

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How to Properly Approach and Complete a Migration or Automation Upgrade in Your Facility

January 5, 2024 By Krystie Johnston Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. is a global electrical distribution organization known in Canada under brands like Nedco, and Rexel Atlantic. Rexel is a leading distributor of high-quality electrical products and services for the residential, industrial, and commercial markets and they have a variety of specialists located across the country…

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Getting Started with Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Beginner’s Guide

January 2, 2023 The world of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is rapidly growing and provides businesses with a range of exciting opportunities to streamline processes and increase operational efficiency. If you are just getting started with mobile robots, it can seem daunting to know where to begin. Fortunately, this article will provide you with the…

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Noark Electric: Understanding 80% Vs. 100% Rated 

December 15, 2023 Noark Electric clears up the misunderstanding of 80% Vs. 100-% rated circuit breakers. When it comes to electrical installations and maintenance, safety is of utmost importance. Even among professionals in the field, there is often a misunderstanding between 80% and 100% rated circuit breakers and their applications in panel design. Electrical original…

Four Predictions for 2024: AI Set to Supercharge Robotic Automation
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Four Predictions for 2024: AI Set to Supercharge Robotic Automation

December 14, 2023 What 2024 has in store for the world of robotics and automation By Anders Billesø Beck, VP of innovation and strategy at Universal Robots We’ve reached that point in the year when it’s time to reflect upon the trends from the past 12 months, while looking ahead at what 2024 has in…

Schneider Electric’s New Lexium Cobot in Canada
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Schneider Electric’s New Lexium Cobot in Canada

New robot leverages next-generation automation and advanced industrial robotics technologies for Canadian plants December 14, 2023 By Krystie Johnston The Lexium Cobot from Schneider Electric is designed to work safely alongside humans, performing gentle and dynamic movements with one of the smallest footprints on the market. Schneider Electric has launched its latest technological innovation: the…