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Why do you need certification marks on your products?
December 19, 2014 by CSA Group

Certification marks offer peace of mind to retailers, regulators, consumers and end-users worldwide by indicating that your products have been independently tested and have met the required standards for safety and performance. Depending…

Pre-start Health and Safety Reviews: What you need to know
December 19, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

A Pre-start Health and Safety Review (PSR) is the law in Ontario, and must be performed on any new, modified or relocated equipment, or equipment that has been moved into a new workplace…

RTD, thermocouple or thermistor: Which temperature sensor is right for you?
December 17, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

Are you trying to decide which temperature sensor is the right fit for your application? This article takes a look at the advantages of resistance temperature detectors (RTD), thermocouples and thermistors, to help you…

Understanding the importance of calibration and the impact on your business
December 16, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

Your business runs on the accuracy of your equipment, which represents a major investment by your company. Through proper, regular calibration, you not only achieve the greatest return on your investment, you also…

Determining the connection between real-time income and plant performance
December 15, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

There are two questions that anyone in manufacturing management needs to know – “How well is my plant running?” and “Am I making money?” Manufacturing management needs a proven methodology to determine the…

Schmersal switches and controls promote machine safety
December 12, 2014 by Schmersal Canada

Many designers equip their systems with safety controllers because the potential for electrical/mechanical failure is always present — regardless of the reliability of the components in use. Safety controllers detect faults that can…

The link between motion control and safety
December 11, 2014 by Vickers-Warnick Ltd.

Modern manufacturing facilities are quickly evolving into more complex, highly sophisticated automation cells. Motion control tools — motors, drives, servos, steppers, actuators, etc. — are vital to production, but they also pose risks…

Control your data with this handy device
December 11, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Do you have control of your measurement data? Portable data recorders are one way for users to gain total control of measurement data — and it’s easy.  The GEN3i High-Speed, Portable Data Recorder,…

Are your machines as productive as they can be? This tool can find out.
December 11, 2014 by Memex Automation Inc.

“If you can measure it, then you can manage it.” That’s the motto of Burlington, Ont.-based Memex Automation, a leader in the connection, monitoring and management of machines, sensors and processes in manufacturing.…

The benefits of outsourcing warehousing and distribution
December 11, 2014 by SCI Logistics

A global manufacturer of wireless handsets and accessories needed to improve service and reduce costs. Historically, its Canadian warehouse operations were split between direct-to-client (D2C) shipments for Canada’s largest wireless service provider, and…

Six must-have actuator features that lower the cost of ownership
December 10, 2014 by Thermo-Kinetics Measurement & Control Ltd.

Every manufacturer concerned with the bottom line is looking for ways to improve efficiency, reduce waste and lower the cost of ownership of their tools, equipment and products. Utilizing actuators for precise positioning…

New program connects manufacturers to best-in-class safety system integrators
December 10, 2014 by Untitled

To help manufacturers identify best-in-class safety system integrators — with current safety standards expertise, a proven track record in building safety systems, and knowledge of productivity-enhancing safety technologies — Rockwell Automation has created…

Springs & Things Inc., welcomes latest technology to shop floor
December 9, 2014 by Springs & Things Inc

A new addition is coming to Springs & Things’ Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturing plant this month, and bringing with it additional capability and capacity. The CNC spring and wire form making machine, Model HTC-10XU,…

Ontario company brings you metric fasteners — fast
December 8, 2014 by Advance Fasteners Ltd

Metric fasteners are used in a variety of industrial applications — from HVAC and construction to electrical and commercial product manufacturing. They’re quite possibly a necessary component of your industrial application.  Where do…

A solution for measuring — not calculating — greenhouse gases
December 4, 2014 by Sick Ltd.

If you are required to report your greenhouse gas emissions, or need precise calculation of greenhouse gas loads within the framework of an emission trading or pollution tax system, SICK, a producer of…

Lapp cables cut costs in production of flow measurement devices
December 3, 2014 by Lapp Canada Inc

Badger Meter Europa GmbH in Neuffen, Germany is the market leader in the area of magnetic-inductive measuring devices. Just like everywhere in the industry, Badger is under enormous pressure to reduce costs. And…

Eight reasons to consider Exergen D-Series infrared thermometers
December 2, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

Exergen D-Series infrared (IR) thermometers are an entirely different type of instrument than conventional temperature measuring devices. Designed specifically for the highest possible accuracy, it is the only infrared instrument that can be…

How to achieve high speeds during production
December 1, 2014 by Untitled

Many industries across the world have the need for speed — high speed. Companies need to get more done in less time. How do they achieve increased productivity? Material handling equipment plays a…

Product diversity necessitates smart web searching
December 1, 2014 by Wenglor Sensoric Canada Inc

The diversity of sensors available to product developers, engineers and users is nearly unmanageable. There are many options — and every option has even more options. How do you choose the one that’s…

Network security solutions help manufacturers protect against breaches
November 29, 2014 by Panduit Canada Corp

Network security is a real concern for many industries — including manufacturing — whether the breach is deliberate or accidental, an internal threat or an external threat. Networks are vulnerable on multiple levels…

Five elements of an effective lockout/tagout program
November 29, 2014 by Panduit Canada Corp

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is a process to control energy hazards for preventing accidental startup or release of stored energy during setup, maintenance and servicing of equipment. It’s a necessary process to keep your employees safe on…

Divide and secure: The wire mesh partition solution
November 27, 2014 by Excess Space Solutions Inc

Some industrial facilities require partitioned areas to control access to products, equipment or processes, for either security or safety reasons.  Wire mesh partitions are a cost-effective solution for dividing and securing warehouse space,…

Three important qualities to look for in a supplier
November 27, 2014 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

The three most important qualities you should look for in your mechanical spring supplier — or any supplier for that matter — are quality, service and dependability.  Bohne Spring says it has this…

Factors to consider during tooling integration
November 26, 2014 by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

End-of-arm tooling is integrated with overhead lifting equipment such as hoists, process arms, rigid column manipulators and workstation arms. This tooling is used in a variety of applications, including automotive manufacturing, workstation assembly,…

Three simple questions to determine if your application requires humidity sensors
November 26, 2014 by Durham Instruments

Humidity sensors can improve performance, reduce energy consumption and increase safety in a variety of applications. Increasingly, OEMs are designing relative humidity/temperature sensors into engines, electronics and other products to improve control and…

Innovative storage and racking solution supports company’s growth
November 25, 2014 by Redirack Storage Systems

In 2012, Live To Play Sports, moved from its warehouse in Woodbridge, Ont., to a bigger distribution centre (DC) in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood. Due to a rapidly expanding business, the bicycle and bike…

Factors to consider before buying industrial springs
November 25, 2014 by Springs & Things Inc

The average spring isn’t very big or expensive, but it is one of the most critical elements of any mechanical assembly, and It has to be designed and built to high standards.  Before…

Selecting the right material handling solution
November 25, 2014 by Avenue Industrial Supply Co. Ltd.

Having the right material handling solution decreases the chance of injuries, and ultimately leads to increased productivity for your company.  Scissor lifts and lift tables, for example, can help increase productivity on assembly…

The evolution of Bohne Spring — from piano strings to mechanical springs
November 25, 2014 by Bohne Spring Industries Ltd.

Bohne Spring was established in Canada in 1891, known then as W. Bohne & Company Limited. The company was first formed to manufacture piano hammers for the Canadian Piano Producers, later adding on…

Sensor helps prevent low-temperature damage
November 21, 2014 by Mod-Tronic Instruments Ltd.

A new low-temperature cut-out and averaging sensor helps prevent low-temperature damage in industrial environments.  The solid-state Chill-Out sensor, from Minco and available through Mod-Tronic Instruments, senses freezing temperatures within any 12-inch section along…



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