SmartD Challenges the Status Quo of Motor Control with Clean Power VFDs
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SmartD Challenges the Status Quo of Motor Control with Clean Power VFDs

SmartD’s Clean Power variable frequency drive is the next generation of motor control products. Using revolutionary power electronics and modulation algorithms, it maximizes energy efficiency and produces a clean sine wave. SmartD technologies is a Canadian startup that has developed what they say is one of the world’s first variable frequency drives (VFD) to produce a clean sine wave both on the grid and the load-side. In this article, Simon Leblond, CEO of SmartD Technologies Inc. discusses their innovative technology and the impact he is seeing it have on the market today.

Bill Hammond Honored with “EFC Industry Recognition” Award
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Bill Hammond Honored with “EFC Industry Recognition” Award

Bill Hammond has been honored with the Electro Federation Canada (EFC) Industry Recognition Award. After serving as CEO of Hammond Power Solutions for 22 years, Bill has retired and now serves as Executive Chairman. This prestigious award recognizes his significant contributions to the Canadian electrical industry and his unwavering dedication to excellence. The EFC Industry Recognition Award is a long-standing industry honour, presented annually to an individual who has profoundly influenced the Canadian electrical sector. Recipients of this award are distinguished by their strong leadership, industry involvement, and commitment to regional, national, and community activities.

Chris Megede of Delta Controls Inc. Named to the ASHB Board of Directors
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Chris Megede of Delta Controls Inc. Named to the ASHB Board of Directors

The Association for Smarter Homes & Buildings (ASHB) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Megede of Delta Controls Inc. to the ASHB Board of Directors. As the Chief Technology Officer at Delta Controls, Chris Megede possesses extensive technical and strategic knowledge in advancing intelligent buildings and the spaces within them. Throughout his career, he has delivered innovative products, solutions, and services for comfort, efficiency, and productivity.

M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries
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M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries

Delivery, reliability, and selection; are three criteria that best describe Proax’s commitment to offering optimal options for in-stock connectivity. In partnership with Phoenix Contact, customers can expect a large range of solutions designed for the safe transmission of signals and power. M12 cables are a type of circular connectors commonly used in industrial automation, ethernet networking, fieldbus communications, and power transmission. With their circular shape (12mm diameter), the cables are appropriately named for their size and can be used in varying configurations, depending on the application requirements.

SIBERprotect Protects Industrial OT Systems with Innovative Cyber Response Solution
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SIBERprotect Protects Industrial OT Systems with Innovative Cyber Response Solution

Siemens recently introduced SIBERprotect, an automated, intelligent solution that defends critical infrastructure and OT systems in industrial settings from cyberattacks. This advanced, automatic, response to cyber-attacks can limit the impact of these threats by isolating and quarantining affected equipment and processes. Chuck Tommey, a digital connectivity executive with Siemens, discusses why OT systems need protection from cyberattacks and how SIBERprotect is the solution to defend your operation.

Hatch Celebrates 17th Year as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
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Hatch Celebrates 17th Year as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Hatch, a global engineering and consulting firm, has been recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies for the 17th consecutive year. The list was announced recently in a special feature of Report on Business magazine. The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program recognizes Canadian-owned organizations that are leaders in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, innovation, governance, and financial performance. Each year, hundreds of companies compete for the designation in a rigorous and independent evaluations process.

EY Canada Names Alycia Calvert as New Chair and CEO Effective July 2024
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EY Canada Names Alycia Calvert as New Chair and CEO Effective July 2024

EY is pleased to announce Alycia Calvert as Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian firm effective 1 July 2024. Calvert replaces outgoing Chair and CEO Jad Shimaly as he transitions to EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service.  “The work EY does to ignite positive change, address complex issues, and advance social and economic growth in Canada and beyond is inspiring,” says Calvert. “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to advance our purpose and create a lasting impact for our people, clients and communities.”

Mazak to Unveil New and Expanded Product Lines at IMTS 2024
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Mazak to Unveil New and Expanded Product Lines at IMTS 2024

At IMTS 2024 (September 9-14) in booth 338300, Mazak will showcase its ongoing commitment to continuous innovation in machine tool technology, automation and digital solutions designed to help manufactures do more and make more. Must-see technology for job shops, Multi-Tasking, advanced manufacturing and high-production will be featured in live demonstrations processing real-world industry-specific parts. Mazak’s booth will feature a wide range of machines from its Ez, SYNCREX, QUICK TURN, NEO and INTEGREX series this year at IMTS.

ABB’s Expansion Joint System Helps Expand Sustainable Transportation Possibilities
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ABB’s Expansion Joint System Helps Expand Sustainable Transportation Possibilities

ABB is proud to have designed and produced the expansion joint system used on the Champlain Bridge section of the REM, Montreal. Canada is considered to have one of the best developed infrastructures in the world, making it attractive for businesses, technology and international trade. Investments in infrastructure projects and community improvements are helping ensure the country is well positioned for the future.  

Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications
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Guide to Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) in Industrial Applications

Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) technology is a cornerstone in the realm of digital communication, particularly for conveying position and speed feedback from encoders in both rotary and linear forms. Known for its precision and resilience to noise interference, SSI plays a pivotal role in applications demanding high accuracy, such as in CNC machines and robotic control systems. This guide aims to explain the workings, advantages, and practical applications of SSI, providing a resource for engineers and professionals aiming to leverage this technology in their systems.

Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric’s Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS
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Optimize Your Industrial Operations With Schneider Electric’s Smart Motor Control Solutions, Available at RS

RS offers a wide range of Schneider Electric motor control solutions engineered to help organizations in every sector of the industrial market overcome common challenges and improve their productivity, efficiency, profitability, and sustainability. Labor shortages, unplanned downtime, and rising energy costs are affecting profit margins throughout the industrial market. The U.S. has been suffering from labor shortages related to both skills gaps and Millennial and Gen-Z preferences for more efficient, connected workplaces and is expected to have 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030, which will negatively affect productivity and profitability.

Omron’s Advanced Safety Services 101
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Omron’s Advanced Safety Services 101

In any industrial setting, safety is of the utmost importance. Omron offers Advanced Safety Services to help you and your staff navigate the challenges of complex industry standards and compliance regulations. They also can provide machine safety technology to protect your people and equipment while maximizing productivity. Did you know that Omron’s safety training and services encompass safety compliance education, risk assessment, and compliance reviews led by certified safety engineers?

Become a More Sustainable Industrial Organization
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Become a More Sustainable Industrial Organization

If you’re looking for ways to become a more sustainable industrial organization this year, 98% of manufacturers are thinking the same thing. They are working towards implementing sustainability systems and solutions in their own organizations. As you work towards becoming a more sustainable industrial organization, you’re probably preparing for new mandates that regulatory bodies will require. Additionally, you’re preparing for different corporate targets for sustainability performance and profitability.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integrates with Cobots and AMRs Making them Smarter
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integrates with Cobots and AMRs Making them Smarter

By Krystie Johnston – Robot technology is becoming increasingly accessible for companies of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Accelerated computing and the ever-evolving contribution of artificial intelligence or AI are transforming virtually everything – robots and robot technology included. Teradyne Robotics, a global leader in advanced automation solutions and parent company to Universal Robots (UR) and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), introduce their new AI-enabled collaborative robot arms and autonomous mobile robots.

Food & Beverage Manufacturing at Scale with MES
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing at Scale with MES

External pressures and internal challenges continue to mount for food and beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies. Keeping up with evolving and increasingly stringent food health and safety regulations can be complicated. Regulations such as CFR 21 Part 11, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) changes and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act all have increasing requirements on electronic record keeping of quality and traceability records in manufacturing.