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DCS Otto Siemens 400OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and Siemens Canada, a leader in the global digital transformation in industry and a division of Siemens AG, have announced a new partnership.

 

 

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Schneider Electric Canada, recently announced a new partnership with OptiMach, a Quebec-based robotics company.

 

 

 

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Recently, Spartan Controls was pleased to announce a new strategic distribution agreement with Mechanical Advantage Corporation—a major distributor of Sambo gear actuators in North America.

 

 

 

Rockwell Automation, Inc., a major global company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced that it has acquired AVATA, a services provider for supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, and enterprise performance management solutions.

 

 

 

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Canvass Analytics Inc., a provider in industrial AI, is pleased to announce its partnership with Brock Solutions that drives quick time to value from AI implementations across the industrial sector.

 

 

 

LKAB ThumbnailGlobal technology company ABB has signed a long-term agreement with LKAB to provide service to twelve mine hoists and now of hoisting motors at the Kiruna mine. Kiruna in Northern Sweden is the largest underground iron ore mine in the world, producing more than 85,000 tonnes per day.

Rockwell Automation, Inc., a major global company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plex Systems, a major cloud-native smart manufacturing platform.

 

 

 

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Shape Process Automation Group (SPA), a global provider of advanced materials cutting and a full-service systems robotics integrator, has recently announced the appointment of Sargon Haddad to the position of Vice President – Burlington division, located in Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

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Increased safety in food production and other process applications is the declared aim of the joint venture between Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard. To this end, both partners have established Endress+Hauser BioSense GmbH based in Freiburg, Germany.

 

 

 

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Genieall Corporation from Etobicoke, ON has recently become a new member of Phoenix Contact's Solution Partner program. Authorized Solution Partners have been carefully selected as part of an initiative to market Phoenix Contact’s innovations and capabilities in the field of Industrial Automation and Industry 4.0.

 

 

 

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DCS Sonepar Acquires Aztec Electrical Supply 1 400x275

Sonepar has announced that its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Sonepar Canada, Inc. has acquired Aztec Electrical Supply Inc. (“Aztec”). With a strong presence in the province of Ontario, the acquisition of Aztec will strengthen Sonepar’s ability to grow their industrial business model across the Greater Toronto Area.

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New Product

DCS New LUTZE DRIVEFLEX and MOTIONFLEX VFD Cables from Automation Direct 1 400x275

AutomationDirect has added new LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® and MOTIONFLEX® variable frequency drive cables which provide supreme protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI).

These cables are available in 18 to 8 AWG sizes and include four black conductors with a green/yellow ground conductor of the same gauge. Each conductor is labeled for easy identification and is covered in a cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation (type XHHW-2) that is oil and sun resistant, suitable for dry, damp, or wet locations, and approved for direct burial.

The DRIVEFLEX series has a black PVC outer jacket ideal for stationary applications, while the MOTIONFLEX series has a black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) outer jacket designed for continuous motion applications. Both cables are tray cable-exposed run rated (TCER) for use in cable trays with or without conduit, which can significantly reduce installation costs.

The new DRIVEFLEX series cable starts at $2.58 /ft. and the MOTIONFLEX series cable starts at $3.67 /ft.  Both cables are made in the USA and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 10ft minimum.


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Featured Product

DCS Omrons New Integrated Controller Capable of Controlling Robots and Entire Automation Systems 1 400x275

Omron has recently introduced its most full-featured machine automation controller to date. Offering control of multiple robots, the choice of 16, 32, or 64 controlled motion axes, and SQL connectivity. It is the ideal control solution for complete robotic cells, high-speed motion systems, material handling and multi-robot systems.

The Robotics Integrated Platform is the next revolutionary step in the SYSMAC ecosystem that seamlessly integrates the full Omron Fixed Robotics product line. Their one controller approach integrates robot control, in addition to sequence and motion control, to a single controller. This enables synchronized control of robots as well as other devices and results in higher performance compared to typical network based configurations. It also enables users to collect information on devices aligned to a common timeline which not only improves overall system response times and accuracy but also greatly aids in troubleshooting activities.


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