Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

March 15, 2017 by Marc Boucher, founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc.

Canadian space sector grows by 2% to $5.38B in 2014

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has and it shows total revenues of $5.38 billion as compared with $3.49 billion in revenues in 2013. While this may seem like a significant increase, it is in fact a 2% year over year growth…
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Intel acquires Mobileye: ups ante in driverless car sector

Move could propel the world's largest computer chipmaker into the front ranks of automotive suppliers
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Robotics controller built around BeagleBone open hardware computer

BeagleBone Blue is a complete robotics controller built around the BeagleBone open hardware computer. Linux-enabled, product is community-supported and fully open-source. High-performance, flexible networking capabilities are coupled with a real-time capable Linux system and an improved set of peripherals for…
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Tech leaders to keynote at Discovery 2017

Jared Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and president of Jigsaw, to give opening address at Toronto innovation gathering this May
March 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

Operator terminal delivers visualization, control in one package

PILZ AUTOMATION PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control operator terminal is equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. Unit goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualization, making it possible to control the entire plant process in…
March 8, 2017 by Stephen Law

Program helps entrepreneurs create companies, jobs

FedDev Ontario invests $1.32 Million to support 30 companies and create jobs
March 1, 2017 by Stephen Law

Laser wire marking system is fully integrated

SCHLEUNIGER Tri-Star in-line laser wire marking system is fully integrated with firm’s Cayman software, can be run in-line with a firm’s cut and strip machine and can apply marks anywhere along a wire or cable. Machine prints in any font,…
February 25, 2017 by Alexandria Sage, Reuters San Francisco

Tech heavyweights sue over self-driving car sensor

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with…
February 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

CPES2017 unveils 30+ keynotes, industry speakers

Conference and trade show exhibition for printable, flexible and wearable electronics is coming to Centennial College’s new Conference Centre in Toronto on May 24-26.
February 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

IoT holds promise, creates security challenges

The growth of the internet of things (IoT) – a term that encapsulates everything from networked medical devices and kitchen appliances, to automated homes and cities – holds promise for innumerable fields. However, it also raises a bevy of security…
February 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

AOI system maximizes ROI in various applications

CYBEROPTICS MRS-enabled SQ3000 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system maximizes ROI and line utilization with multi-view 3D sensors that capture and transmit data simultaneously and in parallel, accelerating 3D inspection speed versus alternate technology. Proprietary Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS) technology, combined…
February 18, 2017 by Leroy Spence, sales and business manager, EU Automation

The best of industrial automation is yet to come

Leroy Spence, sales and business manager at industrial spare supplier EU Automation, outlines the industry super trends that are anticipated to change the face of manufacturing in 2017.  Connectivity Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet…