Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

February 8, 2017 by Brad Stone, Bloomberg

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would…
February 5, 2017 by Stephen Law

Jacmar to distribute Pilz Automation in Quebec

Pilz Automation Safety Canada LP, Barrie ON, leader in safety automation, has appointed Jacmar as its distribution partner for the province of Quebec. With offices in Anjou, Boucherville and Saint-Laurent, Jacmar is specializing on distribution of electronic products as well…
January 28, 2017 by Stephen Law

Canada’s National Optics Institute adds new Sigma bonding system

The National Optics Institute (INO), Canada’s largest center of expertise in optics and photonics, recently added a FinePlacer Sigma bonding system at its micro-opto-electromechanical systems facility in Quebec City. The semi-automatic die bonder from Finetech will be used by researchers…
January 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

AI robotics firm Kindred appoints COO

Kindred Systems Inc. has hired former One Kings Lane executive Jim Liefer to be its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Liefer will be responsible for the deployment of Kindred’s first commercial product, including day-to-day execution across teams, building implementation and customer…
January 24, 2017 by Stephen Law

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to acquire Toronto-based AI start-up

Meta Inc. helps researchers understand what is happening globally in science
January 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

IIoT trend set to impact machine vision market

Global player in machine vision technology BitFlow Inc., Woburn MA, has identified five technology trends that will be strategic for the vision industry in 2017. Each has the potential to significantly impact or even disrupt processes and may poise the…
January 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

Paste dispenser places, jets in a single pass-through

ESSEMTEC FOX² compact Spider jet dispenser combines jetting of solder paste or glue and placement in a single machine. Unit improves speed, stability, accuracy and is suitable for use in small to medium production environments. Unit has a machine footprint…
January 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

Feds commit $32M to Waterloo engineering building

The federal government recently announced it will contribute $32.6-million for the construction of a state-of-the-art engineering building at the University of Waterloo. Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, MP for Waterloo, announced the funding under a program to…
January 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

Sawing, polishing units boost precision on crimp cross sectional analysis

SCHLEUNIGER SawPolish Units combine sawing and polishing processes in one device. The polishing disc is in line with the saw blade so the sample can be cut and polished in one motion. Test samples can be prepared in one step…
January 17, 2017 by Stephen Law

Switch firmware ramps up device security

MOXA Turbo Pack 3 firmware upgrade for industrial Ethernet switches provides enhancements for its security functionalities. Product is compliant with the IEC 62443-4-2 level 2 cybersecurity standard, and also supports other security management features, such as MAC Address and RADIUS…
January 16, 2017 by Stephen Law

Industrial handheld label printer features smart technology

BROTHER P-touch PT-E550WVP Industrial Handheld Label Printer provides smart technology, high performance printing and a range of connectivity options for professional installations. The wireless labeling tool incorporates smart technology, with software, connectivity and printing capabilities designed to enable fast, easy…
January 16, 2017 by Eric Grange, industry marketing manager – automotive, C&K

Optimizing and customizing electromechanical components for automotive applications

User interface is an extremely important aspect of any vehicle ‘experience.’  Obviously, electromechanical components, including switches, in automotive applications must provide high reliability and long operating life but their utility can’t end there. Switches must also add to the look…