Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

April 21, 2017 by Stephen Law

Thin moving coil linear motor boost accuracy

SMAC model LCA6 moving coil actuators are 6mm wide and cross roller guided, increasing accuracy. Flat coils are centred between cross rollers so deflection load is reduced and rigidity is increased. The small and stackable devices conserve space, while providing…
April 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

Pushbuttons, indicators conform to ADA Standards

EAO Series 57 pushbuttons and indicators are ADA compliant, meeting recommended text and legend requirements of advisable fonts, weights, and size ranges of 5/8 – 2 inches in height. Many common configurations are available such as ‘Door Open,’ ‘Door Close’…
April 18, 2017 by Leroy Spence, sales and business manager, EU Automation

The best of industrial automation is yet to come Industry super trends

Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet or the Internet of Things (IoT), the shift towards connected technologies is clear across most industry sectors.
April 11, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T’s West Tech Report columnist

Gocator sparks LMI Technologies’ recent expansion

LMI Technologies, a Vancouver-based developer of smart 3D inspection and scanning solutions for material optimization and factory automation, recently expanded into a 62,400 sq. ft. facility in order to accommodate year-over-year growth of 15 to 20%.  Tripling its space will…
April 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

China spending on robotics to near $60B in 2020

Manufacturing continues to dominate China spending on robotics, with discrete and process manufacturing leading the way, according to IDC
April 7, 2017 by Stephen Law

Artificial intelligence research institute launched in Toronto

Vector Institute to anchor Canada as a global economic supercluster
April 7, 2017 by Stephen Law

Magna commits investment of $5M in AI research institute

Investment supports Magna's AI strategy in manufacturing and autonomous driving
April 3, 2017 by Stephen Law

X Tronics to represent Crouzet, Amphenol sensors in Canada

X Tronics Inc., Concord ON, has signed a manufacturers’ representatives agreement in the Canadian market with Crouzet, a designer and manufacturer of automation and control devices for a wide-range of applications in the aerospace and defense market and in many industrial equipment sectors. With a specific…
March 31, 2017 by Stephen Law

Industrial automation device revenue rising

Industrial robot shipments will reach slightly more than 300,000 in 2017
March 27, 2017 by Stephen Law

Communitech to host Canada Summer Games hackathon

Waterloo Region’s ecosystem accelerator is getting behind the Waterloo Region’s 2021 Canada Summer Games bid in a major way. Communitech CEO Iain Klugman says if the Waterloo Region is selected to host the 2021 Canada Games, it intends to host…
March 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

Southwest Energy brings EuroSwitch’s industrial sensors to Canada

Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Ltd., is now supplying the Canadian market with EuroSwitch’s range of quality and durable level, pressure and temperature industrial sensors. “EuroSwitches are the go-to sensors in Europe for complex and difficult applications,” advises Southwest…
March 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

Raspberry Pi sells 12.5-million boards in five years

General purpose computer becomes third best-selling of all time