CMTS is NEXT Week!

CMTS is back next week!  Teaming up with Automator, Datalogic, GE, TURCK and some of our other vendors, we will have some cool technology on display during the 4 day show from September 25th-28th 2017. 

Why should you go? From the CMTS website:

"For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

Continue Reading

GESCAN will be at CMTS 2017

CMTS is back this year and we will be there.  Teaming up with Automator, Datalogic, GE, TURCK and some of our other vendors, we will have some cool technology on display during the 4 day show from September 25th-28th 2017.

Why should you go? From the CMTS website:

"For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

Continue Reading

High Performance Automation nets High Productivity Gains

The future of industrial automation is heading towards collaborative technologies and interactive communities that empower Enterprise Open Innovation (ie TopCoder community www.topcoder.com ).

The availability of proven connectivity protocols and cloud-based collaborative tools and easy migration technologies will empower companies of all sizes to a major advantage.

 Future Proofing

Continue Reading

Industrial Networks 101

Selecting industrial networking protocols, helps improve production efficiency and quality with enterprise connectivity, although Ethernet of the industrial kind requires specialty knowledge and practices beyond Ethernet for home and office. When installing or operating an industrial Ethernet network, there are some key essentials to consider.  Cabling, signal quality, ground loops, switches, and traffic.

Continue Reading

New Vision Sensors: DataVS2

The DataVS2 vision sensor series presents all the characteristics able to solve artificial machine vision applications in a flexible and intuitive way. The sensor is configured via PC through Ethernet interface. The configuration software has been developed in order to lead the customer through the inspection creation process step by step. DataVS2 is available in four different versions according to the installed control tools: Object recognition (OBJ), Advanced Object recognition (AOR), Identification (ID) and Professional (PRO).

Continue Reading

Managing plant-floor software changes

When time is of the essence, a worker doesn’t have the luxury of looking for the right software file, or right version to get his plant up and running again. Ever wished you had an undo button for the programming software for all you PLC, SCADA, operator interface or motion control systems? Wish you could ensure the correct version of software is just about ready to be downloaded to the process? Wish you had a disaster-recovery system for all you process software? Wish you had an audit trail for compliance standards?

Continue Reading