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August 10, 2016
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EPT Jobs

Etratech seeks to boost productivity via FedDev investment

Burlington ON-based contract electronic manufacturer Etratech Enterprises Inc. is now planning to acquire and install new state-of-the-art equipment and adopt new technologies, based on the injection of $500,000 investment from FedDev Ontario. » Read More

EMA acquires Accelerated Designs for its part library

EMA Design Automation Inc., Rochester NY, a full-service provider and innovator of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, has acquired Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian. » Read More

Avnet tops Daetwyler's bid for Premier Farnell

U.S. electronic component distributor Avnet Inc agreed to buy Premier Farnell Plc for 691 million pounds, topping an offer from Daetwyler Holding AG for the British maker of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer. » Read More

Testforce Systems launches new Xpresstest spin-off

Testforce Systems Inc., a leading supplier of Test and Measurement solutions, has officially launched Xpresstest, a spin-off aimed at accelerating the customer's development process, while focusing on the industry's leading brands including Associated Research, Fluke, Keithley, Kepco and Tektronix. » Read More

Canada's tech sector contributes to economy, workforce

Canada's tech sector is a major driver of innovation and a dependable source of economic growth for the foreseeable future, indicates new research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) at Ryerson University. » Read More
 
 
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Putting the control in programmable logic controllers

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are the workhorse computing systems that help to coordinate and harmonize functions performed by the multitude of sensors, actuators, conveyors and many other electromechanical devices that are found in a modern factory setting. As the name implies, programmable logic controllers communicate software-based instructions to the various subcomponents and subsystems that comprises the PLC. » Read More
 
Products 
 
SCHURTER

Ceramic surface pushbuttons deliver 16A at 250Vac

SCHURTER MSM LA and MSM LA CS latching-action stainless steel and ceramic surface pushbutton switches are now available with a maximum rated switching current of 16A at 250Vac, uprated from 12A. » Learn More
SCHLEUNIGER

Wire processer handles micro-coaxial cables

SCHLEUNIGER CoaxCenter 6000 fully automatic machine processes micro-coaxial and coaxial cables, as well as single conductor wires. » Learn More
INTERPOWER

North American white cable is UL, CSA certified

INTERPOWER manufactures its own North American white cable at its Iowa USA-based facilities, expanding its current line of manufactured cable. » Learn More
ELMA ELECTRONIC

Embedded vision system provides reliable image capture

ELMA ELECTRONIC OptiSys-5101 rugged, high performance embedded vision system incorporates four configurable camera link ports and a front-removable, multi-terabyte storage bay with SATA III interface. » Learn more
OMRON

MOS FET relay delivers high switching capacity

OMRON G3VM-63G MOS FET Relay with SPST-NC contacts and SOP 4-pin package provides high switching capacity with SPST-NC and low capacitance between output terminals with low on resistance. » Learn More
C&K COMPONENTS

Vertically actuated slide switch is subminiature

C&K COMPONENTS JS207 Series subminiature, vertically actuated on-on-momentary slide switches provide a double-pole, triple throw (DP3T) configuration that can be used to replace a two-position slide switch. » Learn More
GRIEVE CORP

Vertical conveyor oven cures electronic parts

THE GRIEVE CORP No. 959 electrically-heated 300F vertical conveyor oven used for curing electronic parts provides workspace measurement dimensions. » Learn More
FIBOX

Electrical cabinets withstand harsh environments

FIBOX ARCA non-corrosive electrical cabinets are available in 14 different sizes form 300x200x150mm to 600x800x300mm and are simple to customize. » Learn More
KEITHLEY

Parameter analyzer reduces characterization complexity

KEITHLEY 4200A-SCS parameter analyzer is fully integrated and accelerates semiconductor device, materials and process insights by reducing characterization complexity. » Learn more
 
Events 
 

Electronics Manufacturing Industry Golf Tourney

August 31, 2016
Location: Glen Eagle Golf Club » Read More

IMTS2016

September 12 – 17, 2016
Location: McCormick Place » Read More

Hack the North

September 16-18, 2016
Location: University of Waterloo » Read More