Endress+Hauser of Burlington, ON, has assumed sales responsibility in Canada for the Kaiser Raman spectrographic instrumentation portfolio from Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. The handover coincides with the introduction of the next-level, embedded Kaiser Raman Rxn analyzer suite, featuring intuitive Raman RunTime control software for 24/7 connectivity to critical data.
Production, warehouse, shipping — where goods are produced, stored, sorted or packed, picking also takes place. This means that several individual goods are removed from storage units such as boxes or cartons and reassembled. With the FLAIROP (Federated Learning for Robot Picking) project Festo and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners from Canada, want to make picking robots smarter using distributed AI methods. To do this, they are investigating how to use training data from multiple stations, from multiple plants, or even companies without requiring participants to hand over sensitive company data.
Paper Excellence of Richmond, BC, is proposing a complete transformation of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation, a producer of high-quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp at its kraft pulp mill in Pictou County that is used in the manufacturing of a variety of products from tissue and paper towels to food additives and packaging.
The board of directors for Toronto-based Beer Canada has appointed CJ Hélie, an experienced beverage alcohol executive, as the association’s new president. Beer Canada is the national trade association representing Canada’s leading brewers and has recently been restructured and now brings together Canada’s National Brewers and l’Association des brasseurs du Québec within the Beer Canada umbrella to form one fully integrated national voice for Beer in Canada.
Kaye, a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation, has launched a distribution partnership with Markham, ON-based distributor Alpha Controls & Instrumentation to expand its geographical footprint. Alpha Controls has been one of Canada’s leading suppliers of measuring, sensing, and controlling instruments for over 40 years.
The international FRABA Group has announced the creation of two new business units: UBITO and CREDEMUS. Building on in-house innovations for the established POSITAL and VITECTOR businesses, these new enterprises will be active in new markets such as Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things.
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) of Guelph, ON, has announced the appointment of Richard Vollering as chief financial officer and corporate secretary. Vollering will be replacing Chris Huether, who is retiring after a 35-year career at HPS.
Tide has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to help in the development of laundry detergent solutions and technology development in space. Under the agreement, NASA may test and study Tide cleaning solutions in space.
McMaster University and Fusion Pharmaceuticals, both of Hamilton, ON, are working together to build a radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP). Fusion, a clinical-stage oncology company focused on developing next-generation radiopharmaceuticals as precision medicine, spun out of the McMaster-based Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) and is located at MIP.
Strategic investments in modern water and wastewater infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador residents have access to reliable services to support healthy communities.