Siemens' wind turbinesClick image to enlargeSiemens Canada Ltd., Oakville, ON, will soon be busy building more wind tubines at its Tillsonburg, ON, manufacturing and assembly facility after securing a deal to deliver and install 46 direct drive win turbines to the Cedar Point project in Sarnia, ON.

 All 138 55 -meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens wind turbine blade facility in Tillsonburg, ON ,and all steel towers will be manufactured in the Province. The project further demonstrates the progress of the Green Energy Act as part of the Province's commitment to economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Siemens direct drive wind turbines feature only half of the parts required for a conventional geared wind turbine and a significantly smaller number of moving parts. The efficiency increases due to minimum losses in drive train and generator. The proven technology of the SWT-2.3-113 benefits from the experiences of 250 gearless Siemens wind turbines in operation. 

Siemens has 46 offices and 18 manufacturing and assembly facilities across Canada. 

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Alberta manufacturer receives welding productivity award

The 2013 CWA Awards recipients left to right: Patricio F. Mendez; Matthew Yarmuch (representing Weldco Beals); Steve Siu; John Bowker; and Will Morlidge.

 

Weldco Beals, Edmonton, ON, was the recipient of the Canadian Welding Association's (CWA) Productivity Award. CWA presented the award to the Doug Schindel, president of Weldco Companies. The award recognizes a company that has made an investment to increase efficiencies and productivity of its operations.

Redlining

by Kip Hanson

The Problem 
New machine, increasing part complexity required new toolpath software

HaasTec open house draws close to 3000

Close to 3000 people attended the recent Haas Automation Inc. open house at the company's headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA.

Airbus selects Magellan Winnipeg and US plants for parts

Airbus has selected Magellan Aerospace to produce exhaust systms for the aircraft builder's A320neo PW family of aircraft, and the parts will be designed, developed and manufactured at Magellan's Winnipeg, MB, facility and at the Middeltown, OH plant.

59,000+ attend world's largest fabricating show: EuroBLECH

EuroBLECH, the 23rd international sheet metalworking technology exhibition in Hanover Germany, closed its doors on October 25, bringing together close to 60,000 visitors from around the world.

Standard, modified or custom press brake tools

Mate Precision Tooling now offers modified standard and custom press brake tools (PBT) that supplement its extensive range of standard hardened and precision ground tooling. 

Repository aims to ease cost of welding school supplies

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has created an industry repository for welding equipment and materials to ease the financial burden of running secondary school welding programs.

Shop-hardened digital readout

MetLogix Mx200 digital readouts (DRO) from the L.S. Starrett Co., are now available for its broad line of Optical Comparators.

Scotchman celebrates 50th anniversary

Scotchman Industries Inc. is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing metal fabricating equipment in the US.

Efficient and productive bending

TRUMPF's TruBend Center in action. TruBend machines incorporate a wealth of experience in press brake technology coupled with pioneering innovations. They enable you to fabricate parts in any format, from the simplest to the most complex, precisely and cost-effectively. TruBend machines are above all renowned for their flexibility, finished part quality, and a high cost-benefit ratio. 

CWB Group partners with BC group to support welders

The CWB Group and the Immigrant Employment Council of British Colombia (IEC-BC) have partnered to support skilled welding professionals in Canada.

The equipment: DSA Precision

by Mary Scianna

DSA Precision Machining’s workholding investments include the Lang Makro-Grip vises and Quick-Point zero clamping system, and SPD electro-permanent magnetic chucks. The products were all purchased from workholding product distributor, Machine Tool Solutions Ltd., Brampton, ON.

Welding group applauds federal budget

The Canadian Welding Association is happy with the federal government's initiatives for skills development outlined in the recent 2016 budget, "Growing the Middle Class."

Planning Beyond Survival

by Michael Ouellette

Manufacturing experts discuss how to position your company for recovery and invest for post-pandemic growth

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