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Automation | May 2023Smarter Lifting SolutionsSchmalz

Automation | May 2023

Smarter Lifting Solutions

Schmalz

Good companies change; great companies evolve. And few have adapted over the years like Schmalz, starting in 1910 as a razor blade business in Germany. Founder Johannes Schmalz was an entrepreneur far ahead of his time—how many businesses establish their own hydroelectric plant on a river to power their machinery?

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical DeviceCreating and Collaborating Ahead of the CurveTorvan Medical

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical Device

Creating and Collaborating Ahead of the Curve

Torvan Medical

A leading company in the design and production of products for medical and scientific sectors, Torvan Medical employs exemplary craftsmanship with a focus on creating and marketing cutting-edge products for infection control and preventing cross-contamination. Whether it’s ergonomic decontamination devices such as sinks, height-adjustable workstations, or endoscopic cabinets, Torvan continually stays ahead of the curve.

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical DeviceCanada’s Medical Manufacturing and Sterilization SpecialistsPAMA Manufacturing and Sterilization

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical Device

Canada’s Medical Manufacturing and Sterilization Specialists

PAMA Manufacturing and Sterilization

In little more than a decade, PAMA has grown into one of Canada’s top specialists in ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization and the manufacture of medical devices. Focused on single-use custom medical kits and accessories for other businesses through its private label, PAMA (short for Production of Advanced Medical Accessories) also meets the needs of customers through its own brand.

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical DeviceUnlocking the Secret to Beating SuperbugsSterileCare Inc.

In Focus | May 2023 | Medical Device

Unlocking the Secret to Beating Superbugs

SterileCare Inc.

Catheter lock solutions are medically tested and approved liquids used to promote the anti-coagulation of blood and to provide antimicrobial protection inside catheter tubing while it is not in use. But not all lock solutions are equal. Canadian SterileCare Inc.’s patented KiteLock 4%, a non-antibiotic antimicrobial catheter solution, is destroying superbugs on home soil and beyond.

Logistics | May 2023Moving Forward Without a DriverAutomated Work Trucks

Logistics | May 2023

Moving Forward Without a Driver

Automated Work Trucks

On November 8, 2021, Walmart—the largest grocery retailer in America—made high-tech history in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart announced it had successfully used fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) to transport goods along a two-mile route. This driverless pilot program, which saw Walmart partnering with AV firm, Gatik, began in August 2021.

Fabrication | May 2023Thermal Broken Doors to Transcend TrendsDawson Metal Company

Fabrication | May 2023

Thermal Broken Doors to Transcend Trends

Dawson Metal Company

When designing buildings that leave a lasting impression, the look and quality of entrance doors can make or break the look of any façade. Building codes are becoming increasingly strict concerning energy preservation and safety, so installing architectural doors that perform optimally is a necessity rather than a luxury. Dawson Metal Company’s answer to this modern construction demand is its Transcend thermally broken entrance, launched this March.

Fabrication | May 2023Disrupting the IndustrySyBridge Technologies

Fabrication | May 2023

Disrupting the Industry

SyBridge Technologies

‘Disruptive by design’ is SyBridge Technologies’ tagline. The Southfield, Michigan-based business is an industry pioneer in transforming the design and manufacturing journey, combining deep expertise in tooling and manufacturability with the latest digital advances. Constantly evolving to stay one step ahead, its goal is to help customers maintain leadership in their markets.

Automation | May 2023A Better WorkspaceIndustrial Robotics on the Factory Floor

Automation | May 2023

A Better Workspace

Industrial Robotics on the Factory Floor

With all of the recent advances in AI and machine learning, modern speculative fiction has us poised for either robotic-enhanced utopias or machine-overlord dystopias, depending on an author’s level of optimism. But the reality in the manufacturing world is a shift from floor space largely filled with people to production and warehouse spaces being shared with robots in a variety of roles.

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