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Announcing Another Exclusive Partnership in Canada: Robotunits

Rotalec together with Robotunits are coming together in an exclusive partnership to support the Canadian market place. Rotalec brings to …

Rotalec Webinar – Fortress Interlocks tGard

Thank you for attending Rotalec’s Safety Series of Webinars . We hope you enjoyed our tGard webinar, and please enjoy …

Rotalec donates equipment worth $ 30,000

Saint-Jérôme, December 12, 2018 – The Foundation for Cégep of Saint-Jérôme is pleased to announce that Rotalec has generously offered …

10 things we saw at Rotalec EXPOSED!

Rotalec clients, suppliers, friends and neighbours gathered to get a look behind the scenes at our Rotalec EXPOSED! Open House …

IIoT, Industry 4.0, Product Lifecycle Considerations

I recently attended an Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Technical Workshop hosted by Public Safety Canada in …

KabelSchlepp Uniflex Advanced Cable Carrier

Uniflex Advanced, part of KabelSchlepp’s basic line, is a light, quiet, all-rounder cable carrier suitable for a wide range of …

Hackers found and cracked this fake electricity substation network in just two days

Originally Posted August 7, 2018 – ZDNET Hackers found and cracked this fake electricity substation network in just two days …

What Exactly is a Servo Motor?

At Rotalec we have been providing motion control solutions from the beginning.  We have a variety of solutions on offer …

Industry 4.0 and Cyber Security

Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things IIoT, Cloud – what does it mean for your business? Plenty of information has …

Product Updates from Contrinex and HMS Industrial Networks

Contrinex TRU-C23 photoelectric sensor The Contrinex TRU-C23 photoelectric sensor is ideally suited for the presence control of transparent objects using …

Rotalec Webinar – eWON Industrial Internet Router for Remote Device Connectivity

eWON’s Simon Elie and Rotalec’s Jonathan Cadorette introducing eWON’s award winning remote connectivity solutions!  This quick overview of eWON will …

Rotalec Introduces Sawyer: The High Performance Collaborative Robot!

    Sawyer is the revolutionary collaborative robot (COBOT), from Rethink Robotics, designed to execute tasks that have been impractical …

Banner Represented by Rotalec… Now in Ontario Too!

Rotalec is pleased to announce that our Ontario customers can now benefit from our expertise with Banner gained in partnership over …

Small Human Scale Collaborative Robots – Their Place in Automation

Recently there has been an increase in offerings of collaborative human scale robots for light automation tasks.  Let’s define human …

La compagnie eWON est élue #1 pour la 3e année consécutive comme fournisseur de routeurs d’accès à distance

Control Design a tenu ses récompenses annuelles de Choix des lecteurs, invitant plus de 22 000 personnes ayant un pouvoir …

We’re Hiring: Application Specialist

Summary of the Position Effective date:   As soon as possible Number of position(s) to be filled: 1 Salary:  To be …

How to Choose the Right Equipment to Maximize Food Safety

Canada hasn’t been immune to food safety scares in the past. Many of us still remember the listeriosis outbreak of …

Put Remote Sites at Your Fingertips with M2Web from eWON

Monitoring equipment at remote sites can be a challenge. Locked behind firewalls, builders and integrators conventionally had to choose between …

eWON Voted #1 Remote Access Provider for the Second Year in a Row!

Control Design, a leading automation magazine in the United States, recently held their 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, they …

24/7 Safety with Cogan’s Machine Guarding Solutions

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), inadequate or lacking machine guarding is among the top ten most …

New Case Study: Dependable Marking for Metal Traceability

During my tenure working with the large steel manufacturers in Southern Ontario, one thing I learned early in my career …

Rotalec Awarded Business of the Year 2016 at 32nd Annual Alpha Gala

We’re proud and excited to tell you about two awards Rotalec recently received from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry …

Commemorate American National Safety Month This June

I never tire of observing the clock-like precision and sheer force of the myriad machines that I encounter every day …

Commemorating the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured at Work on April 28

In 2014, 919 workers were killed on the job in Canada and over 239,463 made claims due to work-related illnesses …

Are You Ready for The Industrial Internet of Things?

In my previous post, The Internet of Things Improves Manufacturing Efficiency and Reduces the Potential for Lost Production Time, I wrote that …

Playing it Safe: Preparing for Ontario’s Next Safety Blitz

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour recently completed its “safe operation of machinery blitz.” During a blitz, inspectors can show up unannounced …

Free-to-Download Add-On Instructions Simplify Integration of Unidrive M with Allen-Bradley PLCs

Emerson Industrial Automation – one of Rotalec’s trusted global technology providers – is committed to delivering leading-edge, cost-effective solutions to …

What is Lockout/Tagout [Video]

Lockout/tagout is the key to your safety. Lockout/tagout procedures are designed to prevent accidents when a piece of machinery is …

Automated Manufacturing in an Age of Innovation

In this age of innovation, antiquated one-task robotic systems are being replaced by fully automated, flexible, and smart manufacturing floors. …

Happy Holidays from Rotalec!

We hope you are able to unwind, enjoying the season’s festivities surrounded by close friends and family. As 2015 draws …

Introducing Contrinex’s New Series of C23 Miniature Cubic Photoelectric Sensors

C23 Miniature Cubic Photoelectric Sensors are the newest innovation from Swiss manufacturer Contrinex. They are engineered to integrate seamlessly into …

Autec: Introducing the LK Neo for Lifting and Automation [Video]

Autec, a trusted Rotalec manufacturer of safety remote controls, recently introduced a new radiocontrol product for a wide range of …

ViDi Suite Industrial Image Analysis Software: Version 1.3 Available

Rotalec Canada is the Canadian distributor for ViDi Systems, an innovative provider of deep learning-based image analysis solutions. Our partnership …

Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 Rank eWON as the #1 Provider for Remote Access and Monitoring for Industrial Automation!

We are pleased to announce that eWON, one of our suppliers for industrial automation remote access and monitoring products, has …

The Internet of Things Improves Manufacturing Efficiency and Reduces the Potential for Lost Production Time

Having poor maintenance schedules – or no maintenance schedules at all – creates an opportunity for machine failure, which contributes …

Welcome to Rotalec’s New Website!

Rotalec is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! If you have visited our website before, you will …

A Brief History of Occupational Health and Safety in Canada

I write this just as another Labour Day weekend has passed by. This time of year brings about many thoughts …

Driverless Cars: How Technology and Vehicle Companies Are Creating a “Disruptive Technology”

By now, you have probably heard about driverless cars. Tech-giant Google’s autonomous automobile, the Google Car, has been in the …

Technology of the Future, Available Today!

Rotalec has solutions to address many of the difficulties associated with Wind Power Generation by integrating world-class products from our …

Safety: An everyday experience

In our world of fast moving parts, freely available information, and advancing technology, safety is a vital part of our …

One rung at a time

Oh boy it’s that time of year again. The other week, my wife reminded me that I needed to get …

Sign, sign, everywhere is a sign

Corner on Safety   While driving home yesterday, I couldn’t help but think about what to write for this week’s …

An Eye on Safety

Although Eye Safety month is not this month, I thought it would be a great topic of conversation based on …

Fire Danger

When I was young, I learned the basic principles of fire called the fire triangle. You must have a heat …

Come Visit AUTEC Safety Remote Control at ICUEE: The Demo Expo

Plan to be in Louisville, KY from September 29 through October 1, 2015, and join AUTEC Safety Remote Control at …

Come see Your Rotalec Representative and stay COSY with eWON!

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Impact Test of Fortress Interlocks for Perimeter Guarding

For the ultimate range of modular safety gate switch interlocks for heavy duty applications, Fortress Interlocks amGard is a fully …

Come see us at Americana 2013: March 19-21 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal!

Rotalec will be in booth 1011 at Americana 2013! The International Tradeshow dedicated to sustainable development offers an exceptional opportunity …

Technology of the Future, Available Today!

Rotalec has solutions to address many of the difficulties associated with Wind Power Generation by integrating world-class products from our …

Complete Machine Control From Trio Motion…

Rotalec is pleased to offer our customers the flexibility to work with most major digital servo and stepper drives by …

Distance Meters and Reflectors Require Cleaning – Rotalec Presents: PSI Technics’ New Sensor Cleaning Kit

In order to ensure that your optical sensors, such as laser distance meters and camera systems, maintain optimum measurement accuracy, …

Rotalec Exhibiting at the 2014 Design Engineering Show

The Mississauga Convention Centre at 75 Derry Road West will open its doors from 10am until 4pm on October 28, …

Webinar: Introducing the eWON Flexy

Plan to attend one of these Rotalec Webinars and keep up with the evolution of communication technology!  Designed for those …

Rotalec and Matrox: World’s First Flowchart-based, Hardware-Independent Machine Vision Software

Rotalec is proud to promote Matrox Imaging‘s Design Assistant 4! The DA 4 lets users easily deploy inspection projects to …

Rotalec Connects AFA Systems Ltd. with eWon

See Rotalec customer David Langen at Pack Expo explain how AFA Systems Ltd. in Brampton, Ontario, Canada uses eWon remote …

Rotalec’s 2014 Motion Technology Seminar May 27th

You are invited to the 2014 Rotalec Motion Technology Seminar in Dartmouth Nova Scotia! The Rotalec Motion Technology Seminar will …

Meet the Future Workshops

Rotalec invites you to learn more about Emerson‘s exciting new Unidrive M family of AC drive products designed to increase …

Rotalec Joining Tatsoft Sales Channel – Press Release

Rotalec has been a distributor of high technology industrial machine automation products, product identification systems, and mill products, providing the …

QuickSilver Controls Introduces the Mosolver

Rotalec brings you QuickSilver‘s new Mosolver, their innovative servo motion actuator which includes a position feedback sensor into the structure …

Rotalec is at N.A.M.E. 2014, North American Mining Expo

Rotalec is pleased to be contributing to the premier event that brings together the world’s leading companies in mining & …

Rotalec in the News: Technology versus Deer, an Ottawa Citizen Newspaper article

Check out how Rotalec‘s Roadside Animal Detection System is contributing to safer driving on Ontario, Canada’s highway 138 south of …

Rotalec in the News: Keeping Roadside Wildlife Out of Harm’s Way, a New York Times Article

Rotalec‘s Blake Dickson was interviewed about our Roadside Animal Detection System for the November 3rd, 2013 issue of the New …

Rotalec Participates in Movember 2013

Rotalec Mo-bros will be participating in Movember 2013 to raise money and awareness in the fight against testicular cancer, prostate …

Visit your Rotalec Representative in Las Vegas at ConExpo, March 4-8, 2014

Once every 3 years the Association of Equipment Managers produces the CONEXPO show hosting manufacturers showcasing the latest products and …

Product News: Spotlight on Kollmorgen AKD BASIC!

BUILD A BETTER MACHINE with Kollmorgen’s AKD BASIC! See improvements in: – Performance, – Setup/Ease of Use, – Flexibility, and …

Rotalec is in the News: Deer on the Radar, a Global News Story

The government of Ontario is turning to Rotalec‘s Roadside Animal Detection System to put the brakes on deer collisions. In …

Rotalec: Engineering Department to the World!

Vincent Ball of the Brantford Expositor found fascinating the volume and variety of high technology products represented by Rotalec across …

Rotalec in the News: Potential Solution to Deer Dilemma

Nanaimo BC could benefit from the installation of Rotalec‘s Roadside Animal Detection System like the one installed on Ontario’s highway …

Product News: Spotlight on Navtech Radar TS 350-X

Rotalec is proud to represent Navtech Radar‘s compact, high performance scanning radar system: the TS 350-X, designed for static or …

Product News: Spotlight on Fortress amGardpro

Fortress Interlocks offer the most robust safety interlocks in industry today. Suitable for applications in accordance with EN/ISA 13849-1 PLE. …

Rotalec is in the News: Technology to save Bambi

The goal of Rotalec‘s Roadside Animal Detection System is to change driver behaviour, not animal behaviour, and it is working. …

Product News: Spotlight on Control Techniques Commander SK

The Control Techniques Commander SK allows you to do more than you would expect from a standard AC drive! Click …

Product News: Spotlight on Fortress Safety Interlocks!

Rotalec is proud to announce that Fortress’ mGard range of safety interlocks has achieved approval from TÜV SÜD*, the leading …

Product News: Rotalec Spotlight on eWON

Save time and money with eWON Cosy Industrial Routers. With eWON Cosy, machine builders and System Integrators can troubleshoot machines …

Come see Rotalec in Pittsburgh at AISTech 2013, May 6-9, 2013

Pittsburg’s David L Lawrence Convention Center will host AISTech 2013, the Steel Industry’s premier technology event. The annual exposition features …

Come see Rotalec in Halifax at EPTech 2013, May 15, 2013!

The Dartmouth Sportsplex is host to EPTech 2013! Visit with Rotalec Representatives and see all the new offerings of the …

Rotalec will exhibit at Packex Toronto, May 14-16, 2013!

Take this opportunity to test drive the latest and greatest in the industry, and visit with your Rotalec Representatives in …

Come visit your Rotalec Representative at the Canadian Mining Expo, Timmins, May 29 & 30

Come to Timmins’ McIntyre Community Complex to visit your Rotalec Representative in Prospector’s Lane PL-06, and be a part of …

Rotalec Helps Curb Collisions

A motorist is traveling along not expecting any problems when suddenly a large animal — a deer or moose — …

Come see us at The Plant Management & Design Engineering Show, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, April 23-24.

Rotalec will be in booth 214 at PMDS 2013! This tradeshow dedicated to excellence in Plant Design and Management promises …

Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM Named a Best New Product Finalist by Design News

Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM has been named a 2012 “Golden Mousetrap” finalist by Design News magazine! The AKD PDMM is truly …

Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM Named a Best New Product Finalist by Design News

Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM has been named a 2012 “Golden Mousetrap” finalist by Design News magazine! The AKD PDMM is truly …

Come see Rotalec at the Forum Santé Sécurité du Travail, April 24, 2013

Visit Rotalec in booth 311 to see how we can help to make your workplace more secure! The Forum Santé …

Control Techniques drives continuous casters at Corus

Continuous Caster 3 (CC3), a completely new operation, aimed to increase the output of the plant by 25% with the …

Rotalec Introduces Banner’s New Tower Light Configurator!

Banner’s Tower Light Configurator allows customers to design their own tower light – choosing colours, light functions and sound features …

Come see us in Las Vegas at World of Concrete 2013, February 4th to 8th

Autec USA/Rotalec Booth is C6904, Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre! Rotalec will be there with the Autec …

Applied Motion Introduces IP65 Rated Step Motors

November 11, 2012 – Applied Motion Products added NEMA size 23 and 24 integrated steppers, specifically designed for wet environments. …

Come see us at ATX Montréal 2012 on the 14th and 15th of November!

Rotalec delivers the best in Automation! Visit us at Booths #1018 and #1020 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. …

Rotalec corrects a grinding problem

Rotalec is proud to announce the successful installation and proper functioning of the BOA camera DALSA in a fully integrated …

Wildlife Detection System

Rotalec leads the way in safety on Canadian highways… Rotalec is proud to announce the successful completion of the first …

ROTALEC’S ROTAVAN

Rotalec brings the tradeshow to your door! The Rotavan is a mobile tradeshow in which Rotalec showcases our latest products …

Rotalec announces our New Partners: AUTEC SRL and Vahle GmbH & Co

Rotalec announces a North American Alliance with AUTEC SRL for Sales and Support. “The combination of Autec’s number 1 in …