Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Sept 26, 2019

EIN Lumen 2 400A Friday night, the end of summer, the weather is mild, and 2,500 people — customers, suppliers, dignitaries, journalists, and end-users from several regions of Quebec — gathered on September 20 to visit the new automated and robotic facilities of Lumen’s distribution centre in Laval, Quebec.

Visitors were invited to proceed through an order, from receipt to delivery, and to observe the advanced technology used to process and complete it. We had already been invited to visit the Laval distribution centre following its robotization four years ago. The evolution continues.

“We have added a fourth 32-ft high control assembly and third row (OSR - robot) station containing 57 robots,” said Serge Leblanc, president of Lumen. “In addition, we acquired a new palletizer robot that has the capacity to handle 600 boxes per hour.” These major investments were, according to the company, necessary to support Lumen’s growth and better meet the needs of its customers.

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 The Evolution Series. Poke-Thru Devices, Floor, Wall and Ceiling Boxes 

Legrand Wiremold EvoFrom poke-thru devices to floor, wall and ceiling boxes, the Evolution Series has continued to increase device efficiency and reliability while providing durability and quality. Customizing your space and maximizing access to all the power, A/V and communications you could ever need. Evolution Series boxes bring power, communications and A/V to walls, floors and ceilings. Evolution adds flexibility, functionality and stylish good looks to every room you create when planning office buildings, airports, schools and hospitals.

 

 

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Eplan and Scholle IPNInnovation comes in all shapes and sizes. One company perfectly positioned to validate this piece of wisdom is Scholle IPN Canada, a packaging company recognized as a pioneer in providing bag-in-box solutions that themselves come in all shapes and sizes. Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions in the packaging industry. The company specializes in aseptic packaging, a manufacturing process in which packages and containers are sterilized separately from their content. Their breakthroughs in the industry have helped brands add convenience to customers looking to get their hands-on packaged food and beverages. 

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