Design Engineering – March-April 2019

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March/April | 2019


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36 Pneumatics or Electrics?
Important criteria to consider when choosing
motion control technology

38 Fluid Power Roundtable 2019
Canadian fluid power leaders discuss the impact
of IIoT and the challenges the industry faces

42 The Digitization of Fluid Power
IIoT-enabled fluid power solutions hold promise
of new business models

45 Product Showcase
The latest fluid power products including
actuators, valves and hoses

8 Design News
UofW-developed wheel units to slash EV
development costs and other design news

14 CAD Report
At SWW 2019, Dassault Systemes pushes to
further meld Solidworks into the company’s
broad software offerings

18 Ship to Shore
Maintenance-free energy chains help drive
explosive growth at Port of Virginia

22 The State of Canadian Aerospace
Infographic presents an at-a-glance overview of
one of Canada’s largest industries

24 Making Waves
St. Catharines-based engineering firm ensures
tugboats navigate the Great Lakes safely

26 Idea Generator
The latest industrial products including
automation, power transmission and sensors

Dr. Alain Aubertin
Vice President, Business
Development and
International Affairs,
Canada Consortium for
Aerospace Research and In-
novation in Canada (CARIC)
Ajay Bajaj, P.Eng
President, Rotator Products
Limited; Past President
and Board Member, Power
Transmission Distributors
Association (PTDA)
Frank Defalco
Manager, Canada Makes,
Canadian Manufacturers
& Exporters

John Lamb
Regional Sales Manager,
Wainbee Limited;
Chairman, Canadian Fluid
Power Association (CFPA)

Dr. Ishwar Puri, P.Eng
Dean of the Faculty of
Engineering; Professor of
Mechanical Engineering,
McMaster University

Dr. Mary Wells, P.Eng
Dean of the College of
Engineering and Physical
Sciences, University of
Guelph; Chair of the Ontar-
io Network for Women in


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