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March 12, 2019

Second processing plant burns down in 17 days, raising suspicions

For the second time in just 17 days, a New Brunswick fish processor has lost a major plant to fire, but the company is downplaying speculation of foul play.

Visualize and accurately control process conditions with Hyperion

The capability to visualize and accurately control process conditions inside a vessel is extremely important. By obtaining accurate and repeatable level and density measurements with Hyperion, operators can maximize product throughput, adhere to environmental regulations, in addition to being assured that they are running the most efficient and cost-effective operating conditions to optimize their processes.

Transport minister cautions U.S. that tariffs could trip up USMCA

Parliament will struggle to ratify the new trade deal if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports aren’t lifted soon, Canada’s transport minister warned a high-profile gathering of American state lawmakers.

Canada Fibers awarded contracts to build, operate high-tech MRFs

Canada Fibers Limited has been awarded two contracts to design, build and operate single-stream post-consumer Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Winnipeg, Man., and Peel, Ont.

Restart of Pointe-Noire pellet plant proposed

Bedrock Industries has agreed to begin discussions on reaching a new collective agreement for workers at the Pointe-Noire, Que., iron ore pellet plant, with a view to restarting the idled facility.
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Radar measurement Time-of-Flight Micropilot FMR20 from Endress+Hauser

New chip-based radar technology introduced in the new Micropilot FMR20 is a perfect application fit for water, wastewater and utilities across all industries. Commissioning is possible via HART or Bluetooth® using the free E+H SmartBlue App for iOS or Android. The compact design opens new applications (ex. small plastic chemical storage tanks) and installations not previously available to larger radar systems. The two-wire design is full environmentally sealed, and the multiple mounting options give the user unparalleled flexibility. Easy to install, easy to configure and the power of radar technology makes the FMR20 the perfect device for liquid level measurement. >> Learn More

A few simple steps to a more secure IT

Industrial companies are looking for IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. Here are a few tips to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments. » Read more
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Large Enclosures for Every Design, Every Environment, Every Challenge

As manufacturing scales for growth, control and operation systems become integral to driving efficiency and productivity. Industrial enclosures act much like a safe or strongbox to mount and protect your electronics, process controls, power systems and other business-critical equipment. Choosing the right enclosure means understanding a wide variety of issues from design to material selection to power and thermal management. This handbook will guide you through the advantages, explanation of principles, and application tips to help you select the right enclosure for your application. >>Learn More

The Importance of Measuring Building Humidity Part 2

Alpha Controls & Instrumentation
This three-part whitepaper series discusses the importance of measuring building humidity levels as it relates to various real world scenarios, health and safety concerns, cost savings, mold prevention and industry best practices for proper sensor selection.
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Greater performance and design benefits for mobile robots

Applied Motion Products has introduced a new series of integrated servo motors that combine a high torque density, low inertia servo motor with an on-board drive and controller to save on space, wiring, and cost over conventional servo systems with separate motor and drive components. » Learn More

Beveling tool ideal for high purity, thin-wall tubes

An O.D. clamping portable beveling tool that is ideal for performing end preps on thin-wall tube where maintaining the integrity of the inside diameter is critical has been introduced by Esco Tool. » Learn More

Force Control Industries publishes new line card

A new two-page, full colour line card from Force Control Industries provides an overview of their comprehensive lineup of clutches, brakes and clutch/brakes featuring oil shear technology for longer service life with no maintenance or adjustment. » Learn More

Cogeneration systems for CHP applications

Russelectric manufactures UL-listed cogeneration systems for combined heat and power (CHP) applications in which the generator sets are run to serve the connected load and heat is also recovered for other uses. » Learn More


Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Que.
March 26-28, 2019
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12th Annual Converters Expo

Lambeau Field Atrium
Green Bay, Wisc.
March 27-28, 2019
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ISA Calgary Show

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
April 9-10, 2019
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Ontario Water Conference and Trade Show

Ottawa Shaw Centre
Ottawa, Ont.
May 5-8, 2019
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