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Blockchain, AI to be incorporated into tracing steel supply chain

Ottawa has announced that two Canadian companies will develop a proof of concept for a digital tracing system enabled by blockchain and artificial intelligence for the Canadian, and possibly North American, steel supply chain.

Chemistry association to work more proactively with Indigenous people

The CIAC has updated its Responsible Care Codes for 2020 to include new commitments for chemical companies to engage Indigenous communities through proactive and formal processes.

Festo plant wins “Lean & Green” award

One of Festo’s production centres won a 2019 Lean & Green Management award for implementing the OPEX (Operational Excellence) approach in value flow organization.

Weston Foods closes bakery, 180 looking for work

Weston Foods in Cobourg, Ont. announced it is closing their doors, putting 180 people out of work.
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Get Laser Focused on Silo Level Measurement

BinMaster's battery-powered laser level sensors make it simple to mount and power level sensors on bins and silos without the complexity or expense of wiring.
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Inerting Made Efficient, Replacing Extractive Oxygen Analyzers

Mettler Toledo
Manufacturing operations must keep output and quality their top priority. Switching from maintenance-intensive on-line extractive systems to a more reliable and easy-to-maintain in-situ (in-line) solution will not only improve the bottom line, it will also help reduce unscheduled downtimes and assists production planning.
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Cobots vs. industrial robots: what’s the difference?

Collaborative robots have been widely marketed as a cheaper alternative to industrial robots, but what’s the catch? Nigel Smith, president and CEO of Toshiba Machine partner TM Robotics, explains the crucial differences between these two robot types. » Read more

Eriez expands Suspended Permanent Magnet line

CP-20 and TP-25 Suspended Magnets, which have been successfully used in the recycling and aggregates industries in Europe for years, are now available in North America. » Learn More

ArcBlok now available throughout Canada

Schneider Electric’s Square D brand has announced that its patented arc flash mitigation technology, ArcBlok is now available across Canada, for Model 6 Motor Control Centers. » Learn More

Process Valve Configurator

With the new Festo Process Valve Configurator, process and application engineers can configure butterfly or ball valve assemblies for their application online in just minutes. » Learn More

Liquiphant FTL51B point level detector

The next generation of the Liquiphant FTL51B is available in a full range of variants designed to meet Industry 4.0 requirements, notably for the addition of a mobile communication capability that can simplify maintenance inspection and safety monitoring. » Learn More

InDaComm 2020 / Industry 4.0 today

Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
Burlington, Ont.
February 6, 2020
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Converters Expo South

Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, N.C.
February 12, 2020
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InDaComm 2020 / Industry 4.0 Windsor

Holiday Inn and Suites
Windsor, Ont.
February 13, 2020
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2020 IPEIA Conference

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alta.
February 24-28, 2020
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Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum

Ritz Carlton Hotel
New Orleans, La.
February 27-28, 2020
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PDAC 2020

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ont.
March 1-4, 2020
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