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John Brooks

Re-opened smelter likely to close its doors in 60 days

A bankrupt aluminum smelter that re-opened in 2018, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imported metals, is losing money at such a rapid clip that it could close within 60 days, the top executive at the plant said.

Rugged Narrow ECT Isolator for Extreme Locations

Sponsored The15mm-wide ECT Signal Isolator/Converter with -40C to 85C operating temperature range for non-conditioned cabinets; UL approved for general & hazardous areas.

VELO3D, Honeywell partner on additive manufacturing

VELO3D and Honeywell Aerospace have announced a partnership to qualify VELO3D’s Sapphire system as a viable manufacturing platform for 3D print production of aircraft components.

Corporate donation helps university expand mechatronics lab

Omron Foundation – the charitable arm of Omron – announced recently the donation of robotics equipment to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for a new and expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.
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Bin Master

Redefining Radar: NCR-80 Narrow Beam Defies Dust

BinMaster's powerful 80 GHz non-contact radar is emerging as a superior solution for continuous level measurement in bins, tanks, and silos. Designed for accurate performance in extremely dusty powders and bulk solids, the NCR-80 updates in just seconds. Check out the latest video to see the models, mounting options, software, and local display options for the NCR-80 non-contact radar level sensor. Learn more

Contact pressure gauges vs. pressure switches: what’s the difference?

The field of application for contact pressure gauges, thermometers with switch contacts and mechanical pressure and temperature switches is very diverse. But how do contact pressure gauges actually differ from pressure switches, and how do thermometers with switch contacts differ from temperature switches? » Watch Video
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Hygienic Design Solutions: Extra cleanliness guaranteed

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Sit/Stand Consoles

With the benefits of moving around individual work areas, more workstation options are being offered, such as Winsted’s Impulse Dual Sit/Stand Consoles, the Ascend Sit/Stand Control Room Consoles and the Horizon Workstation. Each system provides beneficial features that give employees flexibility in how they choose to find physical movement and comfort during their daily work routines. Employers also benefit from the physical diversity with increased overall productivity.
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Finding a competitive edge while removing the drudgery

Robots on the assembly line were designed to free human beings from boring, repetitive work. Now, robotic process automation, or RPA, is being touted as freeing the back-office of the same boring, repetitive tasks. » Read more

Opto 22 announces groov RIO

Industrial automation manufacturer and industrial internet of things (IIoT) developer Opto 22 have announced groov RIO, a family of intelligent, distributed input/output (I/O) for IIoT and automation applications. » Learn More

Thermal IQ Optimize boosts safety, efficiency and effectiveness of thermal applications

Honeywell has strengthened the capabilities of its Thermal IQ platform with the launch of Thermal IQ Optimize, an enterprise-level remote monitoring solution. » Learn More

New line of adhesives for bonding components unveiled

Qosina recently rolled out Build-It-Yourself Assemblies, a resource to help customers easily find and order components for their next design project. » Learn More
Eye Vision

EyeVision provides quality control of the internal screw thread

For the quality control of component parts with geometry that is difficult to access such as the inspection of the quality of the inside of a drilling hole, methods of digital image processing are used. » Learn More

Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm)

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alta.
March 17-18, 2020
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SIAL Canada in Montreal

Palais des Congrès
Montreal, Que.
April 15-17, 2020
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BCWWA 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
Penticton, B.C.
April 26-28, 2020
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International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Ill.
April 28-30, 2020
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Edmonton Expo Centre
Edmonton, Alta.
April 29-30, 2020
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Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources

BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
June 1-3, 2020
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