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Canadian exports expected to surge as energy sector suffers

Canada’s export development agency has predicted global growth of 6.6 per cent in 2021 after a 4.3 per cent decline this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but said the domestic energy and tourism sectors would suffer.

How vendors help you manage the supply chain

Vendor Managed Inventory – VMI – connects you and your vendors to silo inventory. Sensors, wireless gateways, and software prevent material outages, reduce carrying costs, and simplify ordering using BinView® from BinMaster.

What Ottawa’s infrastructure plan means for manufacturers

Ottawa launched a $10 billion, three-year infrastructure plan it said would help the country create jobs and recover from the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

New Larger Stainless-Steel Electrical Enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing has expanded an already extensive offering of stainless-steel enclosures. Fabricated from 12 gauge, 304 stainless steel, the new HN4TDSS Series provides a fully welded, rugged, freestanding electrical enclosure with sizes to 90”H x 72”W x 36”D for large scale applications (e.g. drives). This series is available in 17 different size configurations including versions featuring 2 front doors for traditional access and alternatively with 2 doors front and back for flexible dual access. Learn more at:

German Technology Day two weeks away

ISA Automation and German Technology Day are two major virtual events next month, as COVID-19 protocols remain in place.
Sponsored Spotlight 


The KOBOLD DON Series oval gear positive-displacement flow meters are the preferred choice for measuring clean, high and low viscosity liquids such as lubricating/hydraulic oils, diesel fuels, chemicals, solvents, resins and pastes. This flow meter uses 2 precision-machined oval gears which allow for a very specific volume of liquid to pass through the meter with each rotation. These gears enable the DON flow meters to precisely measure liquid flow over a very wide viscosity range. >> Read More

Setting Up a Business During COVID

Peter Aulich, general manager of JW Winco Canada, talks about the challenges of setting up a new branch of operations during the pandemic, and all the curveballs that came along with it. » Listen Now

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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CO2 laser lenses promote sharp engraving and marking

A line of OEM quality CO2 lenses for precision engraving and marking lasers that are shipped from stock in one day for manufacturers and end-users have been introduced by Laser Research Optics of Providence, R.I. » Learn More

Signalling device for use to convey normal and irregular activity

Pfannenberg, Inc. announces that its PY L-S colour changing LED visual signal alarm with four selectable colours, part of the PYRA product family, is an ideal addition to real-time people flow control and COVID-19 monitoring systems. » Learn More

Vibratory Tables from BPS available in flat deck or grid deck

Vibratory Tables manufactured by Best Process Solutions, Inc. (BPS) are available in a complete line of air- or electric-powered models with load capacities to 10 tons. » Learn More

E2H Series Electro-Hydraulic Linear Valve Actuator

Cowan Dynamics is pleased to announce the release of their newly expanded E2H Series, Electro-Hydraulic Linear Valve Actuator. The electro-hydraulic actuator combines the best of both worlds of electric actuators and hydraulic actuators for control valve automation. » Learn More

German Technology Day

October 14, 2020
This is a Virtual Event
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

October 28, 2020
This is a Virtual Event
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This is a Virtual Event
March 7-10, 2021
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Americana 2021

Montreal Convention Centre
Montreal, Que.
March 22-24, 2021
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International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Ill.
April 27-29, 2021
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