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Photo highlights from IMTS 2016

What a show IMTS 2016 has been so far! Taking place Sept. 12-17, the show has already seen nearly 110,000 attendees and more than 2,400 exhibitors on the floor. Check out our photos from Day 1 and 2! >> Read full article

Lafarge completes modernization upgrade at Alberta plant

Lafarge Canada says it has completed “major” modernization and environmental upgrades at its Exshaw, Alta., cement plant, resulting in an increase of production capacity from 1.3 million metric tonnes per year (tpy) to 2.2 million metric tpy. >> Read full article

Ontario’s Arisoft joins IQMS Partner Network

IQMS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and MES provider, is welcoming Arisoft, a Markham, Ont.-based ERP consultancy focused on business improvement, to its partner network. >> Read full article

OpenText to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division

OpenText announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum, for $1.62 billion. >> Read full article

New Brunswick’s Irving Oil finalizes acquisition of Irish refinery

Irving Oil says it has finalized its acquisition of the Whitegate refinery near Cork, Ireland. >> Read full article

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Upgraded infrared thermometer

Ridgid has introduced an enhanced non-contact infrared thermometer boasting more precise measurements and a higher temperature range. >> Read full article

App store for cobots introduced at IMTS 2016

IMTS 2016 is the North American launch pad for Universal Robots+, a showroom of plug and play application solutions, and +YOU, a free developer program, for Universal Robots. >> Read full article

Laser measurement sensor

Banner Engineering has expanded its family of L-GAGE laser sensors with the LTF Series, which it says provides distance measurements out to 12 meters. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 4-5, 2016 >> More Info

COMSOL Conference 2016 Boston

Location: Newton, Mass.
Date: October 5-7, 2016 >> More Info

Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing (MANUSEC)

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: October 13, 2016 >> More Info

Canadian Machine Vision Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: October 20, 2016 >> More Info

Advanced Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 2-3, 2016 >> More Info

Pack Expo

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: November 6-9, 2016 >> More Info