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ABB moves to acquire B&R

ABB of Zurich, Switzerland, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) headquartered in Eggelsberg, Austria.

Magna commits $5 million to AI research institute

Magna has announced it is investing $5 million into the Vector Institute, a new independent artificial intelligence (AI) research facility which launched last week in Toronto, Ont.

Danfoss and GE join forces in strategic collaboration

Danfoss Silicon Power has announced it is establishing production in the United States and is collaborating with industrial giant General Electric (GE), as part of a New York state initiative to develop next-generation semiconductor materials and packaging that promises smaller, faster and more efficient mobile devices.

Outlook still uncertain despite positive data, says BoC’s Poloz

The head of the Bank of Canada says he is still keeping a close eye on risks to the economy even after a string of healthier-than-expected numbers.

Teaching robots to talk over 4G

When Ocado was building the hardware architecture of the new warehouse in Andover, it realized it had developed a world first in radio design. The new warehouse solution designed for its next generation of CFCs has thrown up lots of interesting technical challenges along the way. One of the first was how to communicate with over 10,000 robots concurrently.

Rittal partners with Cadence Automatisation

Rittal Systems has added Cadence Automatisation to its distribution/partner network in Quebec.
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Feds, Ontario to invest $200 million into Ford operations

The federal and Ontario governments are each investing more than $100 million to support a $1-billion partnership with Ford Canada. » Learn more
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KUKA Robotics launches the largest line of low payload robots for handling, machining, assembly, palletizing and arc welding - KR CYBERTECH

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Operator terminal boasts visualization and control capabilities

With its new product range PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control, automation company Pilz is introducing its first operator terminal to be equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. » Learn more

Pre- and post-processing machines

Schleuniger will demonstrate its latest pre- and post-processing machines, the PreFeeder 3200 and CableCoiler 1450, at the 2017 Electrical Wire Processing technology Expo this May. » Learn more

OM-DAQXL handheld data logger

Omega describes its OM-DAQXL series as a portable handheld data logger that delivers “high performance and functionality.” » Learn more
Event Calendar 

Siemens Innovation Tour - Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: April 6, 2017
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Hannover Messe

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 24-28, 2017
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UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Location: Milton Keynes, U.K.
Date: April 27, 2017
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Partners in Prevention

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 2-3, 2017
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Industrial IoT, Big Data Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 24-25, 2017
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