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North American robotics market surges 32% in unit volume

North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association, a not-for-profit trade association, adding that both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels.

CRRC to build plant in New Brunswick

CRRC has announced it will build a plant in Canada to further expand its marketing channels in North America. The plant will manufacture heavy load, special railway vehicles and railway vehicle brakes.

BFM names two new Canadian distributors

The maker of the BFM snap-fit flexible connector system has appointed two new distributors to help service the Canadian market: HiTech Piping (HTP) and Rate Technology Systems.

Two key ingredients for success in global markets: Accessibility and relevance

Expanding your business to serve international markets probably won’t impact how you manufacture your products, but it can radically change how you market and sell them. Customers have different buying expectations in different parts of the world, after all.

Gas explosion at Ghana factory injures at least 80 people

Ghana’s state news agency says an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi has injured at least 80 people.
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Hannover Messe photo gallery

Hannover Messe 2017 drew roughly 6,500 exhibitors and 225,000 visitors together for five action-packed days of industrial technology. The lead theme of Integrated Industry - Creating Value put a spotlight on the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the role of humans in tomorrow’s integrated factories. » Learn more

Free guide on controllers for small assembly robots

Denso Robotics says its free guide, Small Assembly Robots: Evaluating Controllers, provides “essential facts and information” about controllers for small assembly robots. » Learn more

Protection for narrow spaces

Boasting a slim line design, the Pilz PSENopt slim is designed for applications where space is at a premium, says Pilz. » Learn more

Frequency-to-DC transmitter

Moore Industries has released the SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display. » Learn more
Event Calendar 
ADM Expo

Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 16-18, 2017
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Industrial IoT, Big Data Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 24-25, 2017
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D&D Automation 25th anniversary celebration

Location: Stratford, Ont.
Date: June 2, 2017
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Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS)

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 6-8, 2017
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