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Ontario roofing manufacturer fined $65K after worker injury

A Brampton, Ont., manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products has been fined $65,000 as a result of a workplace accident that resulted in a worker sustaining critical injuries after being pulled into the rollers of a laminator machine.

Harting accepted into UL Client Test Data Program

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety certification organization, has granted the Harting Technology Group the approval and license for the Client Test Data program. Under this program, Harting says it will be able to conduct testing in its own test laboratory and submit the data to UL in order to streamline the process for UL certification.

Magna to increase investments in electrification and vehicle autonomy

Magna International is increasing its bet on electric and autonomous vehicles by investing more in these areas in anticipation of long-term returns, its chief executive said.

CIBC: Canada’s robust job market even better than it looks

A report by CIBC says the recent strength in Canada’s labour market runs deeper than just the 420,000 jobs added last year.

Montreal’s AI hub attracts global talent

The lure of Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence hub is helping the city to attract highly skilled talent even though Quebec is facing historically low unemployment, officials from tech giants like Google and Microsoft and municipal officials said at an AI conference.

Top 5 trends and technologies in 2018

What do you see when you look into the manufacturing crystal ball? It’s a Manufacturing Automation tradition to highlight the top five trends and technologies to keep an eye on at the start of a New Year. Read on for expert predictions about the impact of Big Data analytics, the Digital Twin, artificial intelligence and more. » Read full article

Mechatronic gripper for small part handling

Schunk describes its EGP mechatronic gripper as an electric small part gripper with the most compact performance on the market. » Read full article
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New hydraulics technology brochure

Spanning Rexroth’s entire technology portfolio, Bosch Rexroth’s Innovations brochure provides readers with information on the company’s latest innovations. Organized by technology type, the catalogue lays out technical data and product features in a single document. » Read full article

Fanless IoT gateway Matrix-713

Artila has launched the Matrix-713 gateway system, describing it as a fanless Linux-ready Cortex-A5 industrial box computer suitable for the mobile computing, integration and control needs of smart factories. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
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Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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