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Worker killed on production line; MOL cites lack of guarding

Following a guilty plea, Quebec-based Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP has been fined $150,000 after a worker was killed by a cheese-cutter machine at the company’s production facility in Trenton, Ont. According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the pinch point created by the moving bar and the stationary bar should have been guarded to prevent access.

Toyota commits $1.4 billion to upgrade two manufacturing plants

The Ontario and federal governments are contributing $220 million toward a $1.4-billion upgrade project at two Toyota manufacturing plants, creating 450 new jobs and securing more than 8,000 manufacturing jobs in the province.

Magna supports Skills Ontario with $125,000 investment

Skills Ontario will receive a $125,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.

Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx support EtherCAT approach

The approach to Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) as introduced by the EtherCAT Technology Group has gained additional support from four TSN technology providers and switch manufacturers: Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx.

All-female team from Ontario competes at robotics event

Half a dozen teenage girls from Canada are striving to narrow the skills gap. The Ontario-based Build a Dream Amazon Warriors were among the thousands of young people from nearly four-dozen countries competing recently for the biggest prize at the FIRST Championship in Detroit. The team members bill themselves as Canada’s only all-female high school robotics team mentored and advised by women. » Read full article
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EtherCAT I/O terminals for mains and power monitoring

Beckhoff Automation has introduced new EL34x3 series EtherCAT terminals for advanced power measurement and mains monitoring applications. » Read more

New e-stop for safety over IO-link

Balluff is widening its safety product portfolio with the introduction of its new emergency stop device (e-stop). » Read more

Inverters deliver 1 kVA sine wave output

CTP 1000-F7W is the latest addition to Absopulse Electronics’ line of low profile DC-AC inverters with 3-phase pure sine output voltage. » Read more
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Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: May 14-16, 2018
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Energy Summit

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: May 30-31, 2018
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Internet of Manufacturing Midwest

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: June 5-7, 2018
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Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 19-22, 2018
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