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Worker death results in $150,000 fine for steel company

Following a guilty plea, Janco Steel Ltd. was fined $150,000 after a worker was fatally injured after being crushed by a steel coil that fell off a production line.

Stäubli and Schneider Electric team up for integrated robotic solutions

Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have further developed their partnership by signing a long-term agreement to integrate customized Stäubli TS series, four-axis SCARA robots into EcoStruxure Machine, Schneider’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform.

Wohlers, CRIQ offer additive manufacturing training in Montreal

Independent consulting firm Wohlers Associates has entered into a partnership with Québec Industrial Research Centre to offer three days of intensive training on design for additive manufacturing.

Jet interior maker to hire up to 100 for new Laval facility

Austrian jet interior maker F. List Gmbh has officially inaugurated a new production facility in Laval, Que., and says it intends to hire up to 100 people within the next two years.

Eclipse Automation opens its fourth location

Ontario-based Eclipse Automation has expanded its automation and engineering development capabilities with the opening of a 26,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in west Mesa.
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AGR Series Worm-Drive Rotary Stages Offer Enhanced Performance

Aerotech’s AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity, and long-term positioning performance over previous generations of worm-gear-drive stages for general purpose positioning in laboratory and industrial applications. Accuracy is to 10 arc seconds, with 6 arc seconds bi-directional repeatability, 30 rpm maximum speed, and 360° continuous or optional limited travels. Tilt error motion is 10 arc seconds, axial error motion is 5 µm, radial error motion is 10 µm, and maximum axial load is to 425 kg. » Learn more

Focus on the noise: Preventing hearing loss in the workplace

Results from a Statistics Canada health study, the Hearing loss of Canadians, 2012 and 2013, offer disturbing findings regarding adult hearing loss. Could you or your co-workers be among the one in five adults aged 19 to 79 who have mild hearing loss or more in at least one ear? » Read full article

Fortinet Seminar: Cyber Security for OT / ICS Environments

Critical infrastructure industries are increasingly becoming targets for cyber criminals. Join Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, for a seminar that explores the challenges and solutions for securing Operational Technology including:

• The latest trends and threats
• The Fortinet Security Fabric and how it addresses SCADA, OT, ICS and CI security and maps to industry standards
• Protecting cloud / virtual environments
• The importance of Executive involvement in planning OT Cybersecurity and setting common objectives between IT and OT » Learn more

Sunlight readable touchscreen monitors

Tru-Vu Monitors has released a 10.4-inch waterproof touchscreen monitor designed to operate in direct, bright sunlight and other high ambient light conditions. » Read more

43 mm OD frameless brushless servo motor kits

The EC 45 Flat frameless brushless servo motor kit from Maxon consists of a rotor and stator with no bearings or motor shaft, says Electromate, describing the pancake servo motor kits as “extremely compact” with an outer diameter of 43 mm. » Read more

Digitally-controlled valves aim to replace conventional solenoid valves

Festo Canada says its digitally-controlled VEAA and VEAB piezo valves are designed to replace conventional solenoid valves in a range of industrial applications involving flow and pressure control. » Read more

Change Leadership Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 30, 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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