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Spartan Controls supports NAIT students with $4.3-million donation

Spartan Controls has renewed its partnership with The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), announcing a $4.3-million donation to support the Instrumentation Technology, Alternative Energy Technology, Power Engineering, Water and Wastewater Technology and Millwright programs.

RIA to present 2018 Engelberger Robotics Awards

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has announced it will present the 2018 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Gudrun Litzenberger of the International Federation of Robotics and Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots.

Humber and Cisco join forces for technology-driven education

Humber College and Cisco Canada are launching a five-year initiative to engage students, faculty and companies in maximizing the opportunities presented by cyber, network communication and collaborative digital technologies.

Canada invests another $54 million into F-35

Canada has quietly paid another $54 million toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter, bringing its total investment in the controversial project to roughly a half a billion dollars over the last 20 years.

Hyundai investing $388 million to update Alabama plant, build other

Hyundai plans to invest more than $350 million to build a plant in Alabama and also update an existing one there.
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With the arrival of Industry 4.0, and the resulting shift in market demands, flexibility is the key concerns for the manufacturing industry. The innovative modular design of Advantech’s latest TPC and UNO series products offers increased flexibility and updatability that allows manufacturers to more promptly respond to market demands and reduce operating costs. This modularization also enables cost-effective equipment upgrades. » Learn more

VIDEO: Robotic highlights from Hannover 2018

More than 200,000 visitors and 5,000+ exhibitors came together April 23-27 for the 2018 edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair. Couldn’t make it to the show? Check out these robotics highlights! » Read full article
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Keep Enclosures Cool with Rittal’s Summer Cooling Promo

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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
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Valve terminal for food production

Festo describes its new MPA-C valve terminal as the centrepiece of its Clean Design series of products for hygienically critical food production systems. » Read full article

Fully integrated data management for plant visibility

tna has introduced the tna intelli-sys iPS 3, calling it a fully integrated data collection and reporting tool to provide manufacturers with insights into their production processes. » Read full article

R&D for continuous production

Bosch Packaging Technology will introduce its latest R&D device for the continuous production of oral solid dosage (OSD) forms, saying the platform will help ensure a short time to market and optimum dosing of APIs. » Read full article

Internet of Manufacturing Midwest

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: June 5-7, 2018
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ATX East Conference & Expo

Location: New York, N.Y.
Date: June 12-14, 2018
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Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 19-22, 2018
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