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Bank of Canada widely expected to get back on its rate-hiking path

Recent signals from the Bank of Canada governor, combined with strong economic data, have experts widely predicting Poloz will raise his trend-setting rate from its current level of 1.25 per cent.

U.S. tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation

The United States and China hiked tariffs Friday on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, launching what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history” in a spiraling dispute over technology.

CenterLine issued High Speed Fastener Welding patent

CenterLine (Windsor) Limited has announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,895,775 for CenterLine’s High Speed Fastener Welding System.

Volkswagen opens Rwanda’s first car assembly plant

German carmaker Volkswagen opened the first car assembly plant in Rwanda’s capital on Wednesday in a milestone for the East African country that is trying to cut back on used car imports from Asia.

Fitzpatrick Manufacturing increases efficiency with Sawyer cobot

Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer, deployed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer collaborative robot at its Michigan facility to increase operational efficiency.

Maple Leaf buys poultry plants from Cericola Farms

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to buy two poultry plants and associated supply from Cericola Farms, a privately held company.

Durham adds Fanuc certification to EMTY program

Durham College has announced the students enrolled in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program will now receive the internationally recognized Fanuc Robotics Handling Tool Operations and Programming Level 1 certification in addition to their advanced diploma upon completion of the program. » Read full article

Endress+Hauser launches e-Commerce platform

Endress+Hauser says its new e-Commerce platform offers customers a personalized shopping experience with a range of new features. The platform allows customers to purchase online and provides 24/7 access to information directly on the website, for both online and offline orders. » Read full article

Rexroth introduces MKK and MKR linear modules

The third generation of MKK and MKR linear modules from Rexroth is described as providing a “considerably expanded range” of equipment options for the familiar dimensions of the previous series. » Read full article
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Date: September 10-15, 2018
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Date: September 12-13, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

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Date: October 9-11, 2018
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Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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