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October 10, 2018

Graybar Canada to open new location in Vaughan

Located near Highway 427 and 407, the new 90,000 square-foot facility will be a consolidation of the existing Markham and Mississauga branches.

Study: Canadian firms overconfident when it comes to cyberattacks

Canadian companies have an incomplete or inadequate picture about the evolving challenges they face, say cybersecurity experts.

Sandvik Coromant awards scholarships to nine Alberta students

Nine students in their fourth year of the Machinist Apprenticeship Program at the North Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) received the scholarships.

Zund America to build new North American office

Zund America, a subsidiary of Zünd, is building a new North American headquarters in Wisconsin to support customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Modernizing manufacturing with a future-ready mobile network

Wireless mesh networks are ideal for a manufacturing plant because of their inherent mobility, flexibility of scale and reliability.

Rethink Robotics abruptly closes

Rethink Robotics, the Boston-based maker of collaborative robots, has announced it has closed its doors.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Moving your Control Forward – VFD from Unitronics

Unitronics, the leading experts in the development and manufacture of integrated PLC + HMI controllers, has launched its own line of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Unitronics’ VFDs seamlessly integrate with their existing lines of PLC + HMI All-in-One controllers, simplifying programming and workflow for OEMs and machine builder. With this launch Unitronics can better meet increased demand for motor and motion control solutions. >> More Info

Machine safety myths: 13 workplace misconceptions, debunked

Misunderstandings about machine safeguarding requirements place many facilities at risk for noncompliance and serious accidents. » Read full article
Automation Direct

AutomationDirect adds AC, DC and analog I/O modules

AutomationDirect has released more AC, DC and analog I/O modules to increase the capabilities and versatility of the Productivity1000 micro-modular PLC. » Read full article

Balluff BFF sensor series warns users of reduction in fluid flow

The newest flow switches from Balluff's line of process-oriented sensor products alert users to potential failures due to a reduction in necessary fluid flow. » Read full article

International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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Advantech IoT Co-Creation Summit

Location: Suzhou, China
Date: November 1-2, 2018
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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Location: Halifax, NS.
Date: November 6-7, 2018
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Location: Frankfurt, Ger.
Date:v November 13-16, 2018
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Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo

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

Location: Philadelphia, Pen.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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IDTechEx Show!/Printed Electronics USA

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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SPS IPC Drives

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 27-29, 2018
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AI World Conference & Expo

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: December 3-5, 2018
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Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: January 23-24, 2019
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