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December 5, 2018

Algoma Steel exits creditor protection; plans to invest $300M

Algoma Steel Inc. says has purchased the assets of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. after emerging from three years of creditor protection.

Martinrea to shut manufacturing plant when GM closes Oshawa

Martinrea International Inc. says it will be forced to close an automotive factory when General Motors winds down production at its Oshawa assembly plant next year.

Javi Richmond joins Weidmuller Canada as managing director

Javi Richmond replaces Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to president of Weidmuller USA and executive vice-president of Weidmuller North America.

KUKA Canada partners with Seneca College on robotics and automation

KUKA and Seneca will work closely on skills development through curriculum on Industry 4.0 automation, and will build a KUKA robotics lab at the college.

Festo launches automation instruction video series

The Festo Service channel on YouTube contains explainer videos on how users can commission its electric or pneumatic automation products or carry out simple maintenance work.

Ontario material handler Alfacon acquired by JMP

Milton, Ontario's Alfacon Solutions, a 35-year-old custom material handling solutions provider, has been acquired by JMP Solutions, a North American industrial technology partner to Fortune 1000 manufacturers.


Report: IIoT integration creating increased risk of cyber attacks

According to a new study by Frost & Sullivan, high penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology in critical infrastructure and the manufacturing sector has resulted in a growing number of potential cyber-attack surfaces. » Read full article
Product 1

AMK Automation’s linear drive motor system

AMK Automation has debuted its SPINDASYN SEZ electric cylinder, a ready-to-install linear drive motor system in which the rotor is pressed directly onto the screw. » Read full article
Product 2

Schleuniger’s coaxial cable stripping machine

Schleuniger has released its new CoaxStrip 6580 coaxial cable stripping machine, which offers newly implemented processing functions that enable processing of diverse wires and cables covering a wide range of applications. » Read full article
Product 3

Beckhoff’s EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

The EtherCAT G can deliver the Gbit Ethernet speeds needed to support data-intensive applications such as machine vision cameras and complex motion control systems. » Read full article
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Breaking Down Industry 4.0

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: December 6, 2018
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Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: January 23-24, 2019
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2019 Eaton Automation and Technical Showcase

Location: New Orleans, La.
Date: February 4, 2019
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ARC World Industry Forum

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 4-7, 2019
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Hannover Messe 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 1-5, 2019
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Automate/Promat 2019

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 8-11, 2019
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