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December 12, 2018
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ATS Automation acquires Transformix Engineering for $10M

Cambridge, Ontario's ATS Automation Tooling Systems has announced the acquisition of all of the intellectual property assets of Transformix Engineering Inc.

Q&A with Microsoft Azure IoT experts

How can the IoT bridge the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT)? We sat down with our colleagues at Design Engineering to find out from three Microsoft experts.

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz elected to AEM board

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Ontario-based global manufacturer Linamar Corp., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Handling Specialty unveils new paint and blast booths

Handling Specialty, the Ontario–based material handling design/build company, recently christened its new paint booth and blast booth with a ribbon cutting.

EMC welcomes new field service advisor for Eastern Ontario

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced Steve Holmgren will join in January 2019 as the field service advisor for Eastern Ontario.

NRC opens Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) recently opened the Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub in London, Ontario, a 75,000-square-foot set of renovated scientific laboratories.

Supremex cuts 41 Canadian jobs

Supremex Inc. is cutting employees at its Canadian envelope manufacturing operations in a cost-saving measure as it diversifies its business to packaging.
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Lambton College builds automation industry partnerships to acquire top research college spot

Sarnia, Ontario’s Lambton College, which offers several industrial automation programs, has capitalized on the area’s diversification and industry partnerships to take top honours in a national ranking of research colleges. » Read full article
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Festo’s EHPS parallel gripper for small parts assembly

Festo Canada has added EHPS, a parallel gripper for standard movements involving small workpieces. » Read full article
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Automated Precision, Inc.’s Radian laser trackers

Automated Precision has updated its series of high-accuracy Radian laser trackers, which comprises three models: Radian Pro, Radian Plus and Radian Core. » Read full article

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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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont..
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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