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January 9, 2019

Two industrial accidents investigated at Dofasco

Ontario's Ministry of Labour is investigating two incidents at Dofasco plants in Hamilton that occurred January 1 and 2.

EMC launches new Lean training for Northern Ontario manufacturers

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium has kick-started a new three-year program to help Northern Ontario manufacturers become more productive and globally competitive.

Rockwell Automation names new SVP human resources

Karen Keegans has joined Rockwell Automation as senior vice-president, human resources, reporting to Blake Moret, chairman and CEO.

SICK partners with Humber College's Barrett CTI on sensor education

SICK and Humber College have partnered to build awareness of new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technologies.

Federal tax changes now in effect

The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses.

Turck Canada adds three to team

Carlos Linan is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area East, Jose Sanchez is the new automation application specialist, and Michael Branco is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West.

Universal Robots hires former KUKA Canada CEO

Universal Robots has appointed former KUKA Canada president and CEO Chris Claringbold as area sales manager for Canada.

Seven new advancements in robotics to watch in 2019

The science of robotics and automation has come a long way since Asimov's laws, not least in coming to encompass a far wider range of devices than Asimov ever imagined. » Read full article

WIN Enterprises

AMD Ryzen-powered servers

WIN Enterprises, a global manufacturer of embedded x86 motherboards and appliances for OEMs, has announced the line of PL-81980 network servers. » Read full article

Linear positioning stages with 30 acme ball and screw options

Lintech has released the 100 series linear positioning slides, which use a low-friction, pre-loaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system that rides on ground linear square rail guide. » Read full article

Hybrid servo cable for use in energy chains

igus has introduced a flexible cable for use in energy chains that delivers motor power and feedback functions through a single cable. » 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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