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January 16, 2019

DENSO opens artificial intelligence R&D lab in Montreal

DENSO, one of the world's largest mobility manufacturers, is opening satellite labs around the world to accelerate advanced R&D within the automotive industry.

Study: Manufacturers aware of cybersecurity but underspending on training

Forty-seven per cent of manufacturing organizations are spending less than US$1,000 on average each year on continuing education opportunities for their staff—versus 25 per cent in other industries.

Canada and Ontario invest $150M in Algoma Steel

The federal government is investing up to $90 million to create and maintain 3,050 jobs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and the provincial government is investing a $60 million repayable loan.

Feds invest $5M for new automotive jobs and equipment

The government of Canada will invest $5 million in two Windsor, Ontario automotive companies to develop and adopt innovative technologies, scale up and create more than 150 jobs.

AMETEK Surface Vision appoints new director of sales

The manufacturer of automated on-line surface inspection solutions has appointed Francois Levac as the director of sales.

Canada announces new rules for drone operation effective June 1

The new rules apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight.

Q&A: Toyota exec Chris Reynolds says tariffs will raise costs, drive up prices

Chris Reynolds was promoted by Toyota late last year to one of the toughest jobs in the U.S. auto industry.

FreePoint acquires Ontario software company CoreSolutions

FreePoint Technologies, provider of software for the IIoT to manufacturers, has acquired CoreSolutions, an Ontario-based software development company.

Advancing manufacturing: Humber College's Barrett CTI gets support from automation leaders

Toronto’s Humber College is set to open the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation early this year, backed by a number of major partnerships that will see advanced manufacturing companies working with students and faculty to further knowledge of Industry 4.0–enabled equipment. » Read full article


Industrial-grade box PC

Lanner has added the fanless LEC-3034 series for compact computing systems to its industrial-grade box PC product lineup. » Read full article

Panel-mount servo drive

Advanced Motion Controls has released the AB25A100 PWM servo drive, designed to drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency. » Read full article

AI controller for predictive maintenance

The Sysmac AI Controller for human-machine collaboration is now available from automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas. » 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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Digital Industry USA

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 10-12, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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