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January 30, 2019

Update: Canadian manufacturers show concern over U.S. protectionism in 2019 outlook

Despite their concerns, manufacturers are demonstrating their confidence with plans to make significant investments in their businesses, according to new details from a survey of senior manufacturing executives.

Emerson launches portable digital automation training solution

The Performance Learning Platform reinforces the requirements for digital transformation and helps close the workforce skills gap.

Bombardier and Celestica land on 2019 Global 100 sustainability index

Two Canadian manufacturing companies recently landed on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Global 100), one of the world's leading sustainability indices.

Canada invests $5M to manufacture electric vehicle fast chargers in Quebec

Built by Hydro-Québec with funding from Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI), these chargers will be part of Hydro-Québec's Electric Circuit.

Six best practices for automation deployment

Introducing automation to your operation, whether a simple robot arm or a more complex architecture, can be a costly business – and one that you want to get right, preferably on the first try.

Prodomax Automation wins two North American orders

Barrie, Ontario's Prodomax Automation, a member of the Germany-based Jenoptik Group, has won two new orders in North America that together amount to just over EUR 12 million.

U.S. tariffs on Canada, Mexico need to come off, manufacturers plead

American automakers, aluminum producers, manufacturers and farmers are running out of time, money and patience as the North American tariff standoff persists, and they're pleading with the United States to put an end to it.

Five automation trends to look for at Hannover Messe 2019

Organizers have released new details on what to expect from this year's "Industrial Intelligence" theme.

Measuring to improve: finding metrics that lead to success

In his latest Industry Watch column, Paul Hogendoorn says that measuring the right things is just as important as measuring things right. » Read full article
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Capacitive proximity sensors with IO-Link

The CA18CA and CA30CA series from Carlo Gavazzi can be used for automation applications where sensor flexibility or sensing performance needs to be constantly logged. » Read full article

Pre-configured barcode scanning for PLCs

Real Time Automation has added pre-configured barcode scanning packages to its 435NBX ASCII to PLC gateway offering. » Read full article

Power supplies and universal battery control modules

AutomationDirect has added economical PSV series power supplies and universal battery control modules to the RHINO DC power supplies lineup. » Read full article

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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ATX West

Location: Anaheim, Calif.
Date: February 5-7, 2019
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Hannover Messe 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 1-5, 2019
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RFID Journal LIVE!

Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
Date: April 2-4, 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: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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