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February 6, 2019

Manufacturer fined $60K after worker receives permanent injury

Rex Pak Ltd, a food blending and packaging co-manufacturer, has been fined $60,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Hexagon brings manufacturing division to western Canada

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, which specializes in metrology and manufacturing solutions, has expanded into western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alberta.

Ontario adds online training option for health and safety certification

The program can now be completed remotely so that companies don't have to send their employees to a five-day classroom course. The government estimates the changes will save companies $5 million per year.

Automated Precision, Inc. rebrands to API

Automated Precision, Inc. has undergone a global rebranding, changing its company name to API and renewing its focus on smart factory metrology.

NanoXplore fills three executive positions

NanoXplore Inc., a Montreal-based manufacturer and supplier of high-volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets, recently announced several new appointments.

FLIR Systems acquires Ontario drone manufacturer Aeryon Labs

FLIR has acquired the Waterloo, Ontario–based Aeryon Labs Inc. in a deal valued at $200 million.

Universal Robots launches new robotics solutions at ATX West

Universal Robots is showcasing several new technologies, including a CNC tool called URCap that allows machine-tending applications to communicate directly with cobots.

Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations as auto market shifts

The German company says it is adjusting production capacity at the manufacturing facility to meet shifting customer demand.

How manufacturers should use available R&D tax credits

It’s well known that innovation and continuous improvement are necessary for manufacturers to keep or expand their market share. It’s also well known that many incentives exist to offset the costs involved. Due to some misconceptions, however, manufacturers often do not pursue or maximize these tax incentives. » Read full article
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I/O hubs with M8 quick connect

Balluff has debuted I/O hubs that deliver M8 quick connect to enable distributed modular architecture for compact footprint machines and end effectors. » Read full article

Magnetic encoder modules

Encoder Products Company has added more options for its low-profile 30 mm diameter magnetic encoder modules. » Read full article

Dresspack configurator for any robot

igus has developed a new robot dresspack configurator, a free online tool that can be used to find the ideal cable management system for virtually every robot available on the market. » Read full article

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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ABB Customer World

Location: Houston, Tex.
Date: March 4, 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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