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February 13, 2019

Rittal North America announces new managing director

The manufacturer of industrial enclosures has announced Mike Freund as its new managing director.

AXYZ International becomes AXYZ Automation Group

The Ontario-based manufacturer of CNC machines has adopted a new name, AXYZ Automation Group, encompassing all three of its brand identities.

Centre stage: Q&A with Raj Saini of Wajax

In his role at Wajax, Raj Saini helps to spearhead digital transformation in plants. We talk to him about the biggest thing that’s holding manufacturers back.

Bombardier names new head of train unit after three years

Bombardier Inc. has announced a leadership shakeup, naming a new head of the company's troubled train unit after his predecessor resigned.

The Open Group launches new process automation standard

The Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology consortium, has launched a new standard to enable the construction of scalable and secure process automation systems.

Editorial: Making intelligent decisions about AI

Does the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) scare you, or does it get you excited about the future?

Automate 2019 to cover AI, IIoT and smart manufacturing

Automate 2019 takes place April 8-11, 2019 in Chicago with more than 110 sessions exploring how automation secures a company’s success.

End-of-arm tooling considerations for collaborative robots

As many manufacturers consider transitioning to a distributed manufacturing system (DMS) for greater production flexibility, the concept of collaborative robotic implementation becomes paramount. » Read full article


High-density rack power distribution unit

Eaton has launched its high-density rack power distribution unit in North America with the addition of 11 colour options for identification of A/B power feeds. » Read full article

Photoelectric sensor with IO-Link

Rockwell Automation has added the Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor to its smart sensing portfolio. » Read full article

Safety controllers for programmable applications

Beckhoff Automation recently released the TwinSAFE safety controllers for adaptation to the specific safety requirements of individual machine concepts. » Read full article

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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