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February 20, 2019

Canada Goose to open new factory in Montreal

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will expand its network of eight Canadian manufacturing facilities with a new factory in Quebec – its second in the province.

Alberta announces $100M investment in artificial intelligence

The money will go to Alberta Innovates, the province's research development agency, and the non-profit Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute.

Beckhoff Automation announces new president of U.S. subsidiary

Beckhoff Automation has appointed Kevin Barker as the new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC to manage business operations across the U.S.

Nominations open for 2019 Wendy B. McDonald Award in motion control

The PTDA Foundation is now accepting nominations for the award, which recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her company's success in the power transmission/motion control industry.

Feds give BlackBerry $40M for autonomous vehicles

The company is putting $300 million of its own money into the initiative, expected to create 800 jobs over the next decade at BlackBerry's campus in the Ottawa area.

Motion Industries to acquire automation company Axis

Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, has agreed to acquire an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Mass.

Zund America appoints North American new sales manager

Zund America, Inc. has appointed Scott Spagnolli to the position of North American sales and channel manager, responsible for the U.S. and Canada.

Five ways for Canadian auto manufacturers to survive global restructuring

Canada's auto sector must challenge old business models and lead the charge on auto-tech innovation if it wants to continue to be a player in the global auto industry, says a new report by KPMG.

Worker dies after accident at Calgary cement plant

Emergency crews were called to the Inland Concrete operation in the city's northwest on Tuesday.
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Going digital: How the connected factory delivers real business benefits

When you hear the words "connected mobility," chances are the first thing that comes to mind is Wi-Fi technology that connects mobile devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets. » Read full article


Offline robotic programming software

OCTOPUZ Inc., a Waterloo, Ontario–based simulation software provider, has introduced a new suite of tools for optimizing robotic toolpaths. » Read full article

Smart cameras for vision with multi-colour light

Omron Automation Americas has released the FHV7-series smart camera featuring a multi-colour light alongside a range of image sensors. » Read full article

Serial I/O module for edge controller

Opto 22 has released the groov serial I/O module GRV-CSERI-4 for communications. » Read full article

ABB Customer World

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Date: March 4, 2019
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ATS Knowledge Day

Location: Nordhessen, Ger.
Date: March 28, 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

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