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March 27, 2019

Avidbots raises $23.6M in funding to expand industrial robot footprint

Avidbots, a Kitchener, Ontario–based robotics company, has raised $23.6 million in a new round of funding, which it says will be used to expand its staff.

Budget 2019 includes benefits for worker training and skills development

The Canada Training Benefit was one of the announcements in the Liberal government’s budget, which would include an investment of more than $1.7 billion over five years – starting in 2019-20, after the federal election this fall.

WorkSafeBC releases health and safety resources for craft beer manufacturers

According to WorkSafeBC, which is the province's workers' compensation board, the craft beer industry has tripled in size over the past 10 years, growing from 54 employers to more than 160.

Report: More electric buses needed as manufacturing base grows

A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada's growing manufacturing base of the vehicles.

Electra Meccanica makes new board appointment

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has appointed Joanne Yan to its board of directors after the departure of director Dr. Robert Tarzwell

Ontario manufacturer fined $60K after worker injury

CS Wind Canada Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wind towers that is currently in a state of shutdown, has been fined $60,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker suffered permanent injury at its facility in Windsor, Ontario.
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Precision feed slides with modularity

Suhner has redesigned its precision slides with improvements such as rigidity and compact design, including a variety of optional slide assembly features and accessories. » Read full article

Safety monitoring for tripods in delta kinematic systems

B&R Automation now offers SafeROBOTICS functions for tripods to safely monitor all types of delta kinematic systems. » Read full article

Single-cable connections for motors

POSITAL has added two- and four-wire versions of the single-cable BiSS Line interface for its family of motor feedback kit encoders. » Read full article

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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2019 Annual Valve Industry Knowledge Forum

Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: April 9-11, 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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EMO Hannover 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: September 16-21, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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