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April 3, 2019

Politicians voice support for Windsor auto workers as 1,500 job to be cut

A second round of auto-worker layoffs in recent months has led politicians to jump to assure workers as the automotive sector undergoes significant transformation.

Ontario systems integrator fined $70K for worker injury

Cybertech Controls and Electric Inc., a systems integrator in Tecumseh, Ontario, has pleaded guilty to an offence involving a worker injury at an industrial facility in Windsor, Ontario.

Hannover Messe day 2: Photo highlights from the fair

Hannover Messe, the world's largest technology fair, is running this week from April 1-5 and Manufacturing AUTOMATION is at the show. See our image gallery here.

Partners in Prevention 2019 health and safety show

Ontario's Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) will focus on the individual – the ‘safety superhero’ who advocates for health and safety in their workplace – at its annual Partners in Prevention conference.

From the editor: The AI conversation continues

In our latest issue, a reader notes that unless a manufacturer solves pre-existing production inefficiencies, a costly AI system won’t provide much ROI.

Hannover Messe day 1: Merkel sightings and a focus on 5G

Hannover Messe kicked off in Hannover, Germany on Monday with a focus on Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and 5G technologies.

Ottobock debuts industrial exoskeletons at Hannover Messe 2019

Visitors have the opportunity to personally test the passive exoskeletons in the Paexo product family, used to support parts of the hand during work.

Automation in action: Handling and automated control

Canadian machine builder Nuspark has used a smart substitution strategy to replace its top-mounted, Delta-style tray loader on two case-loader/palletizers custom-built for Shepherd Gourmet Dairy in St. Marys, Ontario. » Read full article


Handheld tactile probing system

API has introduced its 6DoF vProbe to perform part inspections conventionally performed by large fixed coordinate measuring machines (CMM). » Read full article

Inductive proximity sensors

The AutomationDirect line of inductive proximity sensors now includes additional harsh-duty sensors and new standard-duty sensors with quadruple sensing ranges. » Read full article

Single-phase solid-state relays and contractors

Carlo Gavazzi is launching the RG..M Series of single-phase solid state relays and contactors with integrated monitoring features. » Read full article

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: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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