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April 17, 2019

JMP Solutions named to top 10 system integrators list

JMP Solutions, a London, Ontario–based industrial technology partner for manufacturers, has been named one of the top 10 largest system integrators in North America.

StatsCan: Manufacturing sales fell 0.2% in February

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.2 per cent in February to $56.6 billion, hurt by a retreat in the motor vehicle assembly and wood products industries.

From Hawkesbury to Estevan, documents show towns to be hit hardest by automation

If federal calculations are accurate, automation and technological advances could make the local situation worse in the coming years, with Hawkesbury, a town of about 10,000, hit harder than any other city in Ontario.

Wajax announces resignation of CFO

Wajax Corporation has announced the resignation of Darren Yaworsky, senior vice-president, finance and chief financial officer, for personal reasons.

Report: IT, OT and IP are the three biggest risks for secure manufacturing networks

The threats facing manufacturing networks that are still running outdated technology include risks to intellectual property and production processes, according to a new report.

Automate Show moving to Detroit in 2021

The move for the next event, which will take place May 17-20, 2021 at Cobo Center, was announced April 10 at Automate 2019 in Chicago.

IBM study: Use automation to strengthen cyber resilience

Using automation helps to strengthen cyber resilience and save money after a data breach – but most companies are still not using it in their cybersecurity plans, according to a new global study published by IBM Security.

EMC to host Canadian manufacturing conference

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), an organization that promotes knowledge sharing and resources to 13,000 Canadian manufacturers, is hosting the Advantage through Excellence Conference October 8 – 10, 2019 in Vaughan, Ont.
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Principle, process and practice in manufacturing – and swim meets

In the latest Industry Watch column, Paul Hogendoorn discusses how his experience volunteering at a swim meet gave him valuable insights about process in manufacturing. » Read full article
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I/O converter kit for cobot grippers

OnRobot has launched the new Digital I/O Converter Kit to support seamless integration of its RG2, RG6, Gecko and VG10 grippers with a wider range of both collaborative robots (cobots) and traditional robotic arms. » Read full article

Pneumatic mini-slide

Festo’s compact DGST slide and yoke are manufactured as a single component, rather than two pieces joined together, thus ensuring very high rigidity and perpendicularity. » Read full article

IoT solution seen through AR

FANUC is showcasing an all-new augmented reality (AR) experience featuring a variety of manufacturing situations where its Zero Down Time solution can be applied. » Read full article

Make IT Secure 2019: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Location: Brampton, Ont.
Date: April 25, 2019
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Partners in Prevention 2019

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 30-May 1, 2019
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: June 12, 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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