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May 1, 2019

Toyota to build Lexus SUV in Ont. plant starting in 2022

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada says it will start building the Lexus NX SUV in its Cambridge, Ont. plant starting in 2022.

Quebec manufacturer receives nearly $4M for automation upgrades

Les Produits Gilbert has received $3,976,000 in funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec, along with Investissement Québec, to acquire robotic welding cells and fully automated machining centres.

Javelin-Cimetrix to open expanded additive manufacturing lab

Javelin-Cimetrix is opening an expanded industrial 3D printing lab this month in Oakville, Ontario, featuring technology from Stratasys and Desktop Metal.

Feds invest over $3.5M in two Waterloo manufacturers

The federal government has announced a combined $6.8-million investment to scale up three Waterloo, Ontario firms, including over $3.5 million for two manufacturers.

A new dawn for data at Canadian Solar

Connecting numerous SCADA systems leads to a bright future for a solar products manufacturer.

Ontario window manufacturer fined $165K after worker fatality

A Toronto window manufacturer has been fined $165,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to an offence involving a worker fatality at its plant.
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Forging the path for automation

Despite lagging behind many other industries, the forging industry is now increasingly requiring significant automation upgrades for both new equipment and remanufactured/rebuilt models of everything from horizontal forging machines and vertical presses, to hammers, and solid ball-die forgers. » Read full article


Controller and HMI combo

B&R Automation has released the Power Panel C50, a new HMI device that combines a controller with a projected capacitive touch screen. » Read full article

IO-Link capability for hydraulics

Bosch Rexroth has announced its 4WRPEH proportional control valves and HEDE10 pressure switches are now available with IO-Link interfaces. » Read full article

Autonomous mobile robot for 1,000 kg loads

Mobile Industrial Robots has launched the MiR1000 autonomous mobile robot (AMR), which can automatically pick up, transport and deliver pallets and other heavy loads. » Read full article

Internet of Things World

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
Date: May 13-16, 2019
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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Western Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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PDTA Canadian Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 5-7, 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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