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May 8, 2019

Jenoptik & Prodomax win three new automation orders

Jenoptik – a global specialist in optimization of manufacturing processes – and its Canadian-based Prodomax Automation arm have been awarded three new orders totalling over US$20 million.

Industry watch: Trump, Trudeau and the rest of us

Columnist Paul Hogendoorn explores what the new NAFTA may mean for manufacturers.

PHOTOS: Toyota reaffirms commitment to Canadian auto sector

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau was in attendance for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) announcement that it will produce the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid at its Cambridge, Ontario production plant beginning in 2022.

A helping hand: Festo's pneumatic robotic gripper

The BionicSoftHand, which uses pneumatics so that it can safely interact with humans, was exhibited for the first time at the Hannover Messe fair in April.

Backstory: RFID goes beyond barcoding

The proliferation of industrial-grade RFID hardware and software is making radio-frequency transmission a reliable, cost-effective and mission-ready technology for the shop floor.

Nokia launches contest for industrial automation startups to win $175K

Nokia is hosting a global competition for technology startups offering solutions in industrial automation.

Our May 2019 digital edition is available now!

The issue's focus is connected manufacturing, and our cover story highlights our recent trip to see sensor manufacturer SICK's new Industry 4.0 factory.
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Kaizen 101: an introduction to Lean manufacturing's key philosophy

Kaizen, a Japanese term meaning improvement, is more than a Lean strategy; it is a philosophy that affects the entirety of an organization. » Read full article


Top conveyor module for autonomous mobile robot

ROEQ has developed a new conveyor top module for use on Mobile Industrial Robots' (MiR) MiR500 autonomous mobile robot. » Read full article

Uninterruptible power supply

Schneider Electric has introduced the Galaxy VS, a modular 10-100 kW three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). » Read full article

Calculator for measurement uncertainty

The Kistler Group has launched KiXact, a technology that enables measurement uncertainty to be reliably and automatically calculated and interpreted by the user. » 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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