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May 22, 2019

Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as U.S. kills steel aluminum penalties

Canada collected more than $1.27 billion from the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products over the last year.

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

The company has said it was undertaking a major restructuring, and on Monday said that it will have trimmed thousands of jobs by August.

Industry, economists weigh in on lifting of tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum

The lifting of U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada is receiving a positive but guarded welcome from industry.

Emerson to install new automation software and controllers at BASF plant

BASF will implement Emerson’s new hybrid automation solution that replaces existing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), used to control 20 reactors, with Emerson’s DeltaV PK Controller.

BC grants $250K to FIRST Robotics BC for STEM education

The provincial government has awarded a one-time, $250,000 grant to FIRST Robotics BC, to help students with a passion for robotics to STEM skills and explore career opportunities.

Making the link: data and the connected factory

Manufacturing data is growing at an exponential level, and unless you find a way to move, compute and analyze it, it’s going to be a huge burden on your IT team. » Read full article

Rogers to launch new IoT service in Ontario in step toward 5G

The Toronto-based company says the Internet of Things service will be best used for asset monitoring, industrial automation, utility meters and smart cities. » Read full article

Editorial: A case study in connected manufacturing

The editor’s letter from our new issue covers the impact of connected manufacturing, from forthcoming 5G to Industry 4.0. » Read full article

Schneider Electric white paper calls for collaboration on edge security

A new white paper by Schneider Electric aims to create a structure for tackling IT problems at the edge that includes an ecosystem of system integrators and other vendors to ensure security. » Read full article

Rockwell Automation now offering e-learning training courses

Rockwell Automation is now offering e-learning training courses designed to equip workers with the skills they need to support modern industrial operations. » Read full article

A new era in camera control

The CoaXPress communication standard for machine vision is gaining traction – here's why. » Read full article


Condition monitoring system for encoders

Leine Linde has launched ADS Uptime, a new generation of condition monitoring system for encoders, available through HEIDENHAIN. » Read full article

Portable data recorder with 32GB solid-state drive

B&K Precision has expanded its portable data recorder line with the DAS220-BAT. » Read full article

Small-parts metrology kit

New Scale Robotics has released a new metrology solution that allows users to automate small part measurement and sorting using collaborative robots from Universal Robots. » Read full article
MA WEbinar - BB3

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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