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June 5, 2019

Atlas Copco celebrates 70 years in Canada

In 1949, George Blomdal, a Norwegian engineer, was dispatched to Canada to test the mining market's reaction to a new type of Swedish designed rock drill and a new drilling method.

Canada to align 'very much' with American timeline for new NAFTA: PM

Canada has fired the starting gun on the race to ratify the new North American free-trade pact – but the United States is setting the pace.

Report: WSIB says Ontario's manufacturing workplaces 1.6% less safe than last year

Ontario's manufacturing workplaces are 1.6 per cent less safe over last year, according to the 2019 results of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)'s Health and Safety Index.

How much big data do you need?

Seven questions for manufacturers to diagnose their need for data-driven analytics.
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Webinar: Reduce downtime with AI

Join Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting for our free webinar!

AI & Predictive Maintenance: ERP Best Practices
June 20, 1 pm EST

In the second of Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting's four-part webinar series, speaker Jonathan Gross, managing director of ERP consulting firm Pemeco Consulting, discusses how artificial intelligence enables machine learning to allow your plant to perform predictive maintenance – and how to prepare your existing systems to make use of the data. Register now!

Four types of ERP implementation risks

When companies devote the proper resources, and are thoughtful and strategic in their approach to the ERP selection and implementation processes, they will ultimately end up with a more efficient, less wasteful solution that will quickly achieve a full ROI. » Read full article

Ontario manufacturer fined $55K for critical worker injury

An Ontario manufacturer of concrete products including paving stones and patio slabs was fined $55,000 in Ontario provincial court after pleading guilty a charge involving a critical worker injury. » Read full article

ABB wins German Innovation Award for temperature sensor design

ABB has received a gold at the German Innovation Awards in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Electronic Technologies” for its new non-invasive temperature sensor solution. » Read full article

Georgia-Pacific invests US$100M into Kentucky Dixie plant

This latest expansion will include a new 80,000-sq.-ft. building, the installation of a new printer and several new plate-forming presses. » Read full article

Backstory: Implementing secure IT systems in production environments

Companies should select the best possible locations for IT systems from a technical security perspective as well as to support well thought-out network cabling. » Read full article
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Digital panels for data visualization

Balluff has released point-of-use, touch screen digital displays to visualize four different types of signals. » Read full article

High-precision inclination sensor

Pepperl+Fuchs has debuted the F199 sensor for high-accuracy inclination measurement. » Read full article

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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