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June 12, 2019

Eclipse Automation acquires D&D Automation

Eclipse Automation has announced the acquisition of Stratford, Ontario's D&D Automation, a specialist in controls and systems engineering.

Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

Speaking at a nature reserve in Mont St-Hilaire, south of Montreal, PM Justin Trudeau said the specifics of the ban still need to be worked out.

Rockwell Automation elects Pam Murphy to board of directors

Murphy is chief operating officer for Infor, Inc., a provider of business cloud software products for industry-specific companies and markets.

Improving worker safety in robotic welding

Robot density in Canada has been on the rise for more than a decade and reached 145 units per 10,000 employees last year.

Our June 2019 digital edition is now available!

In the issue, you'll find our top takeaways from Hannover Messe, a look at the manufacturing skills gap in Canada, an overview of time-sensitive networking, and more.
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Artificial intelligence: a misused term

Computer analyst Ray Richter takes on a hot topic in a recent opinion column: is “artificial intelligence” a product of clever marketing? » Read full article

JMP Solutions acquires process automation specialist Hi-Def Controls

The company says the move will strengthen its presence in Western Canada across the oil and gas, water and wastewater, and power systems industry segments. » Read full article

Private wireless networks, now

There’s no need to wait for 5G – deploying a private wireless network on 4G/LTE can help enable Industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing. » Read full article

Reskilling in the age of automation

The skills gap is one of the biggest issues facing Canadian manufacturers today, whether from loss of knowledge due to retiring employees or automation shifting the types of roles that are available to human workers. » Read full article

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Industrial network software for IT/OT

Moxa has released a major upgrade for its MXview industrial network management software, allowing for customers to integrate MXview into both IT and OT systems. » Read full article

Media converter for ultra-high-bandwidth environments

Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the FCU-6001-SFP+ media converter. » Read full article
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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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