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June 26, 2019

Ontario invests $1M for new equipment, jobs at Sudbury-area steel manufacturer

Lopes Ltd., a steel manufacturer in Coniston, Ontario near Sudbury, is receiving $1 million in funding from the government of Ontario for new equipment, updated facilities and new jobs.

Rittal wins CDCXA Award for data centre facility infrastructure

Rittal Systems Ltd. has won an award for excellence in data centre facility infrastructure at The Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium 2019.

Machine vision sales down in North America

AIA reports that Q1 2019 sales of machine vision components and systems declined 4.5 per cent in North America over the same period last year.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation names new president

Scott Summerville is the company’s new president, filling the position formerly held by Toshio Kawai.

Ontario manufacturer fined $70K for worker nip hazard injury

A manufacturer of coated metal products has been fined by the province's Ministry of Labour after a worker was injured while cleaning machinery that wasn't properly guarded.

How manufacturers are integrating predictive maintenance

Does unplanned equipment downtime cause your maintenance team to scramble? How much do unexpected outages cost your company? What’s the value of delayed or cancelled customer orders? Read how predictive maintenance strategies can help in the new Across the Enterprise column by Pemeco’s Jonathan Gross: » Read full article

Gescan continues support for GE Intelligent Platforms after Emerson acquisition

Gescan Industrial & Automation Group remains a channel partner for customers with GE Intelligent Platforms solutions following Emerson's acquisition. » Read full article

OMRON Microscan appoints new president and CEO

OMRON has appointed Andy Zosel has been appointed as the new president and CEO of its OMRON Microscan business located in Renton, Washington. » Read full article

IIC launches maturity assessment tool for businesses adopting IIoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has launched the IIoT Maturity Assessment, a web-based tool included in the IIC Resource Hub that enables users to better understand their enterprise IIoT maturity. » Read full article

Ontario aerosol manufacturer fined $60K after worker injury

An Ontario manufacturer of aerosol products has been fined by the province's Ministry of Labour after a moving lift truck stuck a worker at the company’s Vaughan plant. » Read full article


Industrial gateways for EtherNet/IP to Modbus

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol is announcing a new product family within its DeviceMaster industrial gateway lineup. » Read full article

Safely Limited Torque function for servo drive

B&R Automation now offers its ACOPOS P3 servo drives with the safety function Safely Limited Torque (SLT), which monitors torque up to SIL 2 / PL d. » Read full article

Enterprise performance management software

Honeywell has introduced Honeywell Forge for Industrial, an enterprise performance management software for operational technology that uses digital twins and advanced analytics. » Read full article
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Level II Introduction to Robotics – e-Cobra/Viper/Cobot

Location: Ontario (various)
Date: July 9-11; July 16-17, 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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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 17, 2019
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International Metrology Congress

Location: Paris, Fra.
Date: September 24-26, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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MCMA Technical Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 7-10, 2019
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AUTOMA 2019: Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress

Location: Zurich, Swi.
Date: October 14-15, 2019
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 15-17, 2019
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15th European Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Location: Berlin, Ger.
Date: November 11-16, 2019
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Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 12-13, 2019
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