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July 3, 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.

Conestoga College receives STEM grants from DENSO for manufacturing

Ontario’s Conestoga College is among the 26 North American colleges and universities to receive a total of $1 million in education grants to prepare students for careers in automotive and manufacturing.

AMT wins award for FANUC robot sales growth in 2018

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotics, has received the FANUC Growth Award for Authorized System Integrators.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing installs press guards from Cascade Safety

Toyota Motor Manufacturing's factory in Buffalo, West Virginia recently received 20 GuardianCoil press guard systems from Cascade Safety and Security. How is Toyota using them?

Smart factories: alleviating today's major manufacturing challenges

Implemented and managed appropriately, smart factories can reduce incidents of downtime, improving efficiency and cost-effective operations throughout.

Why innovation in manufacturing is lagging in Canada

There’s been much written over the years about how the Canadian manufacturing industry lags other countries as far as investment in innovation is concerned, and there’ve been many attempts and well-intended initiatives launched over the years to try to change that. » Read full article

Report: Industrial robots may displace 20M manufacturing jobs by 2030

Industrial robots and automation could displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, according to a new report by Oxford Economics – but new jobs for humans will open up at nearly the same rate as they are destructed. » Read full article

Rockwell Automation opens new electric vehicle innovation centre

Rockwell Automation has opened a new 8,000 square-foot centre in San Jose, California to provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials using new technology, and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts. » Read full article

Feds, Quebec invest $2.78M in start-up of new aluminum plant

The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $2.78 million in FjordAl Aluminium to assist in the start-up of a manufacturing plant in the Jonquière sector of Saguenay, Quebec. » Read full article

Report: Motion control and motor market down 0.2% in Q1 2019

The global motion control and motor market saw a 0.2 per cent decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 versus Q1 2018 – down to $952.3 million, according to the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). » Read full article


Adapter for Industrial Ethernet connector

Fluke Networks, HARTING and HIROSE have released an adapter supporting the ix Industrial connector for its DSX CableAnalyzer family of network cabling certification tools. » Read full article

Loading dock sealing system

Rite-Hite has developed the PitMaster V Dock Face Sealing System to seal open gaps on the loading dock face and pit floor in vertical leveler applications. » Read full article

High-speed machining centre

Methods Machine Tools is now carrying the new FANUC RoboDrill ecoPLUS, which boasts a larger 21-tool capacity and increased speed via an optional 24,000 rpm spindle. » 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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