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July 17, 2019

Phoenix Contact appoints new general manager for Canada

Phoenix Contact Canada has appointed Roger Hallett as general manager, taking on leadership for the company's Canadian operations.

Bosch selling packaging machinery business to CVC Capital Partners

Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, Germany, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC).

Universal Robots launches additional training centres for cobot education

Universal Robots (UR) has opened four additional authorized training centres (ATCs) in North America for collaborative robot education.

Coordinating data traffic with Time-Sensitive Networking

The latest set of IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards represent the next evolution of standard Ethernet technologies that are targeted to meet the new demands of the Industrial Internet of Things market.

VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles

Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles.
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Murrelektronik Canada opens new Ontario location

Automation supplier Murrelektronik Canada (Murr Canada) celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Mississauga, Ontario last week. Murr Canada clients toured the new space, heard presentations on connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT), enjoyed a BBQ lunch and witnessed a ribbon cutting. » Read full article

Federal Liberals blast Ontario Tories over looming Bombardier layoffs

The federal labour minister is blasting the Ontario government over the impending loss of 550 jobs at Bombardier's railway car plant in Thunder Bay, Ont. » Read full article

What is cyber resilience in manufacturing?

With the digital transformation of the manufacturing process, it has become an industry norm for organizations to quickly adopt new, more efficient technologies into their production processes – but they are often prime targets for cyber criminals. » Read full article

Three ways to become a diverse and inclusive manufacturing workplace

Committing to workplace diversity in manufacturing isn’t just a good social concept – it helps the bottom line, too. » Read full article

Safely automating food and beverage applications

Consumers are demanding products that can be more difficult to process, and companies need to respond with safe, quality goods that are not going to put off the buyer in terms of price. » Read full article

Data acquisition module with built-in Ethernet

ICP DAS USA's new PET-7H16M is a high-speed data acquisition module with a built-in Ethernet communication port for network data transfer. » Read full article

Industrial dual radio wireless device with router capabilities

Antaira Technologies has introduced the ARS-7231-AC series as part of its industrial networking family. » Read full article

Modular forklift battery charger

Crown Equipment Corporation has debuted the V-HFM3 series of modular battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. » 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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