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August 14, 2019

Proax Technologies acquires C&B Industrial Supplies

Proax Technologies, a Canadian industrial automation solutions provider, has acquired C&B Industrial Supplies Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Björn Rosengren to leave Sandvik and join ABB as CEO

ABB has appointed Björn Rosengren, currently president and CEO of Sandvik, as its new chief executive officer effective March 1, 2020.

Pilz Canada offers machine safety training certification in fall 2019

Pilz Safety Automation Canada and technical certification specialist TUV NORD are offering several more courses in 2019 for their joint machine safety certification program.

MANN+HUMMEL acquires Quebec manufacturer Hardy Filtration

The company says this will expand the global footprint and manufacturing capabilities of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation's business, which MANN+HUMMEL acquired in 2018.

Are you ready for the WSIB’s new premium rate model?

Ontario manufacturers will be subject to a new insurance premium rate model come January 2020.

OnRobot opens first R&D office in North America

OnRobot, a developer of end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robot applications, has opened its first location specifically dedicated to research and development (R&D) in North America.

Better tech recruitment is critical for manufacturing

Manufacturing is an industry that has always relied on technology, but as digital advances have brought even greater potential for transformation to the sector, it has found itself embroiled in the battle for the best tech professionals. » Read full article

ROSS Controls acquires Pneumatrol Limited

The acquisition of Pneumatrol expands ROSS’s product portfolio and its presence in the U.K., while generating new opportunities in the process, rail and general automation industries. » Read full article

Opti-Tech Scientific to represent Buehler in Canada

Buehler, an ITW Company and manufacturer of materials sample preparation equipment, has announced a partnership with Opti-Tech Scientific, a Toronto-based supplier of scientific equipment, for service needs across Canada. » Read full article

Cannabis report examines Canadian workplace implications

According to a new report released today by The Conference Board of Canada, 52 per cent of highly safety-sensitive organizations have introduced zero-tolerance cannabis policies. » Read full article

North America increases automation on the road to the future factory

In Europe, the future factory is quickly moving past a concept and into reality. Manufacturers are embracing large-scale automation, human-robot collaboration and connectivity to push Industry 4.0 forward. » Read full article

Three don't-miss events at North America's newest Industry 4.0 conference

The first-ever Digital Industry USA conference focusing on Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions in manufacturing is taking place in September, and there's a lot of programming on deck from the fair organizers. » Read full article

Four ways for manufacturers to establish trust in connected devices

A new white paper says the introduction of connected assets using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) means management must be able to trust not only in its workers and processes, but also in the technology, physical components and systems used to power it all. » Read full article
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Modular servo press kit for Industry 4.0

Festo’s all-in-one YJKP modular servo press kit delivers precision and repetition accuracy for up to 15 common tasks, including bending, stamping and crimping. » Read full article

Cloud-connected PLCs for hybrid and discrete users

Emerson recently debuted a new portfolio of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that will enable more comprehensive manufacturing control and production optimization. » Read full article

Length measurement for parts

Mahr has introduced the new Precimar SM 60, a length measurement instrument for external measurements on shop floor parts, with a measuring range of 60 mm. » Read full article

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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