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August 21, 2019

Quebec manufacturers receive $1.2M for automation upgrades

Usimax Inc. will acquire specialized CNC machinery, and Compagnie canadienne de tableaux noirs will purchase new robotic equipment.

Unifor signs agreements to transition workers from Oshawa GM plant

The union representing workers at the General Motors Oshawa plant says it has been negotiating fair closure/restructuring agreements for independent parts and suppliers workers impacted by the forthcoming assembly line closure.

AMETEK Surface Vision appoints sales manager for Canada

AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of automated online surface inspection solutions, has appointed Éric Charette-Béchamp as its regional sales manager for Canada.

Ontario nail manufacturer fined $50K for critical injury of worker

THS Industries Ltd., a company that manufactures steel nails, has been fined $50,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to an offence involving a critical injury to a worker at its production facility in Kitchener, Ontario.
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Blockchain: Three manufacturing applications

Blockchain is a cryptographically secure, immutable digital ledger that records transactions on a peer-to-peer network. It uses a sequential chain of blocks that contain time-stamped data, hence the term block chain, to create a historical trail of the transaction. » Read full article

Metal sheet manufacturer receives nearly $1.5M from feds for new equipment

An Ontario manufacturer and distributor of perforated metal sheets and plates is receiving nearly $1.5 million in funding from the federal government to install new equipment. » Read full article

Robots: the new team players

A case study in human-robot collaboration (HRC) at SCHUNK reveals the steps required to have manufacturers and machines work in harmony. » Read full article

Feds invest $1.2M in five more Quebec manufacturers for automation equipment

Five Quebec manufacturers are receiving more than $1.2 million in investments from the federal government to acquire automation equipment aimed to increase productivity. » Read full article
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Shelf-mounted long-reach robots

Yaskawa Motoman has announced its long-reach, shelf-mounted PH-series robots specifically designed for the rigours of press room environments. » Read full article

LED fixtures for light manufacturing

Dialight has launched the new Reliant High Bay line of industrial LED fixtures for the North American market. » Read full article

Automation software for collaborative projects

Eplan has added new upgrades to its software suite to optimize processes, enhance efficiency and increase the availability of machines and systems. » 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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Weidmuller Open House

Location: Markham, Ont.
Date: September 17, 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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