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August 28, 2019
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Report: North American robot orders up 7.2% in 2019

From January to June, North American companies ordered a total of 16,488 robots, valued at $869 million, according to a new report released by the Robotics Industries Association.

Global Plas receives almost $2.5M from feds for robotics and automation

Global Plas, a supplier of molded plastic parts to Tier 1 automotive manufacturers, is expanding its facility to scale up and increase competitiveness in global markets.

Atlas Copco Canada appoints new president

Atlas Copco Compressors Canada has appointed Ariel Rubinstein as president and general manager, effective October 1, 2019.

Manufacturers Automation receives distributor award from Carlo Gavazzi

Carlo Gavazzi Canada has awarded Manufacturers Automation Inc. its Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award for 2019.

ArcelorMittal Long Products acquires Legault Métal

Steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada will acquire the assets of Legault Métal, a metals recycling company in Quebec.
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Webinar: What are the cloud and the edge?

Join Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting for our free webinar!

Cloud & Edge Computing: ERP Best Practices
September 25, 2019 11 am EDT

In the third of Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting's four-part webinar series, speaker Jonathan Gross, managing director of ERP consulting firm Pemeco Consulting, discusses how cloud and edge computing can be implemented in your plant to deliver a holistic view of the enterprise.

You’ll learn:
   • The difference between cloud and edge computing, and how they work together and separately to optimize your process
   • The role of the Internet of Things and physical devices in data capture
   • How to build a technology infrastructure to meet your enterprise’s data needs
   • The security concerns associated with cloud and edge computing
   • Techniques to correctly implement new data collection technologies Register now!

Q&A: Offline robotic programming with Rob House, co-CEO of OCTOPUZ

We chat to Rob House, co-chief executive officer of OCTOPUZ (along with Jon House), a Waterloo, Ontario–based developer of offline programming and simulation software for robots, about his company's solution and the Canadian robotics market. » Read full article

Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster begins first project

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the administrator of Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, has greenlit $1.89 million in funding for a $4.2-million project to develop an advanced manufacturing process for gene therapies. » Read full article

Humber grads head to WorldSkills 2019 for mechatronics competition

Two electromechanical engineering technology grads from Humber College are heading to Russia this week to compete in the WorldSkills 2019 competition. » Read full article

Hirebotics and Universal Robots launch hire-a-robot for welding applications

A new robot-for-hire for the welding sector developed by Hirebotics aims to help manufacturers in Canada and the U.S. address the skills gap. » Read full article

NIMS launches new parts inspection credential

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills. » Read full article

Kaman Distribution to be acquired by private equity firm

Kaman Distribution is a distributor of electro-mechanical, bearings, power transmission, motion control and fluid power components, as well as automation and MRO supplies. » Read full article


Wireless module for drive connectivity

Siemens has expanded its Sinamics G120 drive series to include an option for wireless commissioning and service. » Read full article

Headless remote HMI

AutomationDirect has added a headless remote HMI without attached display to its product lineup for users who don’t require a display or want to use the mobile app. » Read full article

Machine vision configurator tool

Balluff is offering a new online machine vision configurator tool for users to select the product combinations required for configuring a complete vision system. » 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: Toronto, 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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