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October 9, 2019
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GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite ongoing U.S. strike

The company shut down the plant last week according to a schedule that was set well before the start of the strike by about 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers.

Motion Canada acquires The Fluid Power House

With four locations in Ontario, Fluid Power House serves a number of industries: mobile applications, factory automation, industrial machinery applications and renewable energy.

Q&A: Tim Rourke, president of Rittal Systems Ltd.

In our latest Centre Stage article, Tim Rourke, president Rittal Systems Ltd. (Rittal Canada), discusses how manufacturing is trending toward flexibility and modularity.

Rockwell Automation announces new VP operations

Rockwell Automation is promoting Ernest Nicolas to senior vice-president, operations and engineering services (OES), effective November 1.

Three new technologies impacting warehouse operations

Driven by increasing customer demands and industry challenges such as labour shortages, many manufacturing and warehouse managers find themselves needing to reinvent old processes.

CMTS 2019 wrap-up: Conference highlights new tech as solution to the manufacturing skills gap

New technologies that encourage innovation in Canadian manufacturing and the optimization of production flows amid workforce challenges were the focus of the 2019 edition of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which wrapped up in Toronto last week. Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there – read on for our takeaways! » Read full article

Tempo Automation names new president and CEO

Tempo Automation, a manufacturer for prototyping and low-volume production of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), has appointed Joy Weiss as its president and chief executive officer. » Read full article

Allied Electronics & Automation to distribute Martin Sprocket & Gear

Allied Electronics & Automation has signed a distribution agreement with Martin Sprocket & Gear, manufacturer of roller chain sprockets, power transmission components and more. » Read full article

NIMS launches industry’s first recognized CAM certification program

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has launched the first-ever industry-recognized Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Credentials (CAM Milling Level 1 and CAM Turning Level 1) program. » Read full article

Are you securing your automation equipment?

Industry 4.0, the trend toward the use of automation and data exchange in industries like manufacturing, is transforming how organizations in almost every industrial sector operate. » Read full article
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Commissioning software for drives

Festo has released the free, PC-based Festo Automation Suite commissioning software, to help users get new drive packages up and running. » Read full article

Desktop 3D printer for modelling

Ultimaker has unveiled the desktop-ready Ultimaker S3, the latest addition to its S-line product family of 3D printers. » Read full article

Cabinet domes for wireless communications

The new CU8210 series WLAN and mobile devices from Beckhoff Automation establish reliable wireless communication via the USB port of an industrial PC. » Read full article

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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Automation Fair

Location: Burnaby, B.C.
Date: November 6, 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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SPS 2019

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 26-29, 2019
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