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November 27, 2019

Report: North American robot orders up more than 5% in Q3

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has announced that North American robot unit orders are up 5.2 per cent through the third quarter, compared to 2018 results.

Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal with CN, work set to resume

Teamsters Canada says it has reached a tentative deal with Canadian National Railway Co. to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 workers.

German Technology Days introduce Canadian manufacturers to Industry 4.0 solutions

A group of German-owned companies recently addressed Canadian manufacturers still unsure of the value of automation, or how Industry 4.0 practices can benefit their operations.

Canadian automation startup wins 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

A Montreal company received €100,000 in financial resources and will be given access to researchers and product development teams at Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs.

Cybersecurity study finds 30% of Canadian companies performing ‘poorly’

Nearly a third of Canadian companies are performing poorly with regards to cybersecurity, leaving themselves at risk to attack, according to a new study by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).

Schneider Electric Canada president named to 2019 Most Powerful Women list

The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has named Susan Uthayakumar one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2019.
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SD-WAN and manufacturing: a match made in heaven?

In her last column for Manufacturing AUTOMATION, Cisco’s Jennifer Rideout delves into SD-WAN, which she says “has been heralded as the future of networking.” But what does it mean for your manufacturing business? » Read full article

Industrial security: 4 danger zones and protections

According to new research from IBM, destructive cyberattacks capable of rendering victim systems inoperable have doubled in the past six months, and 50 per cent of affected organizations are in the manufacturing sector. » Read full article

Copper tube manufacturer fined $65K after worker’s critical injury

A manufacturing facility in London, Ontario, has been fined $65,000 by the provincial court after a worker suffered critical injuries in a machinery accident. » Read full article

Rockwell Automation announces digital partnerships to simplify IIoT applications

The Digital Partner Program connects companies to expertise and solutions from industry players such as Accenture, Microsoft, PTC, ANSYS and EPLAN. » Read full article

WSIB to provide $140M in rebates for successful safety programs

Ontario industrial companies that successfully implement health and safety programs in their workplaces may be financially rewarded in a new $140-million initiative. » Read full article

ABB and B&R integrate robotics and control into automation solution

B&R, a unit of ABB’s robotics and discrete automation business, has modified its automation portfolio to integrate ABB robots. » Read full article


Digital indicator calibrator with image processing

Mahr has updated its Precimar ICM 100 Dial and Digital Indicator Calibrator, designed for the automated testing of measuring equipment, to include image processing. » Read full article

Wireless vibration monitor for plant equipment

Emerson has introduced the AMS Wireless Vibration Monitor, which performs prescriptive analytics on vibration data to automatically identify failure modes. » Read full article

Sensor-to-cloud transmitter for remote monitoring

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has added to its wireless IoT product offering with the RANGER, a cellular-based transmitter and new 4G LTE-M platform. » Read full article

SPS 2019

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 26-29, 2019
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ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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RoboDEX/Smart Factory Expo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: February 12-14, 2020
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Manufacturing Automation Asia

Location: Singapore
Date: February 20-21, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 20-25, 2020
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal
Date: May 11-14, 2020
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