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Toyota Motor Mfg. Canada appoints new president

Toyota Motor North America has appointed Frank Voss as president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, effective January 1, 2020.

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association expresses support for CUSMA

The revised United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA, or CUSMA as it’s referred to in Canada), was signed Dec. 10 in Mexico City.

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years

Lentz, 64, will step down in April as CEO of Toyota Motor North America, and will be replaced by Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa, who currently chief operating officer.

N.S. withholds approval, seeks more information on pulp mill plan

Nova Scotia’s environment minister is withholding approval of a pulp mill’s controversial proposal for a new wastewater treatment facility.

Ripples from Boeing’s 737 Max quagmire begin to spread

Boeing is suspending production of the 737 Max as hopes of getting its marquee aircraft back in the air quickly fade.

Landing gear manufacturer fined $135K after workers injured in explosion

A manufacturer of structural landing gear components for aircraft in Woodbridge, Ontario has been fined $135,000 by Ontario provincial court.

Integrated motors 101

These all-in-one motors offer design flexibility in industrial applications with servo control systems. Find out how in this primer on integrated motors. » Read full article

Canadian machine manufacturer names Beckhoff top supplier in EMEA

Husky Injection Molding Systems recently awarded control system supplier Beckhoff Automation with its EMEA Supplier Award. » Read full article

Fortress closes Quebec pulp mill after unsuccessful attempt to find buyer

Fortress Global Enterprises has laid off the remaining 73 staff at its dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec after announcing that it has failed to secure a buyer for the company. » Read full article

ATS Automation acquires U.K. process control provider for food industry

ATS Automation Tooling Systems has acquired the U.K.-based MARCO, a provider of yield control for the food, nutraceuticals and cosmetics sectors, for £25 million. » Read full article

Achieving accuracy with robot calibration software

API’s robot calibration software and laser tracking improve automated process performance. » Read full article

IIC and oneM2M join forces on reducing IIoT complexity

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and oneM2M have released a joint white paper outlining how developers can reduce complexity when designing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. » Read full article

Brampton manufacturer fined $65K for critical worker injury

A Brampton company that provides module assembly and supply chain management services used in vehicles has been fined $65,000 in Ontario provincial court. » Read full article
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Vision controller with video acquisition

Matrox Imaging has developed an expandable vision controller designed to handle intensive vision applications on the factory floor. » Read full article

Smart camera system for multi-camera applications

Festo’s new SBRD smart camera system covers a dozen fields of analysis, tracking and verification for automation and robotics where using a multi-camera approach is required. » Read full article

Enterprise wireless network management

Emerson has added two new IIoT solutions to its Plantweb Insight data analytics platform that will enable industrial facilities to change how they manage their enterprise-level wireless network infrastructure. » Read full article
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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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Automation Technology Expo 2020

Location: Cairo, Egy.
Date: March 14-16, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 20-25, 2020
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: April 29-30, 2020
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal
Date: May 11-14, 2020
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