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Steel fabricator fined $70K for worker injury after explosion

An Ontario steel fabricator has been fined $70,000 in provincial court after pleading guilty to a charge involving a worker’s critical injury at its Sudbury facility.

Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2020: Adrian Lloyd, Interact Analysis

We asked industry experts to share their top five trends in industrial automation for the coming year. Adrian Lloyd, CEO of research firm Interact Analysis, weighs in.

Employment centre for auto parts workers set to open in Oshawa

The new centre will provide retraining and employment services for auto parts workers affected by the assembly line closure at the local General Motors plant.

Canadian economy added 35,200 jobs in December, unemployment rate falls

Statistics Canada said the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 per cent for the final month of the year, compared with a rate of 5.9 per cent in November.

Feds investing up to $5M to scale automobility innovation for Windsor manufacturers

The investment will help the region transition from its reliance on traditional automotive manufacturing by boosting new opportunities in smart technologies and automation.

Northern Pulp focuses on mill cleanup before ‘indefinite’ Jan. 31 shutdown

Northern Pulp is cleaning equipment at its mill in Nova Scotia’s Pictou County, as operations wind down in preparation for an indefinite shutdown by Jan. 31.

International Federation of Robotics names ABB exec as new president

Steven Wyatt has been named as the new president of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) by its executive board, succeeding Junji Tsuda.

Builders and dreamers: How young women are bridging the STEM skills gap

Windsor, Ontario’s Build a Dream organization guides girls to careers in manufacturing, automation and STEM, while advocating for workplace diversity. » Read full article

Builders and dreamers part 2: diversity and inclusion key to solving shop-floor worker shortage

How Build a Dream and the Workforce Innovators Network are helping SMEs to update their D&I policies and attract more women to the trades. » Read full article

Flooring manufacturer receives $225K fine for worker fatality in wood kiln

A manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood flooring in Toronto has been fined $225,000 in Ontario court after a worker died by getting trapped in a wood drying kiln at its manufacturing facility. » Read full article

Ontario launches ad campaign to attract workers to skilled trades

With “Find a Career You Wouldn’t Trade,” the Ontario government aims to attract workers to the skilled trades, and to encourage employers to hire more apprentices. » Read full article

Material handling automation company receives $50M in funding

Vecna Robotics, a Boston-based material handling automation company, has raised $50 million in Series B funding to scale its products to market. » Read full article

Wajax Corporation acquires industrial repair company NorthPoint

The acquisition of Calgary-based NorthPoint is expected to provide meaningful growth in the corporation’s engineered repair services (ERS) business. » Read full article

RightHand Robotics appoints former Rockwell exec as head of sales

Larry Chin, formerly of Rockwell Automation, has joined RightHand Robotics, a manufacturer of autonomous picking solutions. » Read full article


Current transformers for power measurement

Beckhoff Automation has debuted SCT current converters to complete the power measurement chain from measuring physical values to transmitting captured data to the cloud. » Read full article

Compact safety magnetic sensors

Carlo Gavazzi has launched the MC36C series of compact safety magnetic sensors, designed for safety-related applications, such as the monitoring of swinging, sliding or removable safety guards. » Read full article

Machine switch for OPC UA over TSN communication

B&R Automation has added a real-time Ethernet switch to its portfolio, which can be used to set up networks using the vendor-agnostic communication solution OPC UA over TSN. » Read full article

ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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InDaComm 2020: Phoenix Contact Industry 4.0 Seminars

Location: Various locations
Date: February 6-27, 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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SPS – Industrial Automation Fair

Location: Guangzhou, China
Date: February 26-28, 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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