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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 a worker’s critical injury at its Sudbury facility.

A3: Top 5 industrial automation trends for 2020

Insights on the future of AMRs, grippers, cobots and more from Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation.

Company receives $225K fine for worker fatality in wood kiln

A manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood flooring in Toronto has been fined $225,000 after a worker died at its manufacturing facility.

How to choose the right sensor

There are a number of common pitfalls that can be behind sensor failure – here are some of the most common issues that can be encountered.
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Builders and dreamers part 1: How young women are bridging the STEM skills gap

Windsor, Ontario’s Build a Dream 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

ISA: Top 5 industrial automation trends for 2020

Eric Cosman, president of the International Society of Automation, predicts digital transformation, big data and workforce development will be key issues this year. » Read full article

Wajax Corporation acquires industrial repair company NorthPoint

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

ARC: Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2020

Craig Resnick, vice-president of ARC Advisory Group, says industrial edge, process automation and cyberphysical systems will affect plants in 2020. » Read full article

Top 10 Manufacturing AUTOMATION stories of 2019

Looking back on the year that was in industrial automation and manufacturing news in Canada. » Read full article
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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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Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West

Location: Anaheim, Calif. February 11-13, 2020
Date: February 11-13, 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: SingaporeGuangzhou, 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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