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Recruitment company for manufacturers opens in Toronto

A recruitment and staffing company that locates engineers for the advanced manufacturing sector has opened in Toronto.

One-piece flow: getting Lean with cellular manufacturing

At the core of Lean manufacturing – what really makes it successful – is the workcell. Here’s how it can help your operations.

ATS reports $4.1M Q3 profit, revenue up 14 per cent

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reported a profit of $4.1 million in its latest quarter as its revenue grew 14 per cent compared with a year earlier.

Teradyne to build $36M robotics hub for cobot development

Teradyne-owned robotics companies Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR) are building a $36-million “cobot hub” facility in Denmark.

Editorial: Ensure automation decisions are backed by business strategy

It’s the beginning of another new year and while 2020 is getting off to a slow start, orders-wise, there is much to look forward to this coming decade.

Honda of Canada Mfg. builds its nine-millionth vehicle in Ontario

HCM has invested a total of $4.2 billion in the manufacturing of vehicles in Canada for 34 years at two auto plants in Ontario, and at an engine manufacturing plant.

Establishing baselines: A cure for sleepless nights

In his new column, Paul Hogendoorn of Freepoint Technologies undergoes a sleep study and finds it is similar to analytics in manufacturing. “They established a baseline of ‘normal’ for me, and that is important because every patient is unique. The same is true for manufacturers. Every company is different, with different rhythms, cadences and processes,” he writes. » Read more

Saputo closing facilities in Ontario and New Brunswick, laying off 280 workers

Saputo Inc. will close two Canadian facilities, cutting nearly 300 jobs, as it looks to trim costs in a competitive market. » Read full article

WSIB details new health and safety excellence program

The program provides a roadmap for businesses in Ontario to develop health and safety systems based on best practice, and it makes health and safety accessible to businesses of all sizes. » Read full article

OCTOPUZ partners with RobotWorx to offer offline robotic programming

The Ontario-based offline robotic programming company is partnering with Ohio-based robotic integrator RobotWorx to offer its software to RobotWorx customers. » Read full article

Applied Manufacturing Technologies announces new COO

The company has promoted its vice-president of operations services to chief operating officer (COO). » Read full article

Z-AXIS hires two engineers for manufacturing centre

Z-AXIS has added two engineers to its staff at its electronics design and contract manufacturing centre near Rochester, New York. » Read full article
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Mobile robot with 250-kg payload

Omron Automation Americas recently launched its latest addition to the LD Series of autonomous mobile robots. » Read full article

Arduino-compatible controller

AutomationDirect is now carrying the open-source ProductivityOpen Arduino-compatible industrial controller. » Read full article

PUR and PVC single cables

Rockwell Automation has more single-cable availability with the release of new Allen-Bradley 2090 single cables that include halogen-free PUR and PVC options. » Read full article
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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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PTDA Leadership Development Conference

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: March 25-27, 2020
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2020 ISA & IIoT Smart Manufacturing Conference

Location: Galveston, Tex.
Date: April 14, 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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2020 Industrial Control Systems Security Symposium

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 25-29, 2020
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Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: May 27-28, 2020
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