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RIA: North American robot orders up 1.6% in 2019

The RIA says 29,988 robotic units have been ordered, but order revenue for 2019 is down 1.3 per cent, closing the year with $1.681 billion.

Graybar Canada appoints new EVP and GM

Graybar Canada has announced a new executive vice-president and general manager as current EVP and GM Brian Thomas retires effective March 1, 2020.

Feds invest $7M in Windsor auto manufacturers for new equipment, jobs

Three automotive manufacturers in Ontario’s Windsor-Essex region are receiving more than $7 million to scale and grow their businesses.

Bombardier sells C Series stake, completes exit of commercial aviation

Bombardier Inc. is selling its remaining stake in the A220 jetliner for nearly $600 million to Airbus.

Canadian robot company OTTO Motors expanding to Japan

OTTO Motors, the industrial division of Ontario-based Clearpath Robotics, produces self-driving vehicles that move materials in manufacturing facilities.

Automation the Lean way: LJ Welding streamlines GE process

Oil and gas doesn’t appear to have much in common with the manufacture of medical equipment, but Edmonton-based LJ Welding Automation, which has roots in Alberta’s energy sector, had just the expertise that GE Healthcare needed to help streamline two key processes in its Florence, South Carolina plant. » Read more

The top 4 trends to expect at Hannover Messe 2020

The organizers of Hannover Messe 2020, the world’s largest industrial technology fair, held a preview this week to share what’s on deck for the conference, which runs April 20-24 in Hannover, Germany. » Read full article

Rittal Canada launches two scholarships for women in electrical industry

The scholarships, which are part of the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program, are valued at $1,750 each. » Read full article

DENSO Robotics debuts long-reach assembly robot series at ATX West

The company showcased its new VM-VL series of high-performance robots for large part manufacturing and warehousing at ATX West 2020 last week. » Read full article

IMTS 2020 to focus on digital manufacturing

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) returns to Chicago this September for five days of focus on digital and traditional manufacturing solutions. » Read full article

AMT announces two more senior appointments

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has promoted its vice-president of ASG to VP sales and hired a new director of systems engineering. » Read full article

Building a culture of data-driven workplace safety

Here are a few tips for your business to consider developing a safer workplace for your employees. » Read full article

Micro-sized digital servo drives

ADVANCED Motion Controls has made three new additions to the FlexPro servo drive family, the FM series. » Read full article

Shielded VFD motor cables

LAPP USA has introduced a line of flexible, shielded VFD motor cables for industrial tray applications with a tight bending radius. » Read full article

I/O modules for Modbus TCP systems

AutomationDirect has launched the STRIDE Field I/O family of modules to connect to a Modbus TCP communications network via Ethernet 10/100 Base-T. » 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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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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