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SYSPRO Canada names new general manager

Brian Rainboth, an IT industry leader with over 22 years of sales experience, will be responsible for driving SYSPRO’s growth in Canada.

FCA to end third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant in June, affecting 1,500 workers

The move keeps the shift operational for an additional three months after originally being scheduled to shut down last September.

Walter Surface Technologies acquires industry safety specialist ArcOne

Walter Surface Technologies has acquired ArcOne, a provider of industrial safety products based in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Our March/April digital edition is online!

Our cover story dives into flexible manufacturing – a new buzzword tied to Industry 4.0. It’s an update on the concept of mass customization – but what does it mean for existing equipment in Canada?

Material movement: AGV Q&A with Andy Battler, JMP Solutions

What should a manufacturer consider when they’re evaluating whether an automated guided vehicle is right for their facility? Andy Battler, director of operations for the new AGV division at JMP Solutions, a system integrator based in London, Ontario, explains why material movement is the next frontier in manufacturing automation. » Read more

Metal fabrication company fined $65K after worker injury

An Ontario custom metal fabrication company has been fined $65,000 in provincial court after a worker was injured at its facility in Bolton. » Read full article

Statistics Canada says economic growth slowed to 0.3% annual pace in Q4

The federal agency also revised its reading for the third quarter down to an annual rate of 1.1 per cent compared with its initial report of 1.3 per cent. » Read full article

Beckhoff Automation opens new office in North Carolina

Boasting nearly 4,400 square feet, the new office enhances workspaces for local sales and support engineers. » Read full article

SPONSORED: ERP: Why cloud-first doesn’t mean cloud-only

Should software run on in the cloud or on-premise? Consider your organization's application needs before developing a cloud-first strategy. » Read full article

Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. has died at age 84. » Read full article


Male/female cable connector for high-speed data transmission

binder USA introduces the new M16-X connector, Series 415, an eight-contact male/female cable connector for high-speed data transmission with shielding to protect signal integrity. » Read full article

Single-phase dynamic motor starters

Carlo Gavazzi has launched the HDMS Series, a single-phase motor soft-starter. » Read full article

Handheld enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing has launched its new 1552 family of handheld enclosures, initially available in six sizes. » Read full article

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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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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