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Feds pledge over $5.2M for technology assessments in manufacturing SMEs

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is receiving over $5.2 million from the federal government to help manufacturers in southern Ontario to increase their productivity and competitiveness.

Food manufacturer receives more than $1.9M from feds for automation

A food manufacturer will update its process with a new production and packaging line.

Hannover Messe 2020 postponed to July amid COVID-19 concerns

Hannover Messe 2020, the world’s largest industrial technology fair, has been postponed to July 2020 amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Proax Technologies acquires Ontario automation distributor

Proax Technologies has acquired Systematic Fluid Power Ltd. (SFP), a Kitchener, Ontario–based technical distributor of automation and motion control products.

Ontario modifies eligibility to retraining program for laid-off manufacturing workers

The Ontario government has announced improvements to its Second Career program, which assists manufacturing workers looking to train for a new career.

Quebec metal products manufacturers receive over $790K for automated equipment

The federal government is investing $797,400 in two Quebec metal products manufacturers to boost productivity and production capacity.

Custom rules: ‘Canadian Welder Girl’ Alicia Butty talks trades

Alicia Butty is a welder working at Butty Manufacturing, her family’s custom fabrication business near Brantford, Ontario. In her off-hours, Butty is known as Canadian Welder Girl – a personal brand she created for herself to showcase her artistic metal creations. Butty recently spoke to us about her experiences as a young female welder – and how automation is a good thing for welding. » Read more

FedDev Ontario invests $4.2M in two Brantford manufacturers for automation

Two Brantford, Ontario manufacturers are receiving nearly $4.2 million in investments from the federal government to scale up their production using automation and new technologies. » Read full article

Build a Dream program for female students expands to Calgary

Build a Dream, the organization that promotes careers in the skilled trades and STEM to female high school students, is expanding to Calgary. » Read full article

Allied Motion Technologies acquires Dynamic Controls Group

Dynamic Controls Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Invacare Corporation, which manufactures equipment for the medical mobility and rehabilitation markets. » 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

OTTO Motors and Boston Dynamics create warehouse pick-and-place application

The robotics companies created a video of a distribution centre testbed to demonstrate that Boston Dynamics’s logistics robot can be used to pick boxes and building pallets and place them on top of OTTO’s autonomous mobile robots. » Read full article

Walter Surface Technologies acquires Quebec-based Aerochem

Walter Surface Technologies has announced its second acquisition in a week, this time of Aerochem, a Quebec-based provider of industrial MRO solutions. » Read full article


CIP Safety absolute encoders

The Allen-Bradley 843ES CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP Absolute Encoders from Rockwell Automation are for safety applications that require speed, direction or position-monitoring functions. » Read full article

Automated food-grade bag slitter

Luxme International has launched an automated food-grade bag slitter for safe processing of food products. » Read full article

Large-stroke three-finger gripper

OnRobot has released the compact, large-stroke 3FG15 three-finger gripper. » Read full article

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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PDTA Canadian Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: June 3-4, 2020
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Global Petroleum Show 2020

Location: Calgary, Alta
Date: June 9-11, 2020
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Fabtech Canada 2020

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 16-19, 2020
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Automatica 2020

Location: Munich, Ger.
Date: June 16-20, 2020
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Automation Technology Expo 2020 (new date)

Location: Cairo, Egy.
Date: June 20-22, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020 (new date)

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: July 17-21, 2020
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