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Feds call on suppliers for help with products to combat COVID-19

The federal government is asking suppliers with extra stock to provide a number of products to combat COVID-19.

Bombardier halts plane, rail production in Ontario and Quebec, suspends guidance

The company is stopping all non-essential work in the country, including aircraft and rail production in Quebec and Ontario.

Ontario government publishes list of essential workplaces allowed to operate

What’s an essential business versus a non-essential business? See the full list.

Toyota extends Canadian plant closures after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Toyota says it’s closing both of its Canadian auto manufacturing plants as it responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

FABTECH Canada postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The organizers of FABTECH Canada have postponed this year’s event until June 2022 due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

Siemens offering some software services free during COVID-19

In an open letter, CEO Tony Hemmelgarn says the changing nature of work during this period is an opportunity for the digital industries community to learn new skills.

Flattening the curve: Advice for business leaders on slowing the spread of COVID-19

Suzanne Bernier, a crisis management expert, shares best practices for how to navigate through a pandemic. » Read more

ICYMI: How will COVID-19 impact the manufacturing automation market?

This is the time for companies to take stock of their operations, from production through the supply chain, and think critically about how they may be better prepared in the future. Read Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s report below. » Read more
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Bus maker NFI Group to idle a majority of its facilities, laying off some staff

NFI Group Inc. says about 6,500 employees will be affected by idling a majority of its facilities for a two-week period starting March 30, if not sooner, as it works to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read full article

Feds offer help to companies to retool, pump out COVID-19 medical gear

The federal government is offering up cash to Canadian companies that retool operations or quickly expand to produce medical equipment needed to cope with the multiplying cases of COVID-19 across the country. » Read full article

Wieland Electric debuts electrical safety engineer certification courses

The courses provide industry-recognized SGS-TÜV Saar certification, which covers the functional safety aspects of machinery with a focus on programmable electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical aspects. » Read full article

International Federation of Robotics names second president in three months

The executive board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has elected Milton Guerry of SCHUNK USA as its president, just months after naming a new president in December 2019. » Read full article
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EtherCAT Box controller for motor-driven roller conveyors

Beckhoff Automation has released the new EP7402 EtherCAT Box to enhance control and cabling efficiency for motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyor systems. » Read full article

Flow meter process data visualization

Emerson has released Micro Motion ProcessViz, a standalone software solution for flow meter process data visualization. » Read full article

New compact enclosures

Rittal has redesigned its offering of compact and small enclosures, by replacing AE and CM compact enclosures with the new AX enclosures, and the KL, EB and BG small enclosures with the new KX enclosures. » Read full article

A list of major manufacturing events affected so far due to coronavirus

Many manufacturing and automation events have been cancelled, postponed or modified in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. » More info