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Quebec company to manufacture RFID tracker for social distancing

A Quebec-based technology company has developed an RFID social distancing tracker that employees could wear in the workplace that alarms if they get too close to another worker.

FCA unveils safety plan to resume North American manufacturing

Fiat Chrysler is implementing a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as its plants reopen.

Manufacturing sales fell 9.2% in March as factories closed due to the pandemic

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales plunged 9.2 per cent to $50.8 billion in March as factories shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic or faced sharply lower demand.

Festo Canada adds Electrozad as a distributor for southwestern Ontario

Festo Canada has signed an agreement with Electrozad to act as its exclusive sales, support and service partner covering the southwestern Ontario region from London to Windsor and Sarnia.

Coming soon: Our new Machine Language podcast debuts May 26

Manufacturing AUTOMATION is launching a new podcast called Machine Language, where we will cover the latest technologies and trends in industrial automation for the manufacturing market. » Learn more

Manufacturing companies pivot to produce PPE, medical devices for COVID-19 fight [UPDATED]

Manufacturers and automation companies across Canada are retooling in an effort to offset a shortage of critical medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus. » Here’s our updated list

Ontario manufacturer develops COVID-19 testing station to reduce use of PPE

An Ontario-based manufacturer of fibre-reinforced plastic products has created a COVID-19 testing station that allows health-care professionals to administer tests. » Read full article

AutoGuide Mobile Robots names new VP sales and marketing

The robotics and application engineering executive will lead the sales and market share growth of AutoGuide and establish the global footprint of the company. » Read full article

Bosch to manufacture over 500K face masks daily for its workforce

Bosch has launched an automated production line for face masks at one of its plants in Germany, the first in a series of production lines the company is dedicating to producing the medical gear for its workers. » Read full article

Reopening operations? Attend the Back to Work Virtual Summit on May 27

For senior leaders and HR professionals who are organizing return-to-work policies and practices, check out the Back to Work Virtual Summit on May 27. » Read full article
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Industrial dual-radio wireless router

Antaira Technologies has introduced the AGS-7230-AC-T-US, an industrial dual-radio wireless router with a Modbus gateway. » Read full article

Distance sensors for assembly applications

Balluff has released two new variations in its line of distance sensors for assembly applications. » 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