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JMP Solutions partners with Vexos on federal contract to produce 10K ventilators

JMP Solutions will manufacture the mechanical sub-assembly for the ventilators, which will then be sent to Vexos for electrical assembly and testing.

Report: Southern Ontario manufacturers staffing back up as operations return to pre-COVID levels

Three-quarters of the companies polled in the latest survey by Automate Canada and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers say they have recalled employees or hired new staff as operations begin to ramp up after COVID-19 lockdowns.

StatCan: Manufacturing sales posted record plunge in April

Canadian manufacturing sales fell by a record amount in April, the first full month of physical distancing measures in the wake of COVID-19, but sales are expected to regain at least some ground in May.

Online portal to connect buyers and sellers of COVID 19 supplies launched

As the federal government continues to pack its shopping cart full of COVID-19 supplies, it’s also launching a one-stop shop for Canadians hoping to do the same.

SICK debuts digital solutions portfolio for access to sensor data

SICK AG has developed a new digital solutions portfolio where customers can directly access their sensor data and integrate it into their business processes.

Listen to our new podcast!

Manufacturing AUTOMATION recently debuted the Machine Language podcast series. In our first episode, we talk to Shelley Fellows, chair of Automate Canada, and Mike Bilton, chair of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers about what’s been happening in Ontario’s manufacturing sector as a result of the pandemic. » Listen now!

Automation at the edge: Modern HMI and SCADA

Much of the data used by Industrial IoT solutions comes from HMI/SCADA automation software. Accelerate your transformation journey with that in mind. » Learn more

Time-Sensitive Networking: It’s time for factories to become a whole lot smarter

Advanced network topologies built on Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) will create fast cycle times and, in turn, smart factories. » Learn more

AVIT Manufacturing president to represent industry in federal strategy group

Rhonda Barnet, president and chief operating officer of AVIT Manufacturing, has been named to a new strategy group to advise on the challenges faced by industry in the wake of COVID-19. » Read full article

FANUC adds 5-axis simulation to CNC machine training software

The company’s Machining Simulation for Workforce Development provides training for controls operation and part programming in a virtual environment. » Read full article

SPONSORED: Preparing for the upturn with digital transformation

How manufacturers and distributors can prepare for the upturn by embracing technological innovation. » Read full article

PDTA report shows power transmission and motion control industries in decline

The Power Transmission Distributors Association has released its first-quarter 2020 report, indicating the COVID-19 outbreak and oil supply-demand imbalance have resulted in an unprecedentedly steep drop-off in sales. » Read full article


Coolant delivery system for CNC machines

168 Manufacturing has released the FullShop Automated Coolant Delivery System, which automatically delivers properly mixed coolant to multiple CNC machines. » Read full article

20-millimetre linear stepper motor

Nippon Pulse has introduced its smallest linear stepper motor, the PFL20 Linearstep, a high-thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20-mm diameter and a bipolar winding. » Read full article

Extreme-force actuator

Tolomatic’s expanded extreme-force electric actuator family now includes the RSX128 actuator, rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (222.4 kN). » Read full article

Hannover Messe Digital Days

Date: Jul. 14-15, 2020
Location: Online
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RIA Robotics Week

Date: Sept. 8-11, 2020
Location: Online
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International Robot Safety Conference

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2020
Location: Online
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Date: Oct. 7-9, 2020
Location: Montreal, Que.
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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Date: Oct. 26-27, 2020
Location: Online
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Date: Oct. 27-28, 2020
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
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AI & Smart Automation Conference

Date: Oct. 28-29, 2020
Location: Online
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MCMA Technical Conference

Date: Nov. 9-10, 2020
Location: Online
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SPS 2020

Date: Nov. 24-26, 2020
Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
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Automatica 2020

Date: Dec. 8-11, 2020
Location: Munich, Ger.
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