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CAE ventilator receives Health Canada certification, starts shipping

The Montreal-based company signed a contract with the federal government earlier this year to manufacture and supply 10,000 ventilators.

Ontario government extending emergency orders until June 30

The Ontario provincial government has extended all emergency orders currently in force until the end of June.

BDC ready to roll with loans for mid-sized companies hit hard by COVID-19

Mid-sized Canadian businesses that are strapped for cash because of COVID-19 can now apply through their own banks to get loans of up to $60 million from the federal government.

Universal Robots adds connectivity to OPC UA standard

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

Siemens launches new solutions to ‘close the loop’ between PLM and cloud

Siemens Digital Industries Software has unveiled updates to its portfolio for 2020, including a cloud-based project collaboration software.
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The rule of threes: insights for recovery or reinvention in manufacturing

There are some people you can brainstorm with, some you can plan with and some you can work with. Facing or recovering from a crisis makes this “rule of threes” more real. Read more in the latest Industry Watch column. » Learn more

Lights-out production: Productive Robotics installs cobot on wire EDM machine

A machine shop implements a collaborative robot on a wire EDM machine to double output and meet early deadlines. » Learn more

PODCAST: How manufacturers can protect themselves from cyberattacks during COVID-19

Cybercrime is on the rise this year as attackers capitalize on fears associated with the pandemic through email scams, ransomware or malware.

We dig into this phenomenon in the latest episode of Machine Language: The Podcast, which features an interview with Andre Vittorio, president and founder of Idealogical Systems Inc., a Toronto-area IT services provider for manufacturers. » Listen now!

Molded Precision Components donates 600 face shields to Downtown Barrie BIA

MPC’s Shield-U face shield, developed in conjunction with Sterling Industries, comeswith a QR code that provides video instructions. » 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

Mikron and Festo partner on mobile production lines for face masks

Mikron, a producer of automated systems based in Switzerland, has developed a compact manufacturing line using components from Festo and Beckhoff Automation to make disposable face masks needed for the fight against COVID-19. » Read full article

Veo Robotics awarded for industrial robot safety technology

Veo Robotics, a Massachusetts-based company building technology to make industrial robots safe for humans in manufacturing environments, has been named one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. » Read full article


Screwdriver tool for robots

OnRobot’s Screwdriver involves entering the appropriate screw length and torque value into the user interface that is integrated into the teach pendant of any robot from major manufacturers. » Read full article

Augmented reality for asset performance

Emerson has introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform. » Read full article

Extreme-force actuator

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled a new robotics platform that uses 5G and artificial intelligence to help develop power-efficient robots and drones. » Read full article

Hannover Messe Digital Days

Date: Jul. 14-15, 2020
Location: Online
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Automate to Innovate: Virtual Summit

Date: July 29, 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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