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Industrial expertise centre to help Quebec manufacturers move to Industry 4.0

A new knowledge sharing centre will help Quebec manufacturers initiate or accelerate their digital transformation.

NGen invests $6M in three manufacturing projects responding to COVID-19

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has announced an additional $6 million in funding for three projects dedicated to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

Students in Windsor, Ont. receive annual bursaries from FIRST Robotics

Five high school graduates in Windsor, Ontario are the recipients of a $1,000 bursary from Windsor-Essex FIRST Robotics (WEFR), a group that promotes and delivers FIRST Robotics Canada programming in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions.

Non-profits to develop action plan for employing women in manufacturing

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is partnering with Build a Dream to provide solutions to improve employment outcomes for women in manufacturing.

Editorial: Adjusting to our new normal

In May, MA hosted a webinar on safety strategies for returning to work. Our guest speaker, Robert Vomiero of Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, shared enhanced measures that have been recommended for manufacturing workplaces.

Artificial intelligence is changing how manufacturers engage with data

Appreciating the impact that AI is already having on manufacturing and understanding the future potential of AI-based technologies begins with recognizing the challenges manufacturers face in implementing AI tools.

Save the date: Our Automate to Innovate Virtual Summit is July 29!

Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Canadian Plastics have partnered to bring industry experts together on Jul. 29 in a FREE virtual summit focused on how automation will prove integral to our “new normal,” and on how to implement it.
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Preparing for recovery: Steps for manufacturers to emerge from crisis

Canadian manufacturers might have thought the rail blockades earlier this year would represent their biggest impediment to productivity and growth in 2020. Then the outbreak of COVID-19 began, bringing new meaning to the sector’s definition of “crisis.” » Learn more

Facing our digital future: Technology adoption in Canada

As manufacturers emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, they’ll be searching for ways to make up ground. Automation, digitization, robotics, AI and other technologies are all tools that could prove useful in paving a new pathway to prosperity. » Learn more
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NGen launches $30M challenge to develop strategic supply capabilities

NGen has launched a challenge aimed at developing sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing capabilities in Canada for products critical to fight COVID-19. » Read full article

Allied Electronics & Automation adds four new suppliers to network

Allied Electronics & Automation is adding product lines from Murrelektronik, RAFI, Seek Thermal and Moxa to its list of more than 450 suppliers. » Read full article

Bosch Rexroth launches online service portal for hydraulic systems

Bosch Rexroth has introduced a new online service portal for its Hägglunds hydraulic motors, giving users a single source of information to maintain, repair, modernize or upgrade their equipment with certified specialists and genuine parts. » Read full article

PODCAST: How manufacturers can thwart cyberattacks during COVID-19

Cybercrime is on the rise this year as attackers capitalize on fears associated with the pandemic. 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. » Read full article

Inductive Automation releases ‘maker’ version of Ignition software for home use

Inductive Automation has released a new software platform called Ignition Maker Edition, which gives people free, personal access to the industrial-grade Ignition platform. » Read full article

COVID-19 leadership challenge: putting people first

It already feels like a different world than we knew it just a few months ago. Everyone has been forced to slow down because of COVID-19 – people, companies and even fast-paced industries like manufacturing. » Read full article


IoT gateway for factory-to-cloud communications

WIN Enterprises, a designer and manufacturer of embedded x86 motherboards and appliances for electronic OEMs, has released the MB-50050, a mini-ITX SBC to serve as the basis for a flexible, general-purpose IoT gateway. » Read full article

Magnetic discs for absolute rotary magnetic encoders

Balluff’s new magnetic discs for use with absolute rotary magnetic encoders allow for use in tight spaces with high precision and a low form factor. » Read full article

Remote access to radar devices

Endress+Hauser has released a Bluetooth upgrade to provide remote access for commissioning and monitoring of its radar level measurement instruments. » 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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