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Missed the Automate to Innovate event last week? Watch it now!

If you missed our virtual summit on installing and financing automation on Jul. 29, you can watch all of the recordings – just click Register Now at the link below and you can access them for free.

Windsor-Essex still in Stage 2 as Toronto, Peel regions to move to Stage 3

The government says the decision to allow Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health regions to enter Stage 3 is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators.

PPE manufacturer donates 750,000 face shields to educators for back-to-school

The Canadian Shield, manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Waterloo, Ontario, is donating 750,000 reusable face shields across Canada for use by teachers and educators returning to the classroom this fall.

Ontario invests $2M in scaling up production of device that sanitizes PPE

The Clean Flow Healthcare Mini device, created by Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery, can decontaminate up to 800 N95 masks per hour, along with other PPE.

PODCAST: How COVID-19 is putting pressure on digital transformation timelines

In our latest episode, we dive into the concept of digital transformation, what it means, and how manufacturers can plan for new technology adoption.

Communicating control: What are Ethernet-enabled integrated motors?

Data transferred over Ethernet is inherently digital and, unlike analog signals, does not change over time or changes in temperature. Ethernet connections support communications to hundreds of devices at a time, whereas each analog signal requires a discrete terminal connection on the PLC. » Read full article

Motion Industries picks up TRC Hydraulics in double acquisition

TRC Hydraulics Inc., a supplier of hydraulic products and services headquartered in Canada, is one of two companies recently acquired by Motion Industries. » Read full article

Report: Use of machine-to-machine devices in IoT test market to grow by 2025

Demand for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices has waned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is expected to rebound by 2021 and make significant gains in the next few years, indicates a recent study by Frost & Sullivan. » Read full article

SIERA.AI partners with UniCarriers to distribute autonomous technology

Unicarriers will bring SIERA.AI technology to manufacturers in North America and Europe who are seeking automated mobile robotics. » Read full article

SPONSORED: Digital readiness and how businesses are responding to the ‘new normal’

An important starting point is to gain an understanding of your organization’s digital maturity – and be cautious about rushing to roll out a digital strategy. » Read full article


Software for developing vision applications

Matrox Imaging is releasing a major update to its flowchart-based vision software Matrox Design Assistant X. » Read full article

I/O system for connectivity outside the cabinet

WAGO has introduced the I/O System Field, which is designed to meet the requirements of modern decentralized production facilities. » Read full article

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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