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Omron Automation adds RAMP to its Certified Systems Integrator program

Omron Automation Americas added Waterloo-based RAMP as a new partner in its Certified Systems Integrator program. RAMP designs and builds custom automation and robotic systems.

GM Canada investing $2 billion with support from federal and Ontario governments

GM Canada announced an investment of $2 billion in its Ingersoll and Oshawa Assembly plants in Ontario. The company will begin production at Canada’s first full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ontario later this year. It is also adding light-duty pickup production and a third shift at the Oshawa Assembly facility.

SPONSORED: A high wire act

Upgrading a legacy control system within a short shutdown window takes careful planning and coordination. Black Controls is helping manufacturers make that critical transition.

Weidmuller and Shelley Automation sign distribution partnership

Weidmuller has added Shelley Automation as a distribution partner for the Ontario region in Canada. This move is aligned with the company’s growth strategy spearheaded by managing director Michael Daly.

IIC’s latest Journal of Innovation focuses on artificial intelligence

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) recently published the latest edition of its Journal of Innovation (JoI). The journal is titled The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Industry. This edition discusses the relevance of AI to Industrial IoT, including its applications and implementation challenges.

John Laughlin, NGen’s chief technology officer shares top automation trends for 2022

Automation experts share their predictions on trends that professionals need to watch out for in 2022 and respond to accordingly. Presenting predictions shared by John Laughlin, chief technology officer at NGen. » Read more

Siemens opens facility in New Brunswick to enhance its OT security offering

Siemens officially inaugurated the Critical Infrastructure Defense Center (CIDC) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to increase its global cybersecurity offering. » Read full article

Report: Canadian manufacturing shows record improvement in March

S&P Global Canada Manufacturing’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) registered at 58.9 in March, up from 56.6 in February. It is the highest reading in the survey’s eleven-and-a-half-year history. » Read full article

CME appreciates Federal Budget 2022 initiatives to strengthen supply chain

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) shared its thoughts on the 2022 Federal Budget. The association appreciates the measures announced in the budget to encourage innovation and investment toward building efficient and resilient supply chains. » Read full article

New amendment to IEC 61918 standard regulates SPE cabling and installation

The new edition of the installation standard IEC 61918:2018/AMD1:2022 Amendment 1 – “Industrial communication networks – Installation of communication networks in industrial premises” was recently published. » Read full article

Advanced Motion & Controls adds Pepperl+Fuchs sensors to its offering

Advanced Motion & Controls recently announced the addition of Pepperl+Fuchs sensors to its product lineup. High-quality proximity switches and inductive proximity sensors, as well as capacitive sensors and magnetic field sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs will be available in Canada. » Read full article
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ISA Calgary

Date: May 11-12, 2022
Location: Calgary, AB
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Webinar: Cobots, Labour and Manufacturing

Date: : May 18, 2022
Location: Online
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Hannover Messe 2022

Date: May 30-June 2, 2022
Location: Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany
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Date: June 1-2, 2022
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Automate Show

Date: June 6-9, 2022
Location: Detroit, Michigan
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Automatica 2022

Date: June 21-24, 2022
Location: Munich, Germany
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