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Zebra Technologies closes Matrox Imaging acquisition

Zebra Technologies announced that it has completed its acquisition of Matrox Imaging. Located in Quebec, Matrox Imaging develops advanced machine vision components, software and systems.

Vention receives $95 million USD in Series C funding to fuel further growth

Vention, a Montreal-based digital manufacturing automation platform (MAP), has closed $95 million USD in Series C financing, led by its existing investor Georgian. Proceeds from Series C financing will be used to grow Vention’s go-to-market, expand the company’s global distribution footprint and accelerate the development of its hardware and software platform.

FreePoint Technologies welcomes two new board members

FreePoint Technologies, a major player in the manufacturing machine monitoring and data insights industry, has appointed two new members to its board of directors – Sophear Net and Rick Jankura.

ATS Automation receives US$70 million order from EV manufacturer

ATS Automation Tooling Systems announced that its industrial automation business has received an initial order booking valued at approximately US$70 million (or approximately C$90 million at current exchange rates).

Rittal names Tusk Automation as its Certified Systems Integrator

Rittal Systems has added Tusk Automation as a Rittal Certified Systems Integrator partner for 2022. In a statement released by the company, Rittal explains that this achievement shows that the Tusk team is excelling in the knowledge and specification of Rittal’s range of solutions and software.

Automating behind the scenes: Robotic process automation for back-end support

Shop floor automation helps manufacturers eliminate repetitive physical tasks, freeing humans to focus on value-added work. Robotic Process Automation extends this approach to the back-end processes that support the shop floor. » Read more

Industry associations to develop single conformance test plan for the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN profile

Industry associations Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for industrial automation. » Read full article

Melonee Wise, robotics expert, wins 2022 Engelberger Award

Zebra Technologies Corporation announced that Melonee Wise, Zebra’s vice-president of Robotics Automation, received the 2022 Engelberger Award for her contributions to robotics technology. » Read full article

Report: Canada’s manufacturing sector improves in May; numbers show 23 months of continuous growth

S&P Global Canada Manufacturing’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) registered 56.8 in May, up from 56.2 in April. The most recent numbers indicate that Canada’s manufacturing sector has seen 23 months of continuous growth. » Read full article

‘Cobots, Labour and Manufacturing’ webinar now available on-demand!

‘Cobots, Labour and Manufacturing,’ a FREE webinar sponsored by Universal Robots and presented by Manufacturing AUTOMATION, is now available on-demand. Register now to listen to industry experts discuss implementing cobots in complex environments. » Read full article

Worximity receives $14 million in funding to continue expanding its digital technology offerings

Quebec-based technology company Worximity closed a new $14 million dollar financing round. This investment will support Worximity’s growth, as well as fund research and development to keep improving the technology and the products for Worximity’s customers. » Read full article

IMTS 2022

Date: September 12-17, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL
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The Vision Show

Date: October 11-13, 2022
Location: Boston, MA
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo Montreal

Date: November 9-10, 2022
Location: Montreal, QC
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