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Latest Manufacturing PMI signals slowest improvement for three months

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Acquisition in hydraulic motors market

The Danfoss Group has announced its intent to acquire full ownership of privately held White Drive Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hydraulic motors. » Read full article

SaskPower not expecting more penalties if carbon capture plant operating well

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Oilsands companies urged to step up detection of pipeline leaks

The Alberta Energy Regulator is urging pipeline operators to do a better job of developing and maintaining programs to discover leaks after it examined nearly two-dozen spills over the last three years. » Read full article

Four major trade unions back Energy East oil pipeline citing job creation

Four major trade unions have joined forces with TransCanada Corp. to push the proposed Energy East oil pipeline as a “nation-building” exercise. » Read full article

Schneider Electric Canada wins VIATEC Technology Company of the Year Award

Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, received the Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees) award at the recent 2016 Victoria Innovation Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) Technology Awards show in Victoria, B.C. » Read full article
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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in May

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Deutsche Messe’s five industrial trade fairs co-located with IMTS

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ABB appoints Sami Atiya as Head of Discrete Automation and Motion division

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A “Transformer” for maintaining tube trains used by London Underground

At Ealing Common depot, a railway service workshop of London Underground, the Tube trains used on the District line will now be maintained with the aid of a lifting system from Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH, Kissing (Germany). On account of its futuristic design, the maintenance staff have nicknamed the versatile and unique dual-purpose system the “Transformer.” A total of 28 stationary hybrid lifting jacks from Pfaff Verkehrstechnik with bogie lifting beams and body supports raise and hold the trains measuring up to 117 m long up to 1.44 m high, thus granting the engineers the greatest possible and safe access underneath the vehicle. » read more


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