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North American robotic orders record second-highest quarter ever
The robotics market in North America posted its second-highest quarter ever in terms of robots ordered in the first quarter of 2014, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association, the industry's trade group. Learn more.

Unilever to close Ontario plant
A Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont., that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods will close, and its production capability will be shipped to the United States. Learn more.

Fluke unveils app that wirelessly connects test tools
Fluke recently unveiled an app that allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the Cloud and universal team access from the field, and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there for the exclusive media preview. Learn more.

New dean to oversee NAIT's School of Trades
Malcolm Haines has been named dean of NAIT's School of Trades, the largest provider of trades-related programming in Canada. Learn more.

Skills Canada National Competition

From tooling to training: Best practices for welding automation
Implementing welding automation can be a daunting task, especially for first-time purchasers. From justifying the capital expenditure to determining space requirements for the robotic welding cell and ensuring parts are suitable for the operation, every detail is critical. When done properly, however, these steps can lead to drastic improvements in productivity, quality and cost savings compared to a manual welding operation. Learn more.

Calendar of Events:

May 20-21: The Automation Conference - Chicago, Ill.

June 4-7:
20th Annual Skills Canada National Competition - Mississauga, Ont.

June 9-12:
The Big M - Detroit, Mich.

June 24-26:
2014 Sensors Expo and Conference - Rosemont, Ill.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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