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Skilled trades careers negate youth/parent perceptions

Though parents and youth say they believe career opportunities in the skilled trades to be limited, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) published a new national report today indicating the opposite is true. >> Read full article

Worker injured by storage bin collapse; employer fined

Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured by a storage bin that collapsed while it was being pushed. >> Read full article

Four reasons why automation isn’t a job killer

Some say that robots will render our jobs obsolete, leaving us to vie for skills and education that many simply won’t be able to obtain. Take a deep breath. In this blog post, Power Automation Systems explains why automation isn’t taking our jobs. >> Read full article

GM plans $5.5B in cost savings

According to the Associated Press, General Motors has announced plans to cut $5.5 billion in manufacturing, purchasing and administrative costs during the next three years, which it says will help to finance a “big push” into autonomous cars and car- and ride-sharing services. >> Read full article

 
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VIDEO: Turck uprox3 sensor series Hannover 2015

VIDEO: Turck uprox3 sensor series Hannover 2015

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication Design Product News chats with Gary Stortz, Ontario regional manager at Turck Chartwell, at Hannover Messe 2015 about the new Turck uprox3 sensor series. According to Stortz, the series is designed to provide three times the normal sensing range expected from a normal proximity switch, as well as trilingual (Profinet, Ethernet IP and Modbus TCP) Turck ultra-compact proximity block modules. >> Learn More…

 
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MTConnect FDI

5ME says its Freedom Digital Interface (FDI) with integral MTConnect adapter allows shops with legacy equipment to monitor machine tool performance using the company’s Freedom eLOG or other MTConnect monitoring software. >> Read full article

6-mm safety relay

Phoenix Contact says it is the only provider in the market with a 6-mm safety relay. The design of the safety module, it says, is made possible through its newly developed relay technology. >> Read full article

Safety specialist website

Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has introduced one of several new websites offering workplace safety and safety product knowledge. >> Read full article

 
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MA WEBINAR: Conquering Operational Risk—Aligning Operational and Customer-Centric Approaches

Location: Webinar
Date: October 28, 2015 >> More Info

D&D Automation Awesome Night of Poker

Location: Stratford, Ont.
Date: October 16, 2015 >> More Info

Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC)

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 18-19, 2015 >> More Info