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The world of industry will not be able to meet in Hannover this year. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE. At the same time, the corona crisis is affecting the economy, and the manufacturing industry – HANNOVER MESSE's core clientele – is already struggling with serious consequences of the pandemic.

 

 

 

In December 2019, Pilz Automation Safety Canada L.P., a world leader in safe automation technology, signed a distribution partner agreement with WESCO Distribution Canada L.P. for the Pilz product portfolio.

 

 

 

Siemens has recently launched two new Plant Intelligence options for the WinCC Unified system: The “Performance Insight” and “Calendar” options extend the WinCC Unified visualization system with functionality for more transparency and structured planning in the production processes.

 

 

 

By describing the implementation and use of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) through an operations-focused approach, a new ISA book recently published aims to help manufacturing engineers improve plant floor efficiency, quality, and productivity.

 

 

 

 EIN Red Seal 400

 In November 2019, the CCDA reached consensus on a decision to remove the Red Seal status of the Electric Motor Systems Technician trade. This decision was made following a two-year review period and was based on a number of indicators, including low usage of the trade's Red Seal products across Canada over several years.

 

 

Brock Solutions has partnered with the University of Waterloo Engineering school to bring real-world engineering problems to the classroom. UW has an initiative called the Ideas Clinic, where students will have the opportunity to design and build solutions to solve industrial problems on physical equipment.

 

 

 

The team at Brave is excited to announce plans to move into their new headquarters, centrally located in the heart of Windsor on Walker Rd near Tecumseh Rd E. Brave Control Solutions are very excited to be working with Lester Group and Architectural Design Associates Inc. (who designed the Quicken Loans Windsor office),

 

 

 

Yokogawa is pleased to announce the opening of the Open Process Automation (OPA) Test Bed Collaboration Center, located six miles north of ExxonMobil’s Houston campus in The Woodlands, Texas. The opening of the center follows the announcement in July 2019 of Yokogawa’s selection as ExxonMobil’s OPA Test Bed system integrator. The technology center will house the Test Bed being used to evaluate candidate components and standards which will provide the basis for moving OPA technology into initial industrial field trials.

 

 

 

Power management company Eaton recently announced it has agreed to acquire Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), a supplier of mission critical power distribution, static switching, and power monitoring equipment and services for data centers and industrial and commercial customers. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and had 2019 sales of $125 million.

 

 

 

Emerson has released the new portfolio of RXi industrial display and panel PC products for monitoring, visualizing and enhancing everyday production processes in life sciences, metals and mining, power and water, and manufacturing and machinery. A modular design is foundational to the industrial display platform, enabling users to select the right configuration based on application needs and minimizing lifecycle cost through flexibility, easy serviceability, and field upgradeability.

 

 

 

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Regal Beliot Grove GearRegal Beloit Corporation, a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, had recently announced that its Grove Gear Stainless Steel Worm Gear Reducer has achieved third party IP69K certification.

Ingress Protection (IP) Marking rates the degree of protection provided by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures against intrusion, dust, accidental contact and water. It is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IP69K rating is for high-pressure, high-temperature washdown applications. Enclosures conforming to it must not only be dust-tight, but also able to withstand high pressure and steam cleaning.

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