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DCS ABB US 13 Million Investment to Expand Presence in Canada 1a 400x275

ABB is investing US $13 million in its Installation Products Division Iberville manufacturing facility in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, to increase production capacity and establish a research & development facility at its global center of excellence for cable tray manufacturing. This will support rising global demand, especially in the data center segment, and is ABB’s second multimillion-dollar investment in a Canadian site in the last 12 months.



DCS Opitdrive VFD Controlled Refrigeration System Saves 35 percent in Energy Savings 1 400x275

Energy savings of an average of 35 per cent have been achieved on a supermarket refrigeration rack system and rooftop package units following the installation of Invertek Drives Optidrive variable frequency drive (VFD) technology.



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The Ontario government is working for workers by investing an additional $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers, preparing them for meaningful careers in their communities.



DCS Government of Canada Announces Partnership to Create at Least 2500 More Apprenticeships in Atlantic Canada 1 400x275

The skilled trades are essential to Canada’s economy. Few industries are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and to help kick-start lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades.



DCS Live Registration is Open to Gernamn Technology Day 1 400x275

Live Registration Is Open to German Technology Day. If you have pre-registered or are registering, please register by clicking here for the Oct 20 event in Toronto, and click here to register for the Nov 3 Montreal event! Fifteen prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s fourth series of German Technology Days.



DCS Global Energy Employment Rises Above Pre COVID Levels 1 400x275

IEA provides the proclaimed first ever assessment of energy jobs worldwide by region and technology, offering vital analysis in the context of the global energy crisis and clean energy transitions. Global employment in the energy sector has risen above its pre-pandemic levels, led by increased hiring in clean energy, according to a new IEA report that offers the first worldwide benchmark for employment across energy industries.



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The Ontario government has concluded a successful trade mission to South Korea and Japan to strengthen economic partnerships and forge new alliances. The mission, led by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, focused on attracting new investments and showcasing Ontario as the innovation and manufacturing gateway to North America.



DCS Presentation Functional Safety Standards Ammendments 1 400x275

Functional safety standards are in a transition phase. IEC 62061 was republished in 2021, ISO 13849-1 is expected in the summer of 2022. How will this affect the design of safety-related control systems and compliance with the Machinery Directive? Find out more in the presentation!

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DCS WEG Motors Provide Reliability in the Operation of a Mining Plant in Chile 1 400x275

To meet the needs of the mining segment, known for its severe environment, which requires equipment capable of withstanding extreme operating conditions, WEG provides solutions that allow the plant to install flexible, safe and reliable, with operational stability and higher levels of production. With a consolidated business strategy as an important player in the segment, WEG continues to reinforce its expertise in the various countries in which it serves, such as Chile, which is among the largest ore producers in the world, where the company also stands out in terms of establish lasting partnerships with large mining companies.



DCS ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Expand Hydrogen Partnership 1 400x275

ABB and Hydrogen Optimized Inc. (HOI), the Canadian technology innovator unlocking green hydrogen production at scale, have signed an agreement to expand the companies’ existing strategic relationship. This includes an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies Inc. (KEY), the parent company of HOI, as they seek to accelerate the fast-emerging green hydrogen production segment with unique large-scale architecture. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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