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    German Technology Day: The Future of Factory Automation

  • Sep 15, 2021

    Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Festo, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, seven prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s third edition of the German Technology Day.

    What’s New

    This year, they offering a Virtual event on October 26th, to those who prefer an on-line virtual event from the comfort of your home or office.

    You can also register to attend the in-person event at the Westin Hotel, Toronto on October 26th, or at Novotel Hotel, Montreal on Nov 2nd, at which we will be observing the guidelines set in place by the respective provincial governments.

    The Automated Factory of the Future: Safe, Secure & Connected

    In today’s world, there is the need to automate more than ever, in order to respond to the needs of our industry, as well as to ensure the highest levels of safety, security and connectivity to re-assure our customers that together, we can collaborate to find exclusive solutions to unique challenges, for today and for the future!

    Auditorium Sessions

    The Toronto event will commence with a greeting from the Consul General of Germany, Thomas Schultze. This will be followed with sessions from each of the partners that tie into the main theme while highlighting some of their main solutions for Industry 4.0. Click here for the agenda.

    Exhibit Hall Booths

    Each company will share their latest industry-leading, energy-efficient solutions, and introduce you to some of the most innovative technology in the industry at their individual booths, where you will have access to a range of videos, literature and case studies on the various solutions.

    Media Centre

    Don’t forget to visit the Media Centre where our Media Partners will be featured. Each of these Industry-leading Media partners will introduce you to various aspects of our German technology Day including articles, interviews, videos and coverage of the event.

    Grand Contest

    On the main page, participants can click on the ‘Contest’ link to enter our contest in which you will have to answer a couple of questions by visiting each partner’s booth and session for the clues. There will be a draw conducted from the submissions received for a chance to win 3 Visa cards worth $1,000, $500 and $250. Winners will be announced through email after the event.

    Register now

    Click HERE to register for the German technology Day 2021 and enjoy connecting and collaborating with us!

  • Industry News

    Hydro Ottawa announced that it will soon receive support to help distribute funding to eligible applicants for EV charging stations within the city of Ottawa boundaries.

    This funding initiative will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations for:

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialization of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

  • Keeping Current

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA announced that MERSEN, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, joined the product classification standards organization.
     
    MERSEN, a leading player in the electrical power industry, with innovative solutions designed to optimize manufacturing processes in sectors such as energy, transportation electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and process industries, is joining other industry leaders including ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Appleton Group, Schneider, and Siemens as they build out the ETIM classification model to meet the terminology and product specific needs of the North American electrical industry.
     

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American based leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers and reactors, announced the appointment of Dan Davis as Power Quality Sales Manager, effective September 27th 2021.

    Dan comes to HPS after 20 years of Sales Management experience in his previous roles of Regional Sales Manager and Account Manager.

    For more information, contact Fred Rampone, U.S. Distribution Sales Manager, at frampone@hammondpowersolutions.com.

    www.hammondpowersolutions.com

    WESTBURNE Ontario announces that Richard Do will assume the newly-created position of Divisional Vendor Relations & Sales Operations Manager effective October 12th, 2021.

    In his Sales Operations capacity, Richard will continue to drive the evolution of Westburne's current sales processes and digital platforms through its sales leaders and account managers. Richard will also focus on continuing the development of a culture of transparency and execution within the sales function.

    As Westburne Ontario’s Vendor Relations Manager, Richard will focus on the development and disciplined execution of growth initiatives with Westburne's Advantage Program Partners.

    BARTLE & GIBSON CO. LTD., a Western Canada-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor, announced Friday, October 1, 2021, a new regional partnership with Appleton, electrical solutions for industrial and hazardous environments, across its 31 branches in Western Canada.

    The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. With Appleton’s products you can count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Their fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option.

  • Product Showcase

    Cummins Inc. announces the new SD 20 diesel generator set for commercial mobile applications. The SD 20 is well suited for a variety of trailer and vehicle applications such as disaster relief, mobile medical, mobile command centers, ambulances, food trucks, utility boom trucks and many others.

    With a trim, modern appearance, Nora Lighting’s MAY LED track heads feature AC LEDs that do not require a driver, facilitating installation. The contemporary fixture is designed to illuminate display cabinets, shelves, art niches or dining areas in residential and commercial sites.

  • Product Safety Alert