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LKAB ThumbnailGlobal technology company ABB has signed a long-term agreement with LKAB to provide service to twelve mine hoists and now of hoisting motors at the Kiruna mine. Kiruna in Northern Sweden is the largest underground iron ore mine in the world, producing more than 85,000 tonnes per day.

Rockwell Automation, Inc., a major global company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plex Systems, a major cloud-native smart manufacturing platform.

 

 

 

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Shape Process Automation Group (SPA), a global provider of advanced materials cutting and a full-service systems robotics integrator, has recently announced the appointment of Sargon Haddad to the position of Vice President – Burlington division, located in Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

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Increased safety in food production and other process applications is the declared aim of the joint venture between Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard. To this end, both partners have established Endress+Hauser BioSense GmbH based in Freiburg, Germany.

 

 

 

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Genieall Corporation from Etobicoke, ON has recently become a new member of Phoenix Contact's Solution Partner program. Authorized Solution Partners have been carefully selected as part of an initiative to market Phoenix Contact’s innovations and capabilities in the field of Industrial Automation and Industry 4.0.

 

 

 

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Nidec announces a step forward in its brand cooperation in the United States extending the line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for the Aftermarket segment.

 

 

 

Schneider Electric Canada, together with the France Canada Chamber of Commerce Ontario (FCCCO) is proud to announce Adrian Thomas as the newly elected President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN).

 

 

 

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ABB has signed a cooperation agreement with Sweden-based energy storage company SaltX Technology to enable the development of a stable and scalable control system for EnerStore, a large storage development for the commercialization of nanocoated salt technology innovations.

 

 

 

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After twenty years as Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr. Robert Bauer will leave SICK AG on 30 September 2021. It is foreseen that he will lead the Supervisory Board of SICK AG from May 2022, taking over from Klaus M. Bukenberger, who has been its Chairman for many years.

 

 

 

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For 55 years, Banner Engineering has been an international force in industrial automation. Last year, Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. began to supply Banner solutions in Eastern Canada. The organization is now pleased to offer the complete breadth of the Banner product line to the Ontario marketplace.

 

 

 

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