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March 13, 2018

PDAC Convention gets its swagger back

Attendance at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s 2018 Convention totalled 25,606 — a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

Canada dodges Trump tariff bullet

Canada hailed the news it would not immediately be subject to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum while promising to continue to lobby Washington.

CME looks to remedy huge gender gap in manufacturing sector

Fewer than 6 per cent of women choose a career path in the manufacturing sector – and that is a statistic the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) wants to change now.

B.C. mining, exploration makes resurgence after years of stagnation

British Columbia’s mineral and coal exploration industry grew last year for the first time since 2012, according to the second annual British Columbia mineral and coal exploration survey.
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Turck Canada

BEEP… the Backplane Ethernet Extension Protocol

Turck introduces BEEP, the Backplane
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White Papre Xchange

The WORM boldly goes where no rigid sensor has gone before

Look in our White Paper Xchange to learn about how flexible temperature sensors are the new frontier in accurate temperature measurements and easy maintenance. The WORM’s mission: to fit nearly everywhere, to be quickly cut to the correct length, and to reduce the number of spare parts a plant has to keep on hand. The WORM is a flexible sensor for thermowell temperature assemblies, and is designed to replace restrictive, rigid, straight sensor probes with a universal strategy that saves time and money. » Read More
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Brother P-touch Industrial Labellers + Fluke Networks LinkWare™ Live

Advanced mobile label printing has arrived! Packed with professional features, P-touch industrial labellers make data communications labelling easier, faster and more efficient. Now with iLink&Label™, Brother's mobile app solution that connects project data in Fluke Networks LinkWare™ Live, it's even simpler! With endless data communication applications, Brother P-touch industrial labellers and high quality, durable tapes make it easy, fast and affordable to get any job done right. Our laminated labels facilitate proper network labelling under the industry standard to ensure faster, more efficient changes, troubleshooting and repairs. Simply print, cut, peel and apply. >> Learn more at

Accurate measurement in high temp and pressure applications

Rob Vermuelen explains in a recent issue of IPP&T magazine radar behaviour in critical applications and the solutions available to overcome obstacles to accurate level measurement. » Read More

Feeders ensure augers are completely filled with conditioned product

Acrison Inc.’s new Model 170 Dry Solids Volumetric Feeders are designed with circular flat bottom feed chambers, specially configured, to ensure that the feeder’s two variable speed metering augers are completely filled with product “conditioned” to a consistent state. » Learn More

App provides two-way PLC access

IDEC Corporation announces the release of its WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices, providing two-way access to its family of MicroSmart FC6A PLCs. The app provides much quicker, simpler and easier connection as compared to browser-based access. » Learn More

Shotcrete passes the acid test

Plibrico Pli-Shot™ Si-Bond B no-cement shotcrete refractories continue to prove their value in highly abrasive, alkaline corrosive environments. » Learn More

A complete monitoring and control solution

The Setra FLEX™ is a complete monitoring and control solution in a pre-configured and easy-to-use package, offering all of the essential parameters that require monitoring. » Learn More

ISA Automation Expo & Conference

Edmonton Expo Centre
April 25-26
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2018 Canadian LEAN Conference

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
June 4-7
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CERI 2018 Petrochemical Conference

Delta Lodge Kananaskis
June 10-12
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