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B.C. lays out five year plan to move away from fossil fuels

BC Hydro to spend $190M to promote fuel switching in homes, buildings, vehicles and industry.

September 29, 2021  
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Richard Branson reaches space in Virgin Galactic rocket ship

Billionaire beats Bezos to space to promote astro-tourism venture.

July 12, 2021  
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Slow charging times threaten EV sales, analysts say

Lack of charging stations and tech limitations continue to stymie EV market.

June 14, 2021  
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B.C. study finds fracking likely to cause stronger, more common earthquakes

Oil and Gas Commission says report based on “unproven assumptions”.

May 26, 2021  
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DEX/MRO 2021 Expo sessions available online

Speakers explore the value of machine data, practical AI for manufacturing and the power of commercialization, the “dark side” of innovation.

February 24, 2021  
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Three robotic rovers poised to land on Mars in quick succession

New comers UAE, China look to join U.S. in exploration of the red planet.

February 8, 2021  
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TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL

Company ‘disappointed’ by Biden move while opponents laud U.S. commitment to climate change.

January 20, 2021  
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Unifor approves GM deal to build electric vans in Ontario

$1 billion deal to transform GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, ON part of car maker’s overall EV ambitions.

January 18, 2021  
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VIRTUAL DEX & MRO EXPO

For years, the travelling Design Engineering Expo (DEX) has

January 12, 2021  
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Medical Design in the time of COVID

StarFish Medical pulls off near impossible design feat with development of the Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0.

December 16, 2020  
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Canada’s ‘superclusters’ program receives critical report

After only three years, Innovation minister, proponents say it’s too soon to lose faith in government’s research funding strategy.

October 28, 2020  
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Brushless DC Motor

Portescap 16 ECP Ultra EC mini motor with integrated drive designed for medical device applications.

October 7, 2020  
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New finance minister faces challenges amid pandemic spending, unemployment

Freeland tasked with balancing security-net spending against escalating debt-to-GDP ratio.

August 19, 2020  
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Vacuum/Compressor Pumps

KNF’s N 630 series designed for coolant systems and gas recycling, measurement/analysis and leak detection.

July 10, 2020  
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Leading the Charge

Canadian machine builders’ innovations help medical staff confront COVID-19.

July 7, 2020  
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France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aerospace industry

In exchange, companies required to invest in lower-emission aircraft.

June 10, 2020  
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Liquid Pumps

HiP’s T-Series T-Series pneumatically-operated pumps built to run at maximum rated pressure.

June 9, 2020  
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Annual inflation rate turned negative in April: StatCan

Excluding energy, Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent.

May 20, 2020  
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U.S. rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push

Auto industry says it prefers compromise between old and new standards to reflect popularity of SUVs, trucks.

April 1, 2020  
Product

Motor Control Relays

AutomationDirect ProSense offer protective functions for motors or motor components.

March 23, 2020  
Product

Diaphragm Pump

KNF FP 150 low-pulsation pump provides flow rates from 0.2 – 12.4 L/min.

February 10, 2020  
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Swing Piston Pump

KNF compact NPK 06 gas pump provides flow up to 8 L/min.

January 22, 2020  
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Analyst report: PD pump market to swell to $3 billion by 2026

Rising demand for IoT-enabled pumps to drive North American PD pumps market amid economic slowdown, says Frost & Sullivan.

January 13, 2020  
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CES: Futuristic mobility highlights day two of electronics show

Voice command at the gas pump, exoskeletons and plant sensors among latest tech catching attention.

January 8, 2020  
Product

Load Sensing Bearings

SKF fibre optic sensor-based bearing deigned for pumps and compressors.

November 26, 2019  
Product

Motor Soft Starters

Siemens’ Sirius starters offer enhanced protection including integrated Safe Torque Off function.

November 6, 2019  
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Automakers split in fight over California fuel economy standards

GM, FCA, Toyota et al push argument in favor of a single US-wide regulation.

October 30, 2019  
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High tech device trends threaten continued use of the stethoscope

Iconic diagnostic device’s relative portability and low cost still make it the go to for seasoned doctors.

October 23, 2019  
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Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

California officials and environmental groups pledge to tie rollback up in federal court.

September 18, 2019  
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Inflation hits Bank of Canada 2% target for second straight month

Economists say decision to cut or hold rate steady will depend on trade war, global conditions.

August 21, 2019  
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Report: Closing N.S. pulp mill would decimate forestry industry in the region

Northern Pulp paper mill facing 2020 deadline to end effluent discharge to Boat Harbour lagoon or face closure.

August 7, 2019  
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Robot fish hydraulically driven by electrolytic ‘blood’

Synthetic vascular system provides Cornell University’s robo-lionfish with actuation and long-duration power source.

June 21, 2019