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.
Richard Branson reaches space in Virgin Galactic rocket ship
Billionaire beats Bezos to space to promote astro-tourism venture.
Slow charging times threaten EV sales, analysts say
Lack of charging stations and tech limitations continue to stymie EV market.
B.C. study finds fracking likely to cause stronger, more common earthquakes
Oil and Gas Commission says report based on “unproven assumptions”.
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.
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.
TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL
Company ‘disappointed’ by Biden move while opponents laud U.S. commitment to climate change.
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.
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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.
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.
Brushless DC Motor
Portescap 16 ECP Ultra EC mini motor with integrated drive designed for medical device applications.
New finance minister faces challenges amid pandemic spending, unemployment
Freeland tasked with balancing security-net spending against escalating debt-to-GDP ratio.
KNF’s N 630 series designed for coolant systems and gas recycling, measurement/analysis and leak detection.
Leading the Charge
Canadian machine builders’ innovations help medical staff confront COVID-19.
France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aerospace industry
In exchange, companies required to invest in lower-emission aircraft.
HiP’s T-Series T-Series pneumatically-operated pumps built to run at maximum rated pressure.
Annual inflation rate turned negative in April: StatCan
Excluding energy, Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent.
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.
Motor Control Relays
AutomationDirect ProSense offer protective functions for motors or motor components.
KNF FP 150 low-pulsation pump provides flow rates from 0.2 – 12.4 L/min.
Swing Piston Pump
KNF compact NPK 06 gas pump provides flow up to 8 L/min.
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.
CES: Futuristic mobility highlights day two of electronics show
Voice command at the gas pump, exoskeletons and plant sensors among latest tech catching attention.
Load Sensing Bearings
SKF fibre optic sensor-based bearing deigned for pumps and compressors.
Motor Soft Starters
Siemens’ Sirius starters offer enhanced protection including integrated Safe Torque Off function.
Automakers split in fight over California fuel economy standards
GM, FCA, Toyota et al push argument in favor of a single US-wide regulation.
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.
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
California officials and environmental groups pledge to tie rollback up in federal court.
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.
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.
Robot fish hydraulically driven by electrolytic ‘blood’
Synthetic vascular system provides Cornell University’s robo-lionfish with actuation and long-duration power source.