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Canadian government invests in new testing equipment for manufacturers in Western Canada

Collaborating with PAMI allows manufacturers to improve product design early in the development cycle, consequently reducing both cost and risk.

January 18, 2022   by CM Staff

The Government of Canada invests in new testing equipment for manufacturers and innovators in Western Canada (CNW Group/Prairies Economic Development Canada)

WINNIPEG — The Government of Canada is investing in western Canadian manufacturers to help them have the tools and resources they need to become more competitive. New digital equipment at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba hopes to help improve product design and performance opportunities for manufacturers while reducing product failure rates.

Collaborating with PAMI allows manufacturers to improve product design early in the development cycle, consequently reducing both cost and risk. This testing equipment makes it possible to simulate the lifecycle of a component in a matter of days. Early testing enables manufacturers to rapidly innovate and adopt advanced materials and manufacturing techniques. Access to early testing in developing and validating new materials and methods reduces the failure rate of components or systems and enhances the competitive advantage of manufacturers in the West.

On Jan. 18, Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency announced funding of $602,510 to support the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) with a major upgrade to their hydraulic machinery testing system.

With the support of PrairiesCan, PAMI has purchased and installed new digital equipment. The test results meet the industrial testing standards of manufacturers while providing faster, cheaper and more accurate third-party test data. Vital testing services like these are uniquely available in Western Canada through PAMI. The digital testing equipment reportedly ensures manufacturers can confirm product performance against global regulatory standards in multiple sectors.

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