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Blue Ocean Robotics, APS expand operations into U.S.

June 2, 2015

Blue Ocean Robotics ApS, a provider of emerging robots and automation systems based in Odense, Denmark, has opened an office in West Chester, Ohio. The office, operating as Blue Ocean Robotics LLC, is led by industry veteran Timothy DeRosett. Before joining the company, he served as director of...

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Esco Group partners with Siemens

June 2, 2015

Automation services provider Esco Group, Marion, Iowa, has announced that it is in a partnership with Siemens Corp., Automation and Drives, a Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary of Berlin-based Siemens A.G. Esco’s goal with this partnership is to grow its client reach and move into new...

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Midwest Engineered Systems receives Kuka System Partner Outstanding Growth Award

June 1, 2015

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and automation systems in Waukesha, Wis., has received the 2014 Kuka System Partner Outstanding Growth Award. The award recognizes the company for having the greatest percentage increase in unit sales by a Kuka Robotics systems...

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Kuka launches website in support of STEM education

May 22, 2015

Kuka Robotics Corp., Shelby Township, Mich., has launched a new website at www.kukaconnect.com. The site ties in with the company’s campaign to support and promote STEM education and...

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June 4 webinar to cover connection of robots and PLCs to equipment

May 21, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a one-hour webinar on June 4 about connecting robots and PLCs to legacy equipment, such as CNC machines and presses. Topics will include wireless and remote control, protocols, and networks. To register, visit...

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ABB opens robotics manufacturing facility in Michigan

May 20, 2015

Zurich-based ABB has opened a new robotics manufacturing plant at its facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., which the company says makes it the first industrial robotics firm to produce robots in the U.S. The portfolio of products manufactured at the new facility will expand in phases, with the goal...

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Clark Metal Products adds automated welding robot cell

May 20, 2015

Clark Metal Products, a manufacturer of precision metal components based in Blairsville, Pa., has added an automated welding robot cell to its operations. The Lincoln Electric System 40 robotic welder with a horizontal turntable system is suitable for small to medium-size parts that can be...

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Comau builds car body welding line for Jeep factory in Brazil

May 7, 2015

Comau has completed the construction of a car body welding line for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles factory in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil, where the Jeep® Renegade® is produced. The highly complex project, which Comau has worked on since its inception in 2010, comprises 640 robots. Nicknamed...

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Primetals Technologies supplies robots to voestalpine Stahl for converter steel works

April 28, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order for three robot systems from voestalpine Stahl GmbH, an Austrian steel producer. The robots will manipulate the probes in the three LD (BOF) converters in the Linz steel works. The robots will take over work in hazardous areas that previously...

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Kuka Aerospace expands in Michigan

April 21, 2015

Kuka Systems, an international supplier of engineering services and flexible automation systems, has announced plans to expand its facility in Clinton Township, Mich., to support the further growth of its aerospace business. Groundbreaking is expected in early...

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Evana Automation ships two assembly systems to Tier 1 automotive supplier

April 21, 2015

Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems in Evansville, Ind., has shipped two custom assembly systems to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of fuel and braking fluid delivery components that will fabricate low-pressure fuel rail...

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Tregaskiss sponsors winning FIRST Robotics team headed to world competition

April 17, 2015

Windsor, Ont.-based Tregaskiss, a manufacturer of robotic GMAW guns, peripherals, and consumables, partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ont., to sponsor its robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST® Robotics tournament on April 2-3, 2015. The event...

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FIRST Championship, April 22-25, to showcase youths’ automation inventiveness

April 16, 2015

More than 17,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, from around the world will gather in St. Louis April 22-25, 2015, for the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship. They will enter the robots they have built in competitions that highlight excellence in science,...

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ABB acquires Gomtec

April 16, 2015

ABB, Hanover, Germany, has acquired Gomtec GmbH, based near Munich, to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. Gomtec is a privately held company that develops mechatronic systems combining mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control, and computer engineering for customers...

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Daihen opens Midwest office in Iowa

April 13, 2015

Daihen Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp., manufacturer of arc welding equipment including robots and peripheral devices, has opened a new office and demonstration center in Davenport, Iowa. The facility—the company’s sixth in North America—includes a live demonstration area for its...

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