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Abicor Binzel hires key accounts manager – automotive

February 3, 2017

Abicor Binzel, a provider of manual and robotic welding torches and accessories in Frederick, Md., has hired Jason Jamiel as the new key accounts manager – automotive serving automotive manufacturing and Tier 1 suppliers.Jamiel has three decades of experience in the welding and robotics industry,...

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2016 was record-breaking year for North American robot orders, shipments

February 1, 2017

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that the North American robotics market broke records for orders and shipments in 2016. During the year, 34,606 robots valued at about $1.9 billion were ordered in North America, representing growth of 10 percent in units...

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Worldwide collaborative robot market to be worth $95 billion by 2024

January 31, 2017

Transparency Market Research (TMR), Albany, N.Y., has released a research report that predicts the global collaborative robot market, valued at $10.3 billion in 2015, will be worth $95 billion by the end of 2024. During the forecast period of 2016 to 2024, the global collaborative robot market is...

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TigerStop hires CEO of worldwide operations

January 19, 2017

TigerStop LLC, Vancouver, Wash., a manufacturer of automation equipment used in material cutoff, drilling, boring, ripping, positioning, and pushing, has hired Rakesh Sridharan as its new CEO of worldwide operations. Sridharan previously worked for Leatherman Tool Group as vice president of...

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American Weldquip appoints district manager

January 17, 2017

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic torches and peripherals, has appointed David DiBiase as district sales manager – Michigan. DiBiase has more than 30 years of process experience in robotic and semiautomatic welding applications, as well as...

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AT&F Cleveland facility installs robotic welding system

December 5, 2016

AT&F has added a large robotic welding system to its Cleveland facility. The multiaxis programmable welding arm can perform consistent welds at high speeds and can tackle complex welding situations, states the company. The system can weld lengths up to 40 ft. long and 20 ft. high. Six axes on the...

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JMP Eng. achieves fourth technology designation with Rockwell Automation

October 18, 2016

London, Ont.-based JMP Eng., an engineering services company providing controls, information, and smart robotics systems for manufacturers, has announced it has met all requirements to receive both the Rockwell Automation Power Quality and Energy Management (PQ&EM) and Information and Enterprise...

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Weld Systems Integrators names industry sales manager

October 3, 2016

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI), Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has hired Niels H. Johnson as industry sales manager. He has more than 10 years of industrial sales and marketing experience, including six years in the resistance welding industry. Before joining the company, he was director of sales...

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Atlas names director of engineering

September 29, 2016

Atlas Technologies LLC, Fenton, Mich., a provider of press-to-press automation and system integrations, has hired Patrick Schwartz as director of engineering, responsible for the mechanical and controls engineering departments. Schwartz has 24 years of automation experience, working previously for...

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Beckhoff USA opens sales/support office in Texas

September 28, 2016

Savage, Minn.-based Beckhoff Automation LLC has opened a regional sales and support office in Plano, Texas. The 2,600-sq.-ft. office provides sales and engineering expertise for customers in the south-central U.S.The facility includes sales offices, engineering labs, and training facilities. Local...

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Yaskawa Motoman receives reaccreditation status from IACET

August 15, 2016

The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, a provider of robotic systems for arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing, and spot welding, has been awarded reaccreditation status from the...

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Atlas appoints general manager

August 11, 2016

Atlas Technologies LLC, Fenton, Mich., has named Andrew Basgall as general manager. Former General Manager Bill Rogner has transitioned to director of sales. Basgall has 40 years of automotive and manufacturing experience. He previously worked as a senior project manager at...

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Coldwater Machine enters enhanced strategic partnership with Yaskawa Motoman

August 8, 2016

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer and integrator of assembly automation and special machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has entered into an enhanced strategic partner agreement with Yaskawa Motoman, Miamisburg, Ohio. The Ascend16...

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Fipa develops lightweight EOAT for FANUC America

July 26, 2016

Fipa Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) in Cary, N.C., has created a custom EOAT for FANUC America Corp. for use on its robotic automation systems. The 15-lb. EOAT helps extend the range of parts that the robots can...

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Custom automated manufacturing equipment suppliers form Smart Automation Group

July 26, 2016

Several suppliers of custom automated manufacturing equipment have launched the Smart Automation Group, a collaborative partnership. Eclipse Automation, Insys Industriesysteme AG, Transmoduls Ltd., SMZ Wickel-und Montagetechnik AG, JULI Technology, and ITE Automation have joined together to...

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