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ATI purchases Speedeburr product line

May 12, 2009

ATI Industrial Automation, an engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has completed the purchase of the Speedeburr product line from the Norwegian-based Speedeburr AS. The line...

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Flow, KUKA announce strategic alliance

April 16, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group, a supplier of...

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Wolf Robotics hires new Southeast regional manager

April 14, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., a provider of robotic metalworking equipment, technology, manufacturing, and servicing, recently appointed Patrick R. Clayton as regional manager for the southeast...

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PaR Systems establishes defense division

April 14, 2009

PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul/Minneapolis, has established a defense division led by Jered President Rick Edger, supported by COO Tom Donovan. Donovan continues his role as Jered COO. Ian Haley, a naval...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and...

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ABB Press Automation reaches installation milestone

April 14, 2009

The Press Automation Systems unit of ABB Robotics recently reached a milestone by installing its 200th press system enhanced with transfer automation in North America since the unit was launched in...

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Applied Robotics, Tnkers Maschinenbau form international partnership

February 10, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Tunkers Maschinenbau GmbH, a provider of clamping technology for the...

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Genesis Systems Group names senior director

February 10, 2009

Makoto Matsuoka has been named senior director of new domestic business development at Genesis Systems Group's Rochester Hills, Mich., facility. In this position, he leads the Asian automotive sales...

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North American robot orders fall 21 percent in 2008

February 4, 2009

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North American-based robotics companies reported that new orders sold to North American manufacturing companies fell by 21 percent in units and...

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AP&T announces personnel changes

February 2, 2009

Monroe, N.C.-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, hydraulic presses, tools, and production lines to the sheet metal industry, has announced personnel changes.After a six-month interim term, Adam...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CWI certification

January 13, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced that several of its employees have passed the qualifications and testing required to be considered official AWS certified welding inspectors.Scott...

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Mayfran Intl. acquires Press Room Techniques

January 13, 2009

Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, a manufacturer of engineered factory automation systems, has acquired Press Room Techniques (PRT), Lindsay, Ont., a developer and manufacturer of a line of patented products...

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PennEngineering®, Pencom announce settlement agreement

December 16, 2008

Penn Eng. & Mfg., Danboro, Pa., and Peninsula Components Inc., San Carlos, Calif., have announced a settlement agreement of PennEngineering's lawsuit against Pencom for infringement of certain patents...

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Thermadyne Automation Partners With Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems

November 11, 2008

Thermadyne Automation, St. Louis, has partnered with Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, Harwood, Md. "The Thermal Dynamics Auto-Cut and Ultra-Cut machines have allowed us to tap into a customer base we...

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RIA members answer questions online

November 11, 2008

A new networking service called Ask the Experts has been launched by the Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., on Robotics Online. Only RIA members may serve on the panel of experts,...

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