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Registration opens for Automate 2013

July 17, 2012

Free registration for the Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for Jan. 21-24, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago, now is open and available at The show, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on practical solutions for...

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Patriot Automation CNC launches website

July 16, 2012

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Saraland, Ala., has established a new website at The company offers a variety of equipment for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation, including plasma cutting, marking, and welding; robotic and fixed GMAW; oxyfuel bevel...

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Reis Robotics announces winners of Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics

July 11, 2012

Walter Reis, founder of Reis Robotics, Obernburg, Germany, has announced this year's winners of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. Presented every two years, the award recognizes outstanding developments in industrial production robotics and industrial service robotics, as well as...

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American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region -

American Weldquip appoints district manager – southern region

June 20, 2012

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic torches and peripherals, has appointed Charles Quillen as district sales manager – southern region. Quillen is responsible for managing activities in Tennessee, Kentucky, southern Missouri,...

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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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RIA announces first certified robot integrators

May 17, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that JR Automation, Motion Controls Robotics, Tennessee Rand, and Wolf Robotics are the first four robotic integrators to receive its new certified robot integrator designation. To become certified, integrators go through a...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.

May 17, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., a privately held Ohio-based manufacturer of automated systems and tooling, serving a wide range of applications in the metal processing market. "The addition of Wayne Trail Technologies strengthens our...

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Webinar to focus on robotic palletizing, depalletizing

May 10, 2012

p>Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar on May 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT on the basics of palletizing and depalletizing with robots. The webinar will feature many palletizing applications in action; the webinar includes movies of actual systems in production. Participants will...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA -

ATI senior account manager named first female chair of RIA

April 25, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Catherine Morris, senior account manager with ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., as its first female chair. Morris was elected to the RIA board in 2003 and most recently served as first vice chair. She is a past chair and current member of...

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Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards -

Kuka receives two auto industry supplier excellence awards

April 23, 2012

Kuka Systems, a global systems integrator and developer of body shop automation systems for the automotive industry, has received supplier excellence awards from two automakers. General Motors named the Augsburg, Germany-based company as a Global Supplier of the Year for 2011. The award...

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Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week -

Motoman Robotics hosts student groups during National Robotics Week

April 19, 2012

In the spirit of National Robotics Week, Motoman Robotics, a division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, hosted student groups from local high schools, provided facility tours, and spoke to them on the roles they could play in the future of the company. In addition, representatives from...

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Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois -

Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois

April 12, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and logistics area. In addition to being the company's...

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Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award -

Wayne Trail receives FANUC Robotics sales award

April 9, 2012

Wayne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, Ohio, has received the Outstanding Sales Growth Award in the welding market from FANUC Robotics. The award recognizes Wayne Trail for more than doubling its sales volume with FANUC over the previous year. Wayne Trail provides fully integrated automation...

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RIA webinar on April 12 to focus on fundamentals of industrial robotics

April 2, 2012

Robotic Industries Association will present a webinar on April 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Sponsored by ABB Inc., ATI Industrial Automation, and Applied Manufacturing Technologies, the webinar will focus on the fundamentals of industrial robotics. Participants will learn about different kinds of...

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