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Kuka Aerospace to open Washington facility

August 12, 2014

Kuka Aerospace, Sterling Heights, Mich., a provider of automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, will open its first U.S. facility outside of Michigan in Everett, Wash. The 29,000-sq.-ft. center will provide a service and maintenance hub close to customers on the West...

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Genesis Systems opens facility in Iowa

August 11, 2014

Genesis Systems Group, a manufacturer of welding, cutting, and assembly robots, has opened a second plant in Davenport, Iowa, adding 61,000 sq. ft. of factory and office space. The $4.6 million expansion also includes laser cutting and fabrication equipment. The new plant handles standard...

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Applied Robotics names president/interim CEO

August 8, 2014

Glenville, N.Y.-based Applied Robotics Inc., a global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems, has appointed John Serfilippi as president and interim CEO upon the retirement of Michael F. Quinn, PE. Serfilippi has more than 30 years of corporate experience, including...

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Messer Cutting Systems names new president/CEO

July 30, 2014

Thermal cutting gantry machine manufacturer Messer Cutting Systems Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Bill Heller as president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. For the past five years, he has held the position of technology products sales manager for laser machines. Heller graduated from...

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North American robotics market sets new record in first half of 2014

July 29, 2014

Fueled by strong demand from manufacturing companies in all sectors, the North American robotics industry is off to its fastest start ever in 2014, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A record 14,135 robots valued at $788 million were...

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Part transfer robot conveys 15 parts/min.

July 18, 2014

Schuler has introduced the Crossbar Robot 4.0, used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation as necessary, and place them directly into the next die. The robot is suitable for automating...

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Robot systems integration webinar scheduled for July 24

July 10, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will host a webinar entitled “Best Practices for Robot Integrators—Advanced” on July 24. The webinar, scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT, will explain all the phases of a complete systems integration cycle, discuss the technical and...

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RIA launches redesigned website

July 9, 2014

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has redesigned its Robotics Online website at www.robotics.org. The site has been updated extensively with a new look and navigation capabilities. The search function has been enhanced, and a “browse by” function allows users to...

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Agile Planet changes name to Yaskawa Innovation

June 23, 2014

Agile Planet Inc., Dayton, Ohio, a developer of software and hardware for industrial robots, has changed its name to Yaskawa Innovation. Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman) acquired all outstanding shares of Agile Planet Inc. in June 2013. Yaskawa Innovation moved...

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Automation system works with CNC presetter

June 23, 2014

Zoller Inc. offers the new roboSet automation system, which can be combined with a CNC-operated tool presetter for use in applications requiring high tooling throughput levels, such as tool manufacturing and grinding. The system loads the presetter automatically and unattended, 24 hours/day, 7...

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Yaskawa Motoman opens new facility in Mexico

June 12, 2014

Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division has announced the opening of its third facility in Mexico. The 5,000-sq.-ft. facility, located in Queretaro, employs six people, which the plan to expand the employee base as the company expands its operations. The office is used for sales,...

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Messer Cutting Systems appoints president/CEO

June 10, 2014

Thermal cutting gantry machine manufacturer Messer Cutting Systems Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Bill Heller as president and CEO, effective September 2014. He replaces Gary Norville, acting president and CEO, who will retire in August. Norville has been with the company for 32...

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KC Robotics hires service manager

June 9, 2014

Industrial robotic sales, service, and systems integration company KC Robotics has hired Jeff Randall at its West Chester, Ohio, location as service manager for the company’s robotic service and repair department. He is replacing Jason Jamiel, who assumes the role of account manager – outside...

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5 common myths about robotic welding systems

June 9, 2014

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Subscribing to common myths about robotic welding systems can cause headaches and prevent you from making the most of your investment.

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Inaugural AIM Conference showcases advances in automation, robotics

May 27, 2014

Manufacturing professionals gathered in Rosemont, Ill., on May 15 for the inaugural Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference, organized by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va. Attendees immersed themselves in robotics and advanced automation, state-of-the-art...

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