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FANUC merges all operations in the Americas into single corporation

December 16, 2013

FANUC has officially merged all of its operations in the Americas into a single company: FANUC America Corp. The new company, with headquarters in Rochester Hills, Mich., has 22 locations supplying robots, CNC machines, and factory automation systems. Rick Schneider, previously president of FANUC...

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CenterLine launches updated website

December 11, 2013

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has launched a redesigned website at www.cntrline.com. Updated to improve navigation and functionality, the site provides improved access to downloadable content and simplifies searches for specific information about the company's products and services,...

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Koike Aronson, Miller Electric enter strategic agreement

December 4, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., have entered into a strategic partnership agreement under which Koike distributes Miller products for SAW, automated GMAW, automated FCAW, and electroslag welding throughout North, South, and Central America....

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Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag

December 4, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp., a supplier of laser cutting systems in Elgin, Ill., has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, a Milan, Italy-based automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage systems. The new partnership adds to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Robolution GMBH

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robolution GmbH, a leading European provider of robotic arc welding systems. Based outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company serves a number of leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers....

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PHD adds Industries section to website

November 18, 2013

PHD Inc., a manufacturer of actuators for industrial automation, has introduced a new section on its website at www.phdinc.com. The site now offers visitors the ability to learn how the company's automation products are typically used in specific manufacturing and industrial industries. The new...

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Lincoln Electric acquires an interest in Burlington Automation

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric has announced that it has acquired an interest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based Burlington Automation, a provider of 3-D robotic plasma cutting systems. Burlington serves the structural steel, construction, oil and gas, and general fabrication markets in North America. The...

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Genesis Systems Group names Translift Systems as distributor

November 7, 2013

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has completed a distribution and sales representation agreement with Translift Systems, São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. The distributor will offer Genesis Systems Group's GMAW, spot welding, laser welding, robotic adhesive, and...

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Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on expansion - TheFabricator.com

ATI Industrial Automation breaks ground on expansion

October 23, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a producer of robot accessories and robot arm tooling, has begun an expansion of its corporate headquarters in Apex, N.C. The expansion will add 200 new jobs and more than double the robotics tool manufacturing operations to 129,000 sq. ft. The second phase of the...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

October 16, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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RIA to present robotic welding webinar

October 9, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar titled "Advanced Welding Techniques" on Oct. 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, the webinar will explore trends such as laser, plasma, and hybrid welding. The...

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Patriot Automation CNC becomes Yaskawa Motoman strategic partner

October 7, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has added the Yaskawa Motoman line of robots and related products. The company offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems; waterjet machines; laser systems; automated oxyfuel equipment;...

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TM Robotics Americas to replace Toshiba Machine Co. division

October 2, 2013

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Control Systems Division has transferred all robotic and control business to TM Robotics Americas. The objective is to provide customers with a greater depth of technical support, both pre- and postsale. The Control Systems Division has had a strong presence in the...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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