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ABB appoints Michael Mahfet to head its robotics business in North America

June 9, 2010

ABB, a provider of power and automation technologies, has announced the appointment of Michael Mahfet as vice president and general manager of its robotics business in North American, according to Rick Hepperla, regional president of the company's Discrete Automation & Motion division. Mahfet, who...

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Genesis Systems names executive vice president

May 10, 2010

Genesis Systems Group, a robotic workcell integrator in Davenport, Iowa, has appointed Chuck Keibler to executive vice president – business development. In this role, he is accountable for all aspects of business development, client discovery, service, and training. He also administers the...

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Bilsing Automation adds manufacturing reps

April 12, 2010

Bilsing Automation North America, Clinton Township, Mich., has announced the addition of two Michigan companies — MJM Sales Inc. of Rochester and Michigan Automation LLC of Lake Orion — to its network of manufacturing representatives throughout North America. MJM Sales President Mitch...

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ACE adds to engineering staff

April 6, 2010

Automated Cells & Equipment Inc., a provider of automation systems and robotics in Painted Post, N.Y., has added two new employees and promoted a current employee to its engineering department. Les Scrivener and Jeff Jelliff have been hired as mechanical design engineers. Scrivener has more than 10...

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AGT, Roboweld sign joint venture

March 5, 2010

AGT of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and Roboweld Inc. of Burnaby, B.C., have signed a joint venture to advance market exposure and adoption of robotic processes in welding and nonwelding manufacturing operations. The terms of the joint venture enable both companies to share resources, physical capacity,...

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Adept Technology hires director of global sales, marketing

November 10, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., has appointed Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing. He is responsible for the company's global sales and marketing initiatives.LaSelle has more than 20 years of experience in flexible automation. He previously served as general manager...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during tough economic times.A written transcript of the program...

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KUKA Systems launches research center in U.S.

October 23, 2009

KUKA North America has opened the KUKA Development Center (KDC) at its headquarters in Sterling Heights, Mich., near Detroit.Specializing in joining technologies like laser welding, the KDC becomes the second dedicated research center within the KUKA Systems Group, along with the KUKA TechCenter...

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Motoman partners with Agile Planet

October 13, 2009

Motoman Inc., an industrial robot manufacturer in Dayton, Ohio, and robotics software developer Agile Planet Inc. have entered into a technology partnership that integrates a customized version of Agile Planet's robot-independent Kinematix™ manipulation software and Motoman's dual-arm and...

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Lincoln Electric hosts wind tower welding seminars

October 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric recently hosted more than 120 industry professionals interested in learning more about wind tower fabrication for several daylong seminars.Seminar attendees traveled from across the U.S. and as far away as Brazil and Portugal to the company's Cleveland headquarters. Each seminar...

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Mitsubishi EDM partners with Oakland Community College

October 8, 2009

Mitsubishi EDM has announced a new partnership with the Advanced Technology Center of Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills campus. A new Mitsubishi FA20S Advanced Wire EDM is being installed under the direction of Philip Hale, Dean of Technology of OCC, and Dan Meehan, Account Manager for...

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Wintriss Controls agrees to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls

October 5, 2009

Wintriss Controls Group LLC has agreed to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls led by the current management team of Mark Hatch, Dick LaBelle, Andy Baker, Ashok Bhide and Dawn Whelpley. The transaction is expected to close on October 13, 2009. Wintriss Controls will continue to develop and...

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ABB, Vincennes University partner to enhance robotic training

September 28, 2009

ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, and Vincennes University (VU), Vincennes, Ind., have formed a partnership to enhance the college's vocational and technical robotic training and provide ABB with an authorized training facility in the central Midwest. The partnership includes the...

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Adept Technology expands distribution channel in Japan

September 9, 2009

Adept Technology Inc., a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, has announced that it is expanding its distribution channel in Japan. The company has signed Nihon Kizai as its newest distributor to cover the Japanese market. Japan is the world's largest...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CRAW-T training, certification

September 9, 2009

Wolf Robotics employees Patrick Cross, Franklin Jones, Drew Akey, Aaron Bailey, Dan Gipson, Joshua Cirbo, and Jeff Gauger recently became qualified as AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and passed the Certified Robotic Arc Welding Technician requirements.The company's employees, including customer...

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