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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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Beckhoff Automation opens sales, engineering center

September 9, 2009

Beckhoff Automation has announced the opening of a new sales and engineering center in Charlotte, N.C. The expansion is a response to heightened demand from Beckhoff customers in North Carolina and South Carolina for training courses, technical support, and sales support.The company also announced...

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KUKA appoints director of distribution and product management

September 9, 2009

KUKA Robotics, Clinton Township, Mich., has appointed Matthew Job as director of distribution and product management. Job is responsible for driving relationships between KUKA Robotics Corp. and the KUKA Robotics System Partner network by establishing goals and strategies in sales distribution,...

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GE, FANUC announce agreement to dissolve joint venture

August 18, 2009

GE and FANUC have announced that the two companies have agreed to dissolve the GE Fanuc Automation Corporation joint venture. This agreement would allow each company to refocus its investments to grow its existing businesses and pursue its respective core industry expertise. GE and FANUC expect the...

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KUKA Robotics appoints vice president, sales and marketing

June 30, 2009

KUKA Robotics Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced effective February 1, 2009 the appointment of James Cooper to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.Cooper leads the U.S. sales team and directs the company's strategic marketing initatives in addition to...

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KUKA Robotics opens Canadian subsidiary

June 30, 2009

KUKA Roboter GmbH has announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada. The Canadian subsidiary will serve the growing number of KUKA robotics customers in Canada by providing local sales, services, and support.In response to the announcement of the Canadian subsidiary, Stuart...

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Applied Robotics names Innovation Matrix as distributor

June 9, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Innovation Matrix Inc., a supplier of machine vision and motion software, hardware, and services in Los Altos, Calif., with branch offices and alliance partners in Taiwan,...

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Rankin Industries hires director of sales

June 9, 2009

Rankin® Industries™, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a manufacturer of buildup and hardfacing products, has added R.L. Baker as director of sales. He is responsible for global sales of the company's consumables and automation equipment.Baker has served as western regional manager of alloy sales...

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Meta Vision Systems appoints North America sales director

June 9, 2009

Meta Vision Systems Inc., Montreal, a designer and manufacturer of laser- and camera-based systems for automating production processes, has appointed Stephen Thacker as director of sales for North America.Before joining the company, Thacker was director of sales for StockerYale...

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