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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Is it time to put a robot in front of a press brake?

June 8, 2009

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North American fabricators have not been as active in adoptingautomated bending cells as their counterparts in other parts of theworld. But that may be changing. These five questions can help afabricator decide how to justify the case for a robotic press brake.

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Ultra Tech acquires Motch & Eichele

May 12, 2009

Ultra Tech Machinery of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has acquired The Motch & Eichele Co. of Eastlake, Ohio. Operating as The Motch & Eichele Co. LLC, the company continues to represent and distribute its...

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ATI purchases Speedeburr product line

May 12, 2009

ATI Industrial Automation, an engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has completed the purchase of the Speedeburr product line from the Norwegian-based Speedeburr AS. The line...

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Flow, KUKA announce strategic alliance

April 16, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group, a supplier of...

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Industrial PCs designed for control cabinet/housing installations

April 15, 2009

Beckhoff Automation offers the C65xx series of industrial PCs (IPCs). It is designed to be installed in control cabinets or in the rear panel of control/console housings.With TwinCAT® automation...

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Wolf Robotics hires new Southeast regional manager

April 14, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., a provider of robotic metalworking equipment, technology, manufacturing, and servicing, recently appointed Patrick R. Clayton as regional manager for the southeast...

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PaR Systems establishes defense division

April 14, 2009

PaR Systems Inc., St. Paul/Minneapolis, has established a defense division led by Jered President Rick Edger, supported by COO Tom Donovan. Donovan continues his role as Jered COO. Ian Haley, a naval...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and...

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ABB Press Automation reaches installation milestone

April 14, 2009

The Press Automation Systems unit of ABB Robotics recently reached a milestone by installing its 200th press system enhanced with transfer automation in North America since the unit was launched in...

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Applied Robotics, Tnkers Maschinenbau form international partnership

February 10, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Tunkers Maschinenbau GmbH, a provider of clamping technology for the...

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Genesis Systems Group names senior director

February 10, 2009

Makoto Matsuoka has been named senior director of new domestic business development at Genesis Systems Group's Rochester Hills, Mich., facility. In this position, he leads the Asian automotive sales...

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North American robot orders fall 21 percent in 2008

February 4, 2009

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North American-based robotics companies reported that new orders sold to North American manufacturing companies fell by 21 percent in units and...

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