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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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Siemens, Kuka announce partnership

September 25, 2013

The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens AG, Munich, and Kuka Robotics GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, have announced their cooperation in integrating Kuka robots and Siemens CNC systems for loading machine tools. The standard implementation of the concept includes loading by a Kuka robot, which is...

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Patriot Automation CNC acquires new facility

September 19, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. is expanding into a new plant in Daphne, Ala., that will house manufacturing facilities and a demonstration lab for its XY-axis plasma cutting tables and Motoman robotic welding and cutting cell. Richard Morgan, CEO and owner, said, "This is just one step in Patriot...

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Granite State Mfg. acquires Equipois

September 17, 2013

Manchester, N.H.-based Granite State Mfg., a contract manufacturer of equipment for the defense, medical, semiconductor, and industrial market segments, has acquired the assets of Equipois Inc., Los Angeles, the developer of zeroG and X-Ar exoskeletal arm technologies. The acquisition allows GSM...

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Bilsing Automation North America expands, relocates - TheFabricator.com

Bilsing Automation North America expands, relocates

September 17, 2013

Bilsing Automation North America, a supplier of automated tooling systems for pressroom, body shop, hydroforming, packaging, and fabrication applications, has moved to a new facility in Roseville, Mich. The new plant — the company's North American sales, manufacturing, and technical...

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Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University - TheFabricator.com

Miller Electric Mfg. donates more than $1 million in equipment to Ferris State University

September 11, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has donated more than $1 million in robotic welding equipment and simulation software to the welding engineering technology program at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Mich. The equipment includes three complete robotic welding cells with...

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Boeing selects ESAB for space launch system project

September 11, 2013

Boeing has selected ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., as a partner in the manufacturing of fuel tank structures for NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be the largest American rocket ever built, measuring 200 ft. taller than the entire...

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Adept Technology opens East Coast robotic automation application center

September 10, 2013

Adept Technology Inc. has opened its East Coast application and demo center within its Amherst, N.H., facility. The demonstration center allows visitors to prove out advanced robotic packaging, handling, dispensing, or assembling applications in real time using the company's robots and vision...

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Webinar on robotic welding scheduled for Sept. 12

September 5, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar on Sept. 12 at 12:00 p.m. EDT titled, "Introduction to Robotic Welding." This technology is the most prevalent application of industrial robots in the most prevalent automotive vertical market. Concepts of resistance spot...

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Beckhoff Automation adds two engineers to U.S. Systems Engineering Group

August 29, 2013

Beckhoff Automation LLC, a provider of open automation systems in Savage, Minn., has added two engineers to its Systems Engineering Group. This team, now staffed with six engineers, assists machine builders and manufacturers with the planning, design, and implementation of new machinery and...

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Patriot Automation names technical sales representatives

August 22, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives. Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics,...

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North American robotics companies set new records for first half of 2013

August 22, 2013

North American robotics companies have set new sales records through June 2013, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 10,854 robots valued at $679.3 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first six...

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Adept appoints senior executives

August 22, 2013

Adept Technology Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile systems and services, has appointed four executives to its leadership team. Larry Anderson joins the company as vice president of mobile sales, responsible for executing the company's mobile robot...

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Patriot Automation CNC changes ownership

August 14, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has been purchased by Richard A. Morgan, also of Daphne. Morgan has served in executive roles for several major corporations over the last 34 years, many related to the welding and cutting industries. The company offers a variety of XY-axis cutting...

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