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AIM, Overton announce strategic partnership

September 15, 2015

Automated Industrial Machinery (AIM) Inc., an Addison, Ill.-based supplier of CNC wire bending machinery, and Overton Industries, a provider of press systems and tube forming equipment in Franklin, Ind., have announced a strategic partnership focused on cell automation. This partnership combines...

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Kuka tooling, automation being used to assemble newest Gulfstream aircraft

September 9, 2015

Kuka Systems Aerospace, Sterling Heights, Mich., is providing Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. with assembly fixtures and mobile robot platforms to help assemble wings and other parts for the company’s newest corporate jets. The jet manufacturer has ordered tooling from the aerospace group for the...

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ISA accepting applications for 2016 educational scholarships

August 21, 2015

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2016 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the...

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Weld Revolution event showcases welding torches

August 17, 2015

Weld Revolution, Red Rock Automation, and Capital Machine recently hosted a two-day event in Houston with a focus on welding productivity. More than 200 guests attended sessions that demonstrated SpinArc™ welding torches for such applications as pipeline, offshore, automotive, construction,...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Rimrock Holdings Corp.

August 4, 2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Cleveland, has announced that it has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Rimrock Holding Corp., a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems with two divisions, Wolf Robotics LLC and Rimrock Corp. Wolf Robotics integrates...

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Evana Automation completes deburring station retool for automaker

July 21, 2015

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., a systems integrator and builder of custom automated assembly and test systems, has completed a turnkey retool on an automated deburring station for an automobile manufacturer. The retool allows the manufacturer to produce cylinder head water jackets...

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Midwest Engineered Systems launches FANUC robotics web page

July 16, 2015

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of complex system integration and a FANUC Robotics authorized integrator since 2002, has launched a FANUC Robotics web page at The web page includes information about integration services, photos and videos of systems, and case...

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TigerStop hires director of marketing

July 15, 2015

TigerStop, a provider of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has hired Simon Spykerman as director of marketing at its Vancouver, Wash., headquarters. In this role, he focuses on the company’s marketing and information assets efforts in the digital landscape. Spykerman most recently...

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ATI Industrial Automation to host annual Technology Fair on Aug. 13

July 2, 2015

ATI Industrial Automation will host its annual Technology Fair at its sales office in Orion Township, Mich., on Aug. 13. Presentations at the event will detail the company’s new and existing end effector products. Account managers and engineers will be available throughout the event to discuss...

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Blue Ocean Robotics, APS expand operations into U.S.

June 2, 2015

Blue Ocean Robotics ApS, a provider of emerging robots and automation systems based in Odense, Denmark, has opened an office in West Chester, Ohio. The office, operating as Blue Ocean Robotics LLC, is led by industry veteran Timothy DeRosett. Before joining the company, he served as director of...

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Esco Group partners with Siemens

June 2, 2015

Automation services provider Esco Group, Marion, Iowa, has announced that it is in a partnership with Siemens Corp., Automation and Drives, a Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary of Berlin-based Siemens A.G. Esco’s goal with this partnership is to grow its client reach and move into new...

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Midwest Engineered Systems receives Kuka System Partner Outstanding Growth Award

June 1, 2015

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and automation systems in Waukesha, Wis., has received the 2014 Kuka System Partner Outstanding Growth Award. The award recognizes the company for having the greatest percentage increase in unit sales by a Kuka Robotics systems...

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Kuka launches website in support of STEM education

May 22, 2015

Kuka Robotics Corp., Shelby Township, Mich., has launched a new website at The site ties in with the company’s campaign to support and promote STEM education and...

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June 4 webinar to cover connection of robots and PLCs to equipment

May 21, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a one-hour webinar on June 4 about connecting robots and PLCs to legacy equipment, such as CNC machines and presses. Topics will include wireless and remote control, protocols, and networks. To register, visit...

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ABB opens robotics manufacturing facility in Michigan

May 20, 2015

Zurich-based ABB has opened a new robotics manufacturing plant at its facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., which the company says makes it the first industrial robotics firm to produce robots in the U.S. The portfolio of products manufactured at the new facility will expand in phases, with the goal...

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