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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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Lincoln Electric becomes RIA-certified robot integrator

August 12, 2013

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. To become certified, the company went through a rigorous process that included an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key...

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Xiris hires business development personnel

July 30, 2013

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ont., has appointed Alberto Quiroz to build relationships with global OEMs and end customers in the metal fabrication industry. He brings experience in coaching teams of engineers in different countries to achieve aggressive growth targets, and his extensive...

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Wolf Robotics announces passing of Michael Stoops, North Central regional manager - TheFabricator.com

Wolf Robotics announces passing of Michael Stoops, North Central regional manager

July 30, 2013

Wolf Robotics has announced that Michael Eugene Stoops, North Central regional manager, died July 21 in Ames, Iowa. He traveled the Midwest to sell welding robots for more than 14 years. Stoops is survived by his wife and three...

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ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations

July 24, 2013

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has announced that its Metalform product line has expanded its manufacturing capabilities, adding resistance welding, spot welding, and robotic plasma welding equipment. The new welding equipment is expected to...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies to host automation technology open house

July 16, 2013

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation and safety design, engineering, and process consulting services, will hold its annual Automation Technology Open House Aug. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its corporate headquarters in Orion, Mich. The event will be held...

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Yaskawa America acquires Agile Planet

June 25, 2013

The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc., a provider of robotic products for industrial applications in Miamisburg, Ohio, has acquired all outstanding shares of Agile Planet Inc., an Austin, Texas-based developer of software and hardware products designed to help improve the efficiency...

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ABB names CEO

June 20, 2013

The board of ABB, a provider of power and automation technologies based in Zurich, has appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division since 2009, as CEO. He will succeed Joe Hogan in this role in a transition on Sept. 15. Hogan will continue with ABB for...

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Miller Electric introduces robotic welding cell rental program

June 13, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has introduced a new robotic welding cell rental program designed to help reduce the risk for companies that are interested in trying robotic welding technology. The program also is suitable for companies that receive contract work for short runs of parts...

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