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Genesis Systems Group earns AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certification

December 15, 2015

Robotic systems integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has announced its AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certification. The quality management system is applicable to the company’s design, manufacture, and service of robotic automated equipment for use in agricultural, aviation, space,...

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Hawk Technology develops leadership team

December 7, 2015

Hawk Technology Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of tooling, fixtures, robotics integration systems, and vision inspection systems in Rock Island, Ill., has announced the development of a leadership team, resulting in several promotions. Josh Clare, previous president/CEO, has taken on the...

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Robotics pioneer Joseph F. Engelberger dies at age 90

December 2, 2015

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, died Dec. 1, 2015, in Newtown, Conn. Widely known as the “Father of Robotics” and creator of the world’s first industrial robot, Engelberger revolutionized modern industrial and automotive manufacturing...

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Yaskawa Motoman announces staff changes

November 24, 2015

Dayton, Ohio-based Yaskawa Motoman has announced several key organizational changes. Scott Jenkins has joined the company as vice president of North American sales and marketing. He has nearly three decades of experience in industrial manufacturing and distribution. Jenkins formerly served...

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RIA launches website in honor of “Father of Robotics”

November 11, 2015

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a website paying tribute to Joseph F. Engelberger, known as the “Father of Robotics.” Engelberger, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, was an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, founding the...

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ISA, Automation Federation designate November 2015 as Automation Appreciation Month

November 2, 2015

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate, the Automation Federation, Research Triangle Park, N.C., have designated November 2015 as Automation Appreciation Month. “Automation Appreciation Month is an opportunity to celebrate the value and importance of the automation...

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North American robotics market sets new records for first nine months of 2015

October 29, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 22,427 robots valued at $1.3 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of 2015, an...

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Midwest Engineered Systems launches KUKA Robotics webpage

October 28, 2015

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., Waukesha, Wis., an official KUKA Robotics Systems Partner since 2009, has launched a KUKA Robotics webpage. The web page at includes information about integration capabilities, photos and videos of completed systems, and case studies from past...

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Robotic welding webinar slated for Oct. 29

October 26, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will host a one-hour webinar on Oct. 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT that will discuss some of the common errors and mistakes in robotic welding. To register for the webinar, visit...

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Yaskawa Motoman receives Special Recognition Award from Honda

October 20, 2015

Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, an industrial robotics company based in Miamisburg, Ohio, has been selected by Honda to receive a Special Recognition Award. Honda honored the company along with other suppliers that provide indirect products and services to Honda automotive...

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A3 white paper links increasing robotics shipments to U.S. job growth

October 6, 2015

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., has published a white paper entitled “Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth” in which data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a variety of manufacturing firms document how and why increasing the use of...

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Central McGowan expands automation capabilities

September 30, 2015

Central McGowan Inc., a provider of robotic welding automation, has opened a 12,000-sq.-ft. automation manufacturing facility adjacent to its headquarters in St. Cloud, Minn. The staff and equipment from Pro-Fect Automation, which Central McGowan acquired earlier this year, have now moved from...

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QComp Technologies celebrates 25th anniversary

September 15, 2015

QComp Technologies Inc., Greenville, Wis., marks its 25th year in business in 2015. The automation integrator, founded in 1990 by Tom Doyle, specializes in material handling automation systems. In 1997 the company earned Certified Global Partner status with ABB Robotics. In 2010 the firm...

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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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