Automation and Robotics News

Filter Content

ANSI approves new RIA robot safety standard

May 23, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new U.S. national robot safety standard. Developed by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for the first time since 1999 and now is harmonized with the ISO...

Continue Reading

Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

Continue Reading

Genesis Systems Group wins 2013 Small Business Excellence Award

May 23, 2013

Genesis Systems Group, a robotic workcell integrator in Davenport, Iowa, has received a 2013 Small Business Excellence Award in the 51-250 employees awards category from the Quad Cities business community. The company was judged on innovation, leadership, and community involvement by a panel of...

Continue Reading

CEO, chief technology officer leaving ABB

May 16, 2013

ABB's CEO Joe Hogan has announced his decision to leave the company for private reasons. He joined the company as CEO in September 2008. He will continue to lead the company until a successor is announced. Chief Technology Officer Prith Banerjee, who joined the company in 2012, also has announced...

Continue Reading

Midwest Eng. Systems to offer welding systems

May 8, 2013

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in West Allis, Wis., has announced the expansion of technical expertise and automation systems for robotic arc welding systems and services. Terry Merrifield and Scott Cornelison, formerly of Beyond Automation Robotics...

Continue Reading

AccuBilt celebrates 25 years in business

May 8, 2013

AccuBilt Inc. of Jackson, Mich., marks 25 years in business in 2013. Founded in 1988, the company is a turnkey systems builder and integrator, providing design, build, installation, and support of robotic and dedicated automation systems for welding, assembly, material handling, and automation...

Continue Reading

Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies

April 24, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Augsburg, Germany, has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment supplier to the automobile industry. About 300 Utica employees have joined Kuka Systems. No jobs were eliminated. Kuka Systems North...

Continue Reading

Factory Automation Systems becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

April 18, 2013

Factory Automation Systems, Atlanta, has received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "In order to become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on...

Continue Reading

Wolf Robotics establishes new website

April 9, 2013

Wolf Robotics has announced the launch of a new website at www.wolfrobotics.com. New features of the redesigned website include iPad®, tablet, and smartphone compatibility; a campaign section with company news, advertising campaigns, and tradeshow updates; and an automation assessment survey to...

Continue Reading

ATI Industrial Automation launches new website

March 28, 2013

ATI Industrial Automation, a developer of robotic peripheral equipment in Apex, N.C., has established a new website at www.ati-ia.com. It offers streamlined navigation through information about the company and its products, including automatic tool changers, multiaxis force/torque sensing systems,...

Continue Reading

National Robotics Challenge to be held April 11-13

March 19, 2013

The National Robotics Challenge promotes innovation and helps stimulate creativity in students using robotic technology. Students from 70 schools across nine states will compete April 11-13 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, in one of the few open-platform educational competitions....

Continue Reading

Bilsing Automation hires procurement/scheduling manager

March 7, 2013

Bilsing Automation, Clinton Township, Mich., has appointed Timothy Fry as procurement/scheduling manager, a new position developed to support the company's growth over the past five years. Responsible for material and inventory control, Fry has 30 years of experience working in the industrial...

Continue Reading

ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages - TheFabricator.com

ABB Robotics, Fronius to collaborate on welding packages

February 27, 2013

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Fronius Intl., Pettenbach, Austria, have entered a global agreement to collaboratively develop fully equipped robotic welding packages and support both new and existing customers. The welding packages will be designed to provide modular systems to companies...

Continue Reading

Association for Advancing Automation launches new website

February 8, 2013

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA), has launched a new website at www.a3automate.org. "The website will be used for...

Continue Reading

Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

Continue Reading