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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Taylor-Winfield Technologies relocates to new office complex

January 22, 2013

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the completion of Taylor-Winfield Technologies' corporate office complex in Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began in spring 2012, with the building opening in December 2012. Connected to the company's existing 100,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Tennessee Rand

January 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired privately held Tennessee Rand Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., a designer and manufacturer of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach enable Tennessee Rand to expand its business and...

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FANUC named top innovator by Forbes and Thomson Reuters

December 13, 2012

FANUC Corp., a diversified manufacturer of CNC systems, robots, and machine tools in Hoffman Estates, Ill., has announced that it has been named to Forbes® 2012 "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list and as one of the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global InnovatorsSM. The Forbes list...

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Balluff adds staff in marketing, sales

December 6, 2012

Balluff Inc., a Florence, Ky., manufacturer of sensor technology for industrial automation, has announced the addition of several new positions in marketing and sales.Wolfgang Kratzenberg has been hired as marketing manager for RFID products. He is responsible for expanding the company's UHF...

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Genesis Systems Group Japan KK established

December 3, 2012

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has established Genesis Systems Group Japan KK in Nagoya, Japan. Leading the sales efforts in Japan are Tadaji Seko and Junko Fukutome. Seko retired from Toyota in 1999 after serving as a trainer of the Toyota Production System,...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss debut electronic newsletter

November 28, 2012

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., are launching a new, electronic newsletter filled with welding, business, and product information. "Amperage" will be available free to opt-in subscribers on a quarterly basis beginning in December. The publication features information...

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