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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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Piab announces staffing changes

June 13, 2013

Piab America, Hingham, Mass., has appointed Mike Dickson as regional director-Americas. He previously spent 21 years at Danaher, most recently as vice president, global sales and outbound marketing at Kollmorgen's Vehicle Systems business. Dickson takes over for Chuck Weilbrenner, former regional...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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ABB Robotics Technology Day 2013 draws more than 1,000 visitors - TheFabricator.com

ABB Robotics Technology Day 2013 draws more than 1,000 visitors

June 3, 2013

ABB Robotics hosted more than 1,000 people during its annual Technology Day event May 15, 2013, at its North American headquarters and training center in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 55,000-sq.-ft. exhibit floor showcased more than 40 live robot-related demonstrations, including new technologies in...

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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...

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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....

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