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ABB to expand in Tennessee

March 4, 2015

Power and automation technology provider ABB will invest $30 million in building a new manufacturing site and expanding its customer experience center for its Low Voltage Products division in the Memphis, Tenn., area. The investment will initially create more than 200 jobs, with 100 more jobs...

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Automation ROI webinar scheduled for March 5

February 24, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will host a webinar entitled “How to Evaluate the ROI on Automation” on March 5, 2015, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST. There are many ways to calculate return on investment when purchasing automation and capital goods. While the initial...

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DeWys Mfg. creates customized robotic weld cell

February 18, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has built and assembled Megatron, a new large weldment cell, at its facility in Marne, Mich. This robotic weld cell includes a FANUC ARCmate 120ic robot; a custom-built, CNC, H-type cam indexer-driven positioner; and a Lincoln Electric Power Wave i400...

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ABB Robotics announces customer certification program

February 11, 2015

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., has developed a customer certification program that allows customers to take classes to become a certified robot maintenance technician and/or a certified robot programmer. Instruction, hands-on training, and qualification assessments are conducted at each of the...

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Wolf Robotics joins collaboration to advance computer-aided robotics for welding

February 9, 2015

Wolf Robotics LLC, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced its participation in a collaboration of industry leaders working with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to make advancements in the area of computer-aided robotics for welding (CAR-W). CAR-W is a software technology that strives...

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North American robotics market has strongest year ever in 2014

February 6, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28 percent in units and 19 percent...

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Yaskawa Motoman announces partnerships with teams for Amazon Picking Challenge

February 5, 2015

Dayton, Ohio-based Yaskawa Motoman has selected Rutgers University’s PRACSYS Lab, The University of Texas Nuclear Robotics Group (NRG), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Autonomous Robotic Collaboration Lab (ARC) to receive a Motoman® dual-arm robot, which will be deployed for the Amazon...

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Industrial robots global study: China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

January 28, 2015

By 2017 more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), Frankfurt, Germany, in its 2014...

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Lincoln Electric names president of global automation

January 22, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has promoted Steven B. Hedlund to senior vice president and president, global automation. Hedlund joined the company, a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel...

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ABB board nominates new chairman

December 18, 2014

The ABB board of directors has unanimously nominated Peter Voser to succeed Hubertus von Grünberg as chairman. Grünberg and Michael Treschow, chairman of the Governance and Nomination Committee, have decided not to stand for re-election to the board. David Constable will stand for election,...

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Industrial robotics market expected to exceed $40 billion by 2020

December 15, 2014

The global industrial robotics market is expected to exceed $40 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco. Increased demand from the automotive industry, coupled with growing labor costs, has encouraged industrial robots’ deployment in manufacturing....

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Beckhoff North America names president

December 10, 2014

Automation system provider Beckhoff Automation has announced that Aurelio Banda will become president of North American operations at Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, Minn., effective Jan. 1. The subsidiary’s current president, Graham Harris, will assume a regional management role as part of a...

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Klingspor installs Baxter robot in packaging line

December 5, 2014

Klingspor Abrasives, Hickory, N.C., has integrated a Baxter collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, Boston, into its packaging line. Operating as part of a high-volume operation, the robot packages sanding discs into boxes and puts the boxes into trays for shipment. Previously the company...

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FANUC named as Forbes top global innovator for fourth consecutive year

November 5, 2014

FANUC Corp., a manufacturer of CNCs and robots in Rochester Hills, Mich., has been named one of the top 100 innovative companies in the world for the fourth consecutive year by Forbes®. The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies list recognizes corporations that are most likely to be...

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Murata Machinery USA marks 40 years in business

October 16, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based Murata Machinery USA Inc., a provider of high-production machine tools and industrial automation, celebrates its 40th year in business in 2014. The firm offers sales, service, and support of the Muratec brand in North America. The company, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery...

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