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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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Bernard, Tregaskiss partner for new branding initiative

November 26, 2012

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have partnered to launch a new branding initiative. As part of this initiative, several product lines migrate between the two brands. Bernard now offers only semiautomatic GMAW guns, and the Tregaskiss brand is focused on robotic GMAW guns and...

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ESAB partners with Kuka Robotics

November 17, 2012

ESAB, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with Kuka Robotics, Shelby Township, Mich., to create products and services for robotic arc welding customers. ESAB is a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Kuka robots are used for material handling, machine...

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Fronius USA appoints area sales manager

November 5, 2012

Fronius USA has hired Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working from the Chattanooga, Tenn., location. Whitfield began his career in welding automation in the mid-1990s. He has extensive experience in sales management and marketing of advanced welding automation equipment....

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Webinar to highlight robotic material handling

October 23, 2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a free webinar, “New Techniques in Robotic Material Handling,” on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.M The webinar will: Present new robotic material handling methods and explain how they drive ROI. Highlight new robotic...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Genesis Systems designated as RIA-certified robot integrator

September 4, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received the new certified robot integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. "To become certified, integrators go through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel,...

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Beckhoff Automation increases size of U.S. Technical Support Team

August 14, 2012

Beckhoff Automation LLC has announced the hiring of five technical support engineers at its Burnsville, Minn., headquarters. The new staff members attend or have recently graduated from technical schools, universities, and colleges with a focus on advanced PC control, industrial Ethernet...

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FANUC America launches new website

August 9, 2012

FANUC FA America, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has launched a new website at www.fanucfa.com with enhanced resources and functionality and expanded content. The website features detailed information on the company's CNCs, drive systems, laser systems, service, and support. The product section has been...

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RIA announces winners of 2012 Engelberger Robotics Awards

August 2, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has named Richard Litt and Martin Buehler as the winners of its 2012 Engelberger Robotics Awards &mdawsh; the industry's highest honor. The awards, named after the worldwide "father of robotics," Joseph F. Engelberger, are sponsored...

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Registration opens for Automate 2013

July 17, 2012

Free registration for the Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for Jan. 21-24, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago, now is open and available at www.automate2013.com. The show, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, Mich., will focus on practical solutions for...

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