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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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