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Robots & Automation

October 19, 2020  

Take Automate Canada and CAMM’s wage survey by Oct. 31

The surveys are being offered industry-wide, not just to members, in order to collect data from a broader demographic.

October 6, 2020  

Quebec-based automation supplier Omnirobotic gets $6.5 million financing for AI development

The funding enables the Laval company continue building autonomous robotic capabilities for high-mix production environments.

October 2, 2020  

Cobots maker Rethink Robotics moves into new German HQ, partners with Siemens

The automation supplier has moved into a new company headquarters and production facility in the town of Bochum, and has had a minority of its shares acquired by Siemens Technology Accelerator.

September 16, 2020  

ATS Automation gets $20 million order for COVID-19 vaccine syringe manufacturing line

The Cambridge, Ont.-based manufacturer is developing the systems for a program related to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed initiative.

September 10, 2020  

ATS Automation announces closures, layoffs in transportation segment

The Cambridge, Ont.-based company’s reorganization plan was brought on by a downturn in its transportation markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 1, 2020  

Motion Industries acquires Applied Machine and Motion Control

Kentucky-based Applied Machine and Motion Control is a supplier of motion control and automation products and services.

August 31, 2020  

Bosch Rexroth North America appoints new president and CEO

Industry veteran Greg Gumbs will take the role effective Dec. 1, replacing outgoing president and CEO Paul Cooke.

August 25, 2020  

StackTeck develops new five-gallon industrial pail mold

The Brampton, Ont.-based firm has also produced its first IML robot for a pail, which was configured for both a single cavity five-gallon pail as well as a 1×2 mold for five-litre pails.

July 27, 2020  

Join us for Automate to Innovate Virtual Summit on Wednesday!

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July 8, 2020  

Sepro Group “scaling back” plans for Fakuma 2020

The France-based robotic automation maker will not display any robot solutions or automation systems, and will reduce staff attendance at the upcoming trade show in Germany.

July 8, 2020  

Taylor Fluid Systems opens proof-of-concept lab in Ontario for Omron robotics

The new lab features a variety of robotic applications that use advanced technologies from Omron designed to help customers improve accuracy and flexibility while minimizing complexity for common applications like part feeding.

June 30, 2020  

Wittmann names Domenik Nikollaj as head of sales in Vienna

The new position is designed to give Wittmann’s international distribution network a central contact person for all activities relating to robots and peripheral equipment.

June 1, 2020  

ATS Automation appoints interim chief financial officer as CFO resigns

Maria Perrella is resigning as CFO effective June 26, with Ryan McLeod stepping in as interim chief financial officer.

May 27, 2020  

Will COVID-19 create a boom in factory automation?

One of the few bright spots to emerge during the COVID-19 pandemic is industrial automation, which is helping to maintain social distancing between plant floor workers. And it could trigger a lasting boom in factory robotics.

May 21, 2020  

StackTeck introduces FastTrack automation systems for IML

The Brampton, Ont.-based tooling supplier has introduced its own brand of robots for in-mold labeling for all molds built within its FastTrack program.

April 29, 2020  

Ohio molder Pragmatic Manufacturing partners with Wittmann to make healthcare parts

Wittmann Battenfeld worked remotely with Pragmatic to hep them produce 1 million face shields for front-line health care workers in the state, in just five weeks.

April 28, 2020  

Sepro expands it footprint in India with new distribution pact

The France-based robotic automation maker has signed a distribution contract under which Labotek A/S, Frederikssund, Denmark, will sell Sepro robots in India.

April 22, 2020  

ATS Automation receives $65 million order for systems to produce COVID-19 test kits

The Cambridge, Ont.-based automation supplier will design, build, and deliver two systems within the next four months to injection molder Tessy Plastics.

April 14, 2020  

ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical equipment shortages

The Cambridge, Ont.-based automation company is drawing on its global resources to expedite the production of needed medical equipment.

April 7, 2020  

Hahn Group acquires robotics integrator Dahl Automation

Hahn – which also bought the assets of cobot maker Rethink Robotics in 2018 – said the acquisition will expand its presence in intralogistics and autonomous mobile robots.