Robots & Automation

April 7, 2020 News

Hahn Group acquires robotics integrator Dahl Automation

by Canadian Plastics

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

February 13, 2020 News

North American robot orders ticked upwards in 2019, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics from the Robotic Industries Association report a 1.6 per cent increase compared to 2018.

February 7, 2020 News

Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales team

by Canadian Plastics

The Worcester, Mass.-based injection molding machinery supplier has named Nick Dearent as territory sales manager based in Worcester, and David Theberge as territory sales manager for the West Coast.

February 6, 2020 News

Universal Robots, MiR opening $36 million “cobot hub” in Denmark

by Canadian Plastics

The hub will be located in the city of Odense, the heart of Denmark’s rapidly expanding robotics cluster.

December 5, 2019 Feature

Part packaging, robot-style

by Canadian Plastics

So you’ve finally decided to automate your end-of-the-line part packaging process? Great. Now here’s how to do it.

November 25, 2019 News

North American robot sales up in 2019

by Canadian Plastics

According to new figures from the Robotic Industries Association, the largest driver of this growth was an increase in orders from automotive OEMs, followed by plastics and rubber, and food and consumer goods.

November 10, 2019 News

Hahn Group buys robotics integrator REI Automation

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Hahn said the acquisition “adds a hub in the important industrial area of the Southeast and strengthens its regional coverage in the United States.”

October 3, 2019 News

Sepro Group appoints new chief sales officer

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based automation supplier has appointed Xavier Lucas to the role.

September 4, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.

September 3, 2019 Feature

Danish automation supplier OnRobot comes to North America

by Canadian Plastics

The end-of-arm tooling maker for collaborative robot applications has opened a new R&D office in Los Angeles as part of its push into the U.S. and Canadian markets.

July 16, 2019 News

Eclipse Automation buys Hungarian automation supplier Transmoduls

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase allows Cambridge, Ont.-based Eclipse to expand into Europe to support the growing automation market.

June 20, 2019 News

Takaya Sugimura is new president of Yushin America

by Canadian Plastics

He succeeds Michiari Ota, who has finished his five-year tenure as head of the Cranston, R.I.-based robot maker.

June 3, 2019 News

Sepro managing director Jean-Michel Renaudeau leaves the company

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based automation supplier has appointed Michel Maire as interim manager while it seeks a successor to Renaudeau.

May 24, 2019 News

Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machines

by Canadian Plastics

Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.

May 16, 2019 News

Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robots

by Canadian Plastics

French robot maker Sepro Group will now integrate its Visual control system in UR’s collaborative robots.

April 26, 2019 News

Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organization

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based robotic automation maker is also integrating its Mexican operations more closely with its recently expanded North American hub in the U.S.  

April 10, 2019 News

Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021

by Canadian Plastics

Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.

February 15, 2019 News

Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.

January 18, 2019 News

Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticut

by Canadian Plastics

The company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the U.S., and will import, stock, integrate, and distribute products from Wemo.

November 20, 2018 News

Barnes Group acquires end-of-arm tooling maker Gimatic srl

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based Gimatic will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s industrial segment.