Robots & Automation
Hahn Group acquires robotics integrator Dahl Automationby 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
North American robot orders ticked upwards in 2019, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Statistics from the Robotic Industries Association report a 1.6 per cent increase compared to 2018.
Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales teamby 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.
Universal Robots, MiR opening $36 million “cobot hub” in Denmarkby Canadian Plastics
The hub will be located in the city of Odense, the heart of Denmark’s rapidly expanding robotics cluster.
Part packaging, robot-styleby 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.
North American robot sales up in 2019by 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.
Hahn Group buys robotics integrator REI Automationby 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.”
Sepro Group appoints new chief sales officerby Canadian Plastics
The France-based automation supplier has appointed Xavier Lucas to the role.
Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
Danish automation supplier OnRobot comes to North Americaby 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.
Eclipse Automation buys Hungarian automation supplier Transmodulsby Canadian Plastics
The purchase allows Cambridge, Ont.-based Eclipse to expand into Europe to support the growing automation market.
Takaya Sugimura is new president of Yushin Americaby Canadian Plastics
He succeeds Michiari Ota, who has finished his five-year tenure as head of the Cranston, R.I.-based robot maker.
Sepro managing director Jean-Michel Renaudeau leaves the companyby Canadian Plastics
The France-based automation supplier has appointed Michel Maire as interim manager while it seeks a successor to Renaudeau.
Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machinesby Canadian Plastics
Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.
Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robotsby Canadian Plastics
French robot maker Sepro Group will now integrate its Visual control system in UR’s collaborative robots.
Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organizationby 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.
Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021by Canadian Plastics
Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.
Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLCby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.
Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticutby 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.
Barnes Group acquires end-of-arm tooling maker Gimatic srlby Canadian Plastics
Italy-based Gimatic will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s industrial segment.