Robots & Automation
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.