Robots & Automation
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.
North American robot orders ticked upwards in 2019, report says
Statistics from the Robotic Industries Association report a 1.6 per cent increase compared to 2018.
Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales team
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 Denmark
The hub will be located in the city of Odense, the heart of Denmark’s rapidly expanding robotics cluster.
Part packaging, robot-style
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 2019
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 Automation
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 officer
The France-based automation supplier has appointed Xavier Lucas to the role.
Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging
Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
Danish automation supplier OnRobot comes to North America
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.