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Robots & Automation

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.

February 13, 2020  

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.

February 7, 2020  

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.

February 6, 2020  

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.

December 5, 2019  

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.

November 25, 2019  

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.

November 10, 2019  

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.”

October 3, 2019  

Sepro Group appoints new chief sales officer

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

September 4, 2019  

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.

September 3, 2019  

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.