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Robots & Automation

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.

July 16, 2019  

Eclipse Automation buys Hungarian automation supplier Transmoduls

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

June 20, 2019  

Takaya Sugimura is new president of Yushin America

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

June 3, 2019  

Sepro managing director Jean-Michel Renaudeau leaves the company

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

May 24, 2019  

Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machines

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

May 16, 2019  

Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robots

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

April 26, 2019  

Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organization

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  

Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021

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

February 15, 2019  

Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC

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

January 18, 2019  

Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticut

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  

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

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

October 26, 2018  

German automation supplier Hahn Group buys Rethink Robotics technology

Hahn has acquired all of the patents and trademarks from Boston-based Rethink, the collaborative robot maker that closed its doors in early October.

October 17, 2018  

Sepro closing in on another record sales year

The France-based robotic automation maker is also nearing the end of an 11 million euro expansion plan, to expand facilities in the U.S. and France, that was launched in May 2017.

September 2, 2018  

Beckhoff Automation opens office in Laval, Que.

The new office is designed to strengthen the company’s Canadian presence and boost local sales and support for its customers in the Greater Montreal region.