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IFR Press Releases

Mobile X-Ray Machine Wins the Tenth Anniversary IEEE/IFR IERA Award

Medical Application Convinced

The 10th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Dr. Guy Caverot, BA SYSTEMES for a mobile base designed to receive an X-ray machine. The session was held at the conference of the China International Robot Show (CIROS) in Shanghai, China.


New IFR Robot Supplier Member

ESTUN Robotics Co. Ltd. joined IFR

We are very glad to welcome our new IFR Robot Supplier member ESTUN Robotics Co. Ltd., who just joined the International Federation of Robotics. The company was founded in 2011 in Nanjing, China, with goals to develop advanced industrial robots and promote national robotics industry.


President's Report

Endless opportunities to use robots

Human-machine-collaboration, more ease of use and assembly will provide a huge potential for robot installations in the coming years.  This became apparent in the discussion of the robot users Dr. Chia Day, Foxconn, and Dr. Stefan-Markus Baginski, BMW, among five CEO robot suppliers at the AUTOMATICA in Munich on 4 June 2014. 


Member Press Releases

Adept, USA - IFR Robot Supplier

Adept Technology Appoints Managing Director for Europe

Adept Technology, Inc. announced that Dr. Klaus Kluger has been named the company's Managing Director for Europe and Marco Mina as a sales engineer covering Italy.


RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Posts its Best Quarter Ever

Fueled by strong demand from manufacturing companies in all sectors, the North American robotics industry is off to its fastest start ever in 2014, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A record 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first half of 2014, an increase of 30% in units and 16% in revenue over the same period in 2013. 


ABB, Switzerland - IFR Robot Supplier member

IRB 1200: Entirely new small robot family from ABB addresses the needs of modern material handling and machine tending

With the introduction of the IRB 1200, ABB addresses the needs of the material handling and machine tending industries for flexibility, ease of use, compactness and short cycle times while still maintaining large working envelopes.