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IFR Press Releases
Impossible to imagine automation without robots
Robots and people working together. This will assume a key role in advancing intelligent production, concluded the participants of the IFR CEO Round Table discussion at the Automate 2015 in Chicago. It will open up new applications and new customers for the robotics industry.more
Robots and People Working Together
CEOs discussed challenges in Chicago
"Robots and People Working Together" - This was the topic of the 8th IFR CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago. The man-machine partnership will assume a key role in advancing intelligent production visions.more
Industrial Robots break worldwide sales record - plus 27 percent
"Global demand for industrial robots in 2014 reached more than 200,000 units for the first time," said Arturo Baroncelli, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Chicago. "Strongest drivers of the growth were the automotive industry followed by the electronics industry. Based on the preliminary results of the global statistics on industrial robots, the IFR estimates that about 225,000 units were sold in 2014, 27% more than in 2013."more
Member Press Releases
RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association
Automate 2015 Sets Show and Conference Attendance Records
Automate 2015 set new show and conference records with 18,115 verified attendees visiting the show floor from across the United States and 72 other countries, announced the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). North America's leading automation event took place March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago. Nearly 600 people participated in the conference.more
Schunk, China - IFR Robot Supplier member
SCHUNK China: Gripping New Horizons
At a formal ceremony, SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems opened a new China Headquarters in Shanghai. SCHUNK wants to push ahead with investment, and expand its local presence in China, emphasized Henrik A. Schunk, Managing Partner of SCHUNK, in his opening speech.more
Adept, USA - IFR Robot Supplier
Adept Technology Launches New Fleet Management System for Lynx Mobile Robots
Adept Technology, Inc. has launched Lynx Enterprise Manager 1100, a new fleet management system for Adept's Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs). This system controls up to 100 robots for large deployments in manufacturing, warehousing/logistics and semiconductor.