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2nd Quarterly Newsletter 2013

President´s Report

The strong increase of robot installations in China is just the beginning

2012 was quite satisfying for the global robot industry and robot sales reached the second highest level ever. The demand for industrial robots is increasing due to the accelerating trend towards automation all over the world. We estimate that in 2013, robot sales will reach a similar result as in 2012.

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Trend towards Automation increases Demand for Industrial Robots

2012: Second Highest Number of Robots Sold / 2013: A High Level of Robot Sales Expected Again

"2012 was quite satisfying for the global robot industry and robot sales reached the second highest level ever." stated Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, IFR President, on Monday, 1st July 2013 at the CIROS in Shanghai.

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ISR 2013 - 44th International Symposium on Robotics

Register today!

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 44th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR2013), which will be held from October 24 to 26, 2013, at the KINTEX in Seoul, Korea.

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The Tibion Bionic Leg Wins the IERA 2013 Award

Presentation in Karlsruhe

The 9th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Robert Horst, AlterG Inc. (former Tibion Corporation) for the Tibion Bionic Leg, at the ICRA Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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BlueBotics, Switzerland - IFR-Partner

ANT® lite - cost-efficiency for high volume

BlueBotics SA launched the new ANT® lite navigation especially designed for compact vehicles and high volume markets. It's a further development of the successfully established Autonomous Navigation Technology ANT®, the core competency of BlueBotics SA.

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Yaskawa, Japan - IFR Partner

Innovative Robot System for Biomedical Field

YASKAWA Electric Corporation has developed a robot system using own dual arm robot for pre-analysis work of reagent and specimen in the biomedical research field.

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Schunk, Germany - IFR-Partner

Standardized RCC axes for high-speed assembly

Lighter, more rigid, more dynamic: when complete Z or Y axes are to be moved in high-precision high-speed applications, the linear modules of SCHUNK's LCx series set a new benchmark. 

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Valk Welding, Netherlands - IFR-Partner

Better manufacturing quality achieved with robot welding

Following an intensive, multiple-year partnership and plenty of testing, Maschinenbau KARL HUGO AG and Valk Welding have succeeded in designing a robotized solution for welding stainless steel pressure vessels.

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Fanuc Robotics, UK - IFR-Partner

Accuracy and flexibility drives robot investment at Certwood

Investment in two new six axes robots has helped Certwood Limited to become a competitive option to offshore trade moulders.  Increased accuracy, flexibility and the innovative application of two FANUC M-10iA robots are retaining large contracts in the UK.

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Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR-Partner

Robot for tool production company with 10 employees

The tool production company Thiele is situated in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and utilises a lightweight robot from Denmark for the company's production of small series. Universal Robots has gained a foothold within a classic small tool production company.

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Valk Welding, Netherlands - IFR-Partner

Silo manufacturer switches to welding robots

For the welding of aluminium silo segments, Jansens & Dieperink in Zaandam, a worldwide leader in aluminium silos, has switched to welding robots.

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Universal Robots, Denmark - IFR-Partner

Universal Robot enables colourful accuracy

With assistance from a Universal Robot, the Czech producer of pigment pastes, Replac-BM, can now mix and test new samples not only with lower costs, but also with far greater accuracy.

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ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

"Robots are worth their weight in gold"

What is the lifetime of an ABB robot? That's a question one Swedish manufacturer can't answer yet - four robots it installed nearly 40 years ago are still polishing bends today.

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Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - IFR R&D Institute

Smaller and lower in price: the mobile emergency assistant is getting ready for market

Mobile communication system for the price of a good robotic vacuum cleaner: more
safety and quality of life at home for the elderly and infirm.

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BlueBotics, Switzerland - IFR-Partner

At the Geneva Airport a robot helps passengers to find their way

The Airport of Geneva and BlueBotics have developed an innovative robot. The robot moves around in the airport and helps travelers looking for a trolley, a money exchange or toilets. 

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Companies Post Strongest Opening Quarter Ever

North American robotics companies shattered previous opening quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in the first quarter of 2013.  A total of 5,833 robots valued at $341.2 million were ordered from North American robotics companies through March, an increase of 14.5% in units over the same period in 2012 and 10% above the previous first quarter record set in 2005.

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Reis Robotics, Germany - IFR-Partner

Reis Robotics inaugurates plant in China

Reis Robotics has taken an important step: with the opening of an own plant in China the brisk activities in the country are intensified further and the presence on this important market is even reinforced.

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association Member

Robot Safety News

News and offers from RIA to RIA members and non-members. Find out more ...

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Fanuc Robotics Europe - IFR Partner

FANUC delivers robots for the largest order yet for JL Sweden AB

This is our largest order ever, says Johan Lindvall, CEO at JL Sweden AB the supplier of final integration to the customer. The delivery includes an order of 22 robots from FANUC Nordic, making it the largest order in Sweden so far.

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Universal Robots, USA - IFR-Partner

Universal Robots reaches across North America

Collaborative robots from Danish manufacturer Universal Robots are now distributed nationwide in both United States and Canada. The lightweight robot arms are quickly becoming sought after solutions by companies that previously viewed automation as too costly and complex, but now see the robot as a game changer.

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Fanuc Robotics Europe - IFR Partner

Japanese robots take Denmark

The Japanese industrial robot giant FANUC opens a new Danish department in offices at Forskerparken, Odense, as part of the Nordic strategic roll out. It is celebrated on Wednesday June19th with a reception where the Mayor of Odense, Mr. Anker Boye, will speak amongst others.

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VDMA, Germany - IFR Industry Association Member

AUTOMATICA takes place in June 2014

The AUTOMATICA will take place two weeks later than originally scheduled - from 3 - 6 June 2013.

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9-12 Jul, 2014

INNOPROM 2014

"Intelligent Industry! is the theme of Russia's main industrial trade fair in 2014. The next INNOPROM will be dedicated to technologies, materials and solutions that contribute to the growth of efficiency of industrial processes and competitiveness increase.

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28-31 Aug, 2013

TIROS 2013

TIROS 2013 is the biggest international robot exhibition in Taiwan

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24-26 Oct, 2013

ISR 2013

This year, ISR 2013 held in Korea promises to be the most interesting and remarkable symposium. Korea, where cultural heritage and modern culture are developed with harmony, will provide you an unforgettable experience. Notably, the world best robot festival, "Robot World 2013", will be held concurrently in KINTEX. This event will provide exciting opportunities by bringing together professionals from robot industry, and robot enthusiasts.

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2 Jun, 2014

Joseph F. Engelberger Awards

The Engelberger Awards Presentation will be held at the Gala Dinner of the International Symposium on Robotics in Munich.

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24-27 Oct, 2013

Robot World 2013

Robot World can be summarized as an international robot exhibition which encompasses service robots as well as industrial robots and parts and components of robots of all over the world.

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6-9 Nov, 2013

iREX 2013

This show is designed to provide a place to exhibit robots and peripheral equipment in order to enhance market awareness of new technology.

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