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IFR Press Releases

Loss of an outstanding entrepreneur

Sudden death of Rudolf Güdel

The International Federation of Robotics mournes about Rudolf Güdel, the owner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Güdel Group and member of IFR. The IFR President, Arturo Baroncelli, as well as the IFR Executive Board members commemorated about Mr. Güdel at their last meeting. Mr. Güdel was very well-known and highly respected in the robotics community.


CEO Statements to the results of World Robotics

Based on the results of the World Robotics - Industrial Robots 2014, the global robotics industry is looking with confidence into the future:


Accelerating demand for industrial robots will continue

2014: increase by at least 15% - 2015-2017: increase of 12% on average per year

"More than 200,000 industrial robots will be installed in 2014 worldwide, 15% more than in 2013" announced Arturo Baroncelli, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2014 - Industrial Robots", on Tuesday in Frankfurt. "The accelerating demand for industrial robots will continue. Between 2015 and 2017, growth will likely continue at about 12% on average per year", stated Baroncelli.


Member Press Releases

Schunk, Germany - IFR Robot Supplier member

Standardized Long-Stroke Gripper with CFC Housing

The standardized CGH light-weight gripper is the result of modern simulation methods, intensive test series, and economic manufacturing processes. The long-stroke gripper benefits from the specific material characteristics of CFC: Its E-value is four times higher, and its tensile force is twice as high as aluminum. The gripper weight has been reduced by 40%.


Adept, USA - IFR Robot Supplier

Adept Technology Introduces New Mobile Robot Localization Technology

Adept Technology, Inc. has launched "Acuity," a new patented, proprietary technology for its "Lynx" intelligent, autonomous mobile robots. Acuity is a breakthrough localization feature that allows Adept Lynx mobile robots to navigate in environments where the surroundings are extremely dynamic.


Valk Welding, Netherlands - IFR Robot Supplier member

Valk Welding starts successfully at the Swedish market

Based on their success on other European countries and the need for a more flexible automation of the welding production, Valk Welding has expand their activities also to the Swedish market. With a presentation on the Elmia Automation Fair 2014, together with Prorob Teknik AB, Valk Welding introduced their welding robotsystems to the Swedish metalindustry for the first time.