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IFR Press Releases

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. 


IERA Award final on 8th July 2014

Three finalists nominated

Three Finalists have been nominated by the IERA Award Committee to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation at a special session at the conference of China International Robot Show (CIROS) on 8 July 2014 in Shanghai.


Member Press Releases

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.


COMAU, Italy - IFR Robot Supplier member

COMAU and sheet metal stamping - new skills for all-around automation

Already in the mid-70s, Comau, the leading Italian company in industrial automation, robotics and mechatronics, had developed specific robots to automate the handling of sheet metal in stamping lines, facilitating a significant increase in productivity and safety for the operators.


Final Report: Record Participation

AUTOMATICA Shows Production of Tomorrow

  • 34,500 visitors from more than 100 countries
  • 731 exhibitors from 42 countries
  • Great start of service robotics