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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records for First Nine Months of 2014

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 21,235 robots valued at $1.2 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of 2014, an increase of 35% in units and 22% in dollars over the same period in 2013.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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RIA, USA - IFR Industry Association

The Association for Advancing Automation Sets Membership Record

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control Association (MCA), announced that its three associations have reached all time highs for membership. As of the end of July, RIA now has 334 company members, AIA is also at 334 members and MCA consists of 111 members.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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
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