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KUKA, Germany - IFR-Partner

A KUKA robot created urban art in the heart of New York

New York/Augsburg - For years, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has used a KUKA robot as a digitally controlled master builder. The latest project by the Swiss professors of architecture Fabio Gramazio und Matthias Kohler was recently demonstrated on a traffic island in the center of New York: a KR 150 stacked the traditional New York bricks, known as brownstones, into walls with a highly unusual surface appearance.

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Wittmann, Austria - IFR-Partner

W8 Robots with open control architecture

Usually removal robots for the plastics industry are autonomous and in themselves closed systems, which integrate all internal components, like decentralized control cards, servo modules, as well as teach-in user interfaces. Common removal robots simply provide digital in- and outputs for external communications.

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FANUC Robotics, USA - IFR-Partner

FANUC Robotics Expands Certified Robot Training Program with M-1iA Robot

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. has added its M-1iA robot to the Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) program line-up.  Launched in 2008, the CERT program certifies instructors at educational institutions to train their students to program FANUC robots through on-line and hands-on training courses.

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Dürr, Germany - IFR-Partner

Dürr acquires glueing technology specialist

The Dürr Group acquired the business operations of the firm Kleinmichel, Bernried, on January 25, 2010. The company specializes in glueing equipment for automobile manufacture and general industry.

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Dürr, Germany - IFR-Partner

Open House in March

Dürr Presents Innovative Technologies for the Reduced Use of Energy and Resources

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FANUC Robotics, USA - IFR-Partner

FANUC Introduces M-3iA Intelligent, Flexible, and High-Speed Assembly Robot

FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-3iA intelligent, parallel-link robot designed to maximize speed and flexibility for assembly, small part handling and picking applications.

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GÜDEL, Switzerland - IFR-Partner

CLAAS Automation Becomes Part of GÜDEL Group AG

Swiss Company Acquires German High Tech Firm - CLAAS Automation in Nördlingen, Germany, a subsidiary of CLAAS Fertigungstechnik based in Beelen, Germany, has been acquired by GÜDEL Group AG.

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Robotics Association Benelux - IFR Industry Association Member

Activities 2010

Since the formation of the Robotics Association Benelux (RAB) in September 2007, a lot of effort has been put in brand awareness, expansion of members and sponsors, the organisation of successful events and the development of the RAB Robotics Safety Mark.

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RIA, USA - IFR-Industry Association

Robot Orders Down 30% Through September

North American robotics companies saw orders for new robots decline 30% in units and 43% in dollars in the first nine months of 2009, according to new figures from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.

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ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

ABB launches combined robot and linear gantry unit for increased flexibility.

ABB's robot range is expanded to offer a 150kg payload capacity gantry mounted robot for materials handling and machine tending applications.

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