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1st Quarterly Newsletter 2010

President´s Report

The future of Robotics! How will the robotics industry go on after the dramatic downturn in 2009?

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IFR Statistical Department

News from the IFR Statistical Department

At the end of January 2010 the participants of the IFR Quarterly Statistics on Industrial Robots received the total results the worldwide sales 2009. The robotics industry is faced with a dramatic downturn of robot shipments in 2009 by about 50%. But since the third quarter, robot sales are slowly increasing again.

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Robot Manufacturers present Highlights

IFR Members exhibit at AUTOMATICA

The preparations for AUTOMATICA 2010 are in full swing, because the international leading trade fair for automation and mechatronics, which is taking place from 8 to 11 June 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, wants to follow up on its previous successes.

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ISR 2010 / ROBOTIK 2010

IERA Award - Final Call for Applications

From 7 to 9 June 2010 the joint conference of the 41st International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2010 and the 6th German Conference on Robotics ROBOTIK 2010 take place at the International Congress Centre Munich in Germany.

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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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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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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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The Robotics Industry is looking ahead with confidence to 2010

Increasing sales since 3rd quarter 2009

The IFR Statistical Department presented the results of the IFR Quarterly Statistics on Industrial Robots on Thursday in Frankfurt. In 2009, the number of sold units worldwide slumped dramatically by about 50% compared to 2008, one of the most successful years. But as of the third quarter sales figures have been improving.

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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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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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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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RIA, USA - IFR-Industry Association

North American Robot Orders Fall 25% in 2009 But Positive Signs Emerge in Fourth Quarter

North American robotics companies saw orders for new robots fall 25% in 2009, but the decline slowed considerably in the fourth quarter, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.

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RIA, USA - IFR-Industry Association

Dean Elkins of Motoman Leads RIA in 2010 as Chairman

Dean Elkins, Senior General Manager of Motoman Inc. (West Carrollton, Ohio), has been elected as the new Chairman of Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for 2010.

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Dürr, Germany - IFR-Partner

New technologies from Dürr - "Efficiency in the handling of energy and resources"

At this year's Dürr Open House all of the Dürr Group's business units presented their innovative technologies to industry experts. The in-house exhibition hosted by Dürr every two years took place with the motto: "Efficiency in the handling of energy and resources".

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ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

ABB robotic technology helps produce China´s 10 millionth vehicle in 2009

China's 10 millionth vehicle in 2009 was recently produced on a First Automotive Group Corporation (FAW) production line powered by ABB welding robots.

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RIA, USA - IFR-Industry Association Member

News and Service Summary

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

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The first joint EURON/EUROP annual meeting

a success story

From March 10 to 12, 2010 more than 245 robotics researchers from industry and academia met in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, for the first joint EURON/EUROP annual meeting. The motivation for the European Robotics Technology Platform (EUROP) and the European Robotics Research Network (EURON) to organise the shared event was to improve cooperation of industry and academia and enhance technology transfer.

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8-11 Jun, 2010

AUTOMATICA 2010

AUTOMATICA is the central meeting point for manufacturers and users of assembly and handling technology, robotics and machine vision. It is equally ideal as a platform for suppliers of the associated technologies.

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