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3rd Quarterly Newsletter 2010

President´s Report

World Robotics 2010 is published today!

The World Robotics 2010 studies of Industrial Robots and Service Robots have been published on 14 September 2010. They are accepted worldwide as the most valuable and most reliable surveys concerning the worldwide robotics industry, in the industrial robot sector as well as in the service robot sector.

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IFR: Surging demand for industrial robots in 2010

Automotive industry is the driver of the recovery

Since the beginning of 2010, the demand for industrial robots has been surging worldwide. "The trend towards automation which was stopped by the economic crisis in 2009, is continuing", said Åke Lindqvist, IFR President, on the occasion of the publication of the study "World Robotics 2010 - Industrial Robots", on Tuesday in Frankfurt. A strong recovery of worldwide robot installations in 2010 will result in an increase of about 27% or about 76,000 units.

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Service Robots - getting successfully established

The robot companion still a vision?

So far, about 77,000 service robots for professional use were sold worldwide, reports the IFR Statistical Department in the new study "World Robotics 2010 - Service Robots", which was published on Tuesday in Frankfurt. The total value of professional service robots sold was about US $13 billion.

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News from the IFR Statistical Department

World Robotics 2010 - Industrial Robots and Service Robots are published today

The IFR Statistical Department presents two separate studies for the main robot categories: World Robotics 2010 Industrial Robots and World Robotics 2010 Service Robots. The IFR Statistical Department is ready to take your order now.

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New IFR Member

Panasonic Industrial Europe GmbH

We are glad to welcome our new member Panasonic Industrial Europe GmbH located in Neuss, Germany.

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International Symposium on Robotics ISR

42nd ISR 2011 in preparation

Preparations for the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics are now well underway.  RIA is looking forward to hosting this event next March 21-24, 2011, during the Automate Show and Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Automate is collocated with ProMat, North America's largest material handling and logistics show.

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European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)

European Vision Technology Market Statistics 2010 - now available

The European Vision Technology Market Statistics 2010 provides up-to-date industry data generated primarily directly from machine vision companies in Europe. Data from over 190 companies in the European machine vision industry has been evaluated for this report. It shows currents trends and developments and identifies growth opportunities for the machine vision industry.

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Stäubli, France - IFR Partner

Natural solutions to Green Automation

A dramatic shift is underway throughout the global manufacturing industry as more and more companies, spurred by heightened environmental awareness, adopt green manufacturing techniques.

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Adept, USA - IFR-Partner

Adept Technology Furthers Commitment to Sustainable and Green Production

Adept Quattro(TM) s650HS Robot provides significant energy savings and sustainable manufacturing practices for critical production processes. Adept developed energy conscious solutions such as the Adept Quattro robot for production systems ranging from safely processing food to reducing the costs associated with manufacturing solar cells. Recent benchmark tests validate that the Adept Quattro, which was originally designed with energy conservation in mind, consumes up to 35% less power over delta or SCARA robots.

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Wittmann, Austria - IFR-Partner

The new EcoMode helps getting energy efficient robots

In recent years, WITTMANN has succeeded in consistently reducing the energy consumption of its products on a broad scale. In several cases, WITTMANN's engineers achieved truly spectacular improvements in energy efficiency. Even the energy consumption of the current W8 robot series was reduced significantly. The magic word here is EcoMode.

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ABB, Sweden - IFR-Partner

Clean and Green Wash

The newest innovation in cleaning and deburring is not only friendlier on the environment, it saves costs as well. Existing washers were inline single-path chemical systems that were large, energy gulping, unreliable and wasteful. The result of ABB research was a brand new generation of robotic flex washers that have revolutionized high pressure water deburring.

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Valk Welding, Netherlands - IFR-Partner

Welding wire sensing method detects all weld deviations and shapes

If a work piece has tolerances, the robot programme has to be modified. The tolerance results in the welding robot failing to put the weld in the right position, which calls for subsequent processing and manual correction of the welding programme. But the welding robot can make that correction itself.

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Stäubli, France - IFR Partner

Working hand in hand without interruption

Bayer Schering Pharma chooses Stäubli robots for its automatic drug packaging line developped by Klaus Radke Industrietechnik. The fully enclosed six axis robots allow interruption free production featuring high precision and reliability. One bag packaging line equipped with the new heavy-payload 6 axis robot TX200 benefits from the unique features of its 100 kg payload.

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Dürr Systems, Germany - IFR-Partner

Electrostatics Redefined - a New Atomizer Generation for More Performance with Less Complexity

Higher performance, uptime, flexibility at reduced costs - these are topics that are affecting us today more than ever. Also in the painting and especially in the electrostatic waterborne paint application. Here, a wide variety of solutions are on the market that are, however, either too extensive and thus too expensive, or do not offer the necessary flexibility. A new atomizer generation by Dürr meets all these requirements ideally and will supply new impulses for the painting of tomorrow.

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Valk Welding, Netherlands - IFR-Partner

Hitachi Europe invests in Panasonic welding robots

Manufacturer of construction and excavators, Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe, has invested in Panasonic welding robots for its production plants in Holland. Based on the excellent experience within the organization with Hitachi Panasonic arc welding equipment and the planned increase in capacity of the Dutch plants, robot integrator Valk Welding installed recently three welding robot systems.

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Adept, USA - IFR-Partner

Adept Technology Acquired Autonomous Mobile Robot Provider

Adept Technology, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held MobileRobots Inc., a provider of industry leading autonomous robot and automated guided vehicle (AGV) technologies. Equipping Adept's global sales channels with autonomous robots and associated technologies will enable the company to address the needs of the production logistics markets.

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RIA, USA - IFR-Industry Association

Robot Sales in North America Jump 40% in First Half of 2010

Robotics industry statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association report that North American based robotics manufacturers saw new orders jump 40% in units and 48% in dollars over the same period in 2009. When orders to companies outside of North America are included, the increases are even larger, up 54% in units and 62% in dollars.

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BARA, UK - IFR-Industry Association

BARA announces a 55% growth in UK robot sales

A recent robot sales comparison report carried out by BARA, the British Automation and Robotics Association, shows that in the first two quarters of 2010 UK robot sales have substantially grown by 55% on 2009 figures. This growth is the first of its kind since 2006 and figures suggest that it will continue to accelerate throughout 2010.

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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 including ISR 2011 and Joseph Engelberger Award. Find out more ...

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Danish Technological Institute, Denmark - IFR-R&D Institute

Centre for Robot Technology expands in new building

Danish Technological Institute's Centre for Robot Technology is now one of Europe's leading innovators of robotics and is therefore having larger robot laboratories built in the science park Forskerparken in Odense as the base for the Centre's continuing expansion. The new building takes part in strengthening the Centre's ties to University of Southern Denmark, which is close by together with other of the Centre's partner companies.

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Danish Technological Institute, Denmark - IFR-R&D Institute

New innovation network to boost the Danish service sector

To bring public and private actors together on joint development of new technological solutions, and to use these technologies with the purpose of achieving positive effects on the public sector's productivity and quality. These are the goals of the new innovation network Service Innovation.

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ROBOAT, Taiwan - IFR-Association

TIROS 2010 - Taipei International Robot Show

Welcome to 2010 TIROS! - the Taipei International Robot Show which is held between October 19th-22nd. TIROS is the only and the most well-known robot exhibition in Taiwan, combining the show, robot competition, and international conference. TIROS offers superb opportunities to meet all the experts, introducing the latest technologies and state of the art products and services. 2010 TIROS leads you to successful business!

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Nordic Conference on Robotics & Automation 2010

October 20-21, 2010 at Stockholm International Fairs

After a successful conference 2008 the Nordic Conference on Robotics & Automation will now be arranged for the second time - and now with an even more distinct focus on complete solutions for automated production. The conference is being put on by SWIRA (Swedish Industrial Robot Association) in collaboration with robotics associations throughout the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Technical Fair.

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17-29 Sep, 2010

National Robot Safety Conference XXII

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19-22 Oct, 2010

TIROS 2010

TIROS 2010 is the biggest international robot exhibition in Taiwan

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23-25 Sep, 2010

Robotics '10

The main goal of ROBOTICS'10 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of robotics, automation, mechatronics, to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

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28-31 Oct, 2010

ROBOTWORLD 2010

For the first time, a global robot festival, "ROBOT WORLD" will be held at the KINTEX!

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9 Nov, 2010

Robot Lab Opening

Grand opening of the Robot Laboratory of the Danish Technological Institute on the 9th November 2010 at Forskerparken 10 in Odense.

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