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International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President

International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President


Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President.

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Epson Robots announces Air Automation Engineering as an Authorized Service Center

Epson Robots announces Air Automation Engineering as an Authorized Service Center


The partnership establishes AAE as an official Authorized Epson Service Center and will expand beyond selling Epson Robots, automation products and integrated solutions to include maintenance and repair of the installed base of Epson robots.

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Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters


The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

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International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President

Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President.

Epson Robots announces Air Automation Engineering as an Authorized Service Center

The partnership establishes AAE as an official Authorized Epson Service Center and will expand beyond selling Epson Robots, automation products and integrated solutions to include maintenance and repair of the installed base of Epson robots.

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

MSC partners with Plus One Robotics to support customer fulfillment centers

With Plus One Robotics, MSC has deployed a patent-pending 3D-vision and AI-enabled robotic packing system in its Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, customer fulfillment center and now plans to implement the system across its five major centers.

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2020: A North American Stage for Industrial Digitalization

HANNOVER MESSE USA will highlight the entire scope of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions from digital ecosystems to engineered parts & solutions; automation, motion & drives; energy solutions, augmented reality, AI & robotics; and more.

ABB and Covariant announce partnership to deploy integrated AI robotic solutions

ABB, a supplier of industrial robots, and Silicon Valley AI start-up, Covariant, announced a partnership to bring AI-enabled robotics solutions to market, starting with a fully autonomous warehouse order fulfilment solution.

How Bright is the Future of Automation?

When machines run 24/7, with or without supervision, their components can wear out quickly. This article explains the potential of lights-out manufacturing.

IFR Report: Top Robotics Trends Heading into 2020

From 2020 to 2022 almost 2 million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. New technology trends and market developments enable companies to react to changing requirements. The International Federation of Robotics shows top trends to innovate.

Cimcorp announces Joel Kuusman as Manager of US Operations

Through his experience on numerous projects, Kuusman has acquired a breadth of knowledge in the company’s systems and site work management, which he now brings to this new role. Namely, he will be responsible for leading the Cimcorp U.S. office in Norcross, Georgia, guiding its strategic growth and quality of customer service and after-sales support.

VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies

The initiative "Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)" describes all joining technologies used for manufacturing processes such as riveting, welding, gluing and tightening. The scope of the specification was developed with the help of DIN 8580 and shows which joining processes can be classified under Industrial Joining Technologies (see figure).

Robotic Industries Association report: 2019 North American robot unit orders up 1.6 percent from 2018

The largest driver of the growth was a 50.5 percent increase in orders from automotive OEMs and a 16.6 percent increase from the plastics and rubber industry. Orders to automotive component markets were down 6.6 percent, and all other non-automotive industries, including food & consumer goods, life sciences, metals, and semiconductor/electronics, contracted by single digits.

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