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Seegrid’s GT3 Industrial Mobile Robot Reduces Travel Time and Labor Costs at Customer Manufacturing
06/02/09 — Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com), a provider of industrial mobile robots for the material handling industry, announced Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has sold and implemented Seegrid’s GT3 robotic tugger in a customer’s facility, providing immediate efficiencies and labor savings. | The Iowa-based customer, in its continuous efforts to improve quality and gain…

Motoman Releases Expert-System Software for Robot Repairs
05/26/09 — Motoman has announced a new software product called RobotPro Web Edition that provides a comprehensive troubleshooting system for preventive maintenance and repairs of Motoman robots that use the company’s NX-series controllers. The software has versions for each robot model and is structured in a way designed to be easy for…

Motoman Announces Compact, Versatile 7-axis Welding Arms
05/26/09 — Industrial-arm manufacturer Motoman has announced two new products designed to make its automated arc-welding robotic arms more effective, especially in crowded manufacturing environments. The VA1400 “Versatile Arc” welding arm is designed to provide flexible positioning and reach, adding a seventh axis to the usual six, in the lower part of…

Swedish Factory Fined After Robot Grabs Worker’s Head
05/01/09 — A Swedish company has been fined the equivalent of $3,000 for a June, 2007 incident in which an industrial robot grabbed a worker’s head and broke four ribs as he was attempting to repair it.  According to a local news site, a maintenance worker in the town of Balsta approached…

Robotics Powered Business Process Innovation – A Conversation With Kiva Systems CEO Mick Mountz
02/19/09 — At Kiva Systems, Mick Mountz’ goal is to alleviate one of the most complex, costly, relentlessly human-powered components of supply chain management - the process of getting a specific list of items off the shelf in a warehouse and into the truck that will deliver them to the customer. The…

Roomba co-Inventors Shift Focus to Cleaning Up Commercial Growing
02/19/09 — Joe Jones likes to build practical robots… the type of robot that can do enough on their own to more than make up for their cost. His best known example is the first widely adopted consumer robot, the two-million-selling iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner, which Joe, along with co-inventor Paul Sandin,…

Adept Technology Announces Packaging Management Software System
11/07/08 — ACE PackXpert System Provides Comprehensive All-in-One Solution for Rapid Deployment of Packaging Applications Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced its new packaging management software system. ACE PackXpert™ is a comprehensive all-in-one software solution designed specifically for the rapid development…

DENSO Introduces New WINCAPS III Offline Programming Software
10/29/08 — 3-D simulation simplifies workcell layout, allows offline programming of robots and remote monitoring of operations. DENSO’s new WINCAPS III offline programming software saves users valuable development time by allowing them to program a robot on an offline computer, without the robot having to be in operation.  A 3-D simulation feature…

Adept Technology Announces Two Packaging Robots
10/28/08 — Adept Technology, Inc.  (NASDAQ:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced its two newest packaging robots which the company will be showcasing at the upcoming Pack Expo International Show being held November 9-13, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Adept Cobra s850 SCARA and the Adept…

FATRONIK-Tecnalia Robot Wins International Strategic Manufacturing Award 2008
10/17/08 — A robot developed by FATRONIK-Tecnalia’s Industrial Systems Unit for the aeronautical company Airbus España has been declared the winner, out of more than 100 companies from all over the world, of the prestigious international Strategic Manufacturing Awards 2008, within the Innovation category. In its decision, the jury highlighted the robot’s…

Diapers.com Converts Entire Fulfillment Network to Kiva Platform
10/17/08 — Another win for Kiva.  Diapers.com, an Internet retailer offering a variety of products for families with young children, with over 200,000 customers, has selected Kiva’s Mobile Fulfillment System for use in the company’s three distribution centers.  Diaper.som cites growth in order volume and merchandise selection as key selection drivers. Kiva…

FANUC Robotics Receives USDA Acceptance for M-430iA Robot
09/16/08 — FANUC becomes the first manufacture of industrial robotic solution to receive equipment acceptance from the United States Department of Agriculture for meat and poultry processing. FANUC Robotics America, Inc. today announced that its M-430iA/2F high-speed, food picking robot is the first and only robot to meet the hygiene requirements for…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

Adept Technology Announces Expansion into India Market
07/31/08 — Distribution agreement with Menzel Vision and Robotics Pvt. Ltd. provides intelligent vision-guided robotics supplier immediate access to Indian market. Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced its expansion in India for its products and the signing of Menzel Vision and Robotics…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…

Hollund Industrial, Inc. CEO Discusses Strategic Plan for TigerLynk
07/16/08 — Michael Lacy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hollund Industrial, Inc. comments on the recent acquisition of TigerLynk Technology and the company’s strategic plan for new product sales and marketing. In February of 2008, Hollund Hollund Industrial, Inc. acquired the patents to the Underwater Remote Manipulator System (URMS) known as…

The Hartfiel Company Partners with New Robotics Integrator, Durabotics Inc.
07/14/08 — The Hartfiel Company & Hartfiel South, announce its partnership with new robotics integrator Durabotics Inc. Effective immediately Hartfiel will be turning over its distributorship contract of Stäubli Robotics and Yamaha Robotics, to Durabotics, for all its territories. Pneumatic automation and motion control specialist, The Hartfiel Company & Hartfiel South, announce…

Applied Robotics Announces the Addition of a New Distributor – China Shipbuilding Corporation
05/30/08 — Applied Robotics Inc., a leading provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions has recently added a new Distributor to their already prestigious line-up of partners. China Shipbuilding Equipment & Materials Northeast Corporation (CSEMNC), a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) joins the eleven existing Applied Robotics, Inc. Distributors…




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