Yaskawa America, Inc. acquires Agile Planet, Inc.

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The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc., announces it has acquired all outstanding shares of Agile Planet, Inc. (“Agile Planet”).
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ABB agrees to buy Dynamotive in the UK to grow its drives and motors service business

Complementary acquisition will enable ABB to broaden its service offering in low and medium voltage drives and motors
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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announces its intention to acquire Dynamotive Ltd to expand its service offering in low and medium voltage drives and motors.
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2013 is an active year for control system integrators

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Those responsible for manufacturing plants and process facilities are increasingly turning to members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA; for help in boosting productivity and guarding against catastrophic computer failures that can interrupt operations.
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Stäubli announces technology days open house

Open house will offer an up-close look at new innovations in robotics, software and connection technology
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Stäubli Technology Days is geared to professionals in engineering and manufacturing management who are looking for ways to increase efficiency and maximize productivity through technology. Stäubli's Robotics and Connectors Divisions will each be sharing their innovations:
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Stäubli Robotics announces strategic partnership with Werner Electric

Both partners will take advantage of one another's strengths and resources to provide advanced robotic automation solutions.
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Stäubli Robotics, a leading innovator in robotic automation, has partnered with Minnesota-based Werner Electric to make Stäubli robots and robotic components, as well as the support of a Stäubli-trained local sales network, available throughout the region.
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Machinery Technology: Palletizing

Automating the end of line

Robotic palletizing is improving packaging efforts.
By Liz Cuneo, Editor-in-Chief
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The use of robotics in packaging is becoming increasingly popular as packagers demand faster and more precise operations from the front of the packaging line all the way to the end.
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Cover Story: Robotics

Generation 'R': The latest on robots in packaging

A new wave of robots has arrived, addressing packagers’ concerns for speed, space savings and easy integration.
By Liz Cuneo, Editor-in-Chief
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Robots are increasing in popularity for use in packaging both here in the U.S. and across the pond.
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Robotic case packer offers customizable picking and packing solutions

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The AR-200 Series Robotic Case Packer from Premier Tech Systems is the solution for packing bags, bottles, cases, cans, bundles and more into boxes or any other rigid container. It can be standard or custom-designed for your precise needs.
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New PCU programmable safety controller launches

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Tapeswitch Corporation released the new PCU programmable safety controller that further extends robust safety product system capabilities to include systems integration, programmable logic control functions and management software (included).
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Pro Mach acquires KLEENLine Corporation

Acquisition expands Pro Mach's sanitary production and material handling capabilities
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Acquisition expands Pro Mach’s sanitary production and material handling capabilities

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