Yaskawa Motoman announces new Mexican facility

Written by MP&P Staff June, 12 2014
Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division announces the opening of a new facility in Queretaro, Mexico. This is the company’s third location in Mexico. This new 5,000 sq ft facility will house approximately six employees, with the plan to expand…

Gleason acquires Distech Systems

Written by Staff May, 30 2014
Gleason Corporation today announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY. Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries.
Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company is proof that the dream is achievable…
BRISTOL, UK – Renishaw is contributing its knowledge in additive manufacturing to create key prototype parts for the BLOODHOUND supersonic car, which will attempt to break the 1,000 mph speed barrier during Summer 2015.

AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation merge

Written by MP&P Staff July, 23 2013
Montreal – AV&R Vision & Robotics, a company specializing in robotics for the aerospace industry, and IMAC Automation, a company developing manufacturing automation and die casting equipment, are merging to become AV&R, Quebec’s largest engineering firm specialized in automation.
BROMONT, QC  - GE Aviation opened a new Global Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation R&D Centre in Bromont, Quebec earlier this month.

Yaskawa acquires Agile Planet

Written by MP&P Staff June, 19 2013
Dayton, OH – The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc., has announced that it has acquired all outstanding shares of Agile Planet, Inc.
DAYTON, OH — A new Quick Ship Program expedites delivery of Yaskawa Motoman’s most popular pre-configured ArcWorld and FabWorld robotic solutions. Five configurations are available with a targeted delivery of eight weeks after an order is received.
Although automating production is not in itself Lean manufacturing, the Lean process can be an inherent part of such operations. Automation can reduce waste, whether from idle spindle time, lost time during set-up or for loading and unloading work pieces.…

SICK appoints Canadian president

Written by MP&P Staff August, 16 2011
SICK (, producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications, and a market leader in factory and logistics automation as well as process automation, has announced it has appointed Craig S. Smith as president of SICK Ltd. in Canada.
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