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Asyfeed Pocket Module Feeding System Handles Swiss Watches’ Most Delicate Parts

The feeding system can handle parts smaller than 0.1 mm and up to 10 mm in size.

ABB sells its first ever robot manufactured in the US to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA

ABB has sold its first robot manufactured in the United States. The IRB 2600 rob

Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with TM Robotics

TM Robotics will be announcing the newest 6-axis robot from Toshiba Machine. Customers are looking for light to medium duty robots to perform tasks, without breaking the bank.

Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with ATI Industrial Automation

We will feature four live robotic demonstrations and a variety of products on display in our booth. Our knowledgeable account managers will be on site as well to help with your specific applications.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for Automate 2017

Automate 2017 will be held from April 3rd - 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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New Study Shows U.S. is World Leader in Robotics Automation – With $732 Billion of Robots

A new study from Redwood Software and the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) finds that the U.S. is the world leader in robotics automation investment, with an estimated robotics stock of $732 billion* - larger than the economy of Switzerland, which stood at $446 billion* in 2015. 

U.S. investment in robotics was $86 billion in 2015, up from less than $40 billion in 2009, when investment hit a low following the financial crisis, and more than 15 times higher than the OECD average. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. investments in robotics rose 30%. 
"The U.S. is the world leader in robotics investment, and spending has recovered quickly since the financial crisis in 2009," said David Whitaker, Managing Economist at CEBR. "The sheer size of the economy and its large base of production in the automotive and electronic sectors make it a natural candidate for increased automation."   Full Press Release:

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Automate 2017 - RightHand Robotics Unveils New Picking Solution for Logistics, E-Commerce, and Material Handling Industries

Company Also Announces Series A Funding Led by Playground Global

Soft Robotics Updates Brand; Launches New Site

"We are excited to officially unveil our new logo and website. The past three years have been spent building the technology and solving customers' problems. We have created a great product and felt this was the perfect time to build upon this growth and create an iconic brand," said Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics Inc.

Training the next generation workforce for America's new Industrial Revolution

Wake Tech Community College launches Collaborative Robotics program with donation of ABB's YuMi® robot

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Allied Motion - Brushless Torque Motors: Frameless & Housed

Allied Motion - Brushless Torque Motors: Frameless & Housed

Allied Motion offers both housed and frameless families of brushless torque motors. These motors are among the highest performance torque motors available. Frameless diameters range from 19 through 792 mm with stall torque ranging up to 2020 Nm. All housed torque motors are available with integrated encoder and the MFH models include an integrated servo drive. Custom-engineered models to meet specific requirements are our specialty. Learn more about Allied Motion Brushless Torque Motors

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Staubli Corporation

Staubli Corporation

Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery, quick release couplings and robotics systems. With a workforce of over 4500 employees Stäubli is present in 25 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide. Stäubli's North American headquarters is located in Duncan, South Carolina and has over 200 employees supporting Textile, Connectors and Robotics customers, with a dynamic sales force strategically placed on the West Coast, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere throughout the continent.