Automation becomes easy - Flexible automation solutions at LIGNA

At LIGNA 2011, KUKA Roboter GmbH is presenting the new QUANTEC product generation, the KUKA.WorkVisual software platform and the KR C4 robot controller, which is set to simplify automation in the wood industry.

Schneider Packaging Engineers Receive FANUC Certification

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs, is honored to announce Chris Hoover and William Carolan have successfully completed training and received professional certifications from Fanuc Robotics. Chris Hoover received Fanuc Certified Service Engineer certification, and William Carolan received Fanuc Master Service Engineer certification, Fanucs highest level of engineering certification.

Bombardier Uses KUKA Robots to Assemble their Newest, Largest Airliners

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it expects to achieve predictable repeatability and enhanced quality while preventing ergonomic issues on the production line for the CSeries aircraft by using six 12-ton (10.89 metric ton) robots in the assembly of the cockpit and fuselage of the jetliner. In addition, the company also expects to reduce by more than 40 hours the cycle time needed to assemble the aircraft.

Stäubli Robotics Announces Winner of Robot Give-Away

Stäubli Robotics, manufacturers of high speed and precision robots for industrial applications, was a major attraction at this years AUTOMATE show in Chicago. Among the highlights at the Stäubli booth was a raffle for a complete RS40B CS8C 4-axis SCARA robot system, which went to lucky winner Dorothy Williams from Kellogg Company.

Schneider Packaging Appoints Mick Gleason Director of Engineering

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs, has appointed two new personnel effective immediately.

Moog Acquires Animatics

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that it has acquired Animatics Corporation. The purchase price is approximately $25 million consisting of 467,749 shares of Moog Class A stock (based on a 30 day average price of $42.76) and $5 million in cash. Animatics, founded in 1987, is a leading supplier of SmartMotor™ servo motors and linear actuators used in industrial applications. Animatics had trailing 12 month revenues of $15 million.

MoonBots 2.0 Challenges Teams to Conduct Google Lunar X PRIZE Missions with LEGO Robots

The X PRIZE Foundation and the LEGO Group today announced MoonBots 2.0: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge.

Robot Orders Surge 31% in First Quarter of 2011

North American robotics companies enjoyed their best opening quarter since 2007, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.

FireBird - The New Quad CXP-6 CoaXPress Frame Grabber

Active Silicon announces the first in a new line of high-speed frame grabbers.

ABB wins $120-million power transmission order in China

Jinping-Sunan UHVDC link to enable integration and transmission of renewable energy

Schilling Robotics sells three remote systems

Deep-ocean robotics manufacturer Schilling Robotics has sold three new remotely operated vehicle systems to contractor Subsea 7.

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