Weekly Wrap Up – 05.30.2014

This Week In Automation


How Automation Leads to Greater Productivity | A3 Association for Advancing Automation

The benefits of automating an operation include increased production, reduced waste, and a better environment for employees. Positive results like these are among reasons why robotics orders in the first quarter of 2014 were the second highest ever in North America. Surface Encounters of Macomb, Michigan produces granite kitchen countertops for remodeling and new home construction. …

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The Case for Robots, 1864 Edition | Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic

Machinery, a poet thought, makes us more prosperous and refines our morals.

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 Survey: Manufacturing Gains Offer Encouraging News For Automation Industry

According to the J.P. Morgan/CSIA System Integrator Survey, the automation industry is experiencing a “steady lift” entering the second quarter. The global survey of professionals in the automation and controls industry shows that food and beverage, chemical, and oil and gas—among the end markets served by CSIA members—are reporting increased activity.

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Industrial Robotics Market is Expected to Reach $41.17 Billion, Globally,… | PR Newswire UK

According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled “Industrial Robotics Market (Products, Functions, Applications and Geography) – Global Analysis, Industry Growth, Trends, Size, Share, Opportunities and Forecast – 2013 – 2020”, the global industrial robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2020, reaching a market size of $41.17 billion in 2020. The market was valued at $26.78 billion in 2012. Rapid growth in automation demands, coupled with reduction of duties on refurbished goods in Asia Pacific region has fueled the growth of this market.

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Funding secured for Phase III of Alabama Robotics Technology Park; facility could open in 2015 |

Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to visit the park on Thursday and announce that $9-10 million has been identified to finance the project.

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