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Weekly Wrap Up 04.07.2017

Automation Trends over the Next Five Years Automation technologies and trends are dynamic and ever-changing. From robot software, accessories and sensors to end-effectors, vision and wireless technologies, our expert panel will discuss and debate some automation trends and developments they expect in 2017 and beyond. Read More Machine Vision Keeps an Eye on Facial Recognition […]

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A Groundbreaking Automation Industry Gathering: Automate 2017

Strengthen your career and company during an historic week at Automate 2017 with the Future of Automation Theater, April 3 to April 6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Robotics from the U.S. to China, machine vision and start-up innovators, and acknowledging the entrepreneurial spirit unleashed in the industry offer unprecedented value, along with globally recognized panelists […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 03.24.2017

Can’t travel to Automate for the CVP training this year? No worries, get trained online! We understand that traveling takes away from value added activities. Your team can reduce expenses and increase productivity by taking the CVP courses online. Read More A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference “As the largest North American event devoted […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 03.10.2017

North American Machine Vision Market Sets New Record in 2016 Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 9, 2017 – North American sales of machine vision components and systems grew to $2.3 billion in 2016, its highest annual total on record, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group. Read More Artificial intelligence: Understanding […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.24.2017

Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. Last year proved record-setting for robotics in terms of orders and shipments in North America, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). Read More Gill […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.17.2017

Have you considered advanced motion control to improve your machines productivity? The manufacturing plants of our fathers and grandfathers are gone forever, along with the “three Ds” (dirty, dangerous, and dull) describing the jobs therein. Machine and worker productivity is the heart of economic growth, and emerging consumer applications (online shopping, smartphone connectivity, growing environmental […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.10.2017

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016 According to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry’s trade group… “New opportunities in automation for motion control and motors help drive this growth,” said Dana Whalls, Vice President of MCMA. “Automation technologies are enabling […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 02.03.2017

Businesses Ordered More Robots Last Year Than Ever Before North American businesses ordered 35,000 robots in 2016, a 10% increase from 2015, according to a report on Tuesday by trade organization Robotic Industries Association. Meanwhile, sales on those orders in the region reached an all-time high of $1.9 billion last year, beating the previous record […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 01.27.2017

Automation need not lead to job cuts The era of automation has already begun in Singapore with robotic processes being implemented in industries such as transport, financial, and food and beverage, often making human workers redundant. “Automated talent” may soon replace foreign talent as the target of criticism by workers that are affected by corporate […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 01.20.2017

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Launches Trade Association in Mexico The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the leading global advocate for the benefits of automating, announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association that is specifically dedicated to supporting and promoting the rapidly growing Mexican automation industry. With the world’s 11th largest economy, Mexico […]

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