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Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth


October 24, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an Austrian lamination and joining specialist announced a partnership at Fakuma.

Wittmann Battenfeld to show off U.S. presence during open house


April 2, 2014 12:19 pm ET

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. will hold an open house June 5-6 to show off its 20,000-square-foot expansion to build larger-tonnage injection presses in Torrington, Conn., the U.S. headquarters of Austria-based Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH.

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Engel to open second plant in China


March 27, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH, the Austria-based maker of injection molding machines and robots, will open a second plant in China — an operation in Changzhou to make injection presses, auxiliary equipment and drive systems.

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Granulator maker Avian opening US factory in Chicago


March 14, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Granulating equipment manufacturer Avian Group will open a factory in Chicago this year, and plans to move its headquarters there in the near future.

Conair add web-based controls for feeders


March 10, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Conair Group has expanded its web-enabled control software to make its TrueFeed feeders controllable with most networked devices, adding to its combination of Internet-controlled blenders, dryers and material-handling controls.

Medical industry molders increase investments in automation


March 10, 2014 11:59 am ET

Medical processors were in the market for some serious automated help last year, at least according to robot maker Sepro America LLC, which saw a 34 percent increase over 2012 sales in 2013.

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