Flex Ltd. honored Wittmann Group as a winner of one of its 2017 Preferred Supplier Awards at the Global Supplier Summit, hosted at the Flex Customer Innovation Center in Milpitas, Calif.
The award ceremony drew 160 guests. Domenik Nikollaj, Wittmann's international key account manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Flex procurement and supply chain people nominated suppliers for the Preferred Supplier Awards.
In other news, involving robots, Wittmann Group has added a new wear monitoring function in the vacuum system for suction cups on end-of-arm tooling. The feature is now available on all of the company's W8 servo robots. Vacuum suction cup wear comes because of the constantly alternating strain on the cups during the parts-removal cycle. Leaks also happen at the connection points of vacuum hoses.
Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. in Torrington, Conn., is the North American operation of the Austrian parent company.
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