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Cognex Barcode Readers Selected by Leading Warehouse Automation Company

Natick, MA - Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced today that it has received purchase orders totaling more than $3 million from a U.S.-based designer of logistics automation systems. The customer will integrate Cognex DataMan® 300 barcode readers into numerous shipping and distribution centers for a major retailer.

Sercos-capable products for any application

Hannover Fair confirms growing interest in Sercos technology

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos® automation bus, registered high interest in Sercos-capable products at Hannover Fair. A broad portfolio of Sercos-enabled products and growing demand for high performance Ethernet automation busses was responsible for the increasing demand. Visitors to the Sercos joint booth saw that Sercos offers a solution for any application.

SERAPID to participate in the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) 2014 Supplier’s Night Exhibition

Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of lifts and transfer systems technology, will be exhibiting at the annual Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Supplier’s Night Exhibition in Independence, OH, on April 22 from Noon to 8:30 pm.

Rotor Clip receives AS9100 Certification

Somerset, NJ - Rotor Clip has taken another step in its goal to continuously improve its products and processes and increase overall customer satisfaction by recently meeting all the requirements for an AS9100 certification.

Rotor Clip can now offer the Aerospace industry a “one stop” shop for tapered, constant section and spiral retaining rings, wave springs and self-compensating hose clamps.

FRABA subsidiary CONISTICS wins Polish business award

Heerlen, NL/ Cologne, Germany - The FRABA Group, an international supplier of industrial sensor products, announces that its CONISTICS division has received a “Business Gazelle” award from the publication Puls Biznesu. This award recognizes the fastest growing small to mid-sized enterprises in the Polish economy. For the CONISTICS facility in Slubice, western Poland, revenue increased by 150 % between 2010 and 2012.
CONISTICS is responsible for the manufacture of products sold by FRABA’s POSITAL and VITECTOR divisions.

With Power and Efficiency, Ford F-150 Leads Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in V6 Sales

  • 57 percent of Ford F-150 buyers in January and February choose V6 engine option
  • Since 2010, Ford accounts for 91 percent of industry’s growth in V6 truck sales
  • Ford F-150 V6 sales represented 78 percent of all light-duty truck V6 sales in 2013
The Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ engine represents 46 percent of F-150 pickup truck sales in February and the 3.7-liter V6 represents 11 percent.
Dearborn, MI - More than 57 percent of Ford Motor Company’s F-150 retail sales so far this year are powered by V6 engines – the highest six-cylinder

Manufacturing with Robots and Automation Drives Growth for Vickers Engineering

Rochester Hills, MI - FANUC America Corporation has released a new YouTube video about Vickers Engineering, a New Troy, Michigan-based manufacturer growing at 20 to 30 percent annually with the help of robots and automation.

According to Matt Tyler, Vickers president and CEO since 1999, the company had 35 employees when he took the reigns 15 years ago. Now, the Tier 1 supplier has nearly 200 highly-trained employees working in conjunction with 12 robotic cells to produce parts locally for global customers.

Motion Control Market 2014-2018 with Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Yaskawa Electric & Schneider Electric Dominating

Dublin, Ireland -Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Motion Control Market 2014-2018 with Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Yaskawa Electric & Schneider Electric Dominating" report to their offering.

One of the major growth drivers in the market is the increasing investment by manufacturing industries. The growth in manufacturing industries, mainly in the Semiconductor, Automotive, and Machinery industries, will drive the growth of the market.

ARM-Powered® Robot Breaks World Speed Record For Solving A Rubik’s Cube At UK’s Big Bang Fair 2014

Cambridge & Birmingham, England - The CUBESTORMER 3 robot which uses ARM® processor technology has smashed the Guinness World Record™ title for solving a Rubik’s® Cube, recording a time of 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK. It is the fastest-ever time set by a robot for the completion of a Rubik’s cube and the result of 18 months of effort by co-inventors David Gilday and Mike Dobson who worked on the project in their spare time.

Webinar on March 26, 2014 11:00am EST - Automation and Food Safety - IP69K Products to meet new FDA FSMA standards

This webinar will include a general discussion on IP69K and USDA Approval of Automation Products for the Food & Beverage, Pharma and Food Processing Industries. The webinar will cover the following discussion topics:

• What is FSMA –Food Safety Modernization Act
• IP69K Protection Rating Explained
• USDA Approval Standard Explained
• Important Considerations When Selecting Actuators for the Food and Beverage Industry
• Installation Requirements to Conform with USDA Accepted Equipment Certification
• Construction of Actuators for IP69K Approval