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Published: 9/17/2019

OnRobot Announces Universal End-of-Arm Tooling Compatibility
Following the release of an I/O Converter Kit, OnRobot now says that all its products feature a unified mechanical and communications interface.

Published: 8/21/2019

Robotiq Announces Compatibility of Vacuum Grippers with Omron Cobots
The AirPick and EPick grippers will be available as part of Omron’s Plug&Play ecosystem of compatible peripheral equipment and software. 

Published: 8/14/2019

Deal Between Universal Robots, Haas Distributor to Increase Machine Shop Access to Cobots
“There is tremendous potential both for retrofitting existing installations with UR cobots and for getting through the door to new customers, offering turnkey solutions,” says Phillips Corp.

Published: 8/9/2019

OnRobot Opens California Office for Research and Development
The office area has 6,000 square feet for engineers, researchers and local staff to work and develop new products.

Published: 7/25/2019

Universal Robots Opens Authorized Training Centers
Through hands-on classes hosted by UR trained teachers, the ATCs aims to broaden users’ understanding of the UR cobots’ range of use cases, while providing opportunities for hands-on practice in real-life applications.

Published: 5/28/2019

Gosiger to Host Gosigerfest 2019
Product, automation and application specialists will be on hand to demonstrate more than 25 machines and discuss specific manufacturing challenges. 

Published: 4/25/2019

Mikko Nyman Appointed Fastems CEO
The former CEO, Tomas Hedenborg, will continue as an advisor to the board of directors and support Mr. Nyman in his new role until the end of the 2019.

Published: 11/23/2018

Universal Robots Hires Former Rethink Robotics Employees
Universal Robots welcomes more than 20 former Rethink Robotics staff members, incorporating valuable expertise in engineering, product development and customer applications.

Published: 11/2/2018

OnRobot Establishes U.S. HQ in Dallas, Texas
“Not only was it the prime location for our business, we were also pleased to see the tech boom that has been going on in the city,” says Kristian Hulgard, general manager of OnRobot’s Americas division.

Published: 10/29/2018

As Rethink Robotics Closes, Hahn Group Picks Up Sawyer Technology
As part of the transaction, Hahn Group has acquired all patents and trademarks of Rethink Robotics as well as its software platform, Intera5.