Midea makes bid for robotics maker Kuka official

DW.com:  Chinese appliance firm Midea has announced it has launched a cash offer for a stake of 30 percent in German industrial robotics supplier Kuka. The takeover bid has stoked controversy in Germany and Europe. Midea said on Thursday it would offer 115 euros ($130) per share to Kuka owners under efforts to become the biggest single shareholder in one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots. The Chinese appliance maker, which is so far only known to be producing washing machines and air conditioners, also said its offer would end July 15, with no ceiling on the percentage of shares it was aiming to buy.  Kuka shares closed at just above 106 euros in trading at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The stock gained about 26 percent since the deal was first proposed in May.   Cont'd...

ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION'S ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY FAIR SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 11th, 2016

Several live demonstrations of ATI's Robotic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors, Utility Couplers, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Robotic Deburring Tools will run throughout the day

Affordable Nanometer-Precision Linear Stage Based on PiezoWalk Linear Motor

An ultra-precise motor in a compact, flat stage design facilitates mechanical integration of the new N-565 linear positioner.

MCMA Technical Conference in New Orleans Registration Open

MCMA's TechCon is an educational conference focused on the needs of users of motion control and motor technologies. New in 2016, the conference includes MCMA's Certified Motion Control Professional training.

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads with Helical Gearing

The new models, HPG-R, add low-speed ratios from 3:1 through 10:1 including all integer ratios in between. HPG-R employs helical gearing for improved noise reduction and higher torque capacity. Ideal for a variety of machinery and equipment designs, these new models enhance the already successful HPG series.

MFG.com Releases MFGWatch 2016 Report & Forecast

Buyers' and Suppliers' Insights Bring Manufacturing Industry Trends into Focus

The University of Pittsburgh and ANSYS develop new computing tools to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing

Partnership establishes new ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory at Swanson School of Engineering

MTM Robotics Announces Multiyear Agreement with Airbus S.A.S.

MTM Robotics designs and manufactures sophisticated automated drilling, fastening and inspection machines, and robotic end effectors utilized by the major aircraft manufacturers throughout the world.

Innomech develops high speed packaging system for global automotive supplier

Innomech has designed the new system to automate a particularly labour-intensive and repetitive product packaging process for a series of components that are used within automotive fuel injectors.

Dorner's New 2200 Series LPZ / Z Frame Conveyor, Fits Under Machinery and Other Tight Spots

Dorner's new 2200 LPZ / Z-Frame Conveyor comes with one or two pivot points, and features an extremely low profile to fit under machinery or any other tight spots.

Photron's FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, and WX High Speed Cameras with Double the Memory at 32GB

The high-speed video cameras in Photron's FASTCAM Mini AX, UX and WX product lines offer twice the memory from previous 16GB models, now at 32GB.

Direct Marking for FDA UDI Compliance

Understanding Permanent Marks and Methods for UDI Marking and Verification

Basic Assembly Skills Are as Important as Ever, Even in This Technology-heavy Era

Whatever advancements the future holds, production facilities will continue to need individuals who have a wide range of basic assembly skills and those individuals will always be indispensable.

Amada Miyachi Europe Acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

Amada Miyachi Europe announces that it has acquired Macgregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England, a leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro joining equipment.

TI enables smaller, safer and more accurate rotary position sensing with the industry's most integrated resolver sensor interface

New resolver-to-digital converter enables up to a 50 percent reduction in board space and a lower bill-of-materials cost in automotive and industrial applications

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