Sunday, 03 February 2019 22:30

Behco-MRM Brings Universal Robots to Life

In the last 5 years, the Michigan manufacturing market has witnessed the introduction of a new collaborative robot (Cobot) on the production floor.  Designed to work alongside workers, Cobots are solving the labor problems for companies that have dirty and/or repetitive work.

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JR Automation Technologies LLC plans to invest $4 million into its facility in Holland Charter Township.

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A West Michigan industrial equipment manufacturer has made a capital investment in Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Grabit Inc., a provider of automation systems for soft goods manufacturers and warehouse logistics sectors.

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Industrial equipment manufacturer Burke Porter Group is expanding its product portfolio and manufacturing presence with the acquisition of Van Hoecke Automation.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:34

JR Automation acquires two Utah companies

A West Michigan manufacturer of custom automation equipment has acquired two Utah-based automation companies.

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Fifteen years ago, Micron Manufacturing Co. made a bold gamble. The Walker-based manufacturer invested substantial resources into replacing more than 60 lathes and other outdated equipment with 19 state-of-the-art CNC lathes featuring autonomous capabilities. At the time, the new automation equipment was relatively unknown, and represented a big step toward what company executives thought would be the future of manufacturing for their business.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:22

Manufacturing Survey: Automation

MiBiz and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center West (MMTC-West) would like to hear your thoughts, strategies and concerns related to manufacturing automation..

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Koops Inc., a manufacturer of custom automation equipment, plans to invest $4.9 million into a new 40,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its headquarters in Holland.

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