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President's Report by Marina Bill

Exciting times for the global robotics industry! We just returned from the Automate show in Detroit, whose lively show floor symbolized the huge opportunities for robotics and automation on the North American continent.

Takayuki Ito elected as IFR Vice President

The Executive Board of the IFR has elected Japanese Takayuki Ito (Fanuc Corporation) as its new Vice President. Mr. Ito succeeds Kenji Yamaguchi (Fanuc Corporation). Mr. Ito represents IFR along with IFR President Marina Bill.

IFR Executive Roundtable on 28 June at automatica

At the IFR Executive Round Table, experts from Fanuc, OnRobot, SBS-Feintechnik and Stäubli will discuss how to build resilience for Europe through automation. Marina Bill will present preliminary World Robotics figures on the European market.

IERA Award Recognizes Innovative Start-Up

Zen Koh and the team from Fourier Intelligence ultimately won the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award (IERA) for The ArmMotus EMU, presented at the ICRA 2023.

Robot Sales in North American Manufacturing Up 12 Percent

The North American robotics market showed strong growth: Total installations in manufacturing rose by 12% and reached 41,624 units in 2022. Number one adopter is the automotive industry: companies based in the US, Canada and Mexico installed 20,391 industrial robots – up 30% compared to 2021.

India´s Robot Boom Hits All-Time High

Sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 4,945 units installed. This is an increase of 54% compared to the previous year (2020: 3,215 units). In terms of annual installations, India now ranks in tenth position worldwide.

ISR Europe - Call for exhibition

The ISR Europe 2023 takes place end of September in Stuttgart, Germany and will be complemented by an exhibition area. Interested companies are welcome.

New Case Studies

Robotics contributing to human well being

When using robots in the pharmaceutical and medical fields, Stäubli is one of the pioneers. For decades, the company has been dedicated to the development of robots for life science applications and today can offer a wide range of four- and six-axis kinematics for these areas. 

Bahner and Schäfer integrate robots into production
Small and large series are covered by Bahner and Schäfer as well as single pieces and prototypes - in numerous variants and made of different spring steel types. With a new robot cell from ICM built around a Kawasaki robot, the traditional company is getting ready for the future.
Intelligent robots for commercial laundries
In the industrial laundry sector, automation has made it possible to process up to 100 tons of textiles per day, almost entirely without human intervention. However, until recently, loading towels or bed sheets into laundry folding machines was still a genuinely manual task.

Next Events

Munich, Germany
June 27 to 30, 2023
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
August 23 to 26, 2023
Jönköping, Sweden
September 13 and 14, 2023
Frankfurt, Germany
September 17 and 18, 2023

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