Moduform puts Rethink Robotics collaborative robot to work making furniture

Challenged with a hard-to-find human workforce, family owned company brings in a robot Family-owned furniture manufacturer Moduform has given a job to Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer collaborative robot at its Fitchburg, Massachusetts facility. Faced with a shortage of workers, Moduform brought in Sawyer to fill that gap. The company says utilising the collaborative robot is also … Continue reading Moduform puts Rethink Robotics collaborative robot to work making furniture

Tennplasco invests in Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer Robot and sees return in under four months

Tennplasco, a plastic injection molding company, says it solved its labor shortage and met its return on investment just three and a half months after integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer into its Lafayette, Tennessee facility.  The company says it has increased its productivity and efficiency, giving it a competitive advantage in the injection molding market. 

DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

DHL has invested in four new Sawyer robots in order to evaluate the solution as part of its robotics research and development programme. The company describes the purchase of the Sawyer robots as “the first step” in its robotics deployment journey. DHL says the collaborative robots will be flexibly used across its 19 contract packing, … Continue reading DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

Rethink Robotics has signed deals with nine distribution partners throughout the United States and Europe to extend the availability of its smart, collaborative robots. With an extensive network throughout the world – including partners in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico and Australia – these distribution deals are part of Rethink’s … Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

Acorn shortens supply chain with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Acorn Sales, a specialist in customized, handmade rubber stamps and embossing seals, says it has significantly shortened its supply chain by deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer at its facility in Richmond, Virginia. Family-owned and operated for over three generations, Acorn is a self-described “small business operating in an Amazon world”. With Sawyer, the company says it … Continue reading Acorn shortens supply chain with Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer

Rethink Robotics agrees distribution deal with Aldakin Automation in Spain

Aldakin Automation will distribute Rethink’s Sawyer throughout the country Rethink Robotics has reached an agreement with Aldakin Automation to distribute its collaborative robots to the entire Spanish manufacturing market. Fresh off the launch of its new Intera 5 software, which can coordinate a work cell from a single Sawyer robot, Rethink Robotics says it aims to … Continue reading Rethink Robotics agrees distribution deal with Aldakin Automation in Spain

Rethink Robotics launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ software platform

Rethink Robotics has launched what it describes as a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything in a smart factory. The collaborative industrial robot maker says the extensible software is “redefining automation deployments and providing a gateway to the factory of the future”. Rethink Robotics calls its software platform Intera 5, and says it “connects everything from … Continue reading Rethink Robotics launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ software platform

Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

Rethink Robotics, maker of the Baxter and Sawyer industrial robots, says it has raised new funds for global expansion and new product development   Rethink Robotics has raised $18 million in new funding as part of its Series E financing round. The new round includes funding from leading asset manager and private equity investment firm, Adveq, … Continue reading Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

Rethink Robotics signs exclusive distribution deal with Hunan Cothink in China

Hunan Cothink will distribute Sawyer and Baxter robots throughout the country Rethink Robotics has reached an exclusive agreement with collaborative robotics provider Hunan Cothink Robotics Technology Company to distribute its robots to the entire Chinese manufacturing community. Rethink Robotics and Hunan Cothink originally announced a partnership in February of this year that awarded Hunan Cothink distribution … Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs exclusive distribution deal with Hunan Cothink in China

Chinese energy company employs Sawyer industrial robot from Rethink Robotics

Five Sawyer robots power flexible production in smart metering, power distribution and energy management  Wasion Group, a provider of integrated solutions in smart metering, smart power distribution and energy management in China and international markets, has deployed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer industrial robot on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters. Wasion is moving forward with … Continue reading Chinese energy company employs Sawyer industrial robot from Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer signs deal with Korean company TPC Mechatronics

Rethink Robotics has reached a deal with a South Korean pneumatic equipment manufacturer and distributor.  TPC Mechatronics will utilise Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics in its own facility, as well as the facilities of its customers, in “an effort to move the entire industry toward smarter factories”, according to the companies. The exclusive distribution partner of Rethink … Continue reading Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer signs deal with Korean company TPC Mechatronics

Tag Team Manufacturing says using Rethink Robotics machines has improved performance by 25 per cent

Tag Team Manufacturing, a specialist in precision production runs and prototype work for original equipment manufacturers, says deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer for large production jobs at its facility in Parker, Colorado, has led to significant improvements in its productivity. Tag Team uses Sawyer in an effort to help decrease client costs while shortening the delivery times … Continue reading Tag Team Manufacturing says using Rethink Robotics machines has improved performance by 25 per cent

Rethink Robotics signs up 10 new partners in eight months

Rethink Robotics says it has reached partnership agreements with 10 separate companies in seven different countries in the past eight months. Rethink, which makes collaborative robots it gives human names like “Baxter” and “Sawyer”, recently arranged inaugural global channel partner summit in Boston which was attended by more than 30 of its partner companies. The companies discussed market trends in the rapidly … Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs up 10 new partners in eight months

Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer makes first appearance at Hannover Messe

Sawyer robots to demonstrate three different manufacturing tasks on the show floor Rethink Robotics will showcase its high performance Sawyer robot at Hannover Messe 2016, providing the international audience an opportunity to see how smart, collaborative robots are changing the game in the global manufacturing marketplace. Germany is a cornerstone market in Europe for Rethink … Continue reading Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer makes first appearance at Hannover Messe

Industrial robot maker Rethink Robotics signs up new distributors

Sawyer robot to be distributed by automation providers in France, UK and Israel  Rethink Robotics is continuing its global expansion with new distribution partnerships with four separate automation providers three different countries. In France, Rethink has signed up Humarobotics; in the UK, two companies – Active8 Robots and Cobotix; and iCobots in Israel. Rethink says … Continue reading Industrial robot maker Rethink Robotics signs up new distributors