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Wandelbots expands no-code solution to US with Yaskawa as early customer

Wandelbots, the German-based no-code robotics software firm, recently opened a US headquarters in Chicago to expand its global operations and accelerate human-centered robotics solutions in the manufacturing industry.

Its signature software, Wandelbots Teaching, works the same with any robot, allowing users to control various models with no prior programming knowledge.

As the industrial robotics market continues to grow, developers and end users need an easy-to-use platform for robotic automation.

The Wandelbots’ no-code solution is built to provide users of all competencies the ability to program a robot for maximum efficiency and automation.

Christian Piechnick, Wandelbots founder and CEO, says: “Our product is tailor-made for the US market, which is ideal as a prerequisite for successful expansion.

“The labor shortage in the United States is severe right now and is getting worse. Wandelbots can help to face this challenge and support US companies on their way towards automation and digitization of manufacturing processes.”

Introducing a US-based vice president

The US division will be led by Sue Nicole Susenburger, who joined Wandelbots after nearly eight years at Bosch, most recently as global innovation strategy manager.

Susenburger says: “Wandelbots is driven by the mission to democratize robotics.

“We’re providing solutions to family-owned manufacturers that are struggling with labor shortage and need help implementing automation.”

Wandelbots secures first customers and strategic partners

The German scale-up has been growing its portfolio of partnerships, including Ohio-based robot manufacturer Yaskawa America, Motoman Robotics, one of the first original equipment manufacturers to add Wandelbots as a trusted technology partner.

Josh Leath, senior product manager for Yaskawa Motoman, says: “The Wandelbots Teaching technology adds great value and simplicity to our robots for our customers, especially with our ArcWorld cells.

“The easy-to-use software paired with its intuitive TracePen input device simplifies the user experience for any of our most popular industrial robots. It relieves the need for extensive robotics programming knowledge and opens new robotics automation opportunities for customers of all sizes.”

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