March 15, 2004
Explosive Growth Predicted In Worldwide Vehicle Production
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The North American market for industrial robotics grew by 16% in 2003, with FANUC Robotics' sales growing at an even faster pace. "Today's manufacturers need to increase efficiency to compete in the global marketplace and view robotic automation as a key component of their strategy," said Rick Schneider, president and CEO of FANUC Robotics America Inc. "In 2004 we expect continued growth in the U.S. robotics market due to the need for North American manufacturing to further decrease costs while improving quality. Robotic automation becomes the key to survive in the industrial market."
FANUC Robotics America Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures robots and robotic systems for a wide range of industries and applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, palletizing, packing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides software designed for specific applications, along with controls, vision products, and aftermarket support.
are suitable for, select application. It's obviously not as simple as buying a toaster, but FANUC does make it relatively easy to quickly spec out a potential robot based on your needs and criteria.
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