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Robot Sales in North America Jump 40% in First Half of 2010
Orders by non-automotive companies lead according to Robotics Industries Association. Arc welding and materials handling lead the applications.


Orders by non-automotive companies lead according to Robotics Industries Association.  Arc welding and materials handling lead the applications.

North American based robotics companies saw orders jump 40% in units in the first half of 2010, according to new figures released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

A total of 6,316 robots valued at $411.4 million were ordered by North American companies through June, a rise of 40% in units and 48% in dollars over the same period in 2009.  When orders to companies outside of North America are included, the increases are even larger, up 54% in units and 62% in dollars.

“In North America, the biggest…

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