Noted actor and film director Mel Brooks told viewers often in his 1981 film “History of the World Part I” that “it’s good to be the king.” What he failed to say, though, is that it’s hard to stay the king, or leader, of a big industry for a long time.
In the world of assembly, ABB is known primarily for its leading-edge industrial robots. But, there’s much more to this multinational corporation, which operates 300 manufacturing plants in 100 countries, has nearly 150,000 employees, and reported global revenue of $42 billion in 2013.
PLEASANTON, CA—A Chinese explosives manufacturer has placed a $1.1 million order with Adept Technology Inc. for its Quattro s650 delta-style robots. Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co. will use the robots on its automated packaging lines.