ABB Enhances Portfolio of High-Speed Industrial Robots With Codian Acquisition

Strategic buy builds on industry-leading food and beverage, pharmaceutical and logistics portfolio

ABB has acquired Codian Robotics B.V., a leading provider of delta robots, which are used primarily for high-precision pick and place applications. Codian Robotics’ offering includes a hygienic design line, ideal for hygiene-sensitive industries including food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. With the transaction, ABB is accelerating its engagement in the growing field of delta robots.

Codian Robotics is located in Ede, Netherlands and employs 20 people globally. The company will continue to serve its customers directly. The acquisition was signed and closed on October 1, 2020 and both parties agreed not to disclose any details regarding the purchase price.

“Our acquisition underscores our focus on breakthrough technology, helping our customers to fully realize the potential of automation and increase their flexibility in a rapidly changing business landscape,” said Sami Atiya, President of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation. “Codian Robotics’ technologies and industry expertise are the perfect addition to our suite of food and beverage, pharmaceutical, service robotics and logistics solutions, while also supporting ABB’s machine-centric robotics offering.”

“Over the years, we have developed an extensive product portfolio. ABB’s impressive global presence and industry expertise will help us make our portfolio available globally. I am looking forward to working together to write the next chapter of our success story,” said Freek Hartman, Founder of Codian Robotics.

While today the majority of robots in the food and beverage industry are not designed for touching food, Codian Robotics’ portfolio includes a hygienic design that allows safe, open food processing.

“There is a strong need for pick and place robots that ensure high hygienic standards, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our food and beverage, pharmaceutical and logistics customers are particularly interested in the potential of automation, enabling supply chains to continue to

Epson Expands Business Inkjet Portfolio with Cost-Effective, Color A3 Multifunction Printer for Businesses in Today’s Shifting Work Environments

New WorkForce EC-C7000 Ushers In-House, On-Demand Printing for Professional-Quality Prints up to 13″ x 19″

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc. today introduced the Epson WorkForce®EC-C7000, the affordable color A3 multifunction printer designed for reliability and to deliver fast, professional-quality prints up to 13″ x 19″. Engineered to meet the needs of today’s hybrid workforce, the EC-C7000 produces fast, high-quality, color prints with DURABrite® Ultra instant-dry pigment ink and offers simple wireless setup1 for professionals working remote, promoting productivity at home, in small businesses or wherever work might lead.

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To support businesses in today’s shifting work environments, the EC-C7000 offers flexible features for retail, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), remote offices, and home offices requiring a reliable, color MFP capable of printing up to 13″x19″. The EC-C7000 offers convenient security features, including secure wireless and secure data erase, and easy wireless setup on a smartphone or mobile device1 with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). Additional flexibility and convenience features include built-in wireless, Wi-Fi Direct®2 and Ethernet networking.

“Epson aims to equip its partners with the technology to ready their clients’ businesses for prosperity and maneuver workflow obstacles,” said Alan Chen, product manager, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Recognizing the surge in employees working from home and in hybrid environments, Epson designed the EC-C7000 to help businesses bring affordable,  professional-quality printing in-house for businesses such as the hospitality sector mandated to print and display signage or create disposable menus.”

The comprehensive color MFP, the EC-C7000 offers auto two-sided print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities with a large, 550-sheet paper capacity, two 250-sheet front trays and 50-sheet rear tray, plus a 50-sheet ADF. Engineered with PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, the EC-C7000