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Robot Orders Break Record in First Half of 2016 - by Kagan Pittman, Engineering.com
AIA Posted 08/30/2016
The North American automation industry broke records through the first half of 2016, according to statistics released by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).
A record number of orders for industrial robots were booked early this year – 14,583 units, valued at approximately USD$817 million – from North American companies. This represents a growth of two percent over the same period in 2015.
Despite this growth, order revenues decreased by three percent in the first half of the year. However, shipment revenues hit a new record, as 13,620 robots valued at $838 million were shipped to North American customers.