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Robot Orders Fall 4 Percent in 2Q

Thursday, August 22, 2002
North American robotics companies saw orders from North American customers fall four percent in the second quarter of 2002 versus the comparable period last year, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, MI. Through the first six months of the year, new robot orders totaled 4850 units valued at $337.9 million, off one percent in nits sold through the same period last year, and two percent in revenue. The good news: orders have turned up for robots used in material-handling, arc-welding and dispensing/coating applications. New orders for material-handling robots jumped 20 percent in the second quarter.

Air-Filtration Website Updated

Thursday, August 22, 2002
Donaldson Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, has redesigned the website for its Industrial Air Filtration group, previously known as the Donaldson Dust Collection Group. The updated site, still at, integrates fully the family of Donaldson Company brands, and provides direct links to all divisions within the company. The site is information-rich, with product information, application details, company news, customer support and direct links to customer-service representatives.

Online Marketplace for Coiled Strip and Wire

Wednesday, August 21, 2002
At, users gain access to an online service created to give material sellers an organized to post surplus materials, and to provide buyers with a searchable database of materials ready for shipment. The site is free, except for a processing fee to the buyer when an actual purchase is made.


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