Hypertherm Hyperthern acquires Canadian company Jabez TechnologiesClick image to enlargehas acquired Quebec robotics programming company Jabez Technologies, based in St. Laurent, QC.

 Hypertherm acquires Jabez Technologies, a Quebec company that develops software for robotic programmingClick image to enlargeJabez creates software to simply complex robotic programming. Jabez and Hypertherm say simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing. The companies say that by combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff it will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. At the same time, Jabez can enhance its support for a wide variety of robotic programming applications, including those beyond cutting, by leveraging Hypertherm’s global infrastructure and strong engineering community.

“A growing trend toward lean and flexible manufacturing is resulting in the expanded use of robotics in our served industries. Manufacturers realize that robots are increasingly critical to producing higher quality products at a lower cost, and to achieving the speed and flexibility needed to remain competitive,” says Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s president and CEO. “Adding Jabez to the Hypertherm team will enable Hypertherm to bring even greater value to our robotic customers, and at the same time provide Jabez with the support and resources to achieve its wider vision, which we share.”

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