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Drawing on the strengths we have nurtured as the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments, we are driving ahead globally in our three fields of musical instruments, audio equipment, and industrial machinery/components and other. We have Yamaha Group companies and branches in more than 30 countries and regions, and are expanding operations to meet the needs of customers around the world and to deepen our engagement with our valued customers.

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RIOS Intelligent Machines Announces Successful Completion of $13 Million Series B Funding Round

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: RIOS, Yamaha, IAG Capital Partners

RIOS Intelligent Machines, a leader in AI-powered robotics for the manufacturing industry, is excited to announce the successful completion of a $13 million Series B funding round. This significant milestone was co-led by Yamaha Motor Corporation and IAG Capital Partners, marking a continued and strengthened partnership in advancing manufacturing and automation technologies.

This new round of funding will fuel RIOS’s growth in three key industry segments: wood products, beverage distribution, and packaged food products. The company will continue to roll out highly differentiated AI and vision-driven robotics solutions, starting with a groundbreaking product in the lumber and plywood handling sector.

Read more at Business Wire

Raising Productivity With the Latest Connected Factory Standards

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✍️ Author: Gordon Brown

🔖 Topics: IIoT

🏢 Organizations: Yamaha

IIoT technologies now bring standardised protocols and APIs into the mix, like JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and REST (REpresentational State Transfer) web-based API, that enable factory equipment and IT applications to communicate. Without these standardised platforms, compatibility between equipment and applications is far from plug-and-play, requiring labour-intensive and costly collaboration between different parties’ software development teams. The incoming IPC-CFX connected factory exchange protocol (IPC-2591), aims to establish a single standard for all aspects of managing data and communications in digital factories.

One example is YSUP-LINK, which is a part of Yamaha’s YSUP production support system. It uses REST to allow surface-mount equipment like a YSP10 automated printer and the latest YRM20 mounters in a production line to be connected to various third-party MES or other Industry 4.0 applications. It also handles controlling and collecting information from equipment in the production line and connects to intelligent component storage, as well as supporting the possibility to connect with third-party equipment and software in the future.

Read more at I40 Today

Rios, a startup developing robots that can grasp objects, has raised $28M

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🔖 Topics: funding event

🏢 Organizations: RIOS, Yamaha

Rios today announced that it raised $28 million in a series A funding round led by Main Sequence with participation from Yamaha Motor Ventures, Orbit Venture Partners, Hypertherm Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, Grit Ventures, Valley Capital Partners, and others, bringing the startup’s total raised to more than $33 million.

Founded in 2018 by former Xerox PARC engineers CEO Bernard Casse, Christopher Lalau-Keraly, Christopher Paulson, Clinton Smith, and Matthew Shaffer, San Francisco, California-based Rios develops and deploys robots to factory assembly lines and warehouses to automate supply chain and logistics operations. As a business, the company provides what it calls “factory automation-as-a-service” for brands across manufacturing, food services, agriculture, and biochemical, offering a subscription-based product to mechanize individual manufacturing lines.

Read more at VentureBeat