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Mecademic to receive 600K for automation in $1.9M round of federal funding


September 9, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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September 9, 2019 – Mecademic, the manufacturer of compact industrial robotic arms, has been awarded over $600,000 from the federal government in a $1.9-million round of non-repayable funding that is allowing three Montreal-based SMEs to make automation improvements.

Mecademic is receiving $656,251 to set up an electronic board assembly line, automate its assembly process using, among other things, its own robots, and to carry out marketing activities for its products. 

Comptoir Agricole Ste-Anne, which specializes in the sale and installation of agricultural equipment used for grain handling, will acquire and install new production equipment, including a laser cutting machine as well as a device for optimizing the management of raw material and product flows. It will also automate its production lines with its $1-million investment.

Groupe Somac, a family business based in Mirabel that specializes in the production of aluminum shelters, will purchase a five-axis machining centre and will upgrade its products. The $250,000 contribution from the governemnt will allow the company to streamline the shelter installation process and make the shelters accessible to a broader clientele.

The total investment is also expected to create 30 new jobs in Quebec.

For more on Mecademic’s innovative robotic arm designs, check out the new edition of Robotics Insider.