Expanding robotic cutting capabilities, Hypertherm acquires Jabez Technologies

Hanover, NH - Plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems maker Hypertherm has acquired Jabez Technologies (St. Laurent, QC, Canada), a robotic programming software developer, to make it easier for companies to use robots for manufacturing applications.

Simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing. The two companies believe that combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff 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,” comments Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s president and CEO.

Hypertherm is not making any major changes to Jabez’s operations, leadership structure, or distribution channels. Chahe Bakmazjian, founder and president of the privately held company, will continue to lead his team as part of Hypertherm’s newly established Robotic Software group. Jabez’s current offices in the Montreal area will remain intact, with no consolidations or reductions planned. Support for non-Hypertherm cutting systems, non-cutting applications, and previously planned investments in engineering and support resources will continue.

For more information, please visit www.hypertherm.com.



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