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Motoman Partners with Dassault Systemes to Deliver State-of-the-Art Simulation Software for Academics

February 23, 2010

Motoman Inc., a leading industrial robot manufacturer, and Dassault Systèmes, Inc., a worldwide leader in 3D and PLM solutions, have entered into a partnership to market the DELMIA Digital Manufacturing simulation software to colleges and universities in North America. The DELMIA software suite includes Basic CATIA for 3D modeling, DELMIA V5 for robot simulation, plus three other components for human modeling, PLC validation and NC machining.

“The Dassault suite delivers the five most essential elements for educating today’s engineering students in virtual manufacturing and PLM. Through this partnership we are pleased to offer DELMIA software preconfigured with Motoman’s family of robots for the academic market,” says Roy Smolky, DELMIA Academic Sales – Americas.

“As a global leader in industrial robotics, Motoman has a long history of providing schools with robots and software for use in their engineering or technology programs. Adding the DELMIA software allows for a single development environment to be used for the entire CIM cell, not just for the robot. Educators can now focus on imparting automation concepts rather than on the particulars of a given robot language,” according to Erik Nieves, Technology Director for Motoman Inc.

Nieves adds, “Motoman is especially pleased to have DELMIA V5 support programming and simulation of our seven axis robots. The SIA family of highly dexterous robot arms is unique, and offers the academy an unprecedented hardware platform for research. Combining the SIA with Dassault’s software will enable schools to explore new applications while preparing tomorrow’s engineers to be productive upon graduation.”

Motoman provides robots and complete robotic automation for virtually every application and industry. Founded in 1989, Motoman is one of the largest robotic solution providers in North and South America with more than 29,000 robotic installations. Motoman’s parent, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, is the world’s leading robot manufacturer with an installed base of more than 200,000 robots. For more information, visit

Motoman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yasakawa Electric Corporation, a worldwide leader in mechatronics and robots. We provide world-class robotic automation solutions for a wide variety of applications including arc and spot welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material removal, picking, packaging, palletizing, machine tending, press tending and other general material handling applications.