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reddit Maine company contracted to produce millions of testing swabs Puritan Medical Products of Guilford has been awarded more than $11 million from the federal government to produce millions more testing swabs. GUILFORD — A Maine medical supplies manufacturer has been awarded more than $11 million from the federal government to produce millions more testing swabs. Puritan Medical Products of Guilford received the money through the federal Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, said Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday. The company will increase its production of swabs by three million per month, Collins said. Puritan has played a major role in the U.S.’s efforts to conduct enough testing to help corral the coronavirus pandemic. The White House announced in June that the federal government was providing more than $75 million for Puritan to double its production to 40 million swabs per month. The company’s total production of flock tip swabs and foam swabs is at least 90 million per month now, Collins said. “Increased testing is crucial to tracking and slowing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our communities safe,” she said.

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Kuka receives ‘major order’ from VW for production of ID.Buzz Kuka has received what it describes as a “major order” for body-in-white production robots and systems of the ID.Buzz from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. VW is focusing on electromobility and with the ID.Buzz brings its classic, the Bulli, to the road as a fully electric version. Kuka is responsible for the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a fully automated body shop system for the underbody of the all-electric ID.Buzz. Most of the systems are assembled at Kuka in Augsburg, commissioned and then delivered to the customer. On an area of about 14,000 square meters, underbody 1 and 2 including associated subassemblies will be implemented. Process technologies such as resistance spot welding, bonding, nut and stud welding are carried out in the 15 modular production lines. Among other things, so-called Kuka Rack Changer are used to supply the car body components to the production line. Kuka is using its extensive know-how to support the biggest transformation in the history of the automotive industry and the new technical challenges it faces. Gerald Mies, CEO Kuka Systems, says: “Automated, intelligent systems are needed to meet the requirements for the cost-effective production of complex e-vehicles.