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B&R Reports Strong Growth

B&R continues to enjoy steady growth. Using the occasion of the Hannover Messe, managing director Hans Wimmer presented the final numbers for the past year. (more)

Kollmorgen Presents AKMH Servomotors and AKD Decentralized Drives at Interpack 2014

Kollmorgen will be exhibiting its family of motion control solutions for packaging machine builders at Interpack 2014, located in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 8-14, 2014 (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Adds MDT Software to its e-F@ctory Alliance Program

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announced that it has selected MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, to join its e-F@ctory Alliance Program. (more)

Pittman Motors and Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Offer Free Shipping for Online Orders

Pittman Motors and Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, business units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, announces the launch of a new and improved "Express" websites that include a free shipping option. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Opens Certified Training Center in Norwood, Mass.

In an effort to make training convenient for its customers throughout North America, Mitsubishi Electric Automation has opened a Certified Training Center at Gibson Engineering in Norwood, Mass. (more)

Taking Packaging to a Whole New Level

B&R continues to push packaging machine performance to its physical limits. (more)

Security and Surveillance Expert to Speak at The Vision Show in Boston, Focusing on Technolog

Dennis Treece, Colonel, US Army (Retired) and Former Chief Security Officer and Director, Department of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will give the keynote presentation titled “High-end Surveillance and Security – How Technology is Helping Protect Us” at The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference. (more)

Adil Shafi: In Memoriam

Trade associations like the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) depend heavily upon dedicated and passionate volunteers to accomplish their mission. We rely on people who can work with a “leave your logo” at the door attitude and put the best interests of the industry at heart. (more)

Collaborative Robots Workshop in Boston on April 16, 2014

Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, are the hottest topic in robotics right now. A special workshop focused on the technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts of this major advancement in the field will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (more)

Memorial Service Set for Adil Shafi, Industry Leader

Adil Shafi, who has been a robotics and vision industry leader for more than two decades, died on April 4, 2014. (more)

B&R Geared up for Industry 4.0

According to the Industry 4.0 working group, Smart Factories and the Internet of Things will be reality by 2025. (more)

Alizem Joins C2MI as Commercialization Partner

Alizem is proud to announce the signature of an agreement with the Centre de Collaboration MiQro Innovation (C2MI). (more)

B&R Germany Under New Leadership

Markus Sandhöfner became the new general manager of B&R Germany at the beginning of this year. (more)

The Vision Show Exhibit Floor Is Sold Out

The Vision Show announced today that the exhibit floor is sold out. (more)

Attend an Automation and Food Safety Webinar: IP69K Products to Meet New FDA FSMA Standards

This webinar will include a general discussion on IP69K and USDA Approval of Automation Products for the Food & Beverage, Pharma and Food Processing Industries (more)

Kollmorgen Drives the Lightweight Helpers of Universal Robots

UR 5 and UR 10 are the names of the two models with which Universal Robots aim to establish the flexibility of articulated-arm robots in industrial production (more)

eWON Joins Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s e-F@ctory Alliance Program

eWON, which offers industrial VPN routers and Ethernet modems for remote access to PLCs and machines, is the newest member of the Mitsubishi Electric Automation e-F@ctory Alliance Program. (more)

ADLINK Announces 100% Share Acquisition of Embedded PC Maker PENTA GmbH

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announces the 100% share acquisition of PENTA GmbH in Germany for approximately 5.4M Euro based on the resolution of the board meeting held on March 12, 2014. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Energy Website for Manufacturers

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has launched a website to address the energy challenges faced by the manufacturing sector. (more)

Kollmorgen Servomotors Honored as Finalist in the 2013 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards

Robust design raises the standard for hygienic, washdown servomotors and cables for food, beverage, pharma and caustic chemical environments. (more)

Lenze Electro-Mechanical to Present Educational Seminar

Lenze Electro-Mechanical Business Development Manager to discuss rightsizing geared motors and drives at MODEX 2014. (more)

B&R Innovations at the 2014 EWEA in Barcelona

State-of-the-art technology for the wind power industry (more)

The Vision Show and Conference to be held in Boston, April 15-17, 2014

The Vision Show provides vision users, system integrators, machine builders and OEMS with access to the latest technologies and applications (more)

BelAZ-75710 Dumper Truck Powered by Siemens Driving Gear Lays a Claim to an Entry in Guinness

BelAZ-75710, the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck with weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons demonstrated the performance worth of an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. (more)

Alizem appoints Guy Côté as new Vice-President of Sales

Alizem is pleased to announce that Mr. Guy Côté has recently joined its organization as new Vice-President of Sales, bringing with him a wealth of more than 20 years of experience in international technology sales for companies involved in semiconductors, EDA, IP and system design industries. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Decline 5% in 2013

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 5% in 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

RIA Hosting First Collaborative Robots Workshop in Boston

Industry Leaders to Explore Important Questions About this New Field. (more)

Lenze Posts Positive FY2013 Sales Growth

Lenze announces earnings at ‘Race for the Future’ Trade Press Event. (more)

Electromate Launches BlackBerry App for the Motion Control User

Tech-laden Free App is a ‘must-have’ technical resource for any novice or experienced engineer who uses Motion Control Products in their Industrial Automation machinery. (more)

Michael Cyros Honored with 2014 AIA Achievement Award

Mike Cyros, Chief Commercial Officer, Allied Vision Technologies, was presented with the 2014 AIA Achievement Award during a ceremony held today at AIA’s 22nd Annual Business Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. (more)

A3 Announces 2014 Board of Directors

The A3 2014 Board of Directors was announced today during the A3 Business Forum in Orlando, Florida. (more)

Elmo’s Compact New Gold Duet Integrated Servo Drive and Motor Reduces Costs for Lab Applications

Elmo’s highly advanced, compact products offer excellent cost-cutting advantages for laboratory screening systems and robots, portable scanning and diagnostics systems, microscopy automation and other applications. (more)

Siemens Receives 2013 Global Smart Machine Safety Networks Company of the Year Award

Siemens received Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Company of the Year Award in the machine safety networks market as part of Frost & Sullivan’s Top 50 Game Changers analysis. (more)

Kollmorgen Teams Up with Segway for Give Away

Riding (or some say driving), a Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) should be on everyone’s bucket list — owning one is an even better idea. (more)

Siemens Receives 2013 Global Smart Machine Safety Networks Company of the Year Award

Siemens Safety Integrated solutions, with Totally Integrated Automation, selected best in class. (more)

DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy: A Practical 1/2 Day Course Presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon moto

Monday February 3rd in Coquitlam, BC and Tuesday February 4th in Calgary, AB. (more)

Advanced Motion Control System Simplifies Design of Modular Printing Machinery

An economic multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment from ABB is helping Rollem to rapidly evolve its modular finishing system. (more)

Educational Resources Kits Available from Bosch Rexroth

Kits provide case studies, technical papers, software tools and web resources for factory automation, mechatronics, hydraulics, packaging and printing, and mobile technology. (more)

A3 Launches New Website to Educate and Inform About the Benefits of Automation

A3 has launched a new blog-based website about companies that are successful because of automation. (more)

ACS Motion Control U.S. Moving to New Location

ACS Motion Control is moving to Bloomington, MN. (more)

MCA Surpasses the 100 Company Membership Mark!

The Motion Control Association (MCA), the global trade group representing the motion control industry, announced that it has reached a milestone of surpassing 100 member companies. T (more)

A3 President Jeff Burnstein Interviewed by Bloomberg Television on Google’s Latest Robotics Moves

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) President Jeff Burnstein participated in a discussion on the Bloomberg Television Network “Street Smart” program. (more)

Extreme Environment Operation of DC Servo Motors. What are the Challenges and What is Required?

In this webinar you will learn how to size a motor for a particular application; how key motor data change with ambient temperature and environment they run in; how to make a DC motor “Heavy Duty” and how the outcome is tested at maxon.


Automate 2015 Launches New Website

Automate 2015 show organizers announced today that a new website for the event has launched -


WITTENSTEIN Appoints Dr. Lars Aldinger to Vice President, Production and Welcomes Him to the U.S.

WITTENSTEIN North America welcomes Dr. Lars Aldinger to the United States, as he begins a new role as Vice President of Production, after serving as Director of Technology Development at WITTENSTEIN AG in Switzerland. (more)

ADVANCED Motion Controls® will be Exhibiting at the SPS IPC Drives Show in Germany in November

ADVANCED Motion Controls will be exhibiting at the SPS IPC Drives show in Germany from November 26-28, 2013. (more)

Motion Control Shipments Down 5.4% Through First Nine Months of 2013

For the first nine months of 2013, motion control product shipments are down 5.4% from the same period in 2012, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

National Instruments Named Among the World’s Top 10 Best Multinational Workplaces

For the third consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute has ranked National Instruments among the top 25 multinational companies to work for in the world. (more)

Servotronix Presents Innovative Motion Control Solutions at the SPS IPC DRIVES 2013

Servotronix will be presenting its full range of motion solutions and services to an international audience at the upcoming SPS IPC Drives 2013, the leading trade show for electrical automation. (more)

Yaskawa/DRV Announce New Relationship

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. recently signed DRV, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA, as its first medium voltage drive distributor in the United States. (more)

Alizem licenses its Embedded Motor Control Software IP in industrial market

Alizem is pleased to announce the signature of a license agreement of its recently released COTS Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications. (more)

Lenze Americas Honored to Receive Alternatives’ Community Beacon Award

Lenze Americas has received the Community Beacon Award from Alternatives, a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. The Community Beacon Award recognizes individuals, staff and community members that have made significant contributions to the Alternatives agency and the people it serves. (more)

ATI to Break Ground on Operations Expansion, Increasing Capacity, Creating Jobs

ATI Industrial Automation will break ground for an operations expansion at its corporate headquarters in Apex, North Carolina Oct. 18. (more)

Alizem Announces New Distribution Agreement for European Market with Airics

Alizem is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into an agreement with Swedish Airics to distribute its embedded power electronics software and services over European territory. (more)

Alizem Signs with the Canadian Space Agency to Offer New Embedded Motor Control Software IP

Alizem is pleased to announce that an agreement has recently been signed with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in the field of embedded software intellectual property applied to critical motor control applications. (more)

GAM Announces Merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc.

GAM announces the merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc. (more)

Siemens and KUKA Announce Cooperation

Siemens and KUKA held a press conference at the EMO Hannover 2013. (more)

Automate 2015: 18 Months Away, 80% of Floor Plan Sold

Robotics Companies Have Already Reserved More Space Than In 2013 (more)

FANUC Series 30i/31i-L Model B High-speed Laser Controls

Offer Fabricators Streamlined Efficiency and Increased Productivity (more)

ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces open house opportunity during WESTEC / Motion Control 2013

Many people will descend into Southern California to attend WESTEC / Motion Control 2103, next month from October 14 – 18 attending the conference and exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (more)

Kollmorgen Introduces the New Stainless Steel AKMH™ Servomotors at PACK EXPO 2013

Visit booth 3118 to learn how Kollmorgen’s motion technology and new AKMH with its robust hygienic design can maximize machine productivity, and ensure food-safety compliance. (more)

Parker Releases Supplemental Information on New Global Technology Platforms

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today released supplemental sales information on three global technology platforms within its Diversified Industrial Segment. (more)

Bosch Rexroth adds new functionality, search capabilities with updated GoTo Products mobile app

The newest version of the Bosch Rexroth GoTo Products app for the iPhone® and iPad® is now available. (more)

Record Holder Now Also Lifts Higher Payloads

The linear motor driven PPU-E from SCHUNK is still the fastest Pick&Place unit on the market. Due to high demand, SCHUNK has enlarged the series by introducing the PPU-E 50 unit, which can handle weights of up to 5 kg. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Contract in First Half 2013

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 6.8% in the first half of 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

NASA, Carnegie Mellon, and NI: A Combination That's Out of This World

NIWeek 2013 is about to take off! One of the best parts of NIWeek is the keynote presentations. (more)

Change of Leadership in Siemens Managing Board

Joe Kaeser (56), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Siemens AG since 2006, has been designated the new President and CEO of Siemens AG, effective August 1, 2013. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Acquires F.A. TECH in Thailand

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announces the acquisition of F.A. TECH CO., LTD. (F.A. TECH), a Factory Automation (FA) product distributor and long-time partner in Thailand, to expand Mitsubishi Electric’s FA business there, which is already experiencing significant growth. (more)

Lenze Americas Appoints National Distribution Manager

Lenze Americas announces the appointment of Garry O’Neill as national distribution manager for Lenze Americas. (more)

Yaskawa Honored for Delivering World Class Customer Service

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. announced today that it has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of achieving excellence in customer service and support in 2012. (more)

A3 to Address Congressional Robotics Caucus on How Robots Save and and Create Jobs

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announces that A3’s President Jeff Burnstein has been selected to speak at the Congressional Robotics Caucus Briefing titled “Harnessing New Robotics Technologies for Job Creation.” (more)

6th Annual MCA Business Conference Set for January 22-24, 2014 in Orlando

The 22nd Annual MCA Business Conference will take place January 22-24, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. (more)

Weiss’ LS 280 Linear Assembly System is Key to Advanced Cylinder Lock Production

Aumat has been a wide-ranging authority in building special purpose machines for customers primarily in the automotive and lock industries since 1970. (more)

WITTENSTEIN Launches its New cyber® Motor Business Unit in North America

WITTENSTEIN has provided custom servo motor solutions in North America for over 15 years. Our growth has led to the launch of the newly establish WITTENSTEIN cyber® motor business unit. (more)

NI Employee Joins Board of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology

At last week’s Conference of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) conference, an NI presence on the Society’s Board of Directors was unanimously approved. (more)

NI Powers Up Communal Lab for Smart Grid Technology

Wouldn’t it be great if your home’s air-conditioning unit warned you it needed maintenance instead of just shutting down in the middle of a 100-degree day? (more)

National Instruments to Resell Kollmorgen Motion Control Products Globally

Kollmorgen announces that National Instruments (NI) is now a global reseller of Kollmorgen motion control products. (more)

ADVANCED Motion Controls® now ITAR Certified

ADVANCED Motion Controls announces that its facility in Camarillo, CA is formally registered with the US Department of State under the rules set forth by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). (more)

National Instruments and Kollmorgen Collaborate to Provide Advanced Servo Solutions


Horner Automation Group and Servotronix Motion Control Announce Technology Alliance - HS Motion Grou

Horner Automation Group and Servotronix Motion Control announce an alliance creation between the two technology leaders, known as HS Motion Group. (more)

Siemens Appoints New CEO for Motion Control Business

Robert Neuhauser has been appointed CEO of Siemens’ Motion Control (MC) systems business. (more)

Kollmorgen Expands Global Footprint by Acquiring Leading Brazilian Motion Control Manufacturer

Acquisiton reinforces Kollmorgen’s commitment to providing OEM’s around the world with a distinct competitive advantage through best-in-class solutions and support. (more)

NI Week 2013 is Go For Launch

If your calendar isn’t already marked to attend this unique event where the NI technical community truly comes to life, it should be. (more)

How NI Raised the Bar in 2012

National Instruments works toward the long-term success of its employees and society through four focus areas of corporate responsibility. (more)

National Instruments Names MoviMED a Vision Specialty Alliance Partner

MoviMED, a motion and vision system integration specialist with more than 45 combined man-years of experience with NI products, has been named a Vision Specialty Alliance Partner. (more)

National Instruments Promotes Eric Starkloff to Senior Vice President of Marketing

Eric leads the organizations responsible for strategic planning, positioning the company’s innovative hardware and software platforms, marketing NI’s products and corporate brand and creating an effective eBusiness platform. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric to Strengthen Services for FA Products in Indonesia

New FA center to support Japanese manufacturers. (more)

Bosch Rexroth Receives the 2013 “Jobs First” Governor’s ImPAct Award for Ongoing Job Growth in PA

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized companies and entrepreneurs from around the state that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy. (more)

Kollmorgen Motor Technology and Design Expertise Enable Advanced Robotics Capabilities

Frameless motor technology helps make possible advanced mobility, manipulation and grasping, with significantly positive implications for robotics applications. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric to Enhance Global Smart Meter Business through Collaboration with Echelon

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will globally enhance business relating to smart meters, which are advanced electricity meters with communication functions, in collaboration with its partner Echelon Corporation. (more)

The Wittenstein Group Names Peter Riehle President & CEO for Wittenstein North America

The Wittenstein Group has named Peter Riehle as President & CEO for WITTENSTEIN North America. (more)

GAM Gear Introduces the 2013 GAM Catalog

GAM Gear announces the release of the 2013 GAM catalog. For the first time ever, all of GAM’s product groups can be found in a single 102 page comprehensive catalog. (more)

Parker and Brammo Partner Up to Form Team Parker Brammo

Parker will also help sponsor Brammo’s prototype-class bikes for the FIM eRoadRacing race season. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Contract in First Quarter 2013

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 7.7% in first quarter 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

Lenze Americas Donates to One Fund Boston

Lenze Americas recently donated $2,500 to The One Fund Boston Inc., a charity organized by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, established to raise money to help families that were most affected by the attack during last week’s Boston Marathon. (more)

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