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12/19/2013    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)
12/17/2013    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)
12/16/2013    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.

12/2/2013    Automate 2015 Launches New Website

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

11/20/2013    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)
11/20/2013    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)
11/15/2013    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)
11/11/2013    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)
11/7/2013    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)
11/7/2013    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)
10/30/2013    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)
10/21/2013    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)
10/21/2013    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)
10/15/2013    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)
10/14/2013    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)
10/7/2013    GAM Announces Merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc.

GAM announces the merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc. (more)
10/1/2013    Siemens and KUKA Announce Cooperation

Siemens and KUKA held a press conference at the EMO Hannover 2013. (more)
9/26/2013    Automate 2015: 18 Months Away, 80% of Floor Plan Sold

Robotics Companies Have Already Reserved More Space Than In 2013 (more)
9/20/2013    FANUC Series 30i/31i-L Model B High-speed Laser Controls

Offer Fabricators Streamlined Efficiency and Increased Productivity (more)
9/16/2013    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)
9/15/2013    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)
9/10/2013    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)
8/28/2013    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)
8/23/2013    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)
8/12/2013    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)
8/5/2013    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)
8/5/2013    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)
8/1/2013    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)
7/22/2013    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)
7/22/2013    Lenze Americas Appoints National Distribution Manager

Lenze Americas announces the appointment of Garry O’Neill as national distribution manager for Lenze Americas. (more)
7/22/2013    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)
7/22/2013    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)
7/17/2013    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)
7/12/2013    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)
7/8/2013    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)
7/3/2013    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)
7/2/2013    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)
7/1/2013    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)
6/19/2013    National Instruments and Kollmorgen Collaborate to Provide Advanced Servo Solutions

6/10/2013    Siemens Appoints New CEO for Motion Control Business

Robert Neuhauser has been appointed CEO of Siemens’ Motion Control (MC) systems business. (more)
6/7/2013    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)
6/7/2013    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)
6/6/2013    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)
6/6/2013    Mitsubishi Electric to Strengthen Services for FA Products in Indonesia

New FA center to support Japanese manufacturers. (more)
5/30/2013    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)
5/29/2013    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)
5/22/2013    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)
5/22/2013    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)
5/15/2013    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)
5/14/2013    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)
5/10/2013    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)
5/8/2013    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)
5/1/2013    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)
4/29/2013    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)
4/25/2013    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)
4/19/2013    Bosch Rexroth Records Slight Gains Despite Weak Market

Growth perspectives for global machinery and plant construction remain positive for the long term (more)
4/17/2013    Lenze OEM Business Development Team Manager to Discuss Centralized and Decentralized Drive Options

Tom Jensen of Lenze Americas will present a Manufacturing/Packaging track session entitled Centralized or Decentralized: Application–Specific Drive Strategies at 3 pm, Tuesday, May 14th at The Automation Conference. (more)
4/11/2013    ADLINK Technology in Intelligent Systems Zone at Design West

Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance partner showing latest x86-based products, as well as ultra low power ARM-based modules and new remote management agent. (more)
4/11/2013    Siemens Announces Global Strategic Collaboration Agreement with CH2M Hill

The relationship between the two global companies began last year. (more)
4/10/2013    The FY 2014 Science and Technology R&D Budget

The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 Budget calls for significant, targeted investments in the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. (more)
3/28/2013    AIA Appoints Two New Global Ambassadors

The AIA ambassador program helps to expand AIA’s global relationships in line with AIA’s mission to educate and support the growth of the vision and imaging industry. (more)
3/28/2013    Kollmorgen Expands Global Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing Footprint by Acquiring Elsim Electrot

Acquisiton expands best-in-class solutions and support to Turkey and other Eastern European markets. (more)
3/21/2013    AMETEK Precision Motion Control Fans and Blowers Meet EU Energy Directives

Company has taken the lead in achieving the required efficiency grades to meet European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive. (more)
3/15/2013    Elmo to Display Latest Motion Technology at Electronica, China

Elmo Motion Control will demonstrate at Electronica China 2013 (booth #4136, March 19-21, China) its advanced motion solutions for the most challenging industrial applications. (more)
3/7/2013    Global Motion Control Shipments Contract in 2012

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 1% in 2012, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association. (more)
3/6/2013    Introducing Kollmorgen Medical & Lab Automation

In an effort to support and accelerate their growth in medical segments, Kollmorgen has established a dedicated team of industry experts to focus exclusively on customers in this space. (more)
3/6/2013    Join the New LinkedIn Group ‘Motion Control Fundamentals’

Created by, this Technical Group strives to advance the knowledge of the fundamentals of Electro-mechanical Motion Control. (more)
3/6/2013    New Orleans to Host Siemens 2013 Automation Summit - Registration Now Open

Siemens Industry, Inc. announces New Orleans, La. as the host site for its 2013 Automation Summit, June 24 – 27. (more)
3/1/2013    Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Symposium

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Headlines Thought Leadership Event. (more)
2/28/2013    MCA Announces 2013 Board of Directors

John Hegel, President of American Control Electronics was named Chairman of the Board. (more)
2/27/2013    Lenze Americas Offers Free Mobile App for Calculating Drive Systems

Lenze Americas has released a packaged collection of formulas now available as a free app for smartphone, tablet and mobile PC users. (more)
2/25/2013    Adept Technology Names Robert Cain as CEO

Adept Technology, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rob Cain as President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding John Dulchinos, who has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company. (more)
2/21/2013    Andrew Wilson Honored with 2013 AIA Achievement Award

Award presented during ceremony at AIA's 21st Annual Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. (more)
2/19/2013    New USB3 Vision™ Standard Available for Download

Standard available from AIA website. (more)
2/15/2013    MCA Business Conference Sold Out

The 5th Annual MCA Business Conference is now completely sold-out, and no on-site registrations will be taken. (more)
2/13/2013    ABB Earns Motion Control - Servo Drives Award

The 26th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 29 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2012 as chosen by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. (more)
2/12/2013    Automate 2013 Reaches a Record Number of Attendees

North America’s leading automation event, was attended by a record 10,975 attendees from across the United States and 55 countries. (more)
2/4/2013    Association for Advancing Automation Launches New Website

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has launched a new website. A3 is the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA). (more)
2/2/2013    Kollmorgen Gives Away Segway® x2 Personal Transporter at PACK EXPO 2012

Kollmorgen announces that Hank Whetstone of Whetstone Industries is the winner of the company’s Segway® x2 Personal Transporter (PT) giveaway at PACK EXPO 2012. (more)
2/1/2013    GAM Gear Announces New Two Week Delivery Program for PE Series of Inline Planetary Gear Reducers

GAM Gear announces a new two week standard delivery program for the PE series of inline planetary gear reducers. (more)
1/31/2013    Automation Industry Leaders to Gather in Orlando, February 20-22, 2013

More than 375 attendees to attend. (more)
1/30/2013    A3 Continues to Grow with the Addition of Four Employees

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced today that four employees have recently joined the organization. (more)
1/28/2013    Automation World Magazine Readers Recognize Kollmorgen as 2012 “First Team” Leader

Kollmorgen has been recognized as a First Team Supplier of Motion Control Drives in Automation World magazine’s 2012 Leadership in Automation (LIA) program. (more)
1/28/2013    DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor – be it brushed or brushless servo – for your application. (more)
1/24/2013    Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation

New York Times Article Discusses Positive Impact
1/20/2013    Automate 2013 Opens Today

Automate 2013, North America's broadest automation solutons event, will open at 10 am on Monday, January 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)
1/14/2013    ATI Industrial Automation to Exhibit New Products and Solutions at Automate 2013, Chicago

ATI Industrial Automation will exhibit new products and solutions at Automate 2013, Booth #640, McCormick Place North, Chicago, Illinois, January 21–24, 2013. (more)
1/14/2013    Automation Industry Association Criticizes 60 Minutes Segment ‘March of the Machines’

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is disappointed in how 60 Minutes portrayed the industry in Sunday night’s “March of the Machines” segment. (more)
1/14/2013    Elmo to Display Full Motion Solution at Major U.S. Trade Shows

Elmo Motion Control will present its compressive, high-performance motion control solution for the most challenging applications in Lab Automation, Material Handling and other industries. (more)
1/11/2013    60 Minutes Segment on Automation Industry to Air this Sunday, January 13

The CBS news program 60 Minutes will air a segment titled “March of the Machines” this Sunday, January 13, 2013. (more)
12/13/2012    ADLINK’s Single Board Computer Named One of the 2012 Hot 100 Products by UBM Tech’s EDN

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced that EDN has named the CoreModule® 720 PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) as one of the “100 Hot Products of 2012.” (more)
12/12/2012    Alizem new COTS Motor Control Software IP receives Altera AMPP certification

Alizem is pleased to announce that its newly released COTS Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications has received the Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPP) certification from Altera Corporation, the highest existing IP quality standard for Altera FPGAs. (more)
12/12/2012    ADLINK Named a Finalist in the Test & Measurement World’s Best in Test Awards

ADLINK Technology announced that Test & Measurement World has named its PXIe-9848 8-CH 14-bit 100 MS/s high-speed PXI Express digitizer as a finalist in the Best in Test Awards competition. (more)
12/10/2012    Machine Vision Sales in North America Down 4% through September

Total machine vision sales in North America are down four percent year over year for the first nine months of 2012, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group. (more)
12/6/2012    Yaskawa Europe to Acquire Majority Shares of VIPA

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Yaskawa Electric Corporation has signed an agreement between its European subsidiary, YASKAWA Europe GmbH based in Eschborn, Germany, and VIPA Gesellschaft für Visualisierung und Prozessautomatisierung mbH, based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, whereby YEU will acquire a majority of the shares of VIPA. (more)
11/28/2012    Motion Control Shipments Up 2.3% Through First Nine Months of 2012

For the first nine months of 2012, motion control product shipments are up 2.3% over the same period in 2011, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA). (more)
11/12/2012    SICK, Inc. Relocates its Manufacturing Facility and Expands Operations in Minnesota

SICK announced a major expansion and relocation of its facilities in Minnesota. All production and warehousing will be relocated to the Eagle Creek Industrial Park in Savage, Minn. (more)
10/26/2012    Kollmorgen Recognized as 2012 Control Design Readers’ Choice in Stepper Motor Category

Kollmorgen has been recognized by Control Design magazine as the 2012 Readers’ Choice for technology excellence in the Stepper Motor category. (more)
10/22/2012    Elmo to Showcase Comprehensive Motion Control Solution at RoboBusiness

For over 20 years Elmo has provided the robotics industry with comprehensive, powerful, precise, safe, and durable motion control solutions - a selection of which will be shown at the RoboBusiness Leadership Summit 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S., Oct. 22-24). (more)
10/18/2012    Kollmorgen AKM™ Motor and ACS Controller Drive Virginia Tech’s BOLT Electric Motorcycle to Victory

Flexible motion control platforms and knowledgable application support combine to deliver high-performance operation in diverse applications. (more)
10/17/2012    ADLINK Technology Gains Leading Mind in Embedded Computing with New VP, Marketing Hire

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced new leadership in its Americas Marketing unit with the addition of industry veteran Matthias Huber as VP of Marketing. (more)
10/17/2012    Learn to Program Omron PLCs Hands-On in Late Fall Courses

Omron Automation and Safety announces the PLC programming training course schedule for late fall 2012 that enables attendees to complete basic and intermediate levels in one week. (more)
10/16/2012    Newport Acquires Vistek’s Patented Vibration Isolation Product Line

The new products will be offered under Newport’s VIBe family of isolation products, and include mechanical isolation bearings, benchtop platforms and stand-alone workstations. (more)
10/9/2012    Automate 2013 Conference Registration is Now Open

North America’s leading automation event takes place January 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)
10/5/2012    Lenze High Efficiency Gear Motors and AC Drives Receive BNP Approval and Listing

Lenze Americas is pleased to announce that its high efficiency gear motors and AC drives have achieved approval and listing with BNP Associates. (more)
10/3/2012    Alizem Releases its New Embedded Software e-commerce Boutique

Boutique to specialize in embedded software for power electronics applications such as motor control and solar power conversion. (more)
10/3/2012    Kollmorgen Encouraging Tomorrow’s Engineers, Honoring Career Professionals, at Pack Expo 2012

Kollmorgen sponsoring Amazing Packaging Race competition for students and Packaging Hall of Fame for professionals being recognized for significant industry contributions. (more)
9/27/2012    Lenze High Efficiency Gear Motors and AC Drives Receive BNP Approval and Listing

An influential consultant to the airport industry on baggage handling systems, BNP systematically tests and validates products for use in baggage handling systems. (more)
9/24/2012    Festo Offers Complimentary Intelligent Valve Manifold and Motion Control Seminars at Pack Expo Inter

Festo Corporation will be hosting Intelligent Valve Manifold and Motion Control complimentary seminars on October 29th and 30th during Pack Expo at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. (more)
9/24/2012    Parker Creates Endowed Chair at Cleveland State University for Research in Human Motion and Control

Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that it has pledged $1.5 million to Cleveland State University (CSU) to fund an endowed professorship for research aimed at advancing understanding of human motion. (more)
9/24/2012    Yaskawa Acquires Wermac Electric, Ltd.

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America Inc. (YAI) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the business and operations of Wermac Electric Ltd. in Calgary, AB, Canada. (more)
9/20/2012    Steve Forbes to Keynote Automate 2013

Forbes will address the impact of the President and his administration on the future of the U.S. economy and business growth. (more)
9/17/2012    Elmo to showcase Network Controller, Application Software, and Gold servo drives at IANA, IMTS

Elmo - A Comprehensive Solution for Any Industrial Application (more)
9/14/2012    Learn How to Solve Tough Processing and Packaging Challenges with Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen is exhibiting its family of high-performance motion systems, components and services in booth 7566 at PACK EXPO 2012, from October 28 – 31, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. (more)
9/14/2012    NASA Selects Lion Precision Sensors For X-Ray Telescope Assembly, Abandons Lasers

NASA’s newest orbital X-ray telescope technology uses high-performance capacitive displacement sensors from Lion Precision during the assembly procedure. (more)
9/14/2012    NIWeek 2012 Breaks Attendance Records, Launches Groundbreaking Products

National Instruments this week welcomed a record 3,500+ attendees to the Austin Convention Center for the 18th annual graphical system design conference and exhibition. (more)
9/14/2012    Registration Now Open for 2012 National Instruments Technical Symposium in 26 North American Cities

National Instruments today announced open registration for the 2012 NI Technical Symposium, a series of day-long events that showcase the latest NI technologies and development techniques for engineers and scientists working with measurement and automation systems. (more)
9/11/2012    Click&Move® Motion and Automation De$ign Conte$t' from ADVANCED Motion Controls

Student team project proposals will attempt solve real world problems of their choosing. (more)
9/11/2012    Machine Vision Sales in North America Increased 3% in Second Quarter

Total machine vision sales in North America rose three percent compared to the second quarter of 2011, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group. (more)
9/11/2012    Siemens to Demonstrate KUKA Robotics Integration for Workpiece Handling

All motion controlled by mxAutomation directly through the Sinumerik CNC - simple to integrate, even easier to operate. (more)
8/15/2012    Kaman Industrial Technologies To Acquire Zeller Corporation

Kaman Corporation announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Zeller Corporation by its subsidiary Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (KIT). (more)
8/13/2012    Parker Motor Powers Brammo’s New Electric Race Bike

Parker’s Electromechanical Automaton Division is proud to announce that its GVM series traction motor propelled the latest all-electric superbike built by Brammo Inc., a 100% clean-technology company, to more than 133 mph. (more)
8/8/2012    National Instruments Announces R&D Expansion in Penang

National Instruments announces plans for a significant expansion of the research and development (R&D) center in Penang. (more)
8/8/2012    NIWeek 2012 Brings Together a World of Innovative Speakers

National Instruments announces the keynote and summit presenters for the NIWeek 2012 worldwide graphical system design conference and exhibition on August 7–9 in Austin. (more)
8/6/2012    Lenze Americas Appoints Director of Human Resources

Lenze Americas announces the appointment of Alethea Previte as director of human resources. (more)
7/30/2012    Sensor Manufacturer, Lion Precision, Opens Japanese Office

The Lion Precision Japan Technical Center (JTC) provides local expertise on the application and service of the company’s product line. (more)
7/19/2012    Report to President Outlines Approaches to Spur Domestic Manufacturing Investment and Innovation

A new report released today by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) urges efforts to build on progress to date on improving domestic manufacturing competitiveness and encouraging companies to invest in the United States. (more)
7/16/2012    Speakers Sought for Automate 2013 Conference

Speakers are now being sought for the Automate 2013 conference in Chicago, January 21-24, 2013, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the primary sponsor of the Automate 2013 event. (more)
7/11/2012    Registration for Automate 2013 is Open

The Automate 2013 Show and Conference, set for January 21-24, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will focus on practical solutions for companies seeking to automate, according to the event sponsors. Free show registration is now open. (more)
7/9/2012    Nexen to Demonstrate Innovative Roller Pinion System and Precision Ring Drive at IMTS

Nexen Group, Inc. announces it will be showcasing its innovative motion control products at the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show, taking place September 10th through the 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)
6/29/2012    Learn Omron PLC Programming from Basic to Advanced

Late Summer/Early Fall Course Schedule Supports Complete Training in PLC Programming. (more)
6/20/2012    ADVANCED Motion Controls Invites You to SEMICON West 2012

At SEMICON, you will see the debut of our brand new displays including static and dynamic devices that demonstrate how our solutions can turn your ideas into reality. (more)
6/19/2012    Machine Vision Sales in North America Declined 2% in First Quarter

Machine vision sales in North America fell two percent compared to the first quarter of 2011, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group. (more)
6/14/2012    Lenze Americas Announces New Senior Level Leadership Roles in Sales and Marketing

Eric Klein expands sales responsibilities; Deb Kling named director of commercial marketing. (more)
6/13/2012    The Vision Show Launched New Products & Programs in Boston

The Vision Show, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts May 8-10, attracted some 2,100 people from 20 countries. (more)
6/7/2012    A3 Announces New Director of Market Analysis

Alex Shikany has joined the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) as Director of Market Analysis. (more)
6/6/2012    Kollmorgen Recognized by Toyota Industries Corporation in FY 2011 for Operational Excellence

Kollmorgen recently received two distinguished awards from Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) for operational excellence. (more)
6/4/2012    Accelerate Productivity and Innovation at NIWeek 2012: Early Bird Registration Still Open

National Instruments announced plans for NIWeek 2012, the company’s 18th annual technology conference, which takes place from August 6 to 9 at the Austin Convention Center. (more)
6/4/2012    National Instruments Promotes Jin Bains to Vice President, RF Research and Development

National Instruments today announced the promotion of Jin Bains to vice president of research and development of RF products. (more)
5/30/2012    Siemens to Present Innovations for Greater Machine Tool Productivity

Presentation will focus on turnkey solutions for the job shop, aerospace, automotive, mold/die and medical part manufacturing industries. (more)
5/23/2012    Adept Technology Demonstrates Expanded Siemens PLC Solutions at AUTOMATICA Show in Munich

Adept Technology, Inc. announced that it will be showcasing its Adept ePLC Connect solutions next week in Hall B2, Stand 311 at the AUTOMATICA show in Munich, Germany at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. (more)
5/16/2012    Lenze Americas Awarded Authorized Third Party ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Achieving ISO 9001:2008 standards recognizes Lenze commitment to a rigorous management system, continuous process improvement, and delivery of the highest level of customer satisfaction. (more)
5/16/2012    Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Information Portal for Robots

Site offers easy-to-find information about robots and applications. (more)
5/14/2012    RIA Announces First Certified Robot Integrators

JR Automation, Motion Controls Robotics, Tennessee Rand, and Wolf Robotics are the first four robotic integrators to receive the new Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. (more)
5/12/2012    DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy - A Practical 1/2 Day Course

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor – be it brushed or brushless servo – for your application. You’ll learn about the interpretation of motor data and how you can use this information for motor sizing. (more)
5/12/2012    Lenze Americas Opens Mechanical Product Assembly & Logistics Center

Lenze Americas is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in the Chicagoland area. (more)
5/1/2012    AIA Announces New In-depth Study of Machine Vision Camera Market

AIA has just released its first ever special study of the worldwide machine vision market for cameras. (more)
5/1/2012    Newport Introduces Earthquake Restraint System for Optical Tables

Newport Corporation introduces an Earthquake Restraint System, Model ERS2010, designed to restrict the motion of pneumatically-isolated optical table tops during seismic activity. (more)
5/1/2012    Pittman Motors Announces New Website

Pittman Motors, a premier manufacturer of customized DC brush motors, brushless motors, and gearmotors, has launched a new website. (more)
4/30/2012    Lenze Technology Manager to Discuss New Machine Safety Standards at Midwest Automation Conference

Martin Grosser of Lenze Corporation will present the latest developments in machine safety standards at The Automation Conference in the Chicago area. The annual conference, produced by Summit Media Group, will be held May 22-23 in Rosemont, Illinois. (more)
4/27/2012    20th Robotics Industry Forum Set for February 20-22, 2013

The 20th Annual Robotics Industry Forum will take place February 20-22, 2013 at the Orlando World Marriott Center in Orlando, Florida. (more)
4/27/2012    AMETEK to Acquire Dunkermotoren

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the parent company of Dunkermotoren GmbH, a leader in advanced motion control solutions for a wide range of industrial automation applications. (more)
4/25/2012    New Delivers Solutions-driven User Experience

New content and information architecture, better tools and improved onsite search enables users to quickly and easily find the information they need to help build differentiated machines, faster. (more)
4/25/2012    Elmo Motion Control Gains EtherCAT Approval

Elmo, a leading provider of comprehensive motion control solutions, announced today that its Gold Servo Drives have passed the rigorous EtherCAT Conformance Tests, making Elmo one of only six companies to do so. (more)
4/20/2012    Electromate's Robotic & Mechatronic Technical Training Seminars

Featuring Live Presentations from Leading Robotic & Motion Control Manufacturers. (more)
4/19/2012    Elmo Motion Control Gains EtherCAT Approval

Elmo announced that its Gold Servo Drives have passed the rigorous EtherCAT Conformance Tests, making Elmo one of only six companies to do so. (more)
4/12/2012    GAM Gear Achieves Record Sales and Boosts Capacity to Meet Market Demand

By building domestic production capacity and inventory, GAM enhances customer experience and expedites shipping of robust, feature-rich standard and custom components. (more)
3/28/2012    ADLINK, LiPPERT Embedded Computers Anticipate Majority Position in Modular Computing Market

Objective of combined companies is to become industry leader through advancements in technology and service. (more)
3/28/2012    Lenze Receives Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

Prestigious award recognizes outstanding commitment to developing strong product lines for the packaging industry. (more)
3/26/2012    Waterloo, Toronto & Montreal Automation Fair & Expo's April 24, 25 & 26th

Electromate is pleased to announce it will be hosting it's annual Waterloo, Toronto & Montreal Automation Fair & Expo on Tuesday April 24th at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel, on Wednesday April 25th at the Doubletree Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport and on Thursday April 26th at the Quality Hotel Dorval Aeroport. (more)
3/21/2012    The Vision Show and Conference to be held in Boston, May 8-10, 2012

The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference, will be held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hynes Convention Center, May 8-10, 2012. (more)
3/19/2012    Automation Industry Ambassador Kelley Vincent has Died

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and its trade groups are sad to announce that the international robotics, vision and motion community lost a beloved ambassador today when Caroline "Kelley" Vincent passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. (more)
3/19/2012    Parker Completes Cash Tender Offer to Acquire the Remaining Shares in TAIYO, LTD. of Japan

Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase the outstanding shares not owned by Parker in TAIYO, LTD., a majority owned subsidiary of Parker, which is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. (more)
3/19/2012    MCA Announces Free Webinar on Advanced Motion and Vision Integration

The Motion Control Association (MCA), in collaboration with its sister association, AIA, the global trade association for the vision and imaging industry, will host a free webinar on Advanced Motion and Vision Integration on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon EST. (more)
3/16/2012    Machine Vision Market Grew 5% in North America in 2011

Sales of machine vision components and systems in North America climbed five percent in 2011 to nearly $1.9 billion, according to new figures released by AIA, the industry’s global trade group. (more)
3/6/2012    Omron Integrates Support for Industrial Automation and Safety

Realignment Leverages Expertise in Machine Control and Safeguarding (more)
3/6/2012    Wayne Lazzerini of Lenze Americas Selected to Speak at Motor, Drive and Automation Conference

International conference will be held for technical and management professionals (more)
3/1/2012    Motion Control Market Finished Strong in 2011

Orders for motion control products jumped 17.7% in 2011. (more)
2/6/2012    Lenze Americas Appoints Director of Electro-Mechanical Operations

Lenze Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Gene Wood as Director of Electro-Mechanical Operations, Lenze Americas. (more)
2/2/2012    Omron Expands eLearning to Include Public Intro Courses

Program to include 10 introductory courses in eight different languages—available to all visitors. (more)
1/30/2012    Lenze Americas Announces Significant Growth in 2011

Lenze Americas announced strong double-digit growth in sales for 2011, highlighted by many new and enhanced products launched throughout the year (more)
1/24/2012    Andrew Vogl of Kollmorgen Named MCA Chairman

Andrew Vogl, Vice President, Sales Americas for Kollmorgen, was named Chairman of the MCA Board of Directors for 2012-2013. (more)
1/19/2012    AIA Unveils Vision for the Future

AIA, the global industry trade group for vision and imaging companies, recently unveiled its Vision for the Future—a new brand identity emphasizing AIA’s commitment to advancing vision and imaging technology worldwide. (more)
1/19/2012    Catherine Morris of ATI Becomes First Woman Chair of RIA

Catherine Morris, Senior Account Manager, ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, has been named the first woman Chair of Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry trade group representing more than 265 companies involved in robotics in North America. (more)
1/19/2012    Greg Hollows of Edmund Optics Named AIA Chairman

Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics, was named Chairman of the AIA Board of Directors for 2012-2013 during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. (more)
1/19/2012    Industry Umbrella Group Changes Name to Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA, and the Motion Control Association (MCA) has changed its name from the Automation Technologies Council to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). (more)
1/19/2012    John Stack Honored with 2012 AIA Achievement Award

John Stack, President of the Optical Systems Division, for Zygo Corporation, was presented with the 2012 AIA Achievement Award during a ceremony held today at AIA’s 20th Annual Business Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. (more)
1/11/2012    Festo Servo-motion Control Accelerates Throughput of Plastic Joining Machines

Phasa has enhanced the performance of its specialist plastic component joining machines with high performance new versions employing a key servo-based motion control system in place of a pneumatic actuator. (more)
1/11/2012    Newport Corporation Enters Into Agreement to Acquire ILX Lightwave Corporation

Newport Corporation reported that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ILX Lightwave Corporation (“ILX”), a market and technology leader in high-performance test and Measurement solutions for laser diodes and other photonics components. (more)
1/8/2012    ADLINK Technology Announces the 100% Share Acquisition of LiPPERT Embedded Computers

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announces the 100% share acquisition of LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH in Germany for approximately 7M euro based on the resolution of the board meeting held on Jan. 19, 2012. (more)
1/5/2012    Motion Control Brochure Features Nexen’s Offering of Spring-Engaged Brakes

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces their latest precision motion control brochure: Spring-Engaged Brakes for Rotary and Linear Applications. (more)
12/21/2011    Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors Join Forces

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors come together resulting in product engineers having access to the broadest range of linear and rotary motion solutions available from one source. (more)
12/12/2011    Lenze Americas Announces New Program Manager of OEM Business Development

Lenze Americas announces the appointment of Tom Jensen as Program Manager, OEM Business Development, Lenze Americas. (more)
12/6/2011    Machine Vision Market Sales in North America Up 15% Through September

After a strong first half, sales fell two percent in the third quarter. (more)
12/1/2011    AIA Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Korean Machine Vision Industrial Association

Agreement outlines a wide-range of activities on which the two associations will collaborate. (more)
11/30/2011    Motion Control Market Up 19% in 2011

New orders for motion control products are up 19% through the third quarter of 2011, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA). (more)
11/28/2011    Kollmorgen Helps Power Virginia Tech to First Place in the 2011 EcoCAR Challenge

Kollmorgen collaborated earlier in the year with Virginia Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) to develop and integrate the electric power generation system for the HEVT VT-REX hybrid vehicle. (more)
11/28/2011    Siemens Financial Services rolls out Commercial Finance operations in India

Increased focus on financial solutions to help local customers access urgently required capital for equipment and infrastructure development. (more)
11/28/2011    Siemens Honors Twelve Inventors – R&D Investments to Increase by €500 Million

In fiscal 2011, Siemens generated 8,600 inventions, nearly 40 per working day – a ten percent increase year-over-year. (more)
11/28/2011    Siemens Offers a New Internet-based Information Platform for the General Public

There is a new information source for anyone facing an X-ray or a nuclear medicine examination. (more)
11/16/2011    New Precision Motion Control Catalog Features Expanded line of Roller Pinion System Products, Gears

Catalog now available. (more)
11/16/2011    Robots to Create More Than a Million Jobs by 2016

Robotics will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years. (more)
11/8/2011    Automate and ProMat to Collocate in 2013

Both exhibitions will be held January 21-24 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. (more)
10/20/2011    Parker Reports Record Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Sales, Net Income and Earnings per Share

MCA member Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today reported results for the fiscal 2012 first quarter ended September 30, 2011. (more)
10/19/2011    Siemens Sinvert Inverters Featured in Solar-Powered Aggregate Facility

Siemens Industry announced today it has added another megawatt (MW) of solar power to its portfolio as Granite Construction Company (GCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA), recently commissioned one of the nation’s first solar-powered aggregate and hot-mix facilities located in Coalinga, Calif. (more)
10/17/2011    AMETEK Acquires Reichert Technologies

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has acquired Reichert Technologies, a privately held manufacturer of analytical instruments and diagnostic devices for the eye care market headquartered in Depew, NY. (more)
10/14/2011    National Instruments Opens Shared Operations Center in Costa Rica

National Instruments celebrated the official opening of its shared operations center in San José, Costa Rica on Thursday, September 1. (more)
10/14/2011    National Instruments to Host Measurement & Control Technical Symposiums in 24 North American Cities

National Instruments announced open registration for the 2011 NI Technical Symposium, a series of day-long events that showcase the latest NI technologies and development techniques for engineers and scientists working with measurement and control systems. (more)
10/14/2011    Yaskawa Featured on World’s Greatest TV

Airing on the ION Network in October. (more)
10/11/2011    Simotion Scout v4.2 Improves Usability

The motion control business of Siemens Industry, Inc. announced today, that Simotion Scout, the engineering system used for configuring Simotion motion controllers, has been updated with a wide range of usability improvements. (more)
10/10/2011    Newport Corporation Completes Acquisition of Ophir Optronics Ltd.

Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ophir Optronics Ltd. (“Ophir”), a global leader in precision infrared optics, photonics instrumentation and three-dimensional non-contact measurement equipment, for $8.43 per share in cash. (more)
10/7/2011    USB3 Vision™ Camera Interface Standard Announced

A new camera interface standard that is based on the USB 3.0 interface (SuperSpeed USB) is being developed specifically for the global machine vision market. (more)
10/3/2011    Siemens Names Daryl Dulaney CEO Infrastructure & Cities Sector in North America

Siemens today announced that Daryl Dulaney has been appointed chief executive officer of the company’s newly-formed Infrastructure & Cities (IC) Sector in North America, which comprises the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. (more)
9/27/2011    Three-Week Lead Time on All Siemens 1FK7 Servomotors

Siemens Industry, Inc. announced a value-added service for its popular line of 1FK7 servomotors. Using a configurable options menu to build exactly the motor required, customers can now place an order for any Siemens 1FK7 servomotor and have it drop-shipped in three weeks. (more)
9/22/2011    Yaskawa Achieves Milestone

One Million Inverters Manufactured in the United States (more)
9/20/2011    Rockwell Automation Showcases “Right-sized” Control Capabilities at PACK EXPO 2011

Controller portfolio scales from 12 to 10,000 I/O, giving machine builders the ability to mirror each manufacturer’s needs at any given time. (more)
9/19/2011    National Instruments Honors 18 Companies With 2011 Global Supplier Awards

National Instruments announced the 18 recipients of the company’s Global Supplier Awards for 2011. (more)
9/14/2011    Multi-Axis Linear Motion System Design & Control using LabVIEW 'Seminars' in October

Electromate is pleased to announce it will be hosting four Multi-Axis Linear Motion System Design & Control using LabVIEW Seminars in October in Toronto, London, Montreal & Quebec City. (more)
9/12/2011    Kaman Industrial Technologies Has Acquired Target Electronic Supply

Kaman Corporation announced today that its subsidiary Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (Kaman) has acquired the assets of Target Electronic Supply, Inc. (Target), of Westwood, Massachusetts. (more)
9/2/2011    Rexroth highlights “Innovation in Mechatronics” at PACK EXPO 2011

Bosch Rexroth exhibits the newest developments in packaging equipment automation technology in booth 5007 at PACK EXPO 2011, September 26-28 in Las Vegas. (more)
8/30/2011    Machine Vision Market in North America Posts Healthy Results in Second Quarter 2011

Machine vision sales grew 16% in North America in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter one year earlier. (more)
8/29/2011    Motion Control Market Recovery Continues in Second Quarter 2011

Statistics of the Motion Control Association (MCA) for second quarter 2011 indicate a continuation of the recovery in the motion control market. (more)
8/29/2011    Rockwell Automation, Cisco Develop Guide for Machine Builders and Manufacturers

Rockwell Automation today announced the availability of a 75-page addition to the “Converged Plantwide Ethernet Design and Implementation Guide” to help machine builders and manufacturers deploy integrated motion using EtherNet/IP networking technology. (more)
8/26/2011    Siemens Upgrades West Chicago Plant to Produce Photovoltaic Solar Inverters

Siemens Industry, Inc. is celebrating the production of its SINVERT solar inverters at its recently-updated manufacturing plant located in West Chicago, Ill. (more)
8/19/2011    Newport Spectra-Physics® Granted Key Patent for Multiphoton Imaging

Spectra-Physics®, a division of Newport Corporation, announces the issuance of U.S. patent 7,962,046 for its DeepSee technology for multiphoton imaging. (more)
8/17/2011    SICK Appoints Craig S. Smith as President of SICK Ltd.

SICK announced it has appointed Craig S. Smith as president of SICK Ltd. in Canada. (more)
8/15/2011    Learn How to Build a Better Converting and Package Printing Machine at PACK EXPO 2011

Kollmorgen will be on hand to discuss its family of motion systems and components, and co-engineering services at the Converting & Package Printing Expo Pavilion co-located with PACK EXPO from September 26 – 28, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (more)
8/15/2011    National Instruments Names New Vice President of Product Marketing

National Instruments today named NI veteran Ajit Gokhale as a new vice president of product marketing effective Aug. 1, 2011. (more)
8/9/2011    AIA Announces New Vision Standards Development Director

Robert McCurrach has joined the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) as Director, Standards Development. (more)
8/8/2011    National Instruments Donates Design Tools to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Instruments announced that it is donating design tools to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help expand the use of NI software and hardware in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering via 10 mechatronics, robotics, manufacturing, control and design courses over the next five years. (more)
8/3/2011    Parker Hannifin 4Q Profit Rises 32 Percent

Parker Hannifin Corp. said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose 32 percent led by better international industrial unit sales. (more)
8/1/2011    Parker Hannifin Awards Curtiss Wright Contract

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract by Parker Hannifin for structural development, assembly and test of the aft strut fairing hydraulic module for use on the Boeing 787 airplane. (more)
8/1/2011    Siemens Achieves Strong Growth Again in Third Quarter

Siemens achieved strong growth again in the third quarter of fiscal 2011. New orders climbed 20 percent year-over-year. Revenue rose two percent. (more)
7/27/2011    Kollmorgen and American Business Development Group Deliver Innovative Power Generation Solutions

Kollmorgen Corporation has retained American Business Development Group (ABDG) to help bring the company’s new Power Generation System to the Defense market. (more)
7/22/2011    Powertec to Exhibit at Test Stand Expo

Powertec will be exhibiting at the Test Stand Expo 2011. Stop by Booth # 12044 to discuss your motor application with Ed Lee, Bob Lordo or Andy Martin. (more)
7/13/2011    Motion Control Market Opportunities in Russia

Spanning nine time zones and over 17 million square miles, Russia is not only the largest country in the world, geographically, but also the richest on a per capita basis of the so-called “BRIC” countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). (more)
7/13/2011    Newport Corporation Enters Into Agreement To Acquire High Q Technologies

Newport Corporation reported it has entered into an agreement to acquire High Q Technologies GmbH (“High Q”), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultrafast lasers under its High Q Laser® brand. (more)
7/10/2011    Newport Publishes New Resource for Photonics Research

Newport Corporation announces the new Newport Resource, a catalog for photonics research products and related applications. (more)
7/10/2011    Newport Corporation Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Ophir Optronics Ltd.

Newport Corporation today reported that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ophir Optronics Ltd. (“Ophir”), a global leader in precision infrared optics, photonics instrumentation and three-dimensional (“3D”) non-contact measurement equipment. (more)
7/10/2011    National Instruments Breaks Ground on R&D and Operations Facility in Penang

National Instruments is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its planned R&D and operations facility in Penang, Malaysia. (more)
6/29/2011    Kollmorgen Appoints Udo Panenka and Patrik Hug in VP Positions

Both are responsible for driving forward Kollmorgen's course of continued growth on global and European levels, respectively. (more)
6/27/2011    National Robotics Initiative: Key Details on Submitting a Proposal

Information about the National Robotics Initiative and how to submit a proposal (more)
6/24/2011    Obama Announces New High-tech Manufacturing Effort

Imagining advances from lighter cars to smarter robots, President Obama is announcing a $500 million project to spur high-technology manufacturing (more)
6/24/2011    President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Releases Report on Advanced Manufacturing

President Launches Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a Key Recommendation (more)
6/24/2011    RIA Praises Obama Administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

Announcement today of a $500 million Advanced Manufacturing Partnership featuring $70 million for a National Robotics Initiative (more)
6/1/2011    Motion Control Market Recovery Continues in 1st Quarter 2011

The Motion Control Association (MCA) has released statistics for first quarter 2011 showing year over year growth for the fifth consecutive quarter. (more)
5/31/2011    Moog Acquires Animatics

Animatics, founded in 1987, is a leading supplier of SmartMotor™ servo motors and linear actuators used in industrial applications. (more)
5/20/2011    Automate 2011 / 42nd ISR Conference Proceedings Now Available

Outstanding presentations from global experts are featured in the Automate 2011 / 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) Conference proceedings that are now available from Automation Technologies Council (ATC). (more)
5/20/2011    Change at the top of Siemens Industrial Automation Systems

With effect from June 1, 2011, Eckard Eberle (45) will take over as CEO of the Industrial Automation Systems Business Unit, which is headquartered in Nuremberg and is part of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. (more)
5/11/2011    Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal Third Quarter and Nine Month Results

Pro-Dex, Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2011. (more)
5/9/2011    Rexroth expands popular GoTo Fast Delivery Program for Drive and Control Products

Rexroth is helping customers build equipment faster by adding more options to its GoTo focused delivery program. (more)
5/5/2011    New A3M Rugged, Absolute Multiturn Encoder from SICK

SICK announces the launch of its new A3M encoder with integrated Profibus output. (more)
5/4/2011    Bosch Rexroth Back on Course for Growth

Bosch Rexroth returned to a growth course in 2010 and will make considerable gains again this year. (more)
5/2/2011    Automate 2011 iPad Winner Hails from Plastic Injection Molding for Medical Sector

Plastic injection molding for the medical industry is a hot application for robots and machine vision, and Automate 2011 had many from that sector including Pat Shelly, Project Engineer from West Pharmaceutical Services who won the iPad giveaway from the Show. (more)
5/2/2011    Girl Scout Troop Visits Bison to Learn about Manufacturing

Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. hosted 12 delightful young ladies and their troop leaders from the 3rd grade Girl Scout Troop at Lombard Madison Elementary School for a plant tour. (more)
5/2/2011    Lunch N' Learn Seminars in Toronto & Montreal

Electromate is pleased to announce it will be hosting two ‘How to Design & Build a High Precision Positioning System' Seminars on Tuesday May 17th in Toronto, Ontario and on Wednesday May 18th in Montreal, Quebec. (more)
4/27/2011    New Nexen, Minarik National Distribution Agreement Expands Availability and Service

Nexen Group Inc. announces they have entered into a national distribution with Minarik Corporation (Minarik) for Nexen’s line of Precision Motion Control components. Minarik is a national leader in value added motion control distribution with 16 locations covering 30 states. (more)
4/25/2011    Four New Technical Training Videos from Thomson Deliver Substantive Information on Key OEM Motion Co

Thomson Industries, Inc. has expanded its Online Thomson Education Center with four new technical training videos to help machine builders properly select and apply industrial linear actuators, square rails, round rails, ball screws, gearheads, clutches and brakes. (more)
4/22/2011    Minarik Corporation has Acquired Automation Technology

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation announced today that it’s subsidiary, Minarik Corporation, has acquired the assets of Automation Technology, Inc. with locations in Salt Lake City, Utah and Boise, Idaho. (more)
4/20/2011    Kollmorgen’s Power Generation System Named 2011 Design News Magazine “Golden Mousetrap” Finalist

Kollmorgen’s Power Generation System has been named a 2011 Golden Mousetrap best new product finalist by the editors of Design News magazine. (more)
4/20/2011    New Bosch Rexroth Podcast Discusses “Lean in Assembly Operations”

Developed with lean manufacturing expert Dan Fleming, Rexroth’s lean manufacturing podcast episode 16, “Lean in Assembly Operations” discusses how to apply lean concepts to automation. (more)
4/14/2011    Automate 2011 Successfully Reaches Large Audience of Potential Automation Users

Attendance surged at the recent Automate 2011 Show and Conference in Chicago (March 21-24) as three major trade associations combined to lift interest in automation. (more)
4/12/2011    Micron® AquaTRUE Planetary® Gearheads Named 2011 Design News Magazine Golden Mousetrap Finalist

AquaTRUE gearheads from Thomson provide robust performance in harsh washdown and corrosive environments. (more)
4/12/2011    Mitsubishi Electric Automation Selects Gibbs & Soell for Employee Communications Campaign

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a leading manufacturer of factory automation, motion control and process control systems, has selected Gibbs & Soell Public Relations to provide strategic direction and implementation of a comprehensive employee communications campaign. (more)
3/30/2011    GENCO ATC to Install Kollmorgen Pick-n-Go® Outfitted Forklifts

Kollmorgen and GENCO ATC, North America’s second largest third-party logistics supplier, have agreed to a pilot Pick-n-Go® installation for two automated Crown SHR5500 forklifts at a GENCO-managed distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. (more)
3/18/2011    Doors Open Soon on Automate 2011 with Emphasis on Solutions

Show admission is free (more)
3/16/2011    Automate 2011 Expected to Fuel Growth of Robotics, Machine Vision and Motion Control

Automate 2011 is expected to fuel investments in robotics, machine vision, motion control and related automation technologies, according to sponsors of the event taking place March 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)
3/15/2011    Robotics and Vision System Integrator Certification Programs Explained at Automate 2011

The robotics integrator program will be formally announced at a talk on the show floor. (more)
3/14/2011    Advances in Motion Control Explored at Automate 2011, March 21-24 in Chicago

Advances in motion control technology will be explored at the Automate 2011 trade show and conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 21-24. (more)
3/14/2011    Emerging Robotics Pavilion at Automate 2011 Focuses on the Future

An emerging robotics pavilion focused on the future of robotics will be featured at Automate 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, March 21-24. (more)
3/11/2011    RIA President Jeff Burnstein Tells Companies That Now is the Time to Automate!

The robotics industry is in the midst of a major upturn, with global sales up more than 50% last year. (more)
3/10/2011    Machine Vision Standards Play Increasingly Important Role In Adoption of Technology, Experts Say

Among the factors driving the rapid growth in the application of machine vision technology is the creation of new industry standards, according to industry leaders. (more)
3/9/2011    50th Anniversary of First Industrial Robot Honored at Automate 2011 in Chicago, Illinois USA, March

The 50th anniversary of the installation of the first industrial robot at a General Motors plant in Trenton, New Jersey in 1961 will be honored with a special pavilion at the Automate 2011 Show, Mach 21-24, at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)
2/23/2011    Wide Range of Automation Solutions Featured at Automate 2011

A wide range of automation solutions designed for companies in every industry will highlight the Automate 2011 show in Chicago, March 21-24, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), two of the sponsors of the event. (more)
2/22/2011    Motion Control Orders Jump 30% in 2010

Gains were particularly strong in the fourth quarter, rising 42% over the same period in 2009. (more)
2/21/2011    42nd International Symposium on Robotics Heads to US For First Time in Four Years

The world’s most prestigious annual robotics conference, the International Symposium on Robotics (ISR), will be held in the United States for the first time in four years as part of Automate 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 21-24. (more)
2/21/2011    Dynapar Launches New Web Site

Dynapar announces the launch of their newly revamped website, (more)
2/18/2011    Automate 2011 Show and Conference Focused on Solutions

Show and Conference will focus on practical automation solutions for manufacturing as well as non-manufacturing companies, according to the event sponsors. (more)
2/18/2011    Automate Conference Features Small Business Owner, Drew Greenblatt, on How to Grow Great Jobs

To grow jobs and have competitive factories requires aggressive automation. Automate speaker Greenblatt reveals secrets of success. (more)
2/9/2011    DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy - A Practical 1/2 Day Course

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor – be it brushed or brushless servo – for your application. (more)
2/9/2011    Global ABB Automation & Power World Show 2011 in Orlando

The premier automation and power technology event, takes place April 18-21, 2011, at the Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida. (more)
2/9/2011    Learn How to Dramatically Increase Picking Productivity and Reduce Operating Costs

Kollmorgen will be exhibiting its highly flexible Pick-n-Go® order picking system at ProMat 2011. (more)
1/31/2011    Parker Increases Quarterly Dividend 10 Percent to 32 Cents per Share

Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that its Board of Directors increased the Company's regular quarterly cash dividend to 32 cents per share of common stock and declared a dividend payable March 4, 2011 to shareholders of record as of February 10, 2011. (more)
1/24/2011    Parker’s LabAutomation Workshop Will Help Evaluate the True Cost of Application Solutions

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division will host a 60-minute workshop on fluidic and motion control solutions for lab automation at this year’s LabAutomation conference in Palm Springs. (more)
1/24/2011    Powertec Completed Testing of Design Changes for HIGH SPEED Motors

Why should you select a Powertec motor for your application? (more)
1/13/2011    Linear Motion Control System Powers Ultra-fast Action of Biotech Lab Automation Breakthrough

An advanced linear motion system is behind the groundbreaking performance of Singer Instruments' innovative biotech laboratory robot for pinning arrays of cells - the RoToR. (more)
1/12/2011    Curtiss-Wright Controls Acquires Predator Systems Incorporated

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. announced that it has acquired Predator Systems Incorporated (PSI) for $13.25 million. (more)
1/12/2011    Spectra-Physics® Celebrates 50th Year in Commercial Laser Industry

Spectra-Physics® announces the company is celebrating 50 years of pioneering new laser technologies, products and solutions for industry and science. (more)
11/30/2010    ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric Company to Become a Global Leader in Industrial Motion

ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion of net debt. (more)
11/24/2010    Annual Networking Event Nearly Sold-Out

The annual Motion Control Association Business Conference, which is collocated with the Robotics Industry Forum and Automated Imaging Association Business Conference, is nearing a complete sell-out. (more)
11/24/2010    MCA Market Trends Webinar Series: Motion Control Outlook for 2011

What trends are emerging in motion control for 2011? An examination of market drivers to watch is offered by MCA's Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellett. (more)
11/22/2010    Rexroth Linear Motion System: Linear Drive Solution for Vacuum Environments

Rexroth’s complete solution for material handling in cleanroom and vacuum applications simplifies high-precision workpiece transport under demanding process conditions. (more)
11/2/2010    Newport Exhibits Innovative Microscopy Solutions at Neuroscience, 2010

Newport Corporation will showcase the newest microscopy solutions during Neuroscience 2010, November 14-17, 2010, at the San Diego Convention Center, booth # 2421. (more)
10/25/2010    Oriental Motor Now Offers On-Demand Motion Control Training Videos

Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the availability of a large selection of motion control training videos on their website. (more)
10/18/2010    President Obama to Host White House Science Fair

Today, President Obama will host the White House Science Fair celebrating the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. (more)
10/11/2010    Waterloo & Montreal Automation Fair & Expo Nov. 9 & 11, 2010

Electromate Industrial Sales is pleased to announce it will be hosting it's annual Waterloo & Montreal Automation Fair & Expo. (more)
10/8/2010    Thomson Recognized as 2010 Control Design Reader’s Choice

Thomson has been recognized by Control Design magazine as the 2010 Reader’s Choice for technology excellence in the Ball Screw/Lead Screw and Linear Actuator/Slide/Guide categories. (more)
10/5/2010    National Instruments Appoints Alex Davern as Chief Operating Officer

National Instruments announced today that Alex Davern has been appointed executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. (more)
10/1/2010    Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Sales for the full fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 increased 10% to $23.2 million. (more)
9/28/2010    Experience the Future of Heavy-Duty Hybrid Vehicle Power Generation at HTUF National Conference 2010

Kollmorgen Power Generation System provides flexibility to deliver necessary power at the desired voltage, with modularity to adapt to ever-evolving commercial and military vehicle upgrades. (more)
9/28/2010    Section179.Org Reports on Section 179 Changes Contained in The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act reports substantial changes to Section 179 tax deduction are imminent with the recent passage of H.R. 5279 (more)
9/15/2010    Control Design Readers Name Parker Linear Actuators No. 1

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division the number-one supplier of linear actuators. (more)
9/15/2010    Schneider Electric’s MachineStruxure Can Help Machine Builders Enhance Competiveness

MachineStruxure is part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure solution architecture (more)
8/16/2010    Parker Teams with CalMotors and US 1 to Develop Hybrid-Electric Trucks

Parker’s Electromechanical Automaton Division is proud to announce that its MPP series traction motor and inverter are integral components of a series-electric hybrid truck deployed by US 1 Industries to serve at the Port of Long Beach. (more)
8/2/2010    Curtiss-Wright Gets Contract Worth up to $20M

Curtiss-Wright Corp. said that it has received a contract worth up to $20 million from Moog Inc. to supply components for the flight control system of Boeing Co.'s new 787 aircraft. (more)
7/30/2010    Actel Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Appoints Chairman

Actel Corporation announced net revenues of $57.8 million for the second quarter of 2010, up 27.7 percent from the second quarter of 2009 and up 10.5 percent from the first quarter of 2010. (more)
7/30/2010    Curtiss-Wright Reports Second Quarter and Six Month 2010 Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation reports financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010. (more)
7/29/2010    Parker Motor Powers Brammo’s New Electric Race Bike

Parker’s Electromechanical Automaton Division is proud to announce that its MPP series traction motor powers an all-electric motorcycle built by Brammo Inc., a 100% clean-technology company. (more)
7/26/2010    Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract From Boeing

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has received a contract from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to provide the flap track assembly for the outboard and inboard flap system on the Next-Generation 737-800. (more)
7/26/2010    Thomson and Kollmorgen Motion System Brings Virginia Tech’s “Smart House” to Life

Lumenhaus is an 800 square foot energy-optimized “smart” home that leverages an active system of motion controls from Thomson and Kollmorgen to minimize the overall HVAC load on the house. (more)
7/13/2010    National Instruments Wins Product, Team Awards for Innovation and Excellence

National Instruments has received four awards from leading industry trade publications. (more)
7/12/2010    Baumer Sensors Reliably Monitor Wind Turbine Operating Systems

For wind turbines, Baumer offers a full line of sensors that reliably provide critical speed, position and presence data, monitoring conditions in the nacelle, blade, tower and foundation. (more)
7/9/2010    Oriental Motor Launches Online Product & Engineering Forum

Online forum provides customers a wealth of resources and information in a social and informative setting. (more)
7/2/2010    AMETEK Acquires Haydon Enterprises

AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Haydon Enterprises, a leading manufacturer of high-precision motion control products, from the Harbour Group, a private, St. Louis-based operating company, for approximately $270 million in cash. (more)
7/2/2010    KIT President Cahill to Retire

Kaman Corporation announced that T. Jack Cahill, President of its subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (KIT) will retire on August 31, 2010. (more)
6/29/2010    Ruland and RotoPrecision Team up in Canadian Market

Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has entered into an agreement with RotoPrecision Inc., a Canadian-based provider of precision mechanical and power transmission components, to become Ruland’s master distributor in Canada for Ruland’s complete product range of shaft collars and couplings. (more)
6/23/2010    Curtiss-Wright Acquires Specialist Electronics Services

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has acquired Specialist Electronics Services, Ltd. (SES) for 15 million pounds Sterling, or approximately $22 million. (more)
6/23/2010    SICK Announces New Distributor – Process Value Automation

SICK announces Process Value Automation (PVA) has become a SICK Authorized Distributor. They offer an excellent sales staff and high level of technical expertise. (more)
6/16/2010    Energy Efficiency in Motion - Visual Proof for Energy Efficiency in Gearboxes

Energy efficiency has become a popular buzz term for today's green technology focus. However, the real proof of what energy efficiency is for mechanical systems needs further explanation. To start from the basics: how do you know a product is efficient and what does it actually mean to an OEM? (more)
6/11/2010    Yaskawa to Expand its India Motion Control Business through its New Subsidiary

Yaskawa Electric Corporation announces that it has established its new subsidiary in India, aiming at expanding Indian marketplace for motion control products. (more)
6/7/2010    AKD™ Servo Drive from Kollmorgen Named 2010 Design News Golden Mousetrap Finalist

The AKD™ Servo Drive from Kollmorgen has been named a 2010 Design News Golden Mousetrap Award Finalist in the Motion Control/Automation category. (more)
6/7/2010    Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Hybricon Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Hybricon Corporation ("Hybricon") for $19 million in cash. (more)
6/7/2010    Motion Control Association Reports 22% Jump in New Orders in First Quarter

New orders for motion control products jumped 22% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009, according to new figures from the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)
5/26/2010    Parker Launches Electromechanical Automation Blog

Parker’s Electromechanical Automaton Division is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog. (more)
5/26/2010    SICK Adds a New Distributor in Mexico – PIASISA

SICK announces that SICK has added Industrial Power, Automation, and Industrial Services S.A. (PIASISA) to the family of SICK Authorized Distributors to increase its presence in key commercial territories. (more)
5/20/2010    Kollmorgen and Optiscan Group Announce Partnership for Pick-n-Go Solutions

For automated order picking applications, Optiscan has obtained the right to use Kollmorgen’s Pick-n-Go® brand. (more)
5/20/2010    PI Grows Sales Organization in Europe

New Locations for PI UK and PI France. (more)
5/11/2010    Design of Brushless Permanent-Magnet Machines

Brand new 822-page brushless machine design book written by J.R. Hendershot & T.J.E. Miller (more)
5/10/2010    MCA Sponsors Webinar on Step Motor Innovations

MCA, in conjunction with Design World magaizne, is sponsoring its first webinar on Tuesday, May 25. It focuses on Step Motor Innovations for High Efficiency Machines and features a speaker from MCA member Oriental Motor. (more)
5/4/2010    AIA Offers Certified Vision Professional Training in Boston

First Step to Company Certification (more)
5/4/2010    Kaman Acquires National Motion Control Distributor Minarik Corporation

The transaction closed on April 30, 2010 and Minarik is now part of Kaman's Industrial Distribution Segment. (more)
5/3/2010    Curtiss-Wright Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation reports financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. (more)
5/3/2010    SICK Announces New Distributor – Sun Automation Inc

SICK announced Sun Automation Inc as a SICK Authorized Distributor who offers exceptional sales, product and application knowledge. (more)
4/29/2010    Kollmorgen and KNAPP Systemintegration GmbH Deliver Forklift Automation Solution for Large European

Standard forklifts automated with the NDC Suite technology from Kollmorgen are at the heart of the Pick-n-Go® solution that KNAPP Systemintegration GmbH - a member of KNAPP group - has installed at Engrotuš d.d., a leading Slovenian supermarket retailer. (more)
4/28/2010    Second Largest Austrian Retailer Maximizes Distribution Center Efficiency with NDC Suite Technology

Kollmorgen announces that SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels AG has installed a system that automates the transportation of roll containers filled with fresh and chilled goods at their distribution center in St. Pölten. (more)
4/23/2010    Kollmorgen and KNAPP Systemintegration GmbH Announce Partnership

Kollmorgen and KNAPP Systemintegration GmbH have reached a strategic partnership agreement, whereby KNAPP will license and integrate Kollmorgen’s NDC Suite technology in warehouse applications for automated order-picking and automating standard forklifts for operator-less transport applications on a global basis. (more)
4/22/2010    TI Advances Customers' Designs and Inspires Innovation

Showcases Leading Analog and Embedded Processing Solutions for Industrial, Consumer, Wireless and More at ESC (more)
4/21/2010    Parker Increases Quarterly Dividend to 26 Cents per Share

Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that its Board of Directors increased the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend to 26 cents per share of common stock and declared a dividend payable June 4, 2010 to shareholders of record as of May 20, 2010. (more)
4/20/2010    Curtiss-Wright awarded $11M contract

Company says it has received contracts totaling $11 million as part of the cleanup of a former nuclear weapons complex in South Carolina (more)
4/19/2010    Deb Kling Named Manager of Distribution Programs at Lenze Americas

Chuck Edwards, President of Lenze Americas, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Kling to Manager of Distribution Programs. (more)
4/13/2010    Robots Can Help Keep Manufacturing in Michigan, Says Trade Group

Manufacturing companies who want to remain globally competitive can use robotics to keep jobs in Michigan (more)
4/12/2010    Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions 'Introduction to Linear Actuators' Seminars

What is a stepper motor based linear actuator? How does it work? How is it sized? These are questions that will be answered in this Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Technical Seminar. (more)
4/12/2010    Kollmorgen and Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) Announce Aftermarket Servicing Agreement

Kollmorgen and FSIP have agreed to an Aftermarket Service Agreement, effective immediately. (more)
4/12/2010    maxon motor on

Download CAD components of maxon motor products and shorten your design times. Free downloads are now available on 2D and 3D data as well as on the maxon data sheets. (more)
4/1/2010    Automate is New Name for International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show

Collocated with ProMat® at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 21-24, 2011 (more)
4/1/2010    Record All-time Incoming Business Month and Strong First Quarter of 2010 for Minarik

Minarik announced an all-time record in March for monthly incoming business and an increase in the first quarter of over 50% for the same time period as 2009. (more)
3/29/2010    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $10 Million Contract from Northrop Grumman

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a $10.5 million contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide an upgraded Radar Signal Processing (RSP) solution for use in the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) program. (more)
3/17/2010    Maxon Precision Motors Announces a Strategic Collaboration with National Instruments

Maxon Precision Motors is pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with National Instruments. (more)
3/9/2010    Maxon Academy - Start Your e-Learning Now

maxon motor's "maxon academy" training platform represents another innovative step in customer support. (more)
3/4/2010    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $25 Million Contract from Northrop Grumman

For Delivery of Advanced Mission Management Systems For Unmanned Maritime Aircraft Program (more)
3/1/2010    New Electric Drives and Controls Website from Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth’s Electric Drives and Controls technology group launched a new website to give customers, distributor partners, systems integrators and OEMs fast, easy access to the latest product information, technology updates, applications support, free downloads and technical literature. (more)
2/22/2010    Understanding Micro Motors: A Practical 1/2 Day Course presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon motor ag

This half-day seminar provides the practical information you need to successfully select the right DC motor -- be it brushed or brushless -- for your application. (more)
2/12/2010    Lenze SE Names Chuck Edwards President of Lenze Americas

Lenze SE announces the appointment of Chuck Edwards as President of Lenze Americas which includes Lenze-AC Tech. (more)
2/9/2010    Lenze-AC Tech Announces Eric Klein is New Director of Sales

Lenze–AC Tech announces the promotion of Eric Klein to Director of Sales for Lenze–AC Tech products in North, Central and South America. (more)
2/8/2010    Motion Control Association Elects its First Board of Directors

The Motion Control Association (MCA), the leading industry trade group for motion control companies, has elected its first permanent board of directors. (more)
2/8/2010    Omron Foundation, Inc. & Omron Corporation Donate $75,000 for Relief Efforts in Haiti

OMRON Foundation, Inc. and Omron Corporation have donated a total of $75,000 to support victims and aid reconstruction in the areas devastated by the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. (more)
2/8/2010    Yaskawa Electric Brasil Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. is pleased to announce that its operation in Brazil received ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001certifications from Bureau Veritas, one of the world's leading certification bodies. (more)
2/1/2010    Pro-Dex Reports Net Sales Of $5.63 Million In Q1 Fiscal 2010

Pro-Dex, Inc. is engaged in the design and manufacture of products that incorporate miniature rotary drive systems and motion control systems, used in the medical, dental and industrial markets. (more)
1/28/2010    ProMat and International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show to Co-locate in 2011

Both exhibitions will be held March 21-24, 2011 at Chicago’s McCormick Place (more)
1/18/2010    Minarik Joins the Motion Control Association (MCA)

Minarik announced that they have joined the Motion Control Association (MCA). (more)
1/8/2010    Kohler Power Systems Names Jason Struthers As Its New President

Outgoing president Otto Kopietzki staying on in President Emeritus capacity. (more)
1/8/2010    Omron Releases Winter and Spring 2010 Training Course Schedule

Omron Electronics LLC has released the 2010 schedule of training courses for programmable controller (PLC) programming and advanced sensor and vision system basics. (more)
1/6/2010    Curtiss-Wright Acquires Skyquest Systems

Curtiss-Wright Corp. said Monday it acquired Skyquest Systems Ltd. for 10 million pounds sterling ($16.2 million). (more)
12/28/2009    White House Announces New Framework for Revitalizing Manufacturing

Ahead of a meeting today at the White House, Ron Bloom, President Barack Obama's senior adviser for manufacturing policy, said that the U.S. needs, "legal, tax and regulatory regimes that promote American manufacturing and do not place an undue burden on those who wish to manufacture products in America. (more)
12/14/2009    Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Results of Annual Shareholder Meeting

PRO-DEX, INC. announced the results of its 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting held on December 4, 2009. (more)
12/7/2009    David Cybulski Named Vice President of Finance at Lenze-AC Tech

Lenze-AC Tech announces the appointment of David Cybulski to Vice President of Finance. (more)
12/4/2009    National Instruments & DENSO Robotics Collaborate to Address New Applications in Industrial Robotics

National Instruments and DENSO Robotics announced their collaboration to integrate NI measurement and vision technology with DENSO robotic arms. (more)
10/30/2009    Curtiss-Wright Reports 2009 Third Quarter and Nine Month Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today reports financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009. (more)
10/30/2009    PRO-DEX, INC. Announces Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Profit

PRO-DEX, INC. Announces Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Profit, Update on Business Development Activities, and Renewal of Banking Agreement (more)
10/26/2009    JVL Offers Geared Motors for Any Application

JVL is a world leader in integrated servo- and stepper motors. Their integrated motors are the most compact and versatile on the market today, offering connection to a wide range of bus systems such as CANopen, Devicenet and Profibus as well as Wireless Bluetooth, WLAN and Zigbee systems. (more)
10/26/2009    LynuxWorks Adds LynxOS 5.0 Support for Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-184 Single Board Computer

LynuxWorks announced it has expanded its product support and partnership with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. (more)
10/19/2009    Casual Fridays Build Community

Lenze-AC Tech employees raise $500 for Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. in Whitinsville MA. (more)
10/19/2009    Siemens’ New Software Offering Integrates Manufacturing Planning Information with Motion Control Inf

Siemens has launched a new software solution that integrates manufacturing planning with the shop floor machining operations associated with producing parts. (more)
10/12/2009    JVL Offers Geared Motors For Any Application

Easy connection of JVL integrated motors to a wide range of gear boxes - worm, low cost planetary, high performance planetary and backlash free robot gear reducers (more)
10/12/2009    Thomson Recognized as 2009 Control Design Reader’s Choice

Thomson was recently recognized by Control Design magazine as the 2009 “Reader’s Choice” for technology excellence in the Ball Screw/Lead Screw and Linear Actuator/Slide/Guide categories. (more)
10/8/2009    Free One Hour Educational Webinar from Thomson – Ball Screws 301

On October 14, 2009, Thomson is presenting a free, live educational webinar – Ball Screws 301: A Practical Approach to Integration. (more)
10/8/2009    The Answer is 21: Motion Control Language Reaches Landmark

Machine building has become much more complex, and according to Baldor Electric Company it's the software aspects of projects that are almost invariably the determining factor in successful outcomes. (more)
9/30/2009    New Thomson Website Designed

Thomson introduces – a content rich site detailing the company’s comprehensive family of mechanical and electromechanical motion solutions, along with a vast array of helpful, time saving and performance optimizing design tools and educational/training resources. (more)
9/28/2009    Athlonix™ Brush DC Motors from Portescap Named 2009 “Best Product Finalist” by Design News Magazine

Athlonix™ high-power density brush DC motors from Portescap have been named a 2009 Design News Golden Mousetrap Award Finalist in the Motion Control/Automation category. (more)
9/18/2009    Registration is Now Open for the 2nd Annual MCA Business Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual MCA Business Conference in Orlando, January 20-22, 2010 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. (more)
9/18/2009    SICK, Inc. Announces that Gibson Engineering has Added SICK Safety Solutions to its Line

Company becomes complete line, SICK “Summit Distributor” partner (more)
9/17/2009    Steven Engineering Partners with Baldor Electric

Steven Engineering is proud to announce our partnership with Baldor Electric Company. (more)
9/10/2009    President Obama Names Ron Bloom Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy

Today, President Obama will announce that Ron Bloom will serve as the Administration’s Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy. (more)
9/9/2009    Nominations Sought for MCA Board of Directors

The MCA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for two-year terms beginning in January 2010. (more)
8/31/2009    Registration is Now Open for the 17th Annual Robotics Industry Forum

Registration is now open for the 17th annual Robotics Industry Forum in Orlando, January 20-22, 2010 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. (more)
8/26/2009    Thomson Adds new 60 Case Machining and Supply Center to Service Eastern United States

Thomson has opened the new Northeast Machining Center for rapid delivery of genuine Thomson 60 Case™ Shafting. (more)
8/21/2009    GE and FANUC Announce Agreement to Dissolve Joint Venture

FANUC to reinforce industry-leading CNC portfolio; GE to continue global investment in industrial automation and process control systems, software solutions and embedded computing. (more)
8/17/2009    National Instruments and SolidWorks Collaborate on a Virtual Prototyping Solution

National Instruments and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. announced their collaboration on a pioneer mechatronics tool that helps mechanical and control engineers work together to lower the cost and risk of motion system design. (more)
8/10/2009    Rockwell Automation and Dassault Systèmes to Integrate the Digital Factory and Plant Operations for

Rockwell Automation and Dassault Systèmes announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a joint solution to make the virtual design and production environment a reality. (more)
8/6/2009    MCA Offers New Membership Category for Distributors

The Motion Control Association (MCA) has created a new membership category exclusively for distributors. (more)
8/6/2009    Parker 2010 Otlook Below Wall St View

Q4 shr 31 cts vs 23 cts Wall St view; Q4 sales $2.2 bln, down 34 pct; Sees 2010 shr $1.25-$1.75 vs. $2.30 expected (more)
7/28/2009    Curtiss-Wright Reports 2009 Second Quarter and Six Month Financial Results

Updates Full Year Guidance (more)
7/15/2009    SICK, Inc. Announces Sales Channel Partnership for Wood Industry

SICK announced Technology Brewing Corporation, an automation solutions provider, has been named as a sales channel partner to the wood products industry throughout North America. (more)
7/1/2009    National Instruments and MobileRobots Inc Collaborate on Foundation

National Instruments announced a collaboration of NI LabVIEW graphical system design software and MobileRobots Inc's MOBILEROBOTS indoors autonomous mobile platforms. (more)
6/30/2009    MCA Members Receive Discounts on Translation Services

Any company doing business globally knows the importance of accurate translation. (more)
6/22/2009    FSI Technologies Inc. Celebrates 50 years of Quality and Innovation

FSI Technologies Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. (more)
6/22/2009    Newly Designed Website from Wittenstein

Don’t let the new electronic look of Wittenstein fool you. The company still designs and manufactures the blue alpha gearboxes. (more)
6/22/2009    Robotics Technology Consortium Announces First Research Projects

The Robotics Technology Consortium, Inc. (RTC) announced the winners of its first seven projects. (more)
6/11/2009    Free One Hour Educational Webinar from Thomson

Electric Linear Actuators 101: Basics for Design Engineers (more)
6/8/2009    New Robotics Industry Directory Examines Green Manufacturing

Green manufacturing is still a young trend that requires new thinking, and robots are coming into their prime just in time to solve issues related to environmental responsibility – a topic explored in the new, 2009 Robotics Industry Directory. (more)
5/27/2009    Physik Instrumente Adds Design and Manufacturing in the USA

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion control equipment for the optics, photonics, semiconductor, bio/nanotechnology and medical industries, is ramping up its manufacturing capabilities in the US. (more)
5/27/2009    Thomson Launches Dedicated Precision Ball Website

Thomson, A Danaher Motion Company, introduces – a content rich website focused exclusively on its family of standard precision balls and application-specific precision balls. (more)
5/20/2009    Rexroth Expands Wind-Power Capacity with New Plant

Bosch Rexroth expanded its capacity for producing large wind-turbine gearboxes by opening a new facility recently in Nuremberg, Germany. (more)
5/18/2009    TI Acquires Luminary Micro

Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated announced that it will expand its microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with the acquisition of Luminary Micro, the market-leading supplier of ARM Cortex-M3-based 32-bit MCUs. (more)
5/14/2009    "Green and Lean" Focus of the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Conference

Experts from Around the World to Share Their Expertise (more)
5/13/2009    Curtiss-Wright Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for ASIST Helicopter Handling Systems

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty. Ltd. to supply Aircraft Ship Integrated Secure and Traverse (ASIST) helicopter handling systems and modular lightweight tracks for three Hobart Class ships for the Royal Australian Navy. (more)
5/11/2009    Curtiss-Wright Awarded Development Contract for Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has awarded Curtiss-Wright Corporation a contract to develop and supply data concentrator units for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that is being developed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. (more)
5/4/2009    Curtiss-Wright Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results; Updates Full Year Guidance

Curtiss-Wright Corporation reports financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. (more)
4/24/2009    KUKA Robotics Expands Global Reach with the Opening of Canadian Subsidiary

The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,200 people worldwide. Of these, 1,200 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. (more)
4/20/2009    Siemens Awarded Contract From Aylward Enterprises

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. announced recently that it has won a contract to work with Aylward Enterprises, LLC, a global pharmaceutical packaging company headquartered in New Bern, N.C., on the design of its new ACT 9000 Series Bottle Filler. (more)
3/30/2009    MCA Seeks Speakers for Conference Sessions

The agenda is now set for the upcoming International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show and Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, June 8-11, 2009. (more)
3/23/2009    Parker IPS Announces Rapid Quote

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased to announce that its Industrial Profile Systems (IPS) business unit is able to offer quotes in 24 hours. (more)
3/23/2009    President Obama Proposes Making the R&D (R&E) Tax Credit Permanent

In an effort to spur innovation and stimulate an increase of jobs in the US, President Obama has included the cost of making the R&D (R&E) Tax Credit permanent in his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2010. (more)
3/4/2009    Save the Date - Rexroth Financial Webcast

On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Bosch Rexroth AG will present its financial figures for 2008. (more)
2/19/2009    Curtiss-Wright Reports 2008 Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation reports financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008. (more)
2/19/2009    TenAsys partner Danaher Motion Announces Integration with INTime

TenAsys Corporation (, a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software technology, today announced that its INtime RTOS for Windows has been integrated with Danaher Motion's newly released Motion Programming Interface (MPI) library, Version 4.0. (more)
2/11/2009    Participate in the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show!

Motion control companies are encouraged to give conference presentations, exhibit, and/or attend the upcoming International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show and Conference. (more)
1/26/2009    maxon medical Receives ISO 13485 Certification

maxon motor’s “maxon medical” business unit received certification under the ISO 13485 medical standard. (more)
1/12/2009    Bosch Rexroth Provides Tips for Combining Automation Technology with Lean Manufacturing

Bosch Rexroth is offering tips on how to use automation technology as a tool to help solve lean manufacturing challenges. (more)
12/5/2008    Ron Meyer Named President of Thomson

Danaher Motion announces that Ron Meyer has been appointed President of Thomson, a Danaher Motion company. (more)
12/5/2008    Siemens Increases Number of Patents by 10% to 55,000

In fiscal 2008, Siemens increased the total number of patents it has received by 10% to 55,000. (more)
12/1/2008    New Website, Faster Lead Times

Oriental Motor USA Corp. announces the launch of the new website. (more)
11/24/2008    Curtiss-Wright Announces Appointment of Tom Quinly as President Motion Control Segment

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that Tom Quinly has been named President of Curtiss-Wright Controls, the Motion Control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. (more)
11/21/2008    Rockwell Automation Demonstrates Sustainable Machine Design At PACK EXPO International 2008

Sustainable production and standards-based automation solutions help improve packaging machinery flexibility for future applications (more)
11/10/2008    Convex Joins SynqNet® Partner Program

Danaher Motion Performance Controls (MEI) is pleased to announce that Korean control system specialists, Convex, has become a member of the SynqNet Partner Program. (more)
11/10/2008    Motion Control Association to Participate in 2009 Motor, Drive & Automation Systems Conference!

The Motor, Drive & Automation Systems Conference is pleased to announce that the Motion Control Association (MCA) has become a supporting organization of this two-day technical symposium focused on the latest advancements in electric motor, drive, automation and power systems technology. (more)
11/10/2008    Performance Motion Devices, Inc. Names Greg Woods as Company President

Performance Motion Devices has named Greg Woods as President of the Company. (more)
11/3/2008    Luminary Micro Ships 12,000 Kits in Just 24 Months

Luminary Micro announced today that the company has shipped more than 12,000 of the company's award-winning evaluation and reference design kits in just the past 24 months, an unprecedented adoption rate for new microcontroller technology. (more)
11/2/2008    Curtiss-Wright Cuts Outlook After 3Q Profit Rise

Shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. mostly recovered after earlier falling more than 5 percent Thursday. (more)
10/22/2008    Moog Acquires Berkeley Process Control, Inc.

Moog Inc. has acquired Berkeley Process Control, Inc. for $14 million in order to add a line-up of high-performance motion-control products for improving manufacturing processes across an array of industrial applications. (more)
10/17/2008    Global Leader in High Performance Embedded Computing Products

Curtiss-Wright Corporation completed a voluntary cash tender offer for VMETRO ASA at NOK 12.06 per share. (more)
10/17/2008    Parker Reports Record First Quarter Sales, Net Income, Earnings Per Diluted Share and Cash Flow from

Parker Hannifin reported record first quarter sales, net income, earnings per diluted share and cash flow from operations for the quarter ending September 30, 2008. (more)
10/17/2008    Win Globally: Innovate & Automate is Theme for 2009 Int'l. Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show

The 2009 International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show has announced that “Win Globally: Innovate & Automate” is the theme for North America’s largest event dedicated to these technologies. (more)
10/10/2008    Danaher Motion eZMP SynqNet® Motion Controller Receives “Golden Mousetrap” Best Product Finalist Awa

Danaher Motion Performance Controls (MEI) is pleased to announce the eZMP SynqNet® Motion Controller has been selected as a finalist in the Motion Control/Automation category for the 2008 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards. (more)
10/7/2008    Moog Announces Industrial Systems Acquisition

Moog Iinc. announced today that the Company has agreed to acquire Berkeley Process Control, Inc. of Richmond, California in a $14 million cash transaction. (more)
9/29/2008    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $80 Million Follow-On Contract by Saab Aerostructures

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has received a follow-on multi-year contract valued at over $80 million from Saab Aerostructures to provide the mechanical system and structural fittings for the Boeing 787 large cargo door. (more)
9/22/2008    Parker Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award

Design News magazine, a key information source for engineers developing products of the future, has named Parker’s CTC-brand Interact Xpress™ as its 2008 Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winner in the Automation category. (more)
9/22/2008    Portescap’s nuvoDisc™ Flat Brushless DC Miniature Motor Named One of 2008’s Best New Products

The nuvoDisc™ Flat Brushless DC Miniature Motor from Portescap, A Danaher Motion Company, has been selected as a 2008 Design News Golden Mousetrap Award winner in the Motion Control/Automation category. (more)
9/16/2008    Automation Systems & Controls announce selection of Cognex as Mitsubishi Electric’s Vision Sensor Pa

Automation Systems & Controls , distributors for Mitsubishi Automation Products and Cognex Machine Vision Systems, have announced that Mitsubishi Electric have chosen Cognex as their Vision Sensor Partner. (more)
9/16/2008    Curtiss-Wright Launches Voluntary Tender Offer for VMETRO

Curtiss-Wright Corporation launched a voluntary cash tender offer for all outstanding shares in VMETRO ASA (Oslo: VME) at NOK 12.06 per share. (more)
9/13/2008    Daily Problem Solving Tips in a Lean Organization, from Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth has compiled tips for solving daily problems in a lean operation. (more)
9/13/2008    New head of Siemens Motion Control Systems Business Unit

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Frank (51) will take over Siemens Motion Control Systems Business Unit in Erlangen at the 1st of October 2008. (more)
9/13/2008    Volvo Powertrain Awards Danaher Motion Contract for Development and Production of Hybrid Systems

Danaher Motion has entered into a development and production agreement with the Volvo Group, to produce hybrid systems for their fleet of heavy-duty vehicles. (more)
9/10/2008    New Sustainable Manufacturing Website from Bosch Rexroth Features Green Machine Automation Technolog

Bosch Rexroth, the drive and control company, has launched a new website to provide information on its sustainable manufacturing technology resources and to help encourage innovation among manufacturers, OEMs, machine builders, system integrators and engineers. (more)
9/8/2008    Motion Industries Acquires Drago Supply Company

Drago Supply Company, a regional industrial supplies company, headquartered in Port Arthur, Texas, has been acquired by Motion Industries. Drago has eight locations in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana with annual revenues of approximately $75 million. (more)
9/1/2008    Curtiss-Wright Announces Intention To Launch Offer To Acquire VMETRO

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has submitted a letter to VMETRO ASA stating its intention to launch a voluntary offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of VMETRO ASA at a price per share of NOK 12.06 in cash. (more)
9/1/2008    Danaher Motion Performance Controls (MEI) Joins The MathWorks Connections Program

Danaher Motion announced it has become a member of The MathWorks Connections Program. (more)
9/1/2008    Elmo Motion Control Launches Web-Based Training Sessions

Elmo Motion Control is proud to announce the launch of its free of charge Web-based training instructional modules to help customers get the best results from Elmo's products - at their own pace. (more)
8/13/2008    Braintech Acquires SHAFI Companies in Stock-for-Stock Transaction, Expanding into Multiple Markets

Braintech Inc. has acquired 100 percent of the ownership of Shafi Inc. and 80 percent of the ownership of Shafi Innovation Inc. (together SHAFI). (more)
8/11/2008    THK’s New Lightweight LM Guide Designed for High-Speed Operation

Significantly lighter in weight than conventional LM Guides, the new Light LM Guide from THK America, Inc. enables high-speed operation. (more)
8/8/2008    ATC Announces Mission to India in September 2008

The Automation Technologies Council (ATC) and its trade groups, the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Motion Control Association (MCA) will host a mission to India to help our members become familiar with the Indian market, make connections and learn how to do business there. (more)
7/31/2008    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $4.25M Contract for U.S. Army Program

Award for Support of Future Combat Systems (more)
7/31/2008    Parker Surpasses $12 Billion in Sales and Delivers All-Time Records for Sales, Earnings and Operatin

Company Outlook Anticipates Another Record Year in Fiscal 2009 (more)
7/25/2008    Curtiss-Wright Reports 2008 Second Quarter and Six Month Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation reports financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008. (more)
7/16/2008    Registration now Open for 1st MCA Business Conference

Registration is now open for the first Motion Control Association (MCA) Business Conference, set for November 5 & 6 at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. (more)
7/10/2008    Parker Acquisition of Vansco Electronics

Parker Hannifin has acquired Vansco Electronics, a major developer of rugged electronic controls, displays, terminals, sensors, and communication and operator interfaces for heavy equipment. (more)
6/30/2008    6th Annual ATC Golf Outing Set for August 18

The 6th Annual ATC Golf Outing will take place on Monday, August 18, 2008, at the prestigious Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth, Michigan. (more)
6/23/2008    South Regions Minority Business Council Recognizes Bill Stevens and Motion Industries

The South Regions Minority Business Council (SRMBC) has recognized Motion Industries, and its President/CEO, Bill Stevens for commitment to Supplier Diversity. (more)
6/20/2008    WITTENSTEIN by name, alpha by design

Blue gearboxes have become the industry standard in servo gear technology. As of July 2008, the blue gearboxes will remain but alpha gear drives, Inc. will change its name to WITTENSTEIN, Inc. to be consistent with the other business units of our company. (more)
6/9/2008    Curtiss-Wright Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Italian Frigate Program

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has received a multi-million dollar contract from Fincantieri S.p.A for the supply of TC-ASIST helicopter handling systems for the first two ships of the FREMM frigate program. (more)
5/28/2008    Precise Automation and Credimex Sign Distribution Agreement

Precise Automation and Credimex have entered into a distribution agreement. (more)
5/14/2008    Precise Automation Awarded Patent for Traction Drive Robot

Precise Automation has been awarded U.S. Patent 7,343,684 for its innovative traction drive. (more)
5/8/2008    Owner of WITTENSTEIN / alpha gear drives Elected President of VDMA

Mr. Manfred Wittenstein, founder of WITTENSTEIN AG, has recently been elected to the respected position of President of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). (more)
4/16/2008    Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Luminary Micro for Outstanding Entrepreneurial Strategy

Based on its recent analysis of the world microcontrollers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Luminary Micro, Inc. with the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company Award. (more)
4/9/2008    Parker Acquires Vansco Electronics; Expands Global Ability to Integrate Hydraulics with Electronics

Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that it has acquired Vansco Electronics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of electronic controls, displays and terminals, communication and operator interfaces, and sensors. (more)
4/7/2008    Siemens Announces Machine Tool Retrofit Services

In an effort to further improve its service and support to the machine tool end user community, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (SE&A) has implemented its strongest initiative to date in the area of machine retrofits. (more)
4/2/2008    Omron Europe B.V. Acquires Yelland Control from Powertech

Omron Europe B.V. and Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd (Powertech) are pleased to announce the finalisation of Omron Electronics (Pty) Ltd’s acquisition of Yelland Control from Powertech on April 1st, 2008. (more)
4/2/2008    Schneider Electric Opens Packaging Center

Schneider Electric launched a new technology center focused exclusively on the automation, control and power needs of the packaging machinery business. (more)
3/28/2008    Curtiss-Wright Receives Contract From Japan Ministry of Defense

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has received a Japan Ministry of Defense contract, through Mitsubishi Corporation. (more)
3/25/2008    Omron Electronics de Mexico, S.A. Opens for Business

Omron celebrated the opening of Omron Electronics de Mexico, S.A., a new regional headquarters in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on January 23, 2008. (more)
3/19/2008    IMS Strengthens Motion Control Market Position with Schneider Electric

With Schneider Electric’s recent acquisition of US-based Intelligent Motion Systems, IMS secures its future as a technology leader in the motion control market. (more)
3/14/2008    New Lean Manufacturing Podcast Series Launched by Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth has launched the first episode in a new series of innovative and informative lean manufacturing podcasts available for listening or free download from the company’s website. (more)
3/13/2008    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $4.3M Contract

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced today that it has received a contract from Northrop Grumman to provide radar processing subsystems for use in the U.S. Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Program. (more)
3/12/2008    2008 Economic Stimulus Act Provides Tax Benefits to Businesses

In addition to providing stimulus payments to individuals, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 provides incentives to businesses. (more)
2/27/2008    alpha & WITTENSTEIN Announce New North American Office

Being the best supplier of servo motion control components and systems means providing customers with what they need, when and where they need it. (more)
2/25/2008    Rexroth Names Ted Thayer New PLC and HMI Product Manager

The Electric Drives and Controls technology group of Bosch Rexroth Corporation recently announced that Ted Thayer has been named PLC and HMI Product Manager. (more)
2/20/2008    Parker Hannifin Acquires Aerospace Equipment Manufacturer Shaw Aero Devices, Inc.

Parker Hannifin Corporation's Parker Aerospace today announced that it has acquired Shaw Aero Devices, Inc. a producer of aerospace components and equipment. (more)
2/14/2008    Curtiss-Wright Awarded $16 Million Contract From Saab

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement valued at over $16 million from Saab Aerostructures. (more)
1/15/2008    2008 Motor, Drive & Automation Systems Conference

This two-day conference is focused on the latest advancements and economics in electric motor, drive & automation technology. (more)
1/14/2008    Schneider Electric Acquires Intelligent Motion Systems (IMS)

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to acquire IMS, a US company that designs and manufactures integrated motor and drive products and generated revenues around $20 million in 2007. (more)
1/9/2008    Adept Technology to Preview New Packaging Software Technology at ATX West

Adept Technology, Inc. announced it will preview its new packaging software technology at the ATX West 2008 Show in Anaheim, CA. (more)
1/8/2008    Adept Technology, Inc. Acquires Cerebellum Automation SAS

Acquisition of French Motion Controls Developer Supports Adept’s Worldwide Vertical Market Strategy (more)
1/8/2008    Motion Control Association Announces Release of Third Quarter Industry Statistics

Reported sales of motors, electronic drives, actuators and other motion control components continued to grow in 2007, up by nearly 10% from second quarter 2007, according to results of a recent report on the motion control industry, a global market that generates over a billion dollars per year. (more)
12/30/2007    Taming Smart Materials

‘Smart materials’ are being exploited by ANU systems engineers who believe they can tame their shape recovery properties to develop an actuator that could become a fast, accurate and lightweight component in electronics, toys and medical appliances. (more)
12/28/2007    Animatics Corp. Announces Acquisition

Animatics, Pioneers of the Fully Integrated Servo, or “SmartMotor™” has acquired United Kingdom based Harmonic Linear Drive LTD. (more)
12/27/2007    EtherCAT Passes as Official IEC Standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has announced that EtherCAT is now an official IEC standard. (more)
12/19/2007    Altra Holdings, Inc. Agrees to Sell Adjustable Speed Drives Business to Vacon

Altra Holdings, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its TB Wood's Adjustable Speed Drives business to Finland-based Vacon. (more)
12/19/2007    DE-STA-CO Announces the Acquisition of Industrial Motion Control, LLC (IMC)

DE-STA-CO announced the acquisition of Industrial Motion Control, LLC ("IMC"), which has annual revenues of approximately $50 million. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (more)
12/19/2007    Timken Sensor Helps Crop Farmers Reap More Efficiency

The Timken Company announced that it is supplying an innovative sensor that, combined with other steering system components, enables hands-free operation of tractors designed for planting and spraying row crops. (more)
12/10/2007    BAE Systems Hägglunds Awards Danaher Motion $12 Million Electric Propulsion System Contract

By awarding the electric propulsion system contract to Danaher Motion, BAE Systems Hägglunds achieves a major milestone in the development of their new line of electric wheeled and tracked military vehicles. (more)
12/10/2007    Siemens Names Division CEOs and Sector CFOs

As planned, Siemens has named the CEOs for the 15 Divisions in the three future Sectors Industry, Energy and Healthcare. (more)
12/3/2007    Siemens Organizes Operations in Three Sectors with total of 15 Divisions

Siemens AG has taken a further important step in restructuring the company. (more)
11/26/2007    Fast Delivery for the Fast Feet of the World's Largest Animatronic Human Figure

The real-life model of the towering 26 foot high animatronic figure 'Big JT' - NFL Miami Dolphins star player Jason Taylor - has very fast feet. (more)
11/26/2007    Motion Industries Opens Branch in Conroe, Texas

Motion Industries has opened a new branch, according to Bill Stevens, Motion Industries President and CEO. (more)
11/26/2007    National Instruments Joins Freescale, IBM and Xilinx in Collaboration

National Instruments announced it has joined, an open and collaborative organization dedicated to developing and promoting Power Architecture technology as the preferred open standard platform for the electronics industry. (more)
11/20/2007    National Instruments Arabia Director Addresses Competitiveness at United Nations Meeting

National Instruments Arabia managing director Michel Haddad addressed entrepreneurs from Western Asia on Nov. 4 at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. (more)
11/19/2007    Motion Industries Opens Branch in Demopolis, Alabama

Motion Industries has opened a new branch, according to Bill Stevens, Motion Industries President and CEO. (more)
11/5/2007    Motion Industries Opens Branch in Missoula, Montana

otion Industries has opened a new branch, according to Bill Stevens, Motion Industries President and CEO. (more)
10/26/2007    Curtiss-Wright Reports 2007 Third Quarter and Nine Month Financial Results

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today reports financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007. (more)
10/19/2007    Enhanced Parker Site Makes Buying Products Easier

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, announces it has enhanced its online buy site. (more)
10/19/2007    IMS Named Among America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Intelligent Motion Systems (IMS), based in Marlborough, Conn., has been named among America's fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 list. (more)
10/19/2007    Portescap Receives Grade A Supplier Award from Swiss-Based SSM for Outstanding Product Performance a

Portescap, a Danaher Motion Company, has received the Grade A Supplier Award from Swiss-based SSM, a leading international provider of high performance textile machinery for yarn processing and winding. (more)
10/17/2007    Global Leader of Servo Systems Receives ISO 9001 Accreditation for North American Headquarters

The US WITTENSTEIN group is pleased to announce that it has received ISO 9001 certification from the international certification body Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd (LRQA). (more)
10/3/2007    Bosch Rexroth Celebrates 40 Years of Business in the U.S.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation marked 40 years of operation in the U.S. with an anniversary party September 21st at its industrial hydraulics facility in Bethlehem, PA. (more)
10/3/2007    Motion Control Association Announces Release of Second Quarter Industry Statistics

Reported sales of motors, electronic drives, controllers, actuators and other motion control components are up by 3.7% from first quarter 2007, according to results of a recent report on the motion control industry, over a billion dollar global market. (more)
9/26/2007    Moog Acquires QuickSet International

Moog Inc. announced the acquisition of the stock of QuickSet International Inc. (more)
9/26/2007    Motion Control Manufacturer Expands for Fifth Time in Two Years

Animatics Corporation is expanding and moving its headquarters and US manufacturing operations to a new 104,000 sq. ft. facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (more)
9/17/2007    Brian Powell Joins Precise Automation

Precise Automation announced that Brian Powell has joined Precise as Vice President of Sales and Operations. (more)
9/17/2007    Motion Industries Acquires Meier Transmission

Motion Industries announced that effective September 1, 2007 the company has completed the acquisition of Meier Transmission. (more)
9/17/2007    Motion Industries Announces New Process Pumps & Equipment Enterprise

Motion Industries announces a new Process Pumps & Equipment enterprise, located in Omaha, Nebraska. (more)
9/12/2007    New Micro Website Provides Straight Talk on Technology Conversion for Mobile Off Highway Machinery is a new micro website that presents the case for converting from hydraulic, pneumatic and manual systems to electric linear actuators. (more)
9/10/2007    Portescap’s h3 Stepper Motor Named 2007 Design News “Golden Mousetrap” Award Finalist

The innovative h3 Stepper Motor from Portescap, a Danaher Motion company, has been named a finalist in the 2007 Design News magazine “Golden Mousetrap” awards in the motion control/ automation category. (more)
9/10/2007    Danaher Motion Announces that the 300,000th SynqNet® Axis of Motion Has Been Shipped

Danaher Motion announced that the 300,000th axis of its SynqNet® motion and I/O network was shipped in August 2007, and since SynqNet’s introduction in 2003 more than 303,000 axes have been installed worldwide, making it the fastest growing motion network available today. (more)
8/17/2007    University Outreach: 'Servo Drives 101' - Free servo drives contest from ADVANCED Motion Controls

ADVANCED Motion Controls is pleased to announce an educationally focused contest called 'Servo Drives 101'. (more)
8/13/2007    New Company is Formed to Serve Growing Automation Market

Confero Solutions is a recently established start up company which is aggressively developing advanced precision sensing and motion solutions to serve the increased demands of the growing integrated motion control marketplace. (more)
8/8/2007    Motion Industries Acquires Gerrish Bearing Company

Motion Industries announced that effective August 1, 2007 the company completed acquisition of Gerrish Bearing Company. (more)
7/30/2007    Curtiss-Wright Receives $7.25 Million Contract from Bath Iron Works

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, through its Motion Control segment, has received a contract valued at approximately $7.25 million from Bath Iron Works, part of General Dynamics Corporation, for design and development of the ASIST system and integrated track to be fitted on the DDG 1000, Zumwalt-class destroyers. (more)
7/16/2007    Precise Automation and Rocky Mountain MotorReps Sign Representation Agreement

Precise Automation and Rocky Mountain MotorReps have entered into a representation agreement. (more)
7/11/2007    Fifth Annual ATC Golf Outing Announced

Members of MCA, AIA, and RIA are invited to play in the fifth annual ATC Golf Outing. (more)
7/2/2007    ITT Corp. to Buy International Motion Control for $395M

ITT Corporation, White Plains, NY, has agreed to acquire International Motion Control, Buffalo, NY, for $395 million. (more)
6/18/2007    Outstanding Users of Robotics and Machine Vision Technology Honored

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY) and Molding International & Engineering (Temecula, CA) are the winners of the Robots and Vision User Recognition Award. (more)
6/18/2007    Portescap Receives Supplier Excellence Award from BDT for 4th Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, Portescap, a Danaher Motion Company, has received the TQRDCE award from BDT Company. (more)
6/5/2007    Portescap receives Supplier Award from SICK for excellence in Product Setup, Quality, Logistics

Portescap recently received the Supplier Award for excellent performance from SICK AG, Germany. (more)
6/4/2007    Motion Industries Receives 2006 Supplier of the Year Award From ARPAC

Motion Industries was recently recognized with ARPAC's Supplier of the Year Award for 2006. (more)
6/1/2007    Don Vincent to Retire as Head of Robotic Industries Association

Jeff Burnstein Set to Assume the Reins on July 1 (more)
5/17/2007    Motion Control Association Brings Conference Sessions to the International Robots & Vision Show

The Motion Control Association (MCA) is offering a full day of conference sessions on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at the popular International Robots & Vision Show in Chicago. (more)
5/14/2007    alpha Addresses RoHS in Corporate Social Responsibility

As a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, alpha gear drives will apply the RoHS Directive to all alpha products from spring 2007. (more)
5/7/2007    New Motion Control Conference Sessions, Pavilion at International Robots & Vision Show

The Motion Control Association (MCA) and its members will participate in the International Robots & Vision Show with conference sessions and a motion control pavilion to provide technical and product information to the thousands of attendees looking for automation solutions. (more)
5/7/2007    Parker Releases ETHERNET Powerlink Motionbus System

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division is pleased to announce that a selection of its motion control products are now enabled with ETHERNET Powerlink motionbus technology to increase system performance while decreasing overall system cost and installation time. (more)
4/4/2007    Magnetek Announces Key Management Appointments

Magnetek, Inc. has announced five more key management appointments, following the Company’s restructuring and corporate headquarters relocation from California to Wisconsin. (more)
4/4/2007    New Bearings Now! Program from Thomson

Thomson introduces Bearings Now! – a new inventory program that promises same day and next day shipping, from local inventory, on most Thomson Ball Bushing Bearing products. (more)
4/4/2007    Parker Hannifin Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of Parker Hannifin Corporation declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 26 cents per share of common stock, payable June 1, 2007, to shareholders of record as of May 17, 2007. (more)
4/4/2007    NICE Systems Selected by Siemens to Enhance Safety and Security at the Belgian Railways

NICE Systems has been selected by its partner Siemens, to enhance safety and security at the Belgian railways network. (more)
3/5/2007    NI Expands Leadership Team With Eight New Vice Presidents

National Instruments today announced that eight longtime employees of the company have been promoted to vice president. (more)
3/5/2007    SKF Acquires Taiwanese Company in Linear Motion

SKF has signed an agreement to acquire ABBA Linear Tech Co., Ltd., a leading Asian manufacturer of profile rail guides, based in Taiwan. (more)
2/7/2007    Agile Systems Receives Patent for Hybrid Stepper Motor Control

Agile Systems receives patent that promises to improve stepper motor performance. (more)
2/5/2007    Sensorless Motor Drive Technology Greatly Improves the Robustness of Sensorless Motor Control

Agile Systems, a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced motion control technology, announced that it has been granted the first in a series of 5 patent pending applications for control of electric motor products by the US Patent & Trade Office (USPTO). (more)
1/22/2007    Parker Hannifin Earnings Per Share Up 53 Percent on Strong Sales in Record Second Quarter

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world leader in motion and control technologies, today reported second quarter fiscal year 2007 results. (more)
1/22/2007    Robot Motor

Mannetron has created a new generation of entertainment anthrobots (anthropomorphic robots) by incorporating the SmartMotor™ from Animatics (Santa Clara, CA). (more)
1/5/2007    Danaher Motion Announces Major Milestone for SynqNet™ Motion Network

Danaher Motion announced that shipments of its SynqNet motion and I/O network exceed 225,000 axes. (more)
1/1/2007    Parker President and COO Nick Vande Steeg Retires After 35 Years of Service

Hannifin Corporation announced the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer Nickolas W. Vande Steeg, age 63. (more)
12/11/2006    Merging Design Disciplines, Adoption of Mechatronics Growing Fast, According to Reed Survey

Mechatronics, the integration of mechanics, electronics and control systems in design, is increasingly being employed by engineers in fields as varied as aerospace and agriculture to improve products and develop new ones. (more)
11/13/2006    QuickStart: servo drive-motor-cable systems from ADVANCED Motion Controls

ADVANCED Motion Controls is pleased to announce an OEM-focused program called 'QuickStart'. (more)
11/8/2006    Baldor To Acquire the Power Systems Business of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Baldor announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Reliance Electric Company and certain of its affiliated companies (the “Power Systems business”) of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK). (more)
10/23/2006    Danaher Motion Wins Prestigious Logistics Award in Sweden

Danaher Motion in Stockholm, a leading global manufacturer of motion control products, has won first prize in the prestigious logistics contest in Sweden – Posten Logistics Award. (more)
10/10/2006    New Motion Control Association Launched

Executives from leading global motion control companies have launched a new trade association to serve the interests of motors, drives and controls companies. (more)
10/4/2006    Mechatronics Master’s Degree Prepares Engineers for the Future

Lawrence Technological University has introduced a new master's degree program in mechatronic systems engineering, a philosophical approach that cuts across multiple scientific disciplines. (more)
10/3/2006    Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Future Combat System

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems. (more)
10/3/2006    Gains Continue in Power Transmission Products Market

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its July 2007trend data for distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products. (more)
9/28/2006    Emerson Named Best Provider of Process Management Technology for Third Consecutive Year

Named by Chemical Industry Professionals; Company Strongly Preferred in Seven Product Categories in 2006 Chemical Processing Magazine Readers' Choice Awards (more)
9/28/2006    Rockwell Automation to Present at Prudential Conference

Rockwell Automation Inc. Chief Financial Officer James Gelly will be presenting at the Prudential Equity Group Conference in Mount Snow, Vt. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. (more)
9/15/2006    ArvinMeritor Announces Sale of Light Vehicle Aftermarket Motion Control Business in Marion, S.C.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. announced the sale of its Light Vehicle Aftermarket (LVA) Motion Control business in Marion, S.C., to AVM Industries LLC, an Ohio Limited Liability Company. (more)
9/15/2006    Flexible Servo Drive Software Delivers Complex Programs for Motion Control and I/O Handling

Applied Motion Products introduces Q Programming Software for their BLu family of servo drives. (more)
1/1/1900    New Bosch Rexroth Landing Pages Improve access to Case Studies and Technical Articles

Bosch Rexroth’s new overview pages make it easier for users to browse, locate and read case studies and technical articles (more)
1/1/1900    Registration Now Open for International Robots & Vision Show

Registration is now open for the International Robots & Vision Show, June 12-14, 2007, in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. (more)
1/1/1900    New Benefit Exclusively for Members

Need translation services in this increasingly global marketplace? If you're an MCA member, you can get 20% off your translation projects... (more)
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