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Rockwell acquires US intelligent track motion control specialist

Rockwell Automation : 19 November, 2013  (Company News)
Rockwell Automation is to purchase Jacobs Automation, a specialist in intelligent track motion control technology. Jacobs Automation provides the iTRAK System motion control. This technology improves performance across a wide range of packaging, material handling and other applications.
Rockwell acquires US intelligent track motion control specialist
Although the acquisition is expected to close January 2014, Jacobs Automation exhibited at the Rockwell Automation Fair event which took place on 13 and 14 November 2013 at the George C. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Based in Erlanger, Kentucky, the company will be integrated into Rockwell Automation's Motion Business, within the Architecture & Software segment.
 
iTRAK enables independent control of multiple magnetically propelled movers on straight and curved paths. The system enables machine and equipment builders to reduce cost and complexity, while allowing end users to standardise on one platform.
 
“iTRAK increases productivity, reduces energy consumption and provides more rapid changeovers by adjusting machine speed and geometry during operations, " said Keith Jacobs, president, Jacobs Automation. "It will combine well with the Rockwell Integrated Architecture." 

 

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