Lincoln Electric Acquires Ownership Interest in Burlington Automation

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has acquired an ownership interest in Burlington Automation Corporation.

Burlington Automation is a leader in the design and manufacture of 3D robotic plasma cutting systems. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the company serves a wide base of customers in the structural steel, construction, oil and gas and general fabrication markets in North America. The company's main products are sold under the brand PythonX®.


"Burlington Automation broadens our portfolio of automated cutting and welding process solutions and strengthens our automation strategy," said Christopher L. Mapes, Chief Executive Officer. "Their proprietary technology complements our current automated cutting and welding systems by enabling customers to increase productivity and improve quality while reducing capital investment and floor space."

"We are pleased to partner with Lincoln Electric," said Rob Tyler, President of Burlington Automation. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach will enable Burlington Automation to continue to design leading manufacturing systems while better serving new and existing customers across our growing business."

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website at www.lincolnelectric.com.

Featured Product

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.