Novotechnik - Ultra-Compact Hollow Shaft Angle Sensors

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the new WAL 200 Series of hollow shaft angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. Sensor dimensions are 7 x 22 mm. The WAL 200 Series has a measurement range of 0 to 340°. Mechanical range is a continuous 0 to 360°.

OMRON to Acquire U.S. Based Adept Technology

OMRON plans to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Adept common stock through an all cash tender offer followed by a second-step merger. OMRON will offer Adept investors $13.00 per share of Adept common stock, which represents a 63% premium over the closing price for Adept's common stock on September 15, 2015. This values Adept at approximately $200 million. OMRON will fund the tender offer through cash on hand. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Yutaka Miyanaga, OMRON Industrial Automation Business Company President, said, "We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join OMRON. This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation." 

Rob Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adept, added, "We are excited about the opportunity to join OMRON, a global leader in automation. Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe." 

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New Open Frame VPX Development Chassis From Pixus Technologies Is Versatile and Cost-Effective

Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, has released an open frame chassis platform for OpenVPX backplanes.

VPX Ejector Handles and Panels From Pixus Offer Quality European Designs for up to 30% Less

Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards.

Lenze Brings Robot Programming Module to Gantry Pick-and-Place Applications

Software engineering made easy with FAST application software module for robot kinematics and multi-axis coordination

Mooreland Partners Advises Adept Technology on Sale to OMRON

Japan-based Industrial Automation Leader Adds Advanced Robotics Capability with Acquisition

Allied Motion Releases New Housed Brushless Torque Motor

Advanced CM-2600 Series Torque Motor Offers Choice of Integrated Encoder

Robotiq Releases New Adaptive Robot Gripper with Wide Stroke and Advanced Control

Qubec City, Canada - Robotiq releases the 2-Finger 140 Adaptive Robot Gripper, a large stroke electric gripper with advanced control features. This flexible Gripper allows a robot to pick a wide range of objects with a single, programmable tool. It is ideal for high-mix pick and place applications in many diverse industries such as electronics, consumer goods and logistics.

Saft makes breakthrough into China's fast growing industrial robotics sector with lithium battery order for STEP Electric Corporation

· STEP Electric Corporation in China is installing Saft primary lithium batteries to provide memory backup for its industrial robots · Key order provides Saft with strategic entry into China's booming industrial robotics market

Schunk - PGN+ Permanent Sets New Gripping Standards

The SCHUNK PGN-plus Permanent has been seamlessly integrated into the PGN-plus family.

Pack Expo - The Pro Mach End of Line Group Showcases at Pack Expo 2015 an Integrated End of Line Packaging System

Integrated Case Packing, Robotic Palletizing, Stretch Wrapping, and De-Palletizing Line Requires 40 Percent Less Floor Space than Comparable Configurations (Booth C-3121)

Pack Expo - Universal Robots Raises the Bar on Collaborative Robotics at Pack Expo

The Danish robot manufacturer, that pioneered the safety systems of collaborative robots, showcases product features that help lower the automation barrier, making a robot truly collaborative. The features on display at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas are portability, ease of use, and integration.

Spatial Announces Next Generation 3D Software Development Toolkits - A Unified Portfolio Delivering Increased Capabilities and Robustness

Solving Industry Challenges in More Effective and Efficient Ways

Pack Expo - Tekkra Showcases an Innovative Entry-Level Shrink Wrapping and Bundling System at Pack Expo 2015

The modular Triad system from Tekkra delivers rugged, dependable shrink wrapping and bundling technology at an entry-level price and breaks new ground in terms of flexibility. (Tekkra Pack Expo Booth C-3223)

Pack Expo - KLEENLine Introduces a Fast, Quiet and Small Footprint Lane Switch Conveyor at Pack Expo 2015

The latest lane switch solution from KLEENLine breaks new ground in terms of price and performance for multi-lane feeding of cartoners and case packers (KLEENLine Pack Expo Booth C-3621)

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Servo2Go - Low-Cost Integrated Actuators

Servo2Go - Low-Cost Integrated Actuators

Dyadic Servo Linear Actuators feature: • Plug & play operation • Integrated actuator with motor, encoder, drive and program memory • Teach pendant, PLC pendant or PC Tool Kit programmable • Networkable up to 16 axes • +/-0.1mm repeatability • 0.3mm backlash • 50-300mm stroke versions • 400mm/sec max. speed