Expanded motion control business

Rockwell Automation has expanded its motion control business by completing the acquisition of MagneMotion, a manufacturer of patented, high-performance conveyor systems with servo-controlled independent cart technology. The addition of this new offering will integrate into existing Rockwell Automation control, safety and sensing solutions to help manufacturers more safely, quickly and easily transport products and heavy loads between machines and throughout a plant, according to the company.

This is the second major investment made by Rockwell Automation to build its motion control business after the company acquired Jacobs Automation and its iTRAK system in 2014.

“This innovative technology complements our current offering and is particularly useful for customers in automotive manufacturing and general assembly, packaging, and medical device manufacturing, where there is a significant need for careful and precise movement of many different products and parts,” said Marco Wishart, Rockwell Automation’s Vice President and General Manager in Motion Control Business.