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MCA Webinar on July 29th - Designing an Optimal Rotary Motion Joint for Robotics & Factory Automation

Harmonic Drive® gearing is a dominant technology used in precision rotary motion applications in the field of robotics and factory automation as well as other industries such as machine tool, semiconductor, and medical equipment.  
Basic principles and technical considerations will be reviewed leading to a discussion of rotary actuator joint design optimized for the application requirements while minimizing size and weight.

Heason Technology appoint Ash Chury as new UK and Europe Sales Manager

Heason Technology’s customer focussed technical sales support for motion control equipment and automation systems integration continues to expand with the appointment of Ash Chury as its new UK and Europe Sales Manager. One of Ash’s main objectives is to further develop the engineer-to-engineer assistance advantage that has helped to drive the Company’s consistent growth in recent years.

Yaskawa Acquires Solectria Renewables, LLC

Waukegan, IL - Yaskawa Electric Corporation and Solectria Renewables, LLC announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its US subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria Renewables will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Mitutoyo America Corporation Opens Ninth M3 Solution Center in Houston, Texas

Aurora, IL - Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of a new M3 Solution Center in the south central United States region, located in Houston, Texas. This new, 8,000 sq. ft. center is conveniently located minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Customers can schedule appointments for product demonstrations and acquire assistance with measuring solutions and application challenges.

Magnetek, Inc. to Announce Its Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results on August 5th

Menomonee Falls, WI - On August 5, 2014, before commencement of trading on the NASDAQ, Magnetek, Inc. (“Magnetek” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: MAG) will announce the results of its fiscal 2014 second quarter, which ended on June 29, 2014. A conference call with Magnetek management will follow at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yaskawa Announces New Website

Waukegan, Ill. Yaskawa America, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of the next generation website for www.yaskawa.com.

Our goal for this project was to provide a better user experience by improving navigation, enhancing our search engine and offering more comprehensive content about our people, products and solutions.

Feedback provided by our users guided our team to implement new design elements that optimized functionality and improved performance in each section.


• Focus on people and solutions while increasing product visibility

Company Name Change

Burlington, MA - Steinmeyer announced a name change of its Feinmess Dresden subsidiary. It will be known as Steinmeyer Mechatronik. Since 1992, the Feinmess Dresden subsidiary has been part of the international Steinmeyer Group, responsible for designing and manufacturing high precision positioning systems. This name, and also logo, change allows the company to strengthen its appearance and brand recognition in the market place. Furthermore this brings all of the Steinmeyer knowledge and know how under one global brand representing the highest precision and quality to our customers.

TSI Solutions Is the New Festo Distributor in Georgia

TSI Solutions serves OEMs and manufacturers with an extensive range of automation components and systems and with such value-added services as engineering application support, engineered solutions, and system design and installation.

Hauppauge, NY - Festo pneumatic and electric automation solutions will now be distributed in Georgia by TSI Solutions. Festo products are utilized by OEMs and manufacturers for electronic and pneumatic motion actuation, motion control, motion diagnostics, and safety. Festo products are also used in process automation applications.

Parker Using Electroactive Polymer Technology to Expand Smart Sensor and Actuator Product and Service Offering

Cleveland, OH - Parker Hannifin Corporation (PH) the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced that it is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology. Parker recently acquired intellectual property and licenses for the technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC and its Artificial Muscle Incorporated (AMI) business unit.

Actuant Divests Recreational Vehicle Business

Milwaukee, WI - Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) announced that it has completed the sale of its Recreational Vehicle (RV) business to Drew Industries (NYSE:DW). Actuant’s RV business, included within the Engineered Solutions segment, designs and manufactures motorhome leveling and room slide-out systems, and retractable steps, predominately under the PowerGear and Kwikee brand names. The business has annual revenues of approximately $30 million. Total cash proceeds approximated $35 million and the Company expects to record an aggregate net gain on the divestiture.