Rockwell picks up MagneMotion
Latest acquisition supports Rockwell Automation’s creation of a portfolio of independent cart solutions
February 10, 2016
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin—Rockwell Automation has agreed to purchase MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems. MagneMotion systems are used across a broad range of industrial applications including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling.
This acquisition will complement Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK to create a portfolio of independent cart solutions in this emerging technology area.“
This acquisition continues our strategy to build a portfolio of smart manufacturing technologies that brings next generation performance to our customers today,” said Marco Wishart, vice president and general manager of Rockwell Automation’s motion control business. “MagneMotion expands our existing capabilities in independent cart technology. Our recent acquisition of Jacobs Automation and its iTRAK technology is complementary to MagneMotion’s portfolio. We see a future where the transportation of products within the factory, whether inside of a particular machine or between machines, will be fully controlled to optimize the productivity and flexibility of the entire process.”