Rockwell Automation to Acquire Jacobs Automation, the Leader in Intelligent Track Motion Control Technology

Top Quote Technology will be on display at Automation Fair, 13 -14 November in Houston, Texas. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 13, 2013 - Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) today announced that it has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation, the leader in intelligent track motion control technology. Jacobs Automation provides a motion control solution called the iTRAK System. This technology improves performance across a wide range of packaging, material handling, and other applications for the global machine builder market.

    "The combination of iTRAK technology with our Integrated Architecture will be a game changer for machine builders," said Victor Swint, Vice President, Motion Control Business, Rockwell Automation. "It will provide customers with new technology to enhance performance and flexibility so they can quickly respond to changing market demands."

    iTRAK's technology enables independent control of multiple magnetically propelled movers on straight and curved paths. The system enables machine and equipment builders to reduce cost and complexity, whilst allowing end users to standardise on one platform for better optimisation, improved reliability, and faster system deployment.

    "iTRAK is a disruptive technology providing faster speed and greater flexibility for machine builders," said Keith Jacobs, President, Jacobs Automation. "This integrated solution will increase productivity, reduce energy consumption and provide more rapid changeovers by adjusting machine speed and geometry during operations. Rockwell Automation has the resources and presence with global OEMs to make it a new industry standard."

    Jacobs Automation, based in Erlanger, Kentucky, will be integrated into Rockwell Automation's motion business, within its Architecture and Software segment. The acquisition is expected to close January 2014.

    As a member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™, Jacobs Automation will exhibit at the Automation Fair event, 13-14 November in Houston, Texas.

    About Jacobs Automation, Inc.
    Jacobs Automation, Inc., based in Erlanger, Kentucky, is known for its innovative and leading-edge iTRAK technology. The company's focus is developing reliable and sustainable solutions for the automation industry.

    About Rockwell Automation
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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