Rockwell Automation to Acquire Jacobs Automation

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Rockwell Jacobs Automation acquire

Technology will be on display Nov. 13 to 14 at the Automation Fair in Houston

Rockwell Automation has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation. Jacobs Automation provides a motion control solution called the iTRAK System. This technology is suited for a 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.”

Jacobs Automation, based in Erlanger, Ky., will be integrated into Rockwell Automation's Motion Business, within its Architecture & Software segment. The acquisition is expected to close January 2014. As a member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program, Jacobs Automation will exhibit at the Automation Fair event Nov. 13 to 14, 2013 at the George C. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

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