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Stoelting Bolstered by CDF Acquisition

Kiel, WI — Stoelting Cleaning's parent company Vollrath® has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. By acquiring CDF, Vollrath adds a range of innovative cleaning processes and designs to the product portfolio offered by Stoelting. CDF's operations ...
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Universal Implements Cogiscan Traceability

Bromont, Quebec, Canada — Universal Instruments has chosen Cogiscan to implement a full traceability solution for one of its major EMS customers. The company selected Universal to source and supply complete production lines for a new facility. Universal evaluated multiple vendors before settling on Cogiscan ...
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Vi Technology Expands Partnership with MaCon

Richardson, TX — Vi Technology has expanded its partnership with MaCon Maquinas y Consumibles. MaCon has been successful with the sales of Vi's AOI systems in Argentina and is now adding the company's PI series of 3D SPI systems to its line card. MaCon is becoming the sole distributor of Vi's complete ...
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Yamaha Consolidates Facilities in Hamamatsu

Iwata, Japan — Yamaha has completed construction of a new facility in Hamamatsu, Japan, for its IM business unit. The IM business unit is responsible for the development, manufacturing and sales of surface mount platforms and industrial robots.
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ACS Motion Control Joins Forces with PI

Auburn, MA — Motion control and nanopositioning systems provider PI (Physik Instrumente) has acquired an 80 percent stake in ACS Motion Control, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of controllers and drives for multi-axis systems.
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ASM Opens Smart Factory Demo Center in Singapore

Singapore — ASM has opened a state-of-the-art SMT center of competence in Singapore. The new facility will consolidate both the SMT solutions business and the back-end equipment business segment under one roof.
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Curtiss-Wright Gains Para Tech Coating

Paramus, NJ — Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) has completed the acquisition of the net assets of Para Tech Coating, Inc. With facilities in Aliso Viejo, California, Middleton, Connecticut, and Neenah, Wisconsin, Para Tech is a provider of parylene conformal coating services for aerospace and defense ...
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Epec Marks 65 Years of PCB Manufacturing

New Bedford, MA — The beginning of 2017 marked a milestone for Epec, LLC, as the company celebrated 65 years in the printed circuit board business. Over the past 65 years, the company's achievements include manufacturing PCBs for the Apollo 11 spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon. Epec also ...
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Ersa Experiences Record Growth

Plymouth, WI — Kurtz Ersa North America released its sales figures for the end of 2016, demonstrating record-setting international growth for the third year in a row. The company experienced notable development in North America, with Ersa's machine division growing by more than 40 percent. The company's selective ...
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Hanwha Acquires SAMSUNG C&T Automation

Irvine, CA — SAMSUNG C&T Automation has been acquired by Hanwha Techwin. The milestone marks a path for the company to now offer factory direct supply, service and support. Hanwha plans to open a center of excellence (COE) that can later be expanded into a 16,000 ft2 (1,486.5m2) facility in ...
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HARTING and Heilind Sign Distribution Agreement

Elgin, IL — HARTING Americas and Heilind Electronics recently signed a distribution agreement. HARTING will provide Heilind's customers with connectivity solutions, while Heilind will increase HARTING's growth through online sales and industry presence. At the signing event, held at Heilind's headquarters in ...
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Juki Appoints New President and CFO

Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems, Inc., (JAS) has promoted Bill Astle to the position of president, effective immediately. Mr. Astle has been serving as general manager of JAS for the last three years. Bob Black, former president and CEO, will remain with the company as CEO.
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Metcal Revitalizes Image through Rebranding

Cypress, CA — With upcoming product introductions, a deep product pipeline and new investment in technology and engineering, Metcal has revitalized its image through rebranding. Now in its 35th year, the company began as a scientific startup, creating soldering stations for electronics manufacturing and repair ...
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Nordson Acquires ACE Production Technologies

Spokane Valley, WA — Nordson Corporation has acquired ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a provider of selective soldering systems and tinning services.  Founded in 2005, ACE will operate as a new line of business within Nordson's advanced technology systems segment. The engineering and manufacturing operations, together with the customer support function of ACE, will remain ...
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Prototron Achieves MIL-PRF-31032 Qualification

Redmond, WA — Prototron Circuits has achieved MIL-PRF-31032 qualification. The standard is the next step above MIL-PRF-55110, the company's previous level of qualification. According to the company, the change in status affects its Tucson facility, as it is handling a growing number of high-tech defense projects ...
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Seica S.p.A Celebrates 30 Years

Strambino, Italy — To mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Seica S.p.A, Antonio Grassino, president, and Barbara Duvall, general manager, hosted a gala dinner that coincided with the company's biannual Kick-off Sales Meeting.
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Count On Tools Expands Manufacturing Facility

Gainesville, GA — Count On Tools (COT) has recently has embarked on expanding its manufacturing facility by breaking ground for a 5,000 ft2 (465m2) expansion. Along with the expansion, the company plans to add up to six new machines to increase its manufacturing capability. In the meantime ...
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DKL Metals Celebrates 30 Years of Solder Manufacturing

Linlithgow, UK — DKL Metals is celebrating 30 years in business as a producer of lead-free solders and tin-lead alloys for the European electronics industry. The company creates ultra-pure solder alloys for the electronics assembly and HASL industry. The company was established as an independent manufacturer ...
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KIC: Four Decades of Thermal Process Optimization

San Diego, CA — The 40th anniversary for KIC® in the thermal processing business is reportedly reinvigorating the company. The company attributes much of its success to its ability to provide value to customers by giving them access to both real-time and stored thermal process data, allowing manufacturers ...
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Kurtz Ersa Opens Demo and Tech Center in Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico — Kurtz Ersa has expanded its presence in Mexico with a newly-opened demo and technology center. The opening ceremony, held in late 2016, focused on the company's planned growth in the country and the new capabilities of Kurtz Ersa Mexico, which was established as a subsidiary ...
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