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Ross Controls Receives Updated
Pneumatic Safety Product Certification

Friday, October 9, 2009
The DM Series C pneumatic double-valve family of products from Ross Controls, Troy, MI, has received third-party certification to ISO 13849-1:2006 (Safety of Machinery, Safety-Related Parts of Control Systems), which replaces the EN 954-1 standard on November 30. 2009. DM-series valves are used to exhaust downstream air to help meet stop-time requirements in machine-guarding applications. Also, the valves will be labeled with the CE mark to comply with the new EU machinery directive that goes into effect on December 29, 2009. More at

Vacuum Grippers, Clamps and More
Featured on New Website

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Schmalz Inc., Raleigh, NC, has relaunched its updated website and online shop with expanded information about its vacuum products and application descriptions. Visit for a look at the firm’s vacuum automation components and systems for gripping, material handling and clamping. Look up prices and availability in real time, view 2D and 3D images as well as video clips, and order products and track order status from the online shop.

Wintriss Management Team Agrees to Acquire Company

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wintriss Controls Group LLC, Acton, MA, has agreed to acquire Honeywell Wintriss Controls, led by the current management team of Mark Hatch, Dick LaBelle, Andy Baker, Ashok Bhide and Dawn Whelpley. The transaction is expected to close later this month. The company will continue to operate from its current location, manufacturing press-automation controls, safety clutch/brake controls, safety light curtains and data-collection software.


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