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Sensor/Safety-System Manufacturer Upgrades Website

Friday, November 13, 2009
Sick, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine-vision products and systems for logistics automation, has launched a new website at The new site offers detailed product features, benefits and specifications, and includes request-for-quote and buy-online functionality. Visitors can also read up on applications for Sick’s products, seek spare parts, and access an improved service and support area for software downloads, training information and product support.

Plex Receives $6 Million Shot in the Arm

Friday, November 13, 2009
ERP-software provider Plex Systems, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI, announced it has received a $6 million equity investment from numerous sources, including $5 million from private equity firm Apax Partners, as well as investments from company management and its founding investors. Plex provides a software-as-a-service ERP solution for manufacturers called Plex Online;

Hirschmann Engineering USA Moves

Thursday, November 12, 2009
A new 4800-sq.-ft. facility in Schaumburg, IL, is the new home of Hirschmann Engineering USA, Inc. The facility will be used for product demonstrations, technical support, sales and marketing activities and distribution of Hirschmann products—dielectric and grinding fluids, EDM tooling and supplies, and more. Also operating out of the facility is Hirschmann Automation LLC, a systems integrator. Learn more at


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