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Motoman Acquires Robot/Motion-Control Software Company

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc., Dayton, OH, has acquired Agile Planet, Inc., provider of intelligent robotics motion-control software and hardware. Agile Planet’s products are used in Motoman’s MLX Robot Gate platform and in its controllers capable of teachless programming;

Irmco Adds Southern Reps

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Metalworking-lubricant developer Irmco Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, IL, has added Manufacturing Technology LLC, Pelham, AL, as sales representatives in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Irmco manufactures synthetic stamping, forming and bending lubricants; Manufacturing Technology LLC also offers mechanical and hydraulic presses, coil feeding and processing equipment, conveyors, rollformers, press controls, tooling and more;

PPG Facility Producing Conductive Inks and Coatings

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Following on its late-2012 acquisition of coatings producer Spraylat Corp., the PPG Industries facility in Springdale, PA has begun to manufacture conductive inks and coatings for the electronics industry. The move marks PPG’s startup of a new electronic materials group. The new inks and coatings find use in medical devices, automotive airbags, flexible circuitry, electronic sensing devices and touchscreens. More at


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