Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, WI has granted Beckhoff Automation, Verl, Germany, a license to more than a dozen US and European linear motor patents, settling a patent infringement litigation amicably.
Beckhoff's new Minnesota building is the first owned by the company outside Germany, and has been designed much like a machine, with 15 different zones: lighting, heating/cooling, ventilation and window facades are all automated through Beckhoff’s PC-based control.
After several years of rapidly growing sales and market share in North America, global automation technology supplier Beckhoff Automation LLC has relocated to Savage, MN, where the company has constructed a modern business complex with over 44,500 sq. ft. in combined office and warehouse space.
Beckhoff Automation LLC has announced that Aurelio Banda has been promoted to the position of Central Region Manager, and will manage the Beckhoff Central Region direct sales team as it delivers advanced automation and controls solutions to machine builders and manufacturers.
Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.