Rockwell Automation Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to
acquire Erlanger, Ky.-based Jacobs Automation.
Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Jacobs Automation provides a motion control product called
the iTRAK System, which Rockwell said will boost performance
packaging, material handling and other tasks for machine
“The combination of iTRAK technology with our integrated
architecture will be a game changer for machine builders,”
said Victor Swint, vice president of Rockwell’s motion
control business. “It will provide customers with new
technology to enhance performance and flexibility so they
can quickly respond to changing market demands.”
The companies expect the acquisition to close in January.
“iTRAK is a disruptive technology providing faster speed and
greater flexibility for machine builders,” said Keith
Jacobs, president of Jacobs Automation. “This integrated
solution will increase productivity, reduce energy
consumption and provide more rapid changeovers by adjusting
machine speed and geometry during operations. Rockwell
Automation has the resources and presence with global
(original equipment manufacturers) to make it a new industry
Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation, a supplier of
automation systems and software, employs about 22,000