February 2018 


Industrial Automation Distributors Project Growth in 2018
By Winn Hardin, Tech B2B Marketing

As 2017 drew to a close, industrial companies heeded an important lesson: automate or stagnate. "If you are not investing in automation, there is no way you are going to compete globally," says Ed Koza, vice president of H.H. Barnum Company (Brighton, Michigan), which specializes in controls for factory automation. "China is now the leading purchaser of industrial robots in the world. U.S. manufacturers have to automate to improve their productivity and quality."

From manufacturers to municipalities, industry is poised to take a deeper dive into automation - and it won't just be treading water once it's there. The industrial control and factory automation market is expected to be valued at $239.11 billion by 2023, representing a CAGR of 7.4 percent over the next five years.

Indeed, high-technology distributors have a large pool in which to swim. Even in the smallest or most specialized markets, AHTD members have good reason to be optimistic about their business prospects in 2018 and beyond. Click here to read the full article. 

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Lenze Reinforces Its Growth Trend

UXBRIDGE, MA, DECEMBER 7, 2017 - Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, continues its growth trajectory by surpassing its forecasts in the 2016-2017 financial year. At a press conference to present the annual report, company executives also presented their Lenze 2020+ strategy for the international group of companies, currently celebrating 70 years in business. This strategy firmly positions Lenze for continued global growth. Click here for full article. 

Lenze Enlarges Board of Directors

UXBRIDGE, MA, DECEMBER 21, 2017 - Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, is enlarging its board of directors by adding a fourth member to the current three. This decision firmly positions the company towards the implementation of its 2020+ growth strategy, which aims to fulfill Lenze's strategic priorities and goals until 2020 and beyond. Click here to read the full article. 
Encoder Products Company (EPC) Introduces New Product

SAGLE, Idaho: Encoder Products Company (EPC) has introduced a new linear measurement solution: a bracket that fits all of EPC's Size 25 Shaft Encoders with 2.5" flange mounts, including absolute and programmable encoders. "This is a fantastic option when applications call for a robust linear measurement solution that requires absolute feedback or a programmable encoder," explains Sarah Walter, Electrical Engineer and EPC Technical Sales Manager. Click here to read full article. 
DieQua Updates Website

A new year brings about a feeling of refreshment - and for DieQua Corporation, that is no different!

DieQua's website has now been updated - starting in September 2017, we started to make changes to the look and feel of the website to better assist you. These new features include blog articles on helpful tips, industry and company news; a comprehensive contact us page and more. Click here to read the full article. 
Crouzet Announces New Syr-line Digital Timer Relays

Crouzet expands its extensive machine control product line with the new compact, powerful, and highly visible Syrline family of digital timers. Available in 8-pin and 11-pin configurations, with plug-in, DIN rail, screw terminal, or solder plug mounting styles, the 1/16 DIN (48mm x 48mm) front face has the biggest viewing screen in its class with highly visible ½" (13.2mm) digits.

Available in a standard version with LCD screen (Essential version) and a higher performance version with an OLED screen (Performance version), the family consists of six (6) part numbers that provide low-voltage input from 24V AC/DC up to line input voltage of 240V AC. Essential and Performance versions are competitively priced and offer the possibility of up to 62 programming functions in a single timer. Click here to read the full article.
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