ACS Motion Control joins forces with PI

Jan. 26, 2017

Auburn, MA. Motion-control and nanopositioning systems company PI (Physik Instrumente) has announced the acquisition of 80% of the Israeli-based company ACS Motion Control, a developer and manufacturer of controllers and drives for multi-axis systems.

PI said that with this investment, it is better able to serve industrial customers with complete tailored systems that can be easily integrated into a variety of automation environments. One such use is PI’s range of multi-axis air-bearing linear stages with magnetic direct drive that are suitable for precision material processing, inspection systems, mounting applications, or digital printing. ACS will continue to be independent within the PI Group, the management will not change, and it will continue to supply existing customers.

PI is a manufacturer of precision motion-control equipment, piezo motors, air-bearing stages, and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology, and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for four decades. The company has been ISO 9001-certified since 1994 and provides solutions for OEMs and research. The PI group employs more than 1,000 people worldwide in 15 subsidiaries with R&D and engineering centers on three continents.

ACS is a global manufacturer of motion controllers and drives. The company was founded in 1985; it develops, manufactures, and sells high-performance EtherCAT-based controller and drive solutions for multi-axis drive systems. ACS is headquartered in Migdal Ha´Emek, Israel, and has sales and support centers in the United States, Germany, China, and South Korea.

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