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MOONS’ and PBC Linear Announce Joint Venture
Earlier in November 2014, MOONS’ and PBC Linear announced a joint venture together at China International Industry Fair 2014, which aims to develop and deliver integrated mechatronic solutions for linear motion applications.
PBC Linear, located in Roscoe, IL, is a world leading developer and manufacturer of linear motion solutions for a broad range of applications while developing a solid market in North America. MOONS’, headquartered in Shanghai, is a world renowned developer and manufacturer of stepper motors, servo motors, BLDC motors and related motor drives & solutions serving various industrial automation fields globally. The establishment of the JV will bring expertise in manufacturing precision linear rails, multiple bearing types and drive options, and creating robust linear actuators along with experience in stepper and smart stepper motors, control solutions, and network connectivity to provide a global, simplified approach to integrated mechatronics for single axis robot modules and multi-axis systems.
The composite of world class linear motion from PBC and the world class motors and controls from Moons’ will simplify the selection process for designers, streamlines engineering and application, and makes maintenance manageable by bringing together the pieces of mechanical, electrical, and controls to create a complete mechatronics solution for linear motion.
Shanghai MOONS’ Electric Acquires Applied Motion Products
June 1st, 2014
Shanghai MOONS’ Electric Co., Ltd. acquired Applied Motion Products, Inc. of Watsonville, CA, which was founded in 1978 and specializes in providing advanced stepper and servo motor drives to a broad range of industrial and OEM customers.
The acquisition of Applied Motion Products complements MOONS’ overall product offering of stepper, servo, brushless DC motors by providing enhanced drives and software. This investment is a major step forward in MOONS’ strategy of solidifying its position as a complete motion solution provider in North America and globally. The acquisition is also an expansion of the joint venture that was started in 2007 where AMP and MOONS’ shared technology and R&D in the development of motor drives. This will further enhance organizations by the integration of all resources and strengths including sales networks.
“We are pleased to see Applied Motion Products become part of the Moons’ team. In a globally competitive market place the combination of Applied Motion Products brand and leading edge motion technology together with Moons’ broad product offering, world class manufacturing capability and resources provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage.” said Dr. Macleod CEO of Applied Motion Products.
About Applied Motion Products, Inc.
Applied Motion Products, Inc., founded in 1978, specializes in high-precision, cost-effective motion control products, offering a full complement of stepper and servo, drives, motors, controllers, gearheads, and power supplies to serve a diverse industrial and OEM customer base.