Companies reach agreement on linear motor technology

Rockwell Automation has granted Beckhoff Automation a license to more than a dozen U.S. and European linear motor patents in an amicable agreement over patent infringement litigation.


Rockwell Automation has granted Beckhoff Automation a license to more than a dozen U.S. and European linear motor patents. The license agreement between the two companies settled a patent infringement litigation amicably.

Beckhoff Automation will market and sell the XTS System worldwide with the exception of the United States, where Beckhoff will delay market until June 30, 2019, under the terms of the license agreement.

However, Beckhoff customers outside the United States who purchase and integrate an XTS into their machines are permitted to sell those integrated systems through their respective sales channels into the United States subject to the license terms. 

Beckhoff Automation 

Rockwell Automation 

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