Agilent acquires absolute encoder technology from Optolab

Palo Alto, CA—To complement its motion control portfolio, Agilent Technologies Inc. announced March 12 that it has acquired exclusive rights to absolute encoder technology from Optolab Microsystems AG (Erfurt, Germany), a supplier of optoelectronic solutions.

By Control Engineering Staff March 17, 2003

Palo Alto, CA— To complement its motion control portfolio, Agilent Technologies Inc. Optolab Microsystems AG

Optolab’s technology is designed to produce the world’s smallest, high-speed absolute encoder, which is capable of

‘We expect the technology from Optolab to combine with our previously announced products to create the strongest line of absolute encoders in the industry,’ says Azhar Amin, worldwide marketing manager for Agilent’s Motion Control Products division. ‘This is good news for our industrial automation customers as we continue to develop our industry-leading motion control products.’

‘We are very pleased to align with the leader in the motion control market,’ says Heinz Franz, Optolab’s ceo. ‘We expect that industrial automation customers will react favorably to the combination of our technology and Agilent’s record of outstanding quality and supply chain management.’

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