Rockwell Automation acquires Odos Imaging

01 December 2017

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Rockwell Automation Inc. has acquired Odos Imaging, a Scottish technology company that provides three-dimensional, time-of-flight sensing systems for industrial imaging applications. This acquisition enables Rockwell to build on a portfolio of smart sensing and safety products for The Connected Enterprise.

Rockwell Automation will apply this technology to sensing products to deliver products for a broad range of demanding industrial applications including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling, and logistics.

Lee Lane, Rockwell Automation vice president and general manager, safety, sensing and connectivity business, says: “This acquisition enables us to build on our portfolio of smart sensing and safety products, an important part of the foundation for The Connected Enterprise. It enables us to expand our existing capabilities by bringing 3-D time-of-flight sensor technology to industrial applications.”

Founded in 2010, Odos Imaging, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops 3-D imaging technologies that provide products that increase awareness in and around manufacturing systems.

Chris Yates, CEO, Odos Imaging says: “We are delighted to be joining Rockwell Automation and continue the development of 3-D imaging solutions for industrial applications. Rockwell Automation is a company we have long admired for its ongoing commitment to innovation and substantial domain expertise. We very much look forward to playing our part in the ongoing strategy and helping to achieve the vision of a productive and sustainable future.”

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