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OMRON to acquire motion control firm Delta Tau


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OMRON Corp. has announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. of Chatsworth, CA (DT), which will result in DT becoming a member of the OMRON Group.

The acquisition is subject to customary conditions to closing. Omron expects the acquisition to close in early September, 2015.

This acquisition is part of OMRON’s strategy to promote its development of factory automation technology and strengthen its sales capability in the control device business.

DT, as a specialist manufacturer of motion controllers, is said to have powerful development and systems integration capabilities that enabled the company to develop, manufacture, and market what is widely recognized as the world’s highest level motion controller, dubbed “PMAC” (50 µ/8 axes – OMRON survey as of April 2015).

This product is now used mainly by U.S. and Korean producers of semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment, machine tools, packaging machines, among others.


Through the acquisition of DT, OMRON aims to reinforce its technology development and engineering capabilities in the field of motion control designed to drive manufacturing equipment.

Merging products and technologies of both companies will also enable delivery of optimized motion control solutions globally through combined distribution networks.    

This acquisition will allow OMRON to combine DT’s PMAC motion controller with its wide range of products and offer new solutions to its customers globally. By leveraging DT’s sales network, equipped with highly skilled engineering capability,


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