Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL; www.boschrexroth-us.com) has acquired the Dutch company Nyquist BV (Eindhoven, Netherlands; www.nyquist.com), a provider of industrial motion control products catering to the semiconductor and medical manufacturing industries.
Two narrow-web flexographic printers have merged. Advanced Web Technologies (Minneapolis, MN; www. awtlabel.com) and Web Label (Minneapolis, MN; www.weblabel.com) have combined their businesses with the intent of increasing sales opportunities and expanding their presence in the medical device and OEM market.
Epson Robots (Carson, CA; www.robots.epson.com) has selected AutomationSolutions LLC (Hartford, CT; www. auto-sol.com) as an authorized distributor for the New England and metropolitan New York regions. Automation Solutions specializes in motion control components.
The Society of the Plastics Industry has named Prent Corp. (Janesville, WI; www.prent.com) as the recipient of its Thermoforming Institute National Award 2005. The company won the award for its Resting Heart System, a two-piece package that holds a reduced prime cardiopulmonary bypass system used in open, arrested heart surgeries.
Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA; www.novabio.com) has signed a three-year contract with Premier, Inc., an alliance of not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems. Specializing in the development of whole blood analyzers to support the care of critically ill patients, the biomedical company will supply the alliance with its blood-gas and point-of-care analyzers, as well as with additional, related products.
Brady Corp. (Milwaukee, WI; www. bradycorp.com), a provider of identification products and precision die-cut materials has acquired TruMed Technologies (Minneapolis, MN; www.trumedtech.com), a converter of disposable products and components. TruMed integrates printing, laminating, die-cutting, assembly, and in-line packaging for healthcare products such as blood-glucose test strips, electrodes, wound dressings, defibrillator pads, and other medical supplies.
Remmele Engineering (St. Paul, MN; www.remmeleautomation.com) has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories (St. Paul, MN; www.acumeter.com). Remmele plans to integrate the division’s web handling and coating equipment into its own automation division.
Wise-Hamlin Plastics (St. Charles, IL; www.wiseplastics.com) has renamed itself Wise Plastics Technologies Inc. and relocated its two plants, now combined under one roof that houses a 110,000-sq ft manufacturing facility.