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Motoman, Yaskawa Electric America join

Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc. have combined to form Yaskawa America Inc. The Motoman Inc. operations, Dayton, Ohio, will form the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, while the Yaskawa Electric America Inc. operations, Waukegan, Ill., will form the Drives and Motion Division. Both divisions will continue to operate independently, retaining the same management structures and operating in the same geographical regions currently in place. For more information, visit and

Electrochem achieves sensor certification

Electrochem, Clarence, N.Y., announces that its line of wireless pressure, temperature, and flow sensors has attained certification from CSA International for use in hazardous environments. The certification applies to U.S. (Class I; Division 1; Groups A, B, C, D; T4) and Canada (Ex/AEx ia IIC T4). Designed for harsh environments, the company's wireless sensor products employ aerospace-quality sensing elements and are assembled in a sealed housing. For more information, visit

Fabco-Air offers free white paper

For extended life in hostile environments, Fabco-Air Inc., Gainesville, Fla., offers aluminum air cylinders that match up to their stainless steel counterparts. Special coatings applied to the aluminum cylinders offer an economical alternative to stainless steel for withstanding corrosion. A new white paper documents lifecycle testing that proves coated aluminum products are well protected against the effects of harsh environments. Download it at

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