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Nordson Corporation acquires Optical Control GMBH, expanding test and inspection capabilities.

Nordson Corporation has acquired Optical Control GMBH, a designer and developer of high speed, fully automatic counting systems utilizing x-ray technology. This offering will expand Nordson's Test and Inspection capabilities for electronics customers. The transaction is not material to Nordson financial results and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Optical Control is a leader in its field for the accurate automatic counting of components for reels, strips and trays as well as basic inspection in printed circuit board manufacturing. This technology allows for accurate inventory management with real-time connectivity to manufacturing information systems. The Optical Control system helps eliminate material shortages, reduces downtime of production lines and unnecessary handling time, improves inventory management/purchasing cycles, and optimizes warehousing/storage space.

Optical Control will become a part of the Nordson Electronic Solutions product lines within Nordson's Advanced Technology Systems segment. This acquisition builds on the company's strategic objective to diversify its test and inspection capabilities. Adding the component counting capability further enhances and widens the range of solutions to our electronics customers.

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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY REPORT
Publication:EE-Evaluation Engineering
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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