Baumer Ltd. Merges Four Divisions to Create Baumer Motion Control

Reorganization Results in Greatly Expanded Motion Control Product Offering And Enhanced Application Expertise

Southington, Conn. - November 12, 2008 - The Baumer Group ( - a worldwide supplier of sensor solutions, motion control equipment, vision technologies and process instrumentation - has announced the recent merger of four existing, independent divisions into a newly created entity focusing entirely on motion control solutions. As a result of the merger, Baumer Motion Control becomes the single source international supplier of a broad line of motion products and technologies from Baumer, Baumer Habner, Baumer IVO, and Baumer Thalheim. Baumer Motion Control now ranks among the world's largest suppliers of motion products.

Products offered by the new Baumer Motion Control division will include incremental and absolute encoders, magnetic encoders, intelligent compact drives for actuators and positioning systems, heavy duty encoders, heavy duty tachogenerators, absolute encoders with fieldbus interfaces, mechanical and electronic counters and tachometers, electronic shaft positioning systems with absolute sensing, compact incremental encoders, ultra-precise encoders with sine output signals, and incremental encoders with large hollow shaft diameters.

"Our customers want suppliers who provide solutions that support their new product development," said Ken Talentino, president of Baumer Ltd. "Baumer Motion Group has the products and core technologies to satisfy these needs. On a local and global basis, we are able to provide our customers with cost efficient designs, total program management, and 'one stop' shopping that reduces their time-to-market."

In the United States, Baumer Motion Control products will be sold through Baumer Ltd., the company's U.S. subsidiary located in Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact Baumer Ltd. at (800) 937-9336,, or via e-mail at

Baumer is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality, precision sensors since 1952 serving a variety of markets including Automation, Graphics, Robotics/Material Handling, Medical, Machine Tool, Packaging and Specialty Machines. The Baumer Group is a premier worldwide supplier of innovative motion control and sensor solutions for factory and process automation, and employs more than 2000 people in 16 countries around the world.

Paula Zakrzewski Shepard
(860) 228-8056


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