Milan-based injection press maker Negri Bossi SpA has acquired Italian robot-maker Sytrama srl to bring automation in-house.
Negri Bossi said Sytrama will remain at its Vignate location, which is just a few miles from Negri Bossi.
Sytrama makes beam robots, side-entry robots and linear motors. Its robots can run on injection presses with clamping forces of 50-6,000 metric tons.
The company also has experience in designing full automation cells a feature increasingly in demand by plastics processors when they purchase injection molding machines.
A news release issued by Negri Bossi said that buying Sytrama enables the company to develop integrated automation solutions. Terms were not disclosed.
Sytrama has built a range of automation equipment, including systems for PET preform production, CD manufacturing and in-mold labeling.
Negri Bossi will integrate the Sytrama robot line into its machine controllers, and Sytrama products will continue to be sold for use with other brands of presses, according to Liam Burns, general manager of Negri Bossi USA Inc. in New Castle, Del.
Sytrama-USA is based in Windsor, Conn.