22 Jul 2024

AUTOMATION FOR MANUFACTURING

Novanta adds Ingenia servodrives to Celera motion business

Ingenia specialises in developing miniature servodrives

US-based Celera Motion, part of the Novanta Corporation, has acquired Ingenia Motion Control, the Spanish developer of servodrives and control software. Ingenia will be integrated into Novanta’s Precision Motion group and become part of its Celera Motion business, which also includes Applimotion direct-drive motors and actuators, MicroE optical encoders, Westwind air bearings and spindles, and UK-based Zettlex inductive encoders, which Novanta acquired in 2018.

Barcelona-based Ingenia supplies OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) with customised motion control systems based on its high-performance, high-power servodrive technologies. It specialises in miniature servodrives and recently claimed to have developed the world’s smallest plug-in servodrive.

“Ingenia’s products complement the Celera Motion products, and we’re excited to bring these talented and innovative teams together,” says Leane Sinicki, president of Novanta’s Precision Motion Group. “This acquisition expands and enhances our offering as we help our customers solve their most complex motion challenges.”

Novanta supplies core technologies – mainly photonics and vision, as well as precision motion – to medical and industrial OEMs. Its other businesses include: Cambridge Technology, which develops optical components; Jadak, which specialises in integrated RFID, machine vision, barcode scanning, printers and spectroscopy; Laser Quantum, which produces laser devices for medical applications; NDS, which manufactures medical visualisation, video processing and wireless imaging technologies; Synrad, known for its pulsed and continuous wave CO2 lasers; and WOM, which specialises in technologies for minimally invasive medicine.