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Nordson Corp. has acquired Optical Control GMBH, a designer and developer of high speed, fully automatic counting systems utilizing x-ray technology. The acquisition is expected to expand Westlake-based Nordson’s test and inspection capabilities for electronics customers.

Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Optical Control’s 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. The acquisition is intended to build on Nordson’s strategic objective to diversify its test and inspection capabilities. 

“Optical Control enhances Nordson’s test and inspection capabilities adding to our best-in-class x-ray product line-up within the electronics industry,” said Nordson Advanced Technology – Electronics Systems Executive Vice President Joseph Stockunas. "We are excited to welcome the Optical Control associates to the Nordson family. We look forward to integrating their technical expertise and further diversifying the Test and Inspection solutions we can offer our customers."