AC Tech buys servo drive producer Advanced Digital

AC Technology Corp., Uxbridge, Mass., has acquired Advanced Digital, Inc., a manufacturer of servo drives, based in Camarillo, Calif. AC Tech officials praised the supplier's "sophisticated but simple servo technology," and said the acquisition filled out a product line that ranges from sub-micro to 250-hp drives.

A member of the Lenze Group, Hamlin, Germany, AC Tech says it is a major player in the European servo market with its 9300 Series. The company brags of a "significant share" of the U.S. ac drives market, with "a track record of doubling its sales every 30 months."

It claims shipments of 90,000 drives annually, at a rate now above 8,000 per month.