Crylas GmbH, a Berlin, Germany, supplier of passively Q-switched diode pumped solid state laser systems for OEM, life science and research applications, announced it has appointed Market Tech Inc., of Scotts Valley, Calif., as its exclusive distributor of laser products in North America. Crylas is a spinoff from Crystal GmbH. . . . Kuka Robotics Corp., a manufacturer of industrial robots, has merged with Kuka Development Labs (KDL) to consolidate its engineering resources. The merged companies will operate as Kuka Robotics Corp. Kuka Robotics is a Michigan subsidiary of Kuka Roboter GmbH, of Augsburg, Germany. "As we continue our growth in the North American market it is key to create and maintain a cohesive engineering and development team that will be focused and trained to meet the needs of the North American customer," said Leroy Rodgers, Kuka Robotics president. Engineering operations will be led by Fred Robinson, vice president of Kuka Robotics and former head of KDL. . . . Osram Opto Semiconductors, a San Jose, Calif.-based manufacturer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive applications, announced it was chosen by Nova Electronics, of Colchester, Conn., to provide the technology for a new line of LED warning signals, the SLWIC3. The signals, the first in a series of slim warning lights to use Osram's high-power TOPLEDs, contain 56 wide-angle, surface-mounted, LEDs in a novel split-array arrangement; the LEDs are packaged in an extremely thin (.343") waterproof enclosure (6.4455" x 2.20") that can be mounted to any surface or retrofitted to existing applications. The warning signals are designed to alert drivers to hazards in any weather conditions.
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