SOURCE: Innova Robotics & Automation, Inc.

May 29, 2007 12:57 ET

LM Industrial Places First Order for Innova Robotics & Automation's "AL"

New PC Controller From Altronics Service Subsidiary Enables Fully Functional Automation Lines

FORT MYERS, FL--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Innova Robotics & Automation, Inc. (OTCBB: INRA), a robotics technology firm, today announced that LM Industrial, Inc. has placed the first order for the newly unveiled "AL" controller through the company's Altronics Service subsidiary. AL will be implemented to increase the productivity and value of the Orlando-based industrial metal fabricator's CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) plasma punch.

Innova will provide training on the use of AL while installing new drive motors, a CNC controller, cabinet, and PC at LM Industrial. Product testing will also be conducted during the initial implementation. Once installed, AL will essentially bring new life to the existing equipment allowing the Altronics customer to use the equipment more efficiently for the punching and shape burning of steel products it delivers to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers.

"We are looking forward to upgrading our plasma punch with AL. Because AL is a PC controller, it will help increase productivity by shortening our set-up time. With AL, we will have all the tools we need at our fingertips to write and change programs directly on the machine," said Tim McGinnis, owner of LM Industrial, Inc. "Currently, changes to the programs are written on a computer in the office, saved to a disc, walked over to the machine, and copied into the outdated controller. If even the smallest change is required, we do it all over again."

McGinnis continued, "We have been extremely impressed with Altronics' level of customer service to date, and are excited that the Company is now bringing control of the various aspects of our production process by bridging outdated machinery with new technology."

Designed to meet the growing complex maintenance and production requirements of manufacturers, the new AL controller is an industrial PC-based CNC controller that can be networked with other PC equipment. AL is easily integrated with automation equipment such as Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) and CNCs. Key capabilities and benefits of AL include state-of-the-art electronics, a PC-based controller with Microsoft Windows XP, an easy-to-use touch screen, a fully functioning control panel, and full networking capabilities thru Ethernet, PROFIBUS, CANopen, and DeviceNET for downloading programs and uploading production information. A plasma cutting interface is also standard.

"Innova recently acquired Altronics Service to widen the range of service, training, and maintenance solutions it provides," said Ken Vanden Berg, COO and CFO of Innova Robotics & Automation. "We are thrilled to see our newest subsidiary already increasing our product offerings with AL, and pleased to be expanding business with an existing customer that expressed early interest in this automation manufacturing solution. New orders like these are key to fulfilling Innova's growth strategy."

Altronics' products offer a practical and economical solution to manufacturing floors using Whitney Punch Presses. The Company has a strong position in the controls market, with over 1,200 accounts located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain that include small and mid-sized companies as well as companies listed on the Fortune 500.

About Innova Robotics & Automation, Inc.

Fort Myers, Fla.-based Innova Robotics & Automation (OTCBB: INRA) pioneers innovative control and communication solutions that make robotics and automated systems more productive, powerful, and profitable for customers in the telecommunications, manufacturing, aerospace, research, and service industries. The company is chartered to continue expanding its growing suite of technologies through acquisitions and organic growth. Innova operates through four subsidiaries, Robotic Workspace Technologies (RWT), CoroWare Technologies, Altronics Service, and Innova Robotics, which offer convergent technology and expertise that bridges robots, CNC machines, facilities, and business systems for greater functionality and ROA. Visit Innova online at

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