For Immediate Release – September 29, 2023

Carlin Automation, a Hunkar Technologies, Inc Company, is awarded Watlow Distributorship for US Market

Rock Island, Illinois September 29, 2023

Carlin Automation announced today that Watlow Manufacturing Company has appointed Carlin an authorized Watlow distributor for the US Market.

Watlow, headquartered in St Louis, Missouri, is a premier worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of turnkey industrial thermal systems. Carlin’s engineering team will now be offering clients a comprehensive selection of Watlow temperature instrumentation, electric process heaters, data archiving, and temperature sensor solutions that address almost every thermal application. Watlow is at the forefront of providing solutions for the electrification of a wide variety of gas to electric conversions including but not limited to: food processes, medical life sciences product production, and numerous chemical manufacturing operations.

Carlin Automation, based in Rock Island, Illinois is a leading national distributor of products widely used in industrial thermal applications, including instrumentation, sensors, and heaters. Carlin is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by A2LA with a Calibration – Thermal scope.

Pat Carlin, President of Carlin Automation stated, “We are honored to be awarded the Watlow comprehensive product line. Adding Watlow to our existing strong product and service offerings allows us to now have an effective and cost-effective solution for nearly every thermal application challenge our clients may experience!”

For more information, please contact Mr. Pat Carlin at:

Phone: 309-788-1275




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For Immediate Release – JuLY 12, 2023

HUNKAR Technologies, INC. Acquires Carlin Automation, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio July 12, 2023, Hunkar Technologies Inc. announced today that its Rixan Automation, LLC subsidiary has acquired Carlin Automation, Inc. Carlin Automation, based in Rock Island, Illinois, is a leading automation product distributor of Industrial Thermal Products including Instrumentation, Heating Components and Temperature Sensor Technology. In addition, Carlin Automation is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited to provide expansive thermal Calibration Services as well as Precision Instrument Systems Testing and Repair.

Rixan Automation has a rich history of innovation and excellence in Robotic Integration, Automation Systems, Warehouse Logistics, Packaging Solutions, Vision Systems, Controls and Custom Production/HMI Systems. Hunkar Technologies, founded in 1962, is a privately held, rapidly growing, diversified automation company with businesses in Robotic Automation, High Speed Label Application, Machine Vision, Packaging/Material Handling, Data and Barcode Product Tracking, Machine Controls, and Automated EPS Cutting, Forming and Recycling Systems.

Eric Thiemann, CEO of Hunkar Technologies stated- “Carlin Automation will be a wonderful addition to Rixan Automation and Hunkar Technologies. Clients of Carlin will enjoy the same outstanding service and support they have grown to expect since both Pat Carlin as President and Tim Carlin as Vice President and the entire team at Carlin are remaining with the Company. Current Carlin Automation
clients should benefit from new services to be provided by Carlin including Automated System Integration, System Design, Installation, Control System Upgrades, Programming, Robot Repairs, and Manufacturing Equipment Field Support.”

Pat Carlin, President of Carlin Automation stated- “We are excited to be joining with Rixan Automation and Hunkar Technologies. By combining our business with Hunkar and its Rixan Automation subsidiary, our clients may now benefit from enhanced services that will help them become even more efficient and profitable but without sacrificing the hands on knowledgeable service they have come to expect and appreciate.”

For more in formation please contact

Mr. Pat Carlin, Carlin Automation or 1-309-788-1275 and Mr. Doug Rice, Rixan Automation or 1-937-438-3005.


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