A programmable logic controller is an industrial computer that used to control assembly lines, robotic devices and other industrial machinery.
"The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Radwell International, Inc., of Willingboro, NJ [New Jersey], on January 19, 2018," the release said. "The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain programmable logic controllers (PLCs), components there of, and products containing same by reason of: (1) a conspiracy to fix resale prices in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act."
The complaint names Rockwell Automation, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the respondent in the investigation, the release noted.
An administrative law judge assigned to the case will make an initial determination, subject to a review by ITC commissioners, according to the release.