Officials for Ametek announce that the company has completed the acquisition of Sunpower and Crystal Engineering.
The acquisitions will bring key technologies in-house for Ametek, helping the development of advanced radiation detection and pressure calibration instruments, says Frank Hermance, chairman and CEO, Ametek.
Sunpower, headquartered in Athens, OH, designs and develops stirling cycle cryocoolers and externally heated Stirling cycle engines, for medical scientific, telecommunication, and space applications. It will be part of Ametek's Advanced Measurement Technology, division of the company's Electronic Instruments Group.
"Sunpower's cryogenic cooling technology provides a critical enabling technology for use in our highly successful ORTEC Detective family of portable radiation identifiers," says Hermance. "It provides a platform to support the continued growth of this product family while providing us with opportunities to broaden the application of cryogenic cooling and Stirling heat engine technology."
Crystal Engineering, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, manufacturers high-end portable digital pressure calibrators and digital test gages that Ametek officials say fit well with the company's own Jofra temperature and pressure calibrators.
The common products will strengthen the technology and product offering in the calibration instruments market, says Hermance.
"Crystal's products broaden our line of high-end temperature and pressure calibration instruments, while its product line benefits from the global reach and resources of our Electronic Instruments Group," he says.
Crystal Engineering will join Ametek Measurement & Calibration Technologies (M&CT), also a Division of AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group.