AMETEK Acquires Power Control Technology

April 22, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Halmar Robicon silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) power controller and related Power Control Systems technology and products of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

"Halmar Robicon is widely recognized for its advanced power control technology. That technology fits well with AMETEK Solidstate Controls and provides us with attractive opportunities to further broaden our capabilities and position in the U.S. power controller market," commented Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "AMETEK Solidstate Controls is a widely recognized leader in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and battery management systems for industrial applications and power generation as well as a leading supplier of industrial SCR power controllers, custom power supplies and equipment."

The Halmar Robicon products will be integrated into AMETEK Solidstate Controls’ HDR Power Systems business unit, which has been in the SCR power controller business for over 20 years. HDR will continue to support existing Robicon customers with service and parts as well as offer new equipment.