LEM Announces Acquisition Of Danfysik ACP A/S

August 02, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

LEM announced the acquisition of the Danish company Danfysik ACP A/S. LEM describes the deal as a strategic bolt-on acquisition in order to strengthen its position in the field of very high precision current measurements.

Danfysik ACP (Advanced Current Products) is described as the world’s leading company in the development and manufacturing of highest precision current transducers for three main markets: medical scanners, precision industrial motor controls and test and measurement. LEM has acquired the transducer activity with a turnover of CHF 7.6 million in 2008 and 15 employees. The company is based near Copenhagen, Denmark. The acquisition was finalized for an undisclosed amount.

Paul Van Iseghem, President and CEO of LEM, said: "Danfysik and LEM can already look back at a successful twelve year relationship. We are taking advantage of this strategic bolt-on acquisition to create a new focus on the high precision current transducers market."

Soeren Rathmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danfysik ACP: "We have been very satisfied with the development of Danfysik ACP, however the strategic fit to LEM has always been obvious and we believe that the company now has found its right home."

The Danfysik product range covers transducers for nominal current measurements from 12.5A to 25 kA providing overall accuracy at +25°C from 1 ppm. Thermal offset drifts are extremely low, from only 0.1 to 2.5 ppm/K. Models from 12.5 to 60A nominal can be used for PCB mounting, models from 60A to 25 kA are for panel or rack mounting.

To obtain these performances, Closed Loop Fluxgate technology has been used coupled with a top class current transformer. This combination enables high accuracy, dynamic performance and a wide measuring range. Featuring galvanic isolation, all components can be used for current measurement of any kind of waveforms (including dc, ac, mixed and complex) without any contact to the conductor.