is to acquireControlotron
, a manufacturer of ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters. The company employs a staff of around 120 and has a global sales network that is to be integrated into the Siemens organization. Take-over of the business activities is planned for May 2006.
According to Anton S. Huber, A&D Vice President, flowmeters account for around a quarter of today's requirement for process instrumentation.
‘The acquisition of Controlotron's flowmeter activities continues the consistent expansion of our process automation sector,’ said Huber. ‘Controlotron's innovative, non-intrusive flow meters are an outstanding supplement to our product portfolio in process instrumentation, consolidating our competitive position and making us an even more attractive partner for our customers.’
According to Siemens, the ultrasonic clamp-on devices from Controlotron calculate the flow of liquids or gases extremely accurately without intervening in the pipeline. Two sensors are clamped onto the outside of the pipe for this purpose. Key applications include the oil and gas industry, the water/wastewater sector, and energy and pipeline applications.