Directory of Lost Companies

Identified in this new Appendix are more than 200 companies whose name, ownership, or product line has changed significantly over the period from 1990 to 2005. Find the company you're looking for here.

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Search our wikiBy Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief, with S. Edvi

BETWEEN 1990 and 2005, the instrumentation, systems and automation industries were the subject of significant, not to say massive, change. Not only was this change of a technical nature, with significant advances in many product areas, but also this period has been one of consolidation among supplier companies who furnish instruments and control systems. It appears that this consolidation will continue for the foreseeable future.

Identified in this Appendix are more than 200 companies whose name, ownership, or product line changed significantly over the period from 1990 to 2005. This list is not complete, and the authors believe that there are perhaps as many as 50 more companies, most outside North America, whose names have also changed in the same fashion.

This turmoil among suppliers has had a significant effect on the ability of Instrument Engineers to find familiar products, and locate companies for service of existing installed equipment. For example, the Fischer & Porter Company, a well-known name in 1990, had ceased to exist as a marque in 2002. The company, itself, was purchased by Elsag BV, and merged with Bailey Controls to form Bailey-Fischer-Porter. Later, Elsag sold the combined companies to ABB, who elected to drop both trade names in favor of ABB Process Instrumentation. So, an Instrument Engineer whose company installed Fischer & Porter instrumentation or control systems in the early 1990s may now find it impossible to easily find information, manuals, and source spare parts and service for Fischer & Porter systems. Fischer & Porter, as you will see in the table below, is far from the only example of this problem. The Authors therefore provide this information as a public service to the profession.

Published in the Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, Fourth Edition, and re-printed with permission. The IEH4 is available from www.isa.org and www.amazon.com. Please send additions or corrections to this list to wboyes@putman.net.

Directory of Lost Companies

Prior Name

Intermediate, if any

2005

ACCO Bristol

Bristol Babcock Inc.

Bristol Babcock div. of FKI Energy and Technology Group

Advanced Pollution Instrumentation Inc.

Teledyne Instruments - API

AEG Automation Systems

Cegelec

AEG Schneider Automation

Groupe Schneider/Schneider Electric

Schneider Automation

AGEMA Infrared Systems

FLIR Systems Inc.

Altek Calibrators

Transmation

American Sigma

American Sigma div. of Danaher

Ametek McCrometer

Ketema-McCrometer

McCrometer div. of Danaher

Amscor

Fluid Data; ThermoONIX

ThermoElectron Measurement and Control

Anatel

Anatel Div. of Danaher

Pacific Scientific Instruments div. of Danaher

Anchor Darling

Flowserve Corp

Applied Automation Inc

Elsag-Bailey

ABB Process Automation (much of AAI was sold to Siemens)

Applied Automation/Hartmann and Braun (systems division)

Johnson Yokogawa

Yokogawa Corp.

ARCOM Control Systems

Spectris PLC

Arthur Technology

Respirometry Plus

ASAP Software

Xycom Automation/Pro-face America div of Digital-Japan

Schneider Electric

Ashcroft-Heise

Ashcroft-Heise div of Dresser Industries Instruments

Astro

Hach Co.

Hach div. of Danaher

Aquamatic Inc.

Osmonics, Inc.

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Automax

Flowserve Corp

Azonix

Crane Co.

BTG

BTG Spectris

Spectris PLC BTG div.

BTG Valve

CCI Valve Technology AB

B/W Controls

Ametek Patriot Sensors

Ametek Automation & Process Technology

Baan Software

Invensys

SSA Global Technologies

Badger Meter Ultrasonic div.

Badger Eastech Inc.

Bailey Controls

Elsag-Bailey

ABB Process Automation

Barber-Coleman

Eurotherm

Invensys

Bebco

Pepperl+Fuchs

Beta Products

Hathaway-Betaand Beta Calibrators div. Hathaway Process Instrumentation Corp.

Martell Electronics

Bettis Actuators & Controls

Emerson Process Management

Bindicator

Aaliant

Venture Meas. Div. of Danaher

Biosynergy Inc

Biosynergy Inc div of America Clinical Laboratory

Brooks Instruments

Rosemount-Brooks

Emerson Process Management (no longer a div. only a trademark)

Bruel & Kjaer

B&K div. of Fairey Group

B&K div of Spectris PLC

Edmond Buhler GMBH

Buhler Montec

Buhler Montec div. of Danaher

CSI

Emerson CSI

Emerson Process Management

Cannonbear Technologies

TN Technologies; ThermoMeasureTech

ThermoElectron Measurement and Control

Celtek

Bindicator Celtek, Aaliant

Venture Meas. Div. of Danaher

Chessell

Eurotherm

Invensys

Chino Works Ltd.

Chino Corporation

Combustion Engineering

ABB Process Automation

Coulter Corporation

Beckman Coulter Inc.

DMC Corporation

Part of AspenTech

Danfoss Flow Control

Siemens Danfoss

Siemens

Daniel Industries

Rosemount

Emerson Process Management, Daniel div.

Detector Electronics Corp

Det-Tronics

DeZurik Valve Corp.

DeZurik Div. of SPX

SPX Process Equipment

Dietrich Standard (Annubar)

Rosemount

Emerson Process Management, Dietrich div.

Direct Measurement Corp.

DMC

FMC Energy Systems Group

Drexelbrook Eng. Co.

Ametek Drexelbrook

Dolch Computer Co.

Dolch Kontron

Kontron Inc.

Druck Inc.

GE Druck

GE Infrastructure Sensing

DuPont Process Instruments

Ametek Process Instruments Div.

Eastech Controls

Neptune Eastech

Badger Eastech Inc.

Eckhardt

Siebe

Invensys

Edward Valve

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Elsag-Bailey

ABB Process Automation

Elcon Inc.

Pepperl+Fuchs

Eurcontrol

BTG

Spectris div. of Fairey

Ever Ready Thermometer Company

Apogent Technologies Co.

Fairey Group PLC

Purchased Spectris

Spectris PLC

Fenwal

Kidde-Fenwal

Fischer and Porter Co.

Elsag-Bailey

ABB Process Automation

Fischer and Porter Co. (chlorination div. only)

Capital Controls Co. div of Severn Trent

Fisher Controls Inc.

Fisher-Rosemount Inc.

Emerson Process Management

Prior Name

Intermediate, if any

2005

FlowResearch

Polysonics

ThermoElectron Measurement and Control

Fluenta AB

Roxar Flow Measurement

Fluid Data Inc

Thermo ONIX

Thermo Electron Measurement and Control

Forma Scientific Co.

Forma Scientific Co. div of Thermo Electron

Foxboro/ICT

Invensys Sensor Systems (SenSym)

Honeywell Sensing and Control

Foxboro Co.

Siebe

Invensys

FTS Systems Inc.

FTS Kinetics

Gas Measuring Technology

RMG Group - Germany

Gemco Controls

Ametek Patriot Sensors

Ametek Automation & Process Technology

GEMS Sensors

IMO-Delaval Gems

GEMS-Danaher

General Eastern Inc.

GE General Eastern

GE Infrastructure Sensing

GE Kaye Instruments

GE Kaye Instruments div of GE Industrial Systems

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Gilbarco

Gilbarco div. of Danaher

Great Lakes Instruments

GLI-Viridor/ Danaher-GLI

Hach div. Danaher

Griffith Industrial

Winters Instrumentation

Groupe Schneider

Schneider Electric

Schneider Automation

HBM

HBM div. of Fairey Group

Spectris PLC

Hach Chemical Co.

Hach Inc.

Hach div. of Danaher

Hart Scientific

Hart Scientific div. of Fluke

Hart Scientific div. of Danaher Electronic Test and Measurement

Hartmann and Braun

Elsag-Bailey

ABB Process Automation

Hastings Instrument Co.

Teledyne Hastings

Teledyne Instruments Group- Hastings

Heinrichs Messtechnik

Bopp and Reuther

Heise Instruments

Ashcroft-Heise div of Dresser Industries Instruments

Helicoid Instruments

Helicoid Instruments div of Bristol Babcock

Hewlett Packard

HP Instruments

Agilent Technologies

Hewlett Packard RTAP

Agilent Technologies RTAP

Verano Inc.

Hiac-Royco

Pacific Scientific Inc.

Pacific Scientific Instrumentation div. of Danaher

Honeywell Control Valve div.

DeZurik Corp.

SPX Process Equipment

Hydrolab Inc.

Hydrolab div. of Danaher

Hach div. of Danaher

Hyprotech

Aspen Technology HYSIS and OTS div.

Honeywell Unisym

Hyprotech AXSYS

Aspen Technology

Bentley Systems Inc.

InLine Measurements

Honeywell Inc.

Innovative Sensors Inc.

ISI

Endress+Hauser

Intellution

Emerson Process Management

GE Fanuc Automation

Invalco Inc (Smith Meters)

FMC Invalco

FMC Energy Systems Group

IRCON Inc.

IRCON div of Fairey Group

Spectris PLC

ISA Instruments

Solartron ISA

Solartron ISA div of Roxboro

ISCO Environmental

Recently sold to Teledyne Instrument Group

John Fluke Company

Fluke Inc.

Fluke div. of Danaher Electronic Test and Measurement

Fluke Inc. (networks and communications only)

Fluke Networks Inc.

Fluke Networks div. of Danaher Electronic Test and Measurement

Joseph Kaye Co.

GE Kaye Instruments

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Kammer

Flowserve Corp

Kay-Ray

Rosemount-Kay-Ray; ThermoMeasureTech

ThermoElectron Measurement and Control

KDG Mobrey Ltd.

KDG Mobrey Ltd. Div of Solartron/div. of Roxboro

Mobrey Measurements div. of Emerson Process Mgt.

Kent Meter Co.

Kent Taylor

ABB Process Automation

Kistler-Morse

(ultrasonics to Amer. Sigma)/ Kistler-Morse div. of Danaher

Venture Meas. Div. Danaher

Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen div. of Danaher

Dahaher Motion- General Purpose Systems

Lakewood Instruments

Fisher-Rosemount Inc.; Osmonics Inc.; GE Osmonics

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Lear Siegler Measurement Systems

Bowthorpe plc

Spirent plc

Leeds and Northrop Inc.

Honeywell AIC

Honeywell Inc.

Leeds and Northrop, Inc. (SCADA only)

Foxboro Company

Invensys Foxboro

Leeds and Northrop Inc. (DCS only)

ICS

Leeman Labs Inc.

Teledyne Instruments Leeman Labs

Lighthammer, Inc.

SAP

Limitorque

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Liquid Metronics Inc.

LMI

Milton Roy Flow Controls, LMI div.

Loveland Controls Ltd.

Love Controls

Dwyer Instruments

Lumidor Safety Products

Invivo Corporation/ Zellweger Analytical

Honeywell Inc.

M & J Valves Inc.

SPX Process Equipment

MagneTEK

Ametek Patriot Sensors

Ametek Automation & Process Technology

Maihak

Sick Maihak

Malvern Instruments

Spectris PLC

Mann Industries

Mann, a division of Weidmuller

Markal Co.

LA-CO /Markal

Marsh Instruments

Desco Inc.

Marshalltown Instruments

Desco Inc.

Masoneilan

Masoneilan div of Dresser

Masoneilan div of

Dresser Flow Control

Mass Evolution

Brechbüehler AG

MDA Scientific

Zellweger Analytics

Honeywell Inc.

Measurex

Honeywell Inc.

Mercoid

Mercoid div of Dwyer Instruments Ltd.

Merlin Gerin

Groupe Schneider

Schneider Automation

Micro Motion Inc.

Emerson Process Management – MicroMotion Division

MicroSwitch Inc.

Honeywell MicroSwitch

Pepperl+Fuchs

Milltronics

Siemens Milltronics

Siemens

Modicon (Gould Modicon)

Groupe Schneider

Schneider Automation

Monitek Technologies

Monitek Technologies div of Martisa Inc.

Monitor Labs

Teledyne Monitor Labs

Montedoro-Whitney Corp.

Badger Meter Ultrasonic div.

Badger Eastech Inc.

Moore Industries Inc.

Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Products Co.

Siemens Moore

Siemens

Moore Products - flow and pressure transmitter line only

MycroSensor Technologies Inc.

Prime Measurement Inc.

MTI

Agilent Technologies

MultiFluid International

Roxar Flow Measurement

NDC Infrared Engineering

Spectris PLC

Naf

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Nametre Inc.

Nametre div. of Metrisa Inc.

Neotronics

Zellweger Analytics

Honeywell

Neptune Meter Co.

Neptune Schlumberger

Actaris

Neptune-Hersey

Hersey Meter Div., Aaliant

Venture Meas. Div of Danaher

Neslab Instruments Inc

Thermo Electron

ThermoNeslab

Newport Electronics

  

Newport div. Omega Eng.

Norriseal

  

Norriseal a Dover Resources Company

NovaSensor

Lucas Novasensor

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Osmonics

GE Osmonics

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Pacific Scientific ATC

Pacific Scientific div. of Danaher

Danaher Motion, General Purpose Systems

Panalarm

Panalarm div of Ametek Inc.

Panametrics Inc

GE Panametrics

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Patriot Sensors Inc.

Ametek Patriot Sensors

Ametek Automation & Process Technology

Penny and Giles Ltd.

TRENDview

Honeywell

PID

Sequencia

Rockwell Automation

PMV

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Polymetron

Hach div. of Danaher

Powers Process Controls

Moore Industries-International Inc.

Profimatics

Honeywell Inc.

KBC Advanced Technologies plc

Promac Inc.

Hathaway Beta

Martell Electronics

Red Lion Controls Inc.

Redlion div. Fairey Group

Redlion div. Spectris PLC

Robertshaw Controls

Robertshaw Controls div of Invensys

Rochester Instrument Systems

RIS

Ametek Inc.

Rosemount Inc.

Fisher-Rosemount Inc.

Emerson Process Management

Ruska Inc.

Druck Ruska; GE Ruska

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Saab Level Control

Rosemount Saab

Emerson Process Management

Seaflow Inc.

SeaMetrics Inc.

Servomex

Servomex div. Spectris PLC

Setpoint

Aspen Technology

Setra

Setra div. of Danaher

Shin Woo Valves

Shin Woo Industrial Co., Ltd.

CCI - Korea

Sieger

Zellweger Analytics

Honeywell

Siemens Electronic Personal Dosimetry div.

Siemens EPD

ThermoElectron Environmental Instruments div.

Sievers Instruments

Ionics Instrument Business Group

Signet Scientific Company

George Fischer Signet

GF Signet Inc.

Schmidt

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Smith Meters

Smith Meters a FMC Energy Systems Business

Solartron Analytical

Solartron div of Roxboro

Square D

Groupe Schneider

Schneider Automation

Steeplechase Software

Schneider

Entivity

Sulzer Thermtec

CCI - Switzerland

Taylor Instruments

Combustion Engineering/Sybron Corp.

ABB Process Automation

TBI

TBI-Bailey; Bailey-Fischer & Porter

ABB Process Automation

Telemechanique

Groupe Schneider

Schneider Automation

Tempil

Tempil div of Illinois Tool Worka Inc, (ITW)

Tenny Engineering Inc. (bankrupt 2000)

Tenny Environmental

Tenny Environmental div of Lunaire Ltd.

Texas Nuclear Corp

TN Technologies; ThermoMeasureTech

ThermoElectron Measurement Products

Thermometrics

GE Infrastructure Sensing

Thornton Instruments

Mettler-Toledo Thornton

Tracor

Tracor Westronics

ThermoFinnegan Austin

Trend Instruments

Wika

Triconex

Siebe

Invensys

Tytronics Inc.

Tytronics div. of Metrisa Inc.

UES

Neptune Schlumberger

Liquidated the division-out of business

UFM Vortex meter only

Asahi-America Inc.

Valtek

Flowserve Corp

Varec div. of Emerson

Whessoe Varec

Endress+Hauser

Prior Name

Intermediate, if any

2005

Veeder-Root

Veeder-Root div. of Danaher

Water Specialties

McCrometer-Water Specialties

McCrometer div. of Danaher

Weksler Instruments Corp

Weksler Instruments Corp div of Dresser Industries Instruments

Western Research Div. of Bow Valley Resources Ltd.

BOVAR

Ametek Process Instruments

Westinghouse Process Control

Westinghouse Process Control div. of Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management

Westronics Inc.

Tracor Westronics; ThermoWestronics

ThermoElectron Measurement Systems

Wonderware Inc.

Siebe Wonderware

Wonderware div. of Invensys

Worcester Valve

Invensys Flow Control

Flowserve Corp

Xomox

Emerson

Crane Corp.

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