Industrial Ethernet / Wireless

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires leader of HART protocol devices

By Katherine Bonfante, senior web editor, Control

Sep 09, 2015

Pepperl+Fuchs, a leader in process automation and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART protocol devices. This forms part of Pepperl+Fuchs' strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market.

Jim Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs' executive vice president of the Americas  said they are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product line to their existing portfolio.

"This acquisition complements our current product lines well, and allows us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers," added Bolin.

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MACTek  was founded in 1993 and it specializes in HART modems, including VIATOR HART Interface modems. Recently, they added the BULLET WirelessHART adapter, which can be mounted on any device rated for hazardous areas. The HART modem family includes wireless access to HART field devices designed for hazardous areas and Bluetooth-enabled technologies.