Ametek Acquires Vision Research

July 1, 2008
Ametek Acquires High-Speed Digital Imaging Company

Ametek, Paoli, Pa., has acquired Vision Research, a privately held manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems used for motion capture and analysis in numerous test and measurement applications. Vision Research, Wayne, N.J.,  has estimated annual sales of approximately $37 million.

“Vision Research provides excellent opportunities for growth in high-speed digital imaging and serves a number of our markets, including aerospace and defense, general industrial, and research and development,” comments Frank Hermance, Ametek’s chairman and CEO.

Vision Research’s products include a high-speed digital cameras for capturing data in product characterization and motion analysis applications, including Phantom v12, which is reportedly the world’s first  digital camera capable of capturing 1 million pictures per second.

Vision Research also offers a wide range of high-speed cameras used for film, television and industrial imaging, according to Hermance.

Vision Research joins Ametek as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG).