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BTG acquires process control software vendor


June 29, 2016
By Cindy Macdonald

Spectris plc, the parent company of BTG, has acquired Capstone Technology Corp., a provider of software for process control optimization and decision support analytics across several processing industries.

Capstone’s MACS suite of software includes multivariable predictive modeling, commonly referred to as “advanced process control”, as well as control loop tuning and monitoring, all of which can help manufacturers achieve gains in productivity, yield and cost reduction. According to BTG, MACS combined with BTG’s unique single-point in-line sensors provides market leading process control solutions for pulp producers and papermakers.

“Capstone is an excellent addition to BTG. The combination of Capstone’s software tools with our single-point instruments enables us to provide market leading solutions for process control and optimization across our global markets,” said Brian Pahl, BTG president.

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Capstone’s dataPARC provides comprehensive operational decision support through PARCserver data historians and PARCview real-time data analytics and visualization tools, which are used by processing industries to capture, aggregate and visualize process data for troubleshooting and optimizing unit operations. Key industrial segments include pulp and paper, oil and gas, utilities, chemicals, and mining.

Capstone will operate independently, but reside within BTG Group. The company currently operates from two locations in Washington state.