The Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. was recently aquired by Ametek Inc. for approximately US$160 million.
By Cindy Macdonald
“SISD’s proprietary real-time image processing technology expands our capabilities in the non-destructive process inspection market. In addition, SISD will be able to leverage AMETEK’s complementary technology and products within its vision systems,” said Frank S. Hermance, Ametek chairman and CEO.
SISD develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and defects. End markets served include metals, paper, nonwovens, plastics and glass. SISD has annual sales of approximately US$60 million. The SISD business joins Ametek as part of its electronic instruments group.