The Scientific Instruments business unit of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has entered into an exclusive agreement with Maccor, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automated test equipment used to perform detailed evaluations of batteries, capacitors, fuel cells and other energy storage devices.
Scientific Instruments comprises the Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical and Signal Recovery businesses of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology. Princeton Applied Research is a leading manufacturer of research instruments used in the field of electrochemistry, while Solartron Analytical is a leader in instruments and software used in electrical materials characterization and electrochemical systems.
Scientific Instruments and Maccor have agreed to offer integrated solutions that incorporate Maccor’s automated test systems with AMETEK’s frequency response analyzers and other electrochemical analysis systems, multiplexing and interconnect cables, and integrated impedance analysis software.
These integrated solutions are expected to result in higher productivity by switching automatically between Maccor’s test equipment and AMETEK’s electrical impedance system; provide greater data integrity with more reliable and reproducible test results; and reduce idle time and in-test waiting from operators currently moving from one device to another.
“We are delighted with this agreement,” commented Ben Lease, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for AMETEK Scientific Instruments. “It provides our customers access to our combined capabilities and best-in-class instruments and systems.”
“Our customers will be able to use their new and existing Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical instruments in conjunction with Maccor’s systems, gaining a greater understanding of their products, processes and materials.”
“We are very excited about our alliance with AMETEK,” noted Mark Hulse, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Maccor. “There is a growing need among our end users in obtaining specific electrochemical instrument results, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy or frequency response analysis, at various points during the testing of their energy storage devices.”
“Without an integrated solution, this can be a very time- and labor-consuming process. Now, with our alliance with AMETEK, we can provide our customers with a best-in-class solution for their energy storage testing needs,” he added.
The MACCOR 4300M Multichannel Automated Test System currently supports the Solartron Analytical 1260/1287 Electrochemical Impedance System (EIS) and the Princeton Applied Research PARSTAT 4000 EIS. Additional plans are in place to integrate these and other AMETEK impedance systems with the MACCOR Series 4000 and Model 4200 automated test systems.
Additional information can be found at www.ametek.com.