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Danaher Acquisition Brings PMA Controllers to North America

Danaher Industrial Controls Group,Chicago, IL, has acquired PMA (Prozess- und Maschinen-Automation) GmbH of Kassel, Germany from Geveke Industrial Group, headquartered in the Netherlands. For more than 75 years, PMA has manufactured controllers, sensors, transmitters and software for chemical and pharmaceutical processing, plastics molding, automotive manufacturing, metals production, power generation, and a host of other automation projects.


PMA brand controllers include advanced features such as diagnostics, simulation software, graphical trend recording, position feedback, and rate of change monitoring.


"We are excited about adding a superior brand with leading-edge technology," said Shane Leonard, Director of DICG's Process Control Business unit. "Now we can support our customers with a wider range of products, serving more applications - particularly those requiring complex control. The combination of PMA with our existing West and Partlow brands strengthens DICG's position as a world-class supplier of industrial process controls."


The PMA line includes panel and DIN rail mounted units, plus modular designs for control of temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, fluid level, and other process variables.


Danaher Industrial Controls Group designs, manufacturers and markets a wide variety of encoders, counters, motion controls and timing products worldwide, including Dynapar, NorthStar, and Hengstler brand encoders, Harowe brand resolvers, Veeder-Root brand counters, PMA brand controllers, Partlow brand controllers and recorders, West brand controllers, Eagle-Signal brand timers, and Anderson brand and Negele brand sanitary process instrumentation.

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