Danfysik acquisition boosts LEM in current measurement - Embedded.com

Danfysik acquisition boosts LEM in current measurement


LONDON — LEM, a supplier of solutions for measuring electrical parameters, has acquired Danfysik ACP A/S to strengthen its position in the field of very high precision current measurements.

Danfysik Advanced Current Products (Jyllinge, Denmark) is a developer of high precision current transducers for use in medical scanners, precision industrial motor controls and test & measurement.

LEM (Geneva (Switzerland) has acquired the transducer activity with a turnover of 7.6 million Swiss Francs (about $7.1million) in 2008 and 15 employees. The financial terms were undisclosed.

“Danfysik and LEM can already look back at a successful 12 year relationship,” said Paul Van Iseghem President & CEO of LEM. “We are taking advantage of this strategic bolt-on acquisition to create a new focus on the high precision current transducers market.”

Soeren Rathmann, chairman of the board of directors of Danfysik ACP added, “We have been very satisfied with the development of Danfysik ACP, however the strategic fit to LEM has always been obvious and we believe that the company now has found its right home.”

The product range covers transducers for nominal current measurements from 12.5 A to 25 kA providing overall accuracy at +25°C from 1 ppm. Closed loop fluxgate technology is used coupled with a current transformer. All components can be used for current measurement of any kind of waveforms (including DC, AC, mixed and complex) without any contact to the conductor.

In January 2009, the Danish Technological Institute acquired 27 staff members and the accelerator, magnet and power supply activities of Danfysik A/S.

Danfysik was founded in 1964 in cooperation with physicists from Aarhus University.

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