Colfax Corp. acquires Fairmount Automation

What does that mean for Fairmount's custom programmable automation controllers?
By Control Engineering Staff February 14, 2008

Colfax Corp. has announced the completion of its acquisition of proprietary programmable automation controller (PAC) manufacturer Fairmount Automation Inc . of Newtown Square, PA.

The company also makes “highly configurable control systems that provide maximum application flexibility and redundancy in a severe duty package for rigorous military specifications,” and it was recently awarded a sole-source contract to design and develop an automated damage control system for the U.S. Navy’s DDG-1000 Destroyer platform.

Fairmount was founded in 1996 and has 34 associates.Additionally, the Fairmount controls platform, when integrated with our broad pump portfolio, will allow us to offer greater value to our industrial customer base.”

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