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AMETEK ACQUIRES EM TEST
- Posted on 25/10/11 09:00AM

AMETEK Broadens Position in Electrical Test and Measurement Instruments

Berwyn, PA, October 25, 2011-- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has acquired the parent company of EM Test (Switzerland) GmbH, a privately held manufacturer of electronic test and measurement equipment headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland for CHF 83 million ($93 million). EM Test is a global leader in equipment used to perform electrical immunity and electromagnetic compatibility testing. EM Test has expected annual sales of approximately CHF 37 million ($41 million).

“EM Test is an excellent addition to our test and measurement equipment business. It serves as a valuable platform for growth in the highly attractive market for electrical immunity testing and emissions measurement,” notes Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

EM Test manufactures a full line of conducted electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test equipment, including electrical fast transient generators, electrostatic discharge simulators, surge generators, waveform simulators and multifunctional generators. Its products are used in test applications by a wide range of industries to ensure that electronic and electrical products are not susceptible to external electromagnetic disturbances and do not generate electromagnetic disturbances that might affect other products or instruments.

EM Test joins AMETEK as part of the Programmable Power division of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) --a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating, and display instruments. AMETEK EIG sells its instruments to the process and analytical, aerospace, power, and industrial markets worldwide and had 2010 sales of $1.3 billion.

Corporate Profile
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion. AMETEK’s Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK’s objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.

Forward-looking Information
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK’s expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include AMETEK’s ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; AMETEK’s ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

AMETEK Highlights Fully Automated EN50530 Test System at Solar Power International
- Posted on 25/10/11 08:00AM
2012 Launch of EN50530 Leverages “Surround the Inverter” Concept, Reduces Time to Market

Solar Power International, DALLAS, TX – October 19, 2011AMETEK Programmable Power (www.programmablepower.com) announces a fully automated EN50530 test solution that utilizes three core “Surround the Inverter” elements: the TerraSAS Solar Array Simulator, MX/RS Grid-Simulator and CTS Compliance Test System.

AMETEK is showcasing the TerraSAS Solar Array Simulator, which provides the DC emulation element of the EN50530 standard, at the Solar Power International Show, Dallas, TX, October 18, 2011, Booth #323, Hall A.

The automated test system is configured and controlled via AMETEK Windows®-based software that enables users to select the EN50530 Test regime, connect the inverter under test, start the test, walk away and return to collect the report. Previously, testing to the EN50530 standard for efficiency of grid-connected PV inverters required an engineer or technician to be present to manually progress through each curve set. Main target groups are PV inverter manufacturers and test houses.

“Our goal is to provide a fully automated EN50530 test system that emphasizes precision MPP (Maximum Power Point) Tracking capabilities and control of AC Grid parameters to ensure reliable and accurate efficiency measurements. The key is to automate those tasks that can be automated, allowing the engineer to focus on inverter design," notes Dan Donati, Vice President, AMETEK Programmable Power Solutions.

AMETEK Programmable Power, through its Elgar brand of solutions, has supplied solar array simulators for more than 20 years for ground-based satellite test systems. Its “Surround the Inverter” programmable power products and systems simulate the output of solar arrays, the loads applied to the output of the inverter, and the interface with the grid, providing a comprehensive and energy efficient means of testing PV iInverters.

TerraSAS Solar Array Simulators are available as single- or multi-channel systems from 5kW-1MW (80V-1500V). Single/Three-Phase MX/RS Series Grid Simulators are available from 15kVA-1MVA and offer an innovative Energy Regeneration mode that returns up to 85 percent of the electricity generated by the inverter back to the grid. Shipment of the EN50530 solution is expected to begin in early Q2 of 2012.

AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion.
AMETEK Displays 3U Single Box PV Emulator at Solar Power International
- Posted on 25/10/11 07:00AM
High-Performance Testing of PV Inverters in a Production Test Environment for Ensuring Final Test Data Validity

Solar Power International, DALLAS, TX – October 18, 2011AMETEK Programmable Power (www.programmablepower.com) announces a 3U single box PV simulator. The standalone Solar Array Simulator (SAS) leverages the same AMETEK Windows®-based software as the turn-key TerraSAS solutions.

AMETEK is showcasing its TerraSAS solutions at the Solar Power International Show, Dallas, TX, October 18, 2011, Booth #323, Hall A.

The TerraSAS single box simulator was designed to bridge the gap from a research and development environment to a production environment, while maintaining continuity of performance, accuracy and user interface.

“Our goal is to provide a standalone PV simulator for the production testing of PV inverters that offers the same precision MPP tracking capabilities as our successful TerraSAS solutions. This approach ensures the accuracy and validity of final test data of the PV inverters," notes Dan Donati, Vice President, AMETEK Programmable Power Solutions.

AMETEK Programmable Power, through its Elgar brand of solutions, has supplied solar array simulators for more than 20 years for ground-based satellite test systems. Turn-Key TerraSAS Solar Array Simulators for the residential and commercial inverter industry are available as single or multi-channel systems from 5kW-1MW (80V-1500V).

The TerraSAS single box PV Emulator will be available as single-channel 3U 10kW (1000V) system and shipment will begin in Q1 of 2012.

AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion.
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