Company History

Over six decades of continuous innovation


1946  Solartron Metrology’s origins began with a UK company,
Farol Research, which developed the Weissenberg Rheogoniometer.
Included in this instrument was a Linear Variable Differential
Transducer (LVDT). This was the beginning of Solartron’s
involvement with inductive transducers.

1965  Farol Research was sold to Sangamo Weston Ltd
and became known as Sangamo Weston Controls Ltd.

1976  The company, acquired by Schlumberger and renamed
Sangamo Transducers, developed a range of high performance signal conditioning and data acquisition systems.

1979  Sangamo Transducers produced it's first Gauging
Transducers based on LVDT and Half Bridge Technology and
incorporating a precision linear Bearing.

1985  Sangamo Transducers became known as Schlumberger
Industries Transducer Division and became the world leader in
their field with products being sold throughout the world.

1993  Following a management buyout the name of the company
changed again to Solartron Metrology, before becoming part of
the Roxboro Group PLC.

1994  Solartron Metrology developed it's revolutionary Digital
Gauging Probe and the Orbit® Digital Network System.

2006  Solartron Metrology was acquired by Ametek Inc, a leading
global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors.

2013  Solartron Metrology extends it's product range to include non-contact sensors, securing their position as a linear measurement solutions provider.