Over six decades of continuous innovation
1946 Solartron Metrology’s origins began with a UK company,
Faroll 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 Faroll 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 its 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 its 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.