Acromag

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Acromag
Private
IndustryProcess Control
Founded1957
FounderHenry Patton
Headquarters,
ProductsEmbedded systems, Process control equipment
Websitehttp://www.acromag.com

Acromag, Inc. manufactures embedded computing, process instrumentation, and distributed I/O products.

Established in 1957, Acromag built its reputation designing critical measurement instrumentation equipment for the petrochemical and aerospace industries. It has since been a designer of analog and digital control products for the industrial I/O market.

Acromag's experience in designing industrial I/O has paved the way for solutions to ground loops,[1] RFI/EMI noise,[2] and temperature drift.[3] Many products are available with agency approvals such as UL, cUL, FM, CSA, CE, ATEX, and others to assure precise operation in hostile environments.

The company has three product divisions: Embedded Computing Solutions, Process Control and Automation Solutions and Contract Manufacturing Services. Its product lines are aimed at manufacturing, military, scientific, public utility, and transportation applications.

History[edit]

Acromag's history began in 1957 with Henry Patton, a pioneer in the development of solid-state magnetic amplifiers. Expanding from its first location in Detroit, Michigan (now Southfield), Acromag headquarters currently reside in Wixom, Michigan.

It acquired Xembedded, LLC (formerly XycomVME) in 2012.[4]

Process Instrumentation and Embedded Board Innovations

  • 1960s - Designed and manufactured temperature transmitters[5] and thermo-electric metal testers
  • 1970s - Rack-mount I/O systems and field-mount transmitters
  • 1980s - Remote data acquisition systems; Exorbus and VMEbus I/O boards
  • 1990s - µP-based signal conditioners; Industry Pack[6] modules and carrier cards
  • 2000s - Distributed I/O; PMC modules, PCI and CompactPCI I/O boards, reconfigurable FPGA modules[7]
  • 2010s - USB-configured instruments;[8] XMC modules, VPX boards, industrial PCs
  • 2016 - Offer contract manufacturing services

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