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Process giant Emerson acquires Cascade Technologies

08 Jan 2015

Acquisition of quantum cascade laser specialist will enhance gas detection offering.

Diversified process engineering giant Emerson has acquired Stirling, Scotland-based Cascade Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of gas analyzers and monitoring systems using Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology. Terms of the deal were not announced.

QCL technology, which can measure multiple gases simultaneously, is often employed to help manufacturing and chemicals companies to improve industrial emissions monitoring, improve production efficiencies and ensure environmental compliance.

Emerson said it is expanding its analytical measurement capabilities by adding this innovative laser technology to its Rosemount Analytical gas analysis portfolio, stating: “QCL technology provides a step change in gas analyzer performance through its increased sensitivity, speed of response, and fingerprinting capability. These technology advancements in the gas analysis market space provide a powerful solution for customers in various industries such as petrochemical, food and beverage, marine, automotive and pharmaceutical.”

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Tom Moser, group vice president of Emerson Process Management’s measurement and analytical businesses, commented, “The acquisition of Cascade Technologies is an exciting step as we further strengthen our gas analysis portfolio. Our customers depend upon Emerson to solve their toughest analytical measurement problems. We are now better positioned to serve that need.”

Dr. Iain Howieson, chief executive officer of Cascade Technologies, said, “Joining a global leader like Emerson represents an incredible opportunity for business growth. Emerson’s global presence and market leadership will have an immediate impact on the adoption of cutting edge QCL gas analyzers and monitoring systems.”

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Matthew Peach is a contributing editor to optics.org.

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