New Castle, Delaware, USA. January 30, 2014 – TA Instruments today announced the acquisition of Expert System Solutions, ESS (Modena, Italy). ESS is a privately held company that designs and manufactures innovative non-contact optical thermal analysis instrumentation. Key products from ESS include optical dilatometers in horizontal and vertical orientation with simultaneous DTA measurements, heating microscopes, and an optical fleximeter. ESS systems operate over a wide temperature range, and are a powerful new tool for characterizing metals, ceramics, glasses and other organic and inorganic materials.
TA Instruments President Terry Kelly said “The addition of the ESS product line positions TA at the forefront of the emerging field of optical dilatometry. TA is the only company in the world capable of offering customers such a wide range of dilatometer systems for measuring dimensional changes in materials. The patented systems from ESS and their deep applications expertise complement our existing line of horizontal, vertical, and true differential push-rod dilatometers. ESS optical systems will bring exciting new capabilities to our customer’s laboratories.”
TA Instruments – a subsidiary of Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) – is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 23 countries.