Pepperl+Fuchs has announced it has acquired MACTek Corporation, a provider of HART protocol devices. According to Pepperl+Fuchs, the move is part of a strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market.
“We are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product line to our existing portfolio,” said Jim Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs’ executive vice president of the Americas. “This acquisition complements our current product lines well, and allows us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers.”
Founded in 1993, MACTek specializes in HART modems, including VIATOR HART Interface modems. One of the company’s most recent innovations, the BULLET WirelessHART adapter, can be mounted on any device rated for hazardous areas.
The HART modem family includes wireless access to HART field devices designed for hazardous areas and Bluetooth-enabled technologies.