NEW CASTLE, Del.—TA Instruments Inc. has acquired Expert System Solutions S.r.L. and LaserComp Inc.
The firm did not disclose financial terms.
Expert System Solutions designs and manufactures non-contact optical thermal analysis instrumentation, TA Instruments said. Products include optical dilatometers in horizontal and vertical orientation with simultaneous DTA measurements, heating microscopes and an optical fleximeter.
TA Instruments President Terry Kelly said the addition of Expert System Solutions positions his firm at the forefront of the emerging field of optical dilatometry.
LaserComp manufacturers thermal conductivity test instruments. Its heat flow meters and guarded hot plate systems are capable of measuring thermal conductivity on a wide range of samples over a broad temperature range, TA Instruments said.
Kelly said LaserComp is a perfect complement to the firm's fast-growing laser flash and xenon flash systems.
TA Instruments is a subsidiary of Waters Corp. L.L.C., and manufactures analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology and microcalorimetry. Headquartered in New Castle, the firm has operations in 23 countries.