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Ametherm Acquires SURGE-GARD Inrush Current Limiter Products From Measurement Specialties

Ametherm has acquired the SURGE-GARD inrush current limiter product line, formerly manufactured by RTI Electronics, from Measurement Specialties Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The acquisition will also include certain NTC thermistor products.

"Since their introduction, SURGE-GARD products have won a reputation for quality and reliability, and they are used in many applications that require limiting inrush current when power is applied to a system," said Eric Rauch, president and CEO of Ametherm. "The SURGE-GARD line makes an important addition to Ametherm's existing families of inrush current limiters and will help to broaden the applications we can address."

Ametherm's products include inrush current limiters and sensing thermistors used in a very wide range of applications. In business since 1994, the company's devices are among some of the highest rated in the industry and provide the widest range of inrush current protection available.

Measurement Specialties is a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems that measure pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity, and fluid properties. The company's products are used as embedded devices by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or as stand-alone sensors for test and measurement to provide critical monitoring, feedback, and control input functions. The company was recently ranked by Fortune Magazine among the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States.

Ametherm, headquartered in Carson City, Nev., was founded in 1994 and specializes in inrush current limiting power thermistors for circuit protection in the power market industry.


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