Tri-Tronics Co., Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of photoelectric sensors, fiber-optic light guides and controls, recently announced its acquisition of Photocraft, Inc., a manufacturer of rotary optical encoders. This acquisition will allow Tri-Tronics to offer a broader range of products to not only the pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing arenas, but also to an array of other industries.
Like the company’s original offerings, “encoders are also position-sensing devices,” so the acquisition of Photocraft “marries up well with being able to broaden our offering to our customers,” says Tri-Tronics’ President, Scott Seehawer. “I think it’s a very synergistic acquisition that we’ve made.”
Position-sensing products can be used for a broad range of applications, and a number of their offerings are ideal for verifying that tamper-proof seals, labels and caps are properly placed, as well as verifying that pills are in their pill packs and that the packs themselves are inside the packages. The solutions are important for any process that involves “checking for the quality of the process” and “making sure that everything is inspected so that the quality is there for the packaged goods that are sold,” explains Seehawer.
“We primarily serve the packaging industry, so all of our products are tailored for the end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of these machines,” says Seehawer. “We have a good set of innovative products and a fairly broad scope of products that we can offer the packaging industry.” The company has been producing these products in the U.S. since 1954, and is able to offer their solutions both domestically and throughout the world.
“We’re working very hard on growing the company,” Seehawer adds. “We have a lot of strong aspirations for the growth of the company.” Seehawer affirms that Tri-Tronics has “every intention to be a strong player in the market,” and explains that the company will “continue to grow [their] customer base to provide products that [their] customers want and need.”
For more information on Tri-Tronics, please visit www.ttco.com.