AMETEK To Buy Cognex’s NDT Division

Electronics provider AMETEK is to acquire the NDT tooling arm of Cognex for $160m.

Electronics provider AMETEK is to acquire the NDT tooling arm of Cognex for $160m.

The division, which generates revenues of $60m a year, manufactures equipment for the non-destructive inspection of surfaces detecting, classifying and mapping defects.

The company’s SmartView range of products cover materials, including metal, plastic and glass.

When the sale is completed, the former Cognex business unit will be incorporated into AMETEK’s electronic instruments division.

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