In the early 1960’s, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology named Warren Hendrix and his advisor, Dr. Clyde Orr, built what is believed to be the first all-metal, transportable gas adsorption analyzer. Their vision was to provide a commercially available instrument that would allow anybody (with just a small amount of training) to measure the surface area of materials and particulates using gas adsorption methodology.
The two first realized the need for such an instrument two years earlier while working on a research project involving measuring the surface area of particles using glass rack technology (a slow and tedious process requiring constant monitoring). They understood that with better-designed equipment, they could simplify the complexities of particle analysis and convey the benefits of this science to industry.
The term “micromeritics” is used to describe the science and technology of small particles. It was the the obvious choice for the name of the Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, founded by Warren Hendrix and Clyde Orr in July of 1962.
PID Eng&Tech was awarded with the First Prize in the "II contest of ideas Spin-Off for Researchers".
PID Eng&Tech staff is formed by experts with multidisciplinary backgrounds in chemical engineering, electronics, automated and software engineering. Launched in 2003, with a head office in the Scientific Park of Madrid, Process Integral Development Eng&Tech was able to put into practice all the experience, technological development and innovations achieved over many years of working in engineering field.
In 2014, PID Eng&Tech has recently inaugurated new facilities located in Alcobendas (Madrid).
PID Eng&Tech primary target market are universities and research centres, both private and public sectors, which fulfil their research activities within the fields of basic chemistry, petrochemistry, environment, catalysis, agrochemistry and food technology, supercritical fluid extraction and new energies.
In 2018 Micromeritics acquired PID Eng & Tech.
Freeman Technology, a Micromeritics company, specialises in powder flow testing solutions and has nearly 20 years’ experience in powder behaviour and powder characterisation. With a strong process focus and significant commitment to R&D and applications development, the company provides comprehensive support alongside its range of powder testing products. Expert teams guide and support users in addressing specific powder processing challenges.
HunterLab’s overall objective is to provide the most effective instruments and services available for the identification, measurement and control of the way things look. With over 55 years of experience, we are able to apply state-of-the-art technology to our systems to ensure their suitability for “real world applications.” These systems are application driven and are geared to making the user’s product measurement job simple, straightforward and successful. HunterLab instruments are used in a wide variety of industries including building material, chemical, food, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, plastic, textile and many others.
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems. HORIBA’s Ambient Air Pollution analyzers feature advanced technology, field-proven reliability with excellent sensitivity & precision at ppb level, and hassle free maintenance. HORIBA, a pioneer to commercialize pH meters in Japan, widely provides many instruments ranging from high-precision pH meters to water quality monitoring systems, which contribute for environment preservation worldwide leveraged advanced sensor technologies. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.
Micromeritics is dedicated to advancing the science of particle characterization by identifying and soliciting new innovative instruments for the Particulate Systems brand. Small companies and independent innovators with novel instrument designs will benefit from Micromeritics’ extensive sales and support network while end users will be offered new and exciting technology that otherwise may have remained obscured by more prominent or better funded manufacturers. All instruments under the Particulate Systems brand will be supported in Micromeritics’ customary world-class manner.
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