ICS Triplex, the leading high availability, high reliability, and high performance automation technology provider, acquired on September 15th 2003 the Turbo Machinery and Compressor Control (TMC) related technology, assets, and business of Micon Systems LLC of Houston Texas. This acquisition is another strategic step by ICS Triplex to increase its high technology offering to the industrial automation world.Our customers have expected us to make available a complementary turbo machinery solution, commented Peter Mottershead, CEO of ICS Triplex. Today we are in a position to meet these expectations and offer a portfolio of technologies unmatched in this specialized automation market. ICS Triplex has demonstrated its determination to lead the market with outstanding technologies such as those that yielded the development of the Trusted product line. We are looking forward to enhancing the Trusted product capabilities with patented surge protection and field-proven TMC algorithms.Micon Systems, with turbine and compressor control products and technologies filled a definite niche in the Turbo Machinery market, said Roman Rammler, the former President of Micon Systems. The increase size and market visibility under ICS Triplex will allow our TMC technology to compete globally at all levels. Our customers, employees and the whole TMC market will definitely benefit from the involvement of ICS Triplex. Roman will join ICS Triplex as the TMC sales and marketing manager.The TMC business unit will operate from ICS Triplexs Houston office. Rick McLin, who recently joined ICS Triplex, will manage the new business unit. Rick has over 20 years experience in the TMC industry and most recently headed up a TMC product development group at another company. I am looking forward to incorporating the Micon products into the Trusted product line and expanding the TMC solutions available to the market place, Rick said. ICS Triplex will continue to manufacture and support the Micon S32, U200, and SurgeGuard products as well as provide new and exciting TMC solutions, he added.The acquisition of the TMC technology and assets by ICS Triplex, will allow Micon to concentrate on the development of its general purpose control products such as the A/S Open, U-32/RCM-32, P200 and C2/C3 product lines.ICS Triplex is an independent US$50M global company that develops, manufactures, and maintains fault-tolerant control systems and automation software for industries which demand high-integrity critical control, fire and gas monitoring, and safety shutdown.For further information:Visit us at the ISA 2003 in Houston [booth 1765] or contact:www.icstriplextmc.com
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