NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike have merged to create NDC Technologies. Both companies are recognized global leaders in near-infrared (NIR), nucleonic, optical, X-Ray, laser, microwave, ultrasonic and process-control technology for non-contacting measurement and control solutions. The combination strengthens the new company’s position in the marketplace by offering a more comprehensive portfolio of gauging solutions across a multitude of industries.
In the tobacco industry, NDC Technologies will continue with its comprehensive range of NIR moisture and multicomponent tobacco gauges for quality assurance and process control in tobacco leaf processing, primary tobacco processing and reconstituted sheet tobacco.
Applications include the measurement of moisture, nicotine, sugars and temperature in a host of tobacco processing applications such as whole leaf in the GLT or primary, strips, blended strips (lamina), redried cut lamina, final blend, water-treated stem, cut rolled stem, redried stem, expanded tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, shorts, pipe tobacco, cigar filler and reconstituted sheet tobacco.
Headquartered in Irwindale, California, USA, NDC Technologies is part of Spectris, a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls based in England.
NDC Technologies expects the pooling of research and technology resources to help it streamline product development and rapidly address the evolving needs of industry and customers. The combined company brings together teams of experienced employees with strong customer relationships and a commitment to customer excellence. According to NDC Technologies, the merger will increase the distribution channels and customer care network, expanding the company’s reach to better serve customers around the globe.