Teledyne Tekmar is a leader in the design and manufacturing of analytical instrumentation for the laboratory providing productivity-enhancing instrumentation and solutions to a number of industries. Teledye Tekmar is represented in Germany by ANTEC GmbH Analysen- und Prozesstechnik.
About Teledyne Tekmar
Teledyne Tekmar has a rich heritage that dates back to 1960. Since creating the first commercial purge and trap concentrator in 1975, Tekmar has been synonymous with innovative, quality products for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) analysis that increase the productivity of end user analytical laboratories worldwide. The Total Organic Carbon (TOC) product line has a reputation of meeting the needs of a diverse group of industries with pioneering technology and products for elemental analysis. In 2014, Teledyne Tekmar launched the AutoMate-Q40 Automated QuEChERS Sample Preparation Workstation for Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC) for use in testing pesticide residues among other applications.
In 1974, Tom Bellar, a chemist with the USEPA in Cincinnati invented the “Purge and Trap” technique for analyzing trace levels (parts per billion) of volatile pollutants (such as benzene) in water. Purge and Trap gave a 100-fold improvement in sensitivity from existing laboratory equipment. Tekmar recognized the commercial potential of their invention and introduced the first commercial Purge and Trap device, the LSC-1 in 1976. Tekmar grew rapidly and became known as an innovator in instrumentation for trace analysis of VOC’s in water, air and soil.
In 1990 Emerson Electric acquired the Tekmar Company and made it part of Rosemount.
Tekmar and Dohrmann continued as independent instrument companies under the Rosemount Analytical umbrella until 1996. Tekmar Company and Dohrmann were combined to form a single company, Tekmar-Dohrmann.
Also, in 1996, the Dohrmann facilities in Santa Clara, California were shut down and all assets were physically moved to Cincinnati and consolidated into the Tekmar facility. Since that time Tekmar-Dohrmann has continued to support the Tekmar product line for VOC analysis and the Dohrmann product line for elemental analysis, primarily TOC analysis.
On June 26, 2003, Tekmar Dohrmann was acquired from Emerson Electric by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated becoming a business unit of Teledyne Instruments, a group of electronic instrumentation businesses within Teledyne’s Electronic and Communications business segment. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics components, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions and aerospace engines and components with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico.
“Tekmar’s products expand Teledyne’s existing offerings in environmental monitoring and provide entry into the laboratory water quality testing market,” said Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne Technologies.
Teledyne Tekmar in Deutschland
In Germany, Teledyne Tekmar is represented by ANTEC GmbH Analysen- und Prozesstechnik.
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