May 2017

Brüel & Kjær Vibro expands product portfolio

Brüel & Kjær Vibro today announces that it has completed the acquisition of US-based vibration technology platform SETPOINT.

SETPOINTis a leading provider of vibration and condition monitoring equipment, primarily to the oil and gas and power generation sectors, as well as to other industries.  Its technology enables customers to improve machinery availability and reliability by delivering accurate mechanical condition information, helping to enhance their productivity and improve their return on investment.  

Roderik Wiedemeier, President of Brüel & Kjær Vibro, comments: “SETPOINTis a high-quality strategic addition to Brüel & Kjær Vibro. Setpoint technology fulfills a critical role in operating and optimizing rotating and reciprocating assets. These most technologically advanced solutions allow clients to proactively plan and manage maintenance requirements such as shutdowns and overhauls.

With this acquisition, we are establishing a new competence center in Minden/Nevada/USA besides our well-established sites in Darmstadt/Germany and in Naerum/Denmark. This demonstrates the global nature of our company and will allow us to expand further. The Setpoint product line will support our ambitious growth plans for the next years.”

The SETPOINT product line is a key building block within the overall Brüel & Kjær Vibro product portfolio and opens up new opportunities in regards to current market trends like Industrial Internet of Things and digitization. The Setpoint CMS utilizes the powerful capabilities of OSIsoft’s® PI database functionality. This opens an entirely new paradigm as to how condition monitoring is being exercised. Customers will benefit from the unparalleled flexibility and user-friendliness of this powerful CMS.