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Magnetic Analysis acquires TacTic

Magnetic Analysis Corporation (MAC), a designer and producer of non-destructive test instruments and systems, has announced the asset acquisition of TacTic™, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc (LTI), effective February 28.

Originally founded as TAC Technical Instrument Corp in 1962, the company became part of LTI's operations in 2018. The acquisition will broaden MAC's range of NDT systems to include automated and specialized immersion, "spin the tube" ultrasonic test systems to detect surface and subsurface defects in round tube, pipe and bar. These systems are particularly applicable to metal producers looking for a system to test small batches of material or frequent diameter size changes.


MAC president and CEO Dudley Boden said, "This is a natural fit for us as we have partnered with TacTic for a number of years supplying our Echomac® ultrasonic electronics for integration with TacTic's systems. Both companies have a long history of helping metal producers achieve reliable, high-quality inspection that meets their specific needs and many of TacTic's customers are also customers of MAC."

Support will be handled through the existing network of engineers and representatives around the world.

Fred Beck, who is a son of TacTic co-founder Kenneth H Beck and has been serving as VP sales for TacTic at LTI in recent years, commented on the acquisition: "I am very excited about the future and will continue to play an active role in this new venture. It brings with it many opportunities as both companies have developed established products that complement each other with little overlap. MAC's instruments provide a much-needed source for ultrasonic instrumentation designed for production testing of tubular and bar products. Moreover, their domestic and international sales and service teams will allow TacTic customers to be served more efficiently."

TacTic's operations in Trevose, Pennsylvania, will be moved to MAC's headquarters and manufacturing plant in Elmsford, New York.

In addition to expanding sales opportunities for TacTic systems, customers will gain the local support, service and calibration capabilities provided by MAC's global network of sales and technical staff. For many markets, MAC will also be able to offer the option of leasing, which has not previously been available to TacTic customers.