History of MTL

History of MTL

Measurement Technology Ltd was conceived in April 1971 as a result of a cutback in the new-product design and development activities of a large instrument company. Many qualified staff with wide experience in different disciplines were suddenly available, and seven members of the team decided to start their own operation. One of which was Chris Towle who still resides within MTL today. Over many years MTL has grown and developed and today can offer a wealth of knowledge, experitise and a pedigree you can trust.

 

  • 2013 MTL releases new self-healing surge protector
  • 2012 - Eaton Corporation acquires Cooper Industries
  • 2012 - MTL HART® multiplexer gains SIL3 rating
  • 2012 - MTL Group acquires Azonix Corporation
  • 2012 - MTL is the first supplier of process instrumentation to be certified as a Functional Safety Management (FSM) company 
  • 2011 - MTL launches new Industrial Ethernet product range
  • 2011 - Honeywell selects Tofino™ MODBUS Read-only firewall
  • 2011 - MTL Fieldbus diagnostic module offers FDT/DTM interface
  • 2010 - Fieldbus segment calculator released for MTL Fieldbus Barrier
  • 2010 - MTL announces OPC firewall module for Tofino™ security device
  • 2010 - MTL launches new Fieldbus Barrier wiring hub
  • 2010 - MTL Fieldbus diagnostic module supports Enhanced EDDL
  • 2010 - Novartis biotech facility select Challenger HMI with Wi-Fi for Emerson DeltaV system
  • 2010 - Invensys adopts Tofino security solution for Triconex OPC
  • 2010 - New Tofino™ Event Logger module records SCADA security events and alarms
  • 2010 - RTK Instruments launches new Explosion Proof Alarm Annunciator
  • 2010 - RTK Instruments releases wall mounting annunciators
  • 2010 - Lloyd’s Register certifies FP32 SPDs for offshore ships and floating platforms
  • 2010 - Hima-Sella uses MTL4500 Isolators for production line simplification
  • 2009 - MTL releases FBT6-PA network monitor and tester for Profibus PA.
  • 2009 - MTL launches F802 fieldbus power module for high power trunk applications.
  • 2009 - MTL chosen to supply custom fieldbus products to Saudi Aramco project.
  • 2009 - BP adopts MTL Redundant FISCO power solution.
  • 2008 - New 4500 Series of IS Isolators launched using 'One-Core' technology.
  • 2008 - MTL offers worlds first security module for Modbus.
  • 2008 - MTL launches 5500 Series of IS isolators for DIN-rail mounting.
  • 2008 - MTL Instruments launches Intrinsically Safe Ethernet product range.
  • 2008 - MTL are first to offer fully redundant FISCO power supplies.
  • 2008 - MTL announces Tofino™ LSM for Secure Asset Management.
  • 2008 - 'Fast Switch' technology to power next-generation IS products.
  • 2008 - Cooper Industries acquires The MTL Instruments Group plc.
  • 2007 - MTL SafetyNet wins HazardEx award for 'Contribution Towards Safety'.
  • 2007 - MTL offers 'SmartPlant' library for fieldbus product range.
  • 2007 - MTL launches Tofino™ security appliance for process control systems.
  • 2007 - MTL launches Fieldbus I/O Multiplexer.
  • 2007 - MTL Group acquires Ocean Technical Systems.
  • 2007 - MTL Group acquires majority share in RTK Instruments.
  • 2007 - MTL Group acquires ELPRO Technologies.
  • 2006 - MTL-Relcom release the FBT-6 intelligent fieldbus monitor.
  • 2006 - MTL releases FDT-DTM sotware.
  • 2006 - MTL MOST launch SafetyNet platform certified to SIL 2.
  • 2006 - MTL and Weidmuller announce bilateral cooperation agreement.
  • 2006 - MTL and Byres Security Inc launch TOFINO™ Ethernet Security Solution.
  • 2006 - Ian Verhappen joins MTL as Director of the new Industrial Networks group.
  • 2006 - F800 series of fieldbus power supplies for large scale projects released.
  • 2006 - Brad Lurie joins MTL as VP of Sales for the Americas region.
  • 2005 - MTL-Relcom develop 12 way Megablock wiring hubs.
  • 2005 - MTL wins Honeywell Supplier of the Year award.
  • 2005 - MTL launches F606 FISCO/FNICO interface for Yokogawa ALF111 users.
  • 2005 - MTL Group acquires GECMA displays and launches Visualisation business.
  • 2005 - MOST and NovaTech LLC to offer high performance I/O modules for process automation.
  • 2004 - MTL-Relcom launches Intrinsically Safe Megablock wiring hubs.
  • 2004 - MTL starts IEC Ex approvals program to meet forthcoming world wide standards.
  • 2004 - MOST launches its OEM control platform.
  • 2004 - MOST and Det-Tronics to provide Integrated Solutions for Fire & Gas / Process Control Systems.
  • 2003 - SIL rated HART Multiplexers launched featuring SR interfaces.
  • 2003 - MTL8521 MOST Controllers launched.
  • 2003 - MTL joins the Emerson Alliance program to supply fieldbus power conditioners and wiring components.
  • 2003 - MTL - Relcom wins the worlds largest order for FOUNDATION Fieldbus power conditioners and wiring hubs.
  • 2003 - FNICO power supplies launched for fieldbus applications.
  • 2002 - MTL Surge Technologies established.
  • 2002 - MTL Open System Technologies (MOST) established.
  • 2002 - MTL introduce SIL rated MTL4000/5000 Series isolators approved for Safety Critical applications.
  • 2002 - FISCO power supplies launched for fieldbus applications.
  • 2001 - MTL sales exceed £50million.
  • 2001 - MTL launches MTL7700 Series of IS Barriers.
  • 2001 - MTL joins forces with Relcom Inc. to create Fieldbus H1 physical layer innovators.
  • 2000 - MTL Group aquires Standard Automation and Control (STAC).
  • 2000 - MTL Group aquires Atlantic Scientific Corp.
  • 1997 - The MTL Instruments Group plc admitted to the London Stock Exchange Official List.
  • 1996 - The MTL Instruments Group plc joins Alternative Investment Market (AIM), London.
  • 1996 - MTL5000 Series isolators launched.
  • 1996 - MTL launches the innovative MTL8000 Series Process I/O family.
  • 1994 - MTL Systems BV (Netherlands) established.
  • 1994 - MTL Instruments KK (Japan) established.
  • 1994 - MTL Group aquires Telematic Systems Ltd - later to become part of MTL Surge Technologies.
  • 1994 - MTL awarded MIAA 'Instrumentation Product of the Year' for MTL7000 Series barriers.
  • 1993 - MTL sales exceed £20million.
  • 1993 - MTL Instruments Pte (Singapore) established.
  • 1993 - MTL Instruments GmbH commences manufacture of E-Series Eurocard isolators.
  • 1993 - MTL Instruments BVBA (Belgium) established.
  • 1992 - MTL opens Madras manufacturing facility in India.
  • 1992 - Escapeline Ltd is formed as a joint venture between MTL and Luminescent Systems, USA.
  • 1991 - MTL Instruments sarl (France) established.
  • 1991 - MTL Instruments BV (Netherlands) established.
  • 1989 - MTL Instruments PVT (India) established.
  • 1989 - MTL Group aquires Hitech Instruments Ltd.
  • 1988 - MTL sales exceed £10million.
  • 1988 - 'The MTL Instruments Group plc' is floated on Unlisted Securities Market (USM), London.
  • 1988 - MTL700 Series updated to include 'overvolt protection' variants.
  • 1988 - MTL630 Series of Digital Indicators launched.
  • 1988 - MTL Instruments Pty. (Australia) formed
  • 1986 - IS Multiplexers launched.
  • 1986 - First copy of the MTL Flammable Facts poster issued.
  • 1985 - MTL sales exceed £5million.
  • 1985 - IS loop-powered displays introduced.
  • 1985 - DC powered MTL3000 Series isolators launched.
  • 1984 - MTL700 Series shunt-diode barriers launched.
  • 1982 - MTL receives Design Council Award for MTL2000 Series isolators.
  • 1980 - MTL sales exceed £2million.
  • 1980 - MTL2000 Series isolators launched - a world first featuring galvanic isolation between input and output.
  • 1980 - MTL Incorporated commences trading in USA.
  • 1977 - The MTL370 Lightning Protection Unit introduced.
  • 1977 - Power Court premises built.
  • 1977 - MTL sales exceed £1million.
  • 1972-77 - World-wide distributor/agency network established.
  • 1972 - MTL introduce the MTL400 Series temperature transmitters.
  • 1971 - MTL100 Series shunt-diode safety barriers introduced.
  • 1971 - First products sold to Rothampsted Experimental Station - two MTL200 Series solid-state choppers.
  • 1971 - Measurement Technology Ltd. commences trading at John Street, Luton.