Quality Magazine

1/2/2008: Mistras Acquires Controlled Vibrations Inc.

January 2, 2008

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ-Mistras Group Inc., provider of nondestructive testing products and services, has acquired Controlled Vibrations Inc. (CVI), located in Doylestown, PA. CVI has been involved in the predictive maintenance (PdM) Industry since 1991, integrating PdM technologies with maintenance program management.

CVI’s core business covers a variety of PdM services including vibration PdM/RBM (reliability based maintenance) walk-around programs, infrared thermography surveys, oil analysis, ultrasonics, motor condition monitoring, and strain gage materials testing and stress analysis. In addition, CVI performs factory and on-site third-party acceptance testing, installation of permanent vibration sensor and on-line monitoring systems, and complete engineering root cause analysis. CVI, as a technical engineering service company, also supplies training with certification in predictive maintenance markets.

“Joining the Mistras Group creates an engine for growth for CVI and its employees. Combining CVI with the resources and technology of Vibra-Metrics and Physical Acoustics Corp. along with Mistras’s worldwide presence will enable us to faster recognize our potential of becoming an international force in PdM and on-line asset management,” states Michael Burch, former owner of CVI and current vice president Predictive Maintenance Products & Services for the Mistras Group. Burch also will be managing another subsidiary of Mistras, Vibra-Metrics, a manufacturer of vibration sensing instruments and sensors.