Paoli, PA -- AMETEK Inc. announced the acquisition of Vision Research Inc., a privately held, manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems used for motion capture and analysis in numerous test and measurement applications. Vision Research has estimated annual sales of approximately $37 million and is located in Wayne, NJ.

“Vision Research provides excellent opportunities for growth in high-speed digital imaging and serves a number of our markets, including aerospace and defense, general industrial, and research and development,” comments Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“Vision Research is a global leader and innovator in high-speed digital imaging technology. Its highly differentiated products include a broad array of high-speed digital cameras for capturing data in product characterization and motion analysis applications, including the world’s first high-speed digital camera capable of capturing one million pictures per second, the Phantom v12. Vision Research also offers a wide range of high-speed cameras used for film, television and industrial imaging,” adds Hermance.

Vision Research joins AMETEK as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) --a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments for process, aerospace, power and industrial markets worldwide. AMETEK EIG has annualized sales of approximately $1.4 billion.

AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $2.4 billion.