ITT Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and energy markets, recently announced that it has acquired Clippard Instrument Laboratories’ product lines of durable, low-maintenance, and cost-competitive interchangeable pneumatic cylinders.
The product lines include stainless steel, brass, and aluminum cylinders and volume tanks. These industry-leading components will expand ITT’s Compact Automation product offering of air cylinders, and linear and rotary actuators used in applications such as robotics, packaging, and automation.
The acquisition closed in the second quarter of 2022.
Clippard’s pneumatic cylinders broaden the Compact offering with products designed for high-speed, high-cycle applications found in industries such as warehouse automation, textiles, and food and beverage, where CCT already has a strong presence. At the same time, the two businesses share distribution networks that, when combined, will simplify the customer purchasing experience and create opportunities to extend relationships with distributors.
To further serve the growing needs of its customers, ITT, headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, also announced that its Compact business will expand its Westminster, South Carolina, operations, including engineering, assembly, machining, customer service, and quality departments to house the newly acquired Clippard cylinder production assets.