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ABOUT US

TOTAL CONDITION MONITORING
FOR ROTATING MACHINERY

Preferred partner for innovative and high-quality monitoring solutions

Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group, headquartered in the UK, specialising in
the design and manufacture of high-performance components and systems for
aerospace and energy markets.

The Meggitt facility in Fribourg, Switzerland, operates as the legal entity, Meggitt SA
that designs and manufactures complete condition monitoring and vibration
monitoring and measurement solutions.

vibro-meter® is a product portfolio of Meggitt that applies our core sensing and
monitoring technologies to power generation, oil & gas, and other industrial markets.
For 70 years, vibro-meter® products and expertise have enabled superior solutions for
the sensing and monitoring of vibration, pressure, and airgap in critical plants and
equipment. Our comprehensive, high-quality range of sensors and measurement
chains, VM600 rack-based systems, VibroSmart® and VibroSight® systems, and more,
gives you total solutions for monitoring and protecting your critical machines and
processes.

We provide the best solutions for your measurement and monitoring requirements to
project your investment. This allows you to reach higher levels of reliability, machine
availability, and output. Today, our products are trusted by OEMs globally and have
been qualified and adopted as standard-fit components on machinery used in Energy
Industry.

WHY MEGGITT SA

For over 70 years, customers have trusted Meggitt SA for our high standards.
Here is what we can offer you:
  • 1.Complete solutions

    designing and manufacturing the whole measurement chain from sensors to electronics and software
  • 2.Engineering capabilities

    developing high quality solutions that respond to your precise requirements
  • 3.Innovation

    continuously developing new technologies to help our customers stay competitive
  • 4.Quality and reliability

    our quality policy applies to everything we undertake. We offer you quality assurance on engineering, software, standardisation, the calibration of equipment, qualification tests and certification
  • 5.Peace of mind

    Meggitt products meet your highest standards, and those set by the regulatory authorities
  • 6.Environmental awareness

    our technologies contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and NOx.

Keeping machinery working safely and reliably around the globe

  • 1.Our integrated systems are chosen to monitor thousands of rotating machines worldwide, including:

    - The largest steam turbine (1800 MW)
    - The most powerful gas turbine (530 MW)
    - The three largest hydropower plant installations.
  • 2.Our aerospace sensing and monitoring systems are used by the leading aerospace manufacturers and operators around the world.

  • 3.Our sensing capabilities are widely used in the space industry thanks to their high reliability in extreme conditions.

PARENT COMPANY – MEGGITT PLC

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is an international engineering group specialising in extreme environment components
and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. It consists of five operating divisions:
  • 1. Meggitt Sensing Systems

  • 2. Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems

  • 3. Meggitt Control Systems

  • 4. Meggitt Equipment Group

  • 5. Meggitt Polymers & Composites.

By cooperating both within and across divisions, we can provide a comprehensive portfolio of products
and solutions for any new programme.

Vibro-Meter’s proud tradition of innovation
and excellence in monitoring and sensing systems

Vibro-Meter’s proud tradition of innovation and excellence in monitoring and sensing systems
  • 1950s

    Laying the foundation

    • Vibro-Meter® SA, Switzerland founded by Dr A Merkle and two partners who recognised that the economic development of the region was only possible by opening up to industrialisation. Agriculture and trade were the main sources of employment in this rural part of the country.
    • Product portfolio focused – included sensors, electronic equipment and special measuring equipment.
  • 1960s

    Transitional decade

    • Consolidated the company’s involvement in the industrial field and its entry into the aerospace sector
    • Piezo-electronic accelerometers and pressure sensors for aircraft engines and energy turbines introduced
    • Vibration sensors designed to be used for very high temperature measurement up to 800°C
    • Vibro-Meter® made its first step into the American aviation market with the distribution of Airborne Vibration Monitoring Systems in the USA.
  • 1970s

    Building the aviation business

    • Product range falls into three broad categories – transducers, signal conditioners and indicators. The practical applications are almost unlimited but the aviation, industrial and laboratory categories stand out
    • Company’s equipment flying on 10 different types of engine, on 12 different aircraft types and on 2 types of helicopter
    • Systems were developed using digital, as opposed to analogue, techniques
    • Modular, rack-based PERMODULE system for industrial monitoring introduced. It was adapted for test bed monitoring of reactors at the start of the 1980s.
  • 1980s

    Consolidation of the companies

    • This decade saw further expansion of the Fribourg headquarters
    • American market consolidated through the purchase of companies in the USA
    • Investment in the helicopter and space and nuclear businesses, further to a forecast that limited the potential increase of vibration monitoring systems for aircraft
    • Ice detection system developed using the piezoelectric effect
    • First digital engine vibration monitoring (EVM) system produced
    • PERMODULE evolved into the Machinery Monitoring System (MMS) range of rack-based signal processing modules. When used with transducers, it became possible to equip large industrial plants with multi-chain monitoring systems covering many measurement parameters
    • At the end of the 1980s, the business was split 45% Aerospace, 32% Laboratory, 23% Machinery Monitoring.
  • 1990s

    Strategy redefined

    • Focus on monitoring the condition of rotating machinery on land, at sea and in the air
    • CP231 dynamic pressure transducer specifically for use in the extreme conditions in gas turbine combustion chambers produced
    • Certified to ISO 9000
    • Dr Merkle sold Vibro-Meter® to the Swiss finance company Elektrowatt (1991)
    • After 40 years, Dr Merkle retired (1992)
    • Vibro-Meter® owned by Elektrowatt AG (1991-1996)
    • Vibro-Meter® owned by Siemens (1997-1998)
    • Vibro-Meter® purchased by Meggitt PLC (1998). This decision led to a financial rebirth of Vibro-Meter®
    • High Resolution Standard Proximity Sensor (HRSPS) launched for space applications – capable of measuring with nanometric resolution
    • Invested in the fluid monitoring business.
  • 2000s

    More exciting developments

    • Instrumentation division sold to Magtrol Inc
    • VM600 rack-based machinery monitoring system for rotating machinery launched. This system evolved from the PERMODULE and MMS systems
    • Awarded the Innovation Prize 2001 by the Canton of Fribourg in recognition of the benefits of the innovation to the local economy and the environment in general
    • Boeing named Vibro-Meter® ‘Supplier of the Year 2000’ in the ‘Systems & Equipment’ category
    • Boosters and the Vulcain main engine on Ariane 5 were equipped with revolutionary dynamic pressure transducers type CP231, and associated electronics
    • Meggitt Sensing Systems division established (2006) – legal identity change to Meggitt SA and trading as Meggitt Sensing Systems Switzerland. The name Vibro-Meter® continues to be used for the product range.
  • 2010s

    Staying at the forefront

    • MSS Switzerland opened its doors to mark its 60th anniversary; welcoming more than 1200 employees (past and present), their relations and friends on 8th September, 2012
    • Wireless aircraft tyre pressure sensing launched
    • Lightweight modular AGILE (affordable, generic, intelligent, lightweight electronics) units for monitoring practically all aircraft systems on all platforms added to Aerospace product portfolio
    • Self-test technology incorporated in measurement chain of dynamic pressure sensors for monitoring of gas turbines
    • Prognostic algorithms for condition-based maintenance developed
    • Complete monitoring measurement chain designed and manufactured
    • Today, MSS Switzerland offers one source – a single supplier for all sensing and monitoring needs.