MRO Magazine

Brooks Instrument celebrates 75th anniversary


Photo: Brooks Instrument.

Brooks Instrument is celebrating 75 years in the fluid measurement and control instrumentation business.

The company provides flow, pressure and vapor delivery solutions, and serves customers across industries including semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceuticals, fiber optics, thin film manufacturing, solar cells, LED, alternative energy, oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical.

“From the beginning, the company’s fundamental DNA is based on a relentless commitment to solve challenges and deliver better results, helping customers transform how they measure and control their essential processes,” said Eric Pipal, General Manager, Brooks Instrument.

Originating in 1946 as The Brooks Rotameter Company, the business was started by industrial chemist Stephen Brooks in a suburb near Philadelphia. Brooks commercialized a new design approach for industrial rotameters (used to measure flow) that featured a side-plate, dowel-pin construction.

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According to the company, “Brooks found this was a more durable, reliable and accurate meter design — and it provided a strong foundation for the company’s growth in the industrial boom of the post-WWII years.”

“Our development engineering team, applications engineers and field service engineers all keep Brooks Instrument on the cutting edge and provide the highest level of technical support,” said Steve Kannengieszer, Global Marketing Director, Brooks Instrument. “As a result, customers trust Brooks Instrument to provide better solutions, year in and year out.”