AMETEK Rotron has provided highly reliable fans and blowers to the military and aerospace markets since 1947. Through a broad range of product development experience, AMETEK Rotron has demonstrated its ability to design, develop, qualify and support cost effective, reliable products on aircraft and defense platforms worldwide. Our products are designed to meet specific environmental specifications (including shock and vibration, humidity, salt spray, temperature extremes, EMI, water resistance, etc). We have successfully qualified many products for use in Aerospace and Military applications, which meet, or exceed the imposed environment specifications.
1946 Founded by J. Constant van Rijn
1949 Incorporated as Rotron Manufacturing Company
1955 Began running high-temperature life tests on cooling fans
1958 Patented inverted inside-out motor design for airmovers
1958 Developed industry standard Muffin fan for electronics cooling
1960 First traded on Common OTC stock exchange
1961 Created/released MIL-B-23071 standard for AC fans for US military
1973 Formed Custom, Commercial and Industrial divisions
1976 Acquired by EG&G, and became known as EG&G Rotron
1981 Began providing Large Vaneaxial fans to the aircraft industry
1983 Introduced electronically commutated brushless DC (ECDC) fan
1983 Acquired Frank Hill Associates (FHA), currently known as AMETEK Rotron El Cajon
1985 Sold Commercial Division currently known as Comair Rotron
1990 Re-organized Custom Division into Mil/Aero and Hi-Rel segments
1990 Began continuous improvement and JIT initiatives
1998 Purchased by AMETEK and became AMETEK Rotron
1998 Moved Hi-Rel segment to Kent, OH
1999 Received ISO 9001 registration
2002 Magnum 170 ECDC fan introduced to Telcom market with UL/TUV approvals
2002 Corporate Acquisition of Air Technologies, England ISO 9001-2000
project initiated/Six Sigma initiative established.
2004 ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 approved.
2009 Rotron celebrates 60th year of operations.