Pax Joins Megger Group to Expand Transformer Test Product Line

Oct. 6, 2008, Dallas, TX -- Megger Group has announced it will acquire Pax Diagnostics of Sweden. As part of the acquisition, Megger will add the Pax transformer testing and insulation diagnostics products to its line of test instruments for the power industry.

The Pax IDAX range of Dielectric Frequency Response Analyzers are designed for measuring moisture in power transformers as well as testing insulation material in various power system products. The IDAX300 represents the latest generation in the IDA/IDAX range of instruments and represents a breakthrough in terms of weight-performance ratio. With its optimized design, the test set is three times smaller and lighter and performs insulation characterization twice as fast as its predecessor IDA200.

The Pax FRAX range of Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA) products are designed for detecting electromechanical changes inside power transformers. The products have the highest measurement range and accuracy in the industry and fulfil all recent international standards and recommendations for SFRA testing.

“We have seen a growing demand for advanced diagnostic testing technology, and the inclusion of the PAX Diagnostics business enables Megger to provide a complete transformer test solution,” said Greg Wolfe of Megger. “The Pax product line coupled with the expert knowledge of the Pax staff enables customers to move toward predictive test regimes, potentially saving time and money as resources can be directed toward where they are needed most.”

“Megger is a natural choice for Pax,” said Peter Fagerstrom, CEO for Pax. “Our vision from the start of Pax four years ago was to be a top player in the international power transformer test equipment market. Our products fit perfectly with the Megger transformer product portfolio and together we will create the strongest product line in the industry to address end user concerns.”

“The Megger brand will add confidence to the Pax products,” says Matz Ohlen, Marketing and Sales Director at Pax. “We invented the first DFR/FDS field instrument and now it will carry the Megger brand name, and will be supported through Megger sales and applications staff worldwide.”

About Megger

For more than 100 years, Megger has been a provider of electric test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications. The trademark was first registered in May 1903 and is guarded by the company. Although Megger is best known for its world famous range of insulation testers, Megger provides a full service solution to meet your electrical test and measurement needs. Its products provide testing solutions in the most critical maintenance areas including cable fault locating, protective relay testing, and power quality testing. With such a diverse product offering, Megger is the single source for electrical test and measuring instruments.For support and advice, customers can contact Megger's Technical Support Group at 800-723-2861.

About Pax

Pax Diagnostics was founded in 2004 by former employees of Programma Electric, Sweden. Among them Dr. Peter Werelius, inventor of IDA – the first field instrument for Frequency Domain Spectroscopy (FDS) measurements. Pax develops, manufactures and markets test equipment for the power industry with a focus on insulation diagnostics and power transformer testing.

Megger Contact:

Elsa Cantu

Megger Limited

4271 Bronze Way

Dallas, Texas 75237-1019 USA

Phone: 800-723-2861

Fax: 214-331-7399

E-mail: [email protected]

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