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About Us

Ixthus Instrumentation - Part of the Variohm Holdings Group

Ixthus Instrumentation was founded by Malcolm Read in 1997, at this time, the company specialised in non-contact position sensors with other sensor technologies being added along the way.

Upon Malcolm's well-earned retirement in October 2003 the company was acquired by Variohm, to broaden its presence in the position transducer market.

Whilst part of Variohm, Ixthus Instrumentation continued to grow and develop with the addition of force and torque transducers initially, and then followed by intelligent weigh controllers and vibration monitoring. Our product range has more recently been extended to include temperature sensors and strain gauges.

Ixthus Instrumentation is now part of Variohm Group and is known as the test and measurement division. We have an experienced team to help you find the correct part for your application.

Incorporated in April 2006 (Company Registration Number 05783452) Variohm Holdings brings together the interests formerly owned by Roy and Joan Moffatt into a cohesive group. This move is designed to bring greater efficiency and better customer service through the improved use of existing staff and facilities. The individual companies within the group will continue to act with great autonomy but will have access to shared expertise and resources.

Variohm Holdings compromises of nine companies, each with their own unique product lines and business goals.

CPI - Precision switching products and linear position sensors

Heason Technology – Motion control specialist

Herga Technology – Switching and sensing solutions

Ixthus Instrumentation – Test and measurement specialist

Limitor - Components to control temperature, current and time 

Magnasphere Corporation - Advanced and effective switch technology

Positek - Linear, rotary, tilt, submersible and intrinsically safe position sensors.

Phoenix America - Sensor and encoder manufacturing solutions 

Variohm Eurosensor – Sensor and transducer supplier and manufacturer

All companies are part of DiscoverIE plc.