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Spectron Glass & Electronics Inc, currently located in Hauppauge, New York on Long Island, was founded in 1947 as Spectron Glass Laboratories. Originally established as a neon sign manufacturer, the focus of the company rapidly changed direction. In 1948, under contract from the Sperry Gyroscope Co., Spectron started to build electrolytic tilt sensors. Realizing the vast potential of the sensor market, Spectron discontinued the neon sign business, and dedicated itself exclusively to the development and manufacture of electrolytic tilt sensors.

In 1949, Spectron Glass & Electronics emerged, producing state of the art tilt sensors for both the military and commercial marketplaces. Spectron tilt sensors have been designed into most of the free worlds jet aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing. Spectron tilt sensors have also provided gravity reference for torpedoes, missiles, land navigation, ship antennas, microwave landing systems, and a host of other applications.

Beginning in the early 1980's, the industrial market place began using large quantities of tilt sensors. Spectron, having extensive custom design knowledge and capabilities, proceeded to design high accuracy tilt sensors for the self leveling construction laser and automotive wheel alignment systems markets.

Realizing the markets need for more economical tilt sensing solutions, Spectron proceeded to develop the SP and AU series of dual axis PCB mountable tilt sensors. These sensors not only provided sensing in two axis' as opposed to one, they could also be produced at a fraction of the cost. This allowed the introduction of precision tilt sensing into many applications, which were previously cost prohibitive.

In 1989 Spectron expanded its product offerings to include signal conditioners and inclinometers. Designed by our sister company, Spectron Systems Technology (SST), these products offer analog, digital or switching type outputs to satisfy varying applications. Spectron later introduced the highly successful SPECTROTILTtm Electronic Inclinometer, whose features include a proprietary glass-ceramic hybrid sensing element, robust packaging and ESD/EMI protection. More recently, models incorporating on-board linearity and temperature compensation were introduced, which offer unrivaled performance, thereby cementing Spectrons' position as a premier supplier within the industry.

By 1990, Spectron had started development on its unique SH series of CERAMIC tilt sensors. Designed as a lower cost alternative to the high precision glass based sensors, this product offers a superior performance/cost ratio.

Our commitment to QUALITY has always been the #1 priority. In the year 2000, Spectron was registered by Underwriters Laboratories Inc., to the International Organization for Standardization, for ISO9001 certification.

For 50+ years Spectron has proudly led the industry with quality products, excellent customer service and technical support. Having supplied over 3 million sensors and counting, Spectron will continue to provide innovative solutions to the toughest tilt angle measurement problems. Let us help you solve your problem today!

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