Delcom’s instruments utilize one of the most advanced applications of eddy current technology available on the market today. Delcom did not invent eddy current instruments—that honor belongs to the men and women of Bell Labs. What Delcom did do was innovate on the original technology.
Delcom’s proprietary designs allow for greater ranges, along with higher precision and better accuracy, than competing products and technologies. We continue to develop and improve our technology: each year, Delcom releases an improved version of the core eddy current technology, resulting in incremental but steady performance improvement.
Delcom was founded in 1985 by three engineers who had worked together at 3M in Minneapolis, MN. Delcom began as a sensor and measurement consulting company, winning important contracts from large high-tech research and manufacturing firms. Within a few years, the founders quickly discovered their expertise in sheet resistance measurement to be in high demand.
From 1985 to 2010, Delcom grew to become the largest supplier of noncontact sheet resistance meters to vacuum coaters and roll-to-roll thin film manufacturers and the second largest manufacturer of high precision eddy current instruments in the US. During this time, Delcom did not pursue a significant presence in non-US markets.
In 2010, the original founders sought to retire and turn the company over to the next generation. John Schweiger, the son of founder Bill Schweiger, was able to purchase the company, secure additional funding, and begin the next phase in the Delcom story.
For over 30 years of business, Delcom has been dedicated to finding solutions for our customers. We continue to support many of our legacy products and are proud to say that many of our instruments have been operating successfully for decades.
Delcom combines a tradition of groundbreaking innovation and high engineering standards with the service, agility, and cost effectiveness required to compete globally. We are excited to see what new products, service, and support we can deliver as we work closely with our customer-partners to achieve their innovation and production goals.