US power management company Eaton has acquired UK thermal monitoring solution firm Exertherm.

Headquartered in Harpenden, just outside of London, Exertherm provides temperature monitoring solutions, including low-voltage and medium-voltage switchgear, motor control centers, and electrical infrastructure.

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The company’s Continuous Thermal Monitoring (CTM) sensors can be installed in electrical components such as Bus Ducts, LV/MV switchgear, MCCs, UPS, PDUs, and dry transformers. Permanently installed sensors monitor asset temperature changes and provide an early warning to alert personnel when and where a potential electrical failure may occur.

Details of the transaction have not been shared.

“Exertherm is a company known for innovative technology and trusted solutions for data centers and other applications,” said Mike Yelton, president of the Americas Electrical sector, Eaton.

“We look forward to the opportunity to integrate thermal monitoring solutions more broadly into our Brightlayer software suites. This will enable our customers to optimize their operations and enhance business performance by realizing the possibilities embedded in their data.”

Eaton was founded in 1911 as a manufacturer of automotive parts and has since expanded into multiple forms of power management. It reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022, and last year acquired a 49 percent stake in Chinese power distribution firm Jiangsu Ryan Electrical, a manufacturer of dry-type transformers.

The company announced the launch of its 6kVA power-rated lithium-ion UPS in August last year, launched a compact UPS in December 2023, and most recently launched a new modular data center solution in March.