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Meggitt is the leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurements.

For 70 years, the Endevco® brand is recognized for providing a range of products for applications where accurate and reliable data is absolutely vital. Examples include:

  • Automotive design/crash testing
  • Aircraft/space vehicle testing
  • Munition testing
  • Power generation maintenance
  • General lab testing

Founded in 1947, Endevco Corporation became a Meggitt company operating as Meggitt (Orange County) in 1992 and is part of Meggitt Sensing Systems.  By combining facilities with complementary capabilities, we are able to provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of high performance sensors and measurement equipment.

Endevco provides a complete range of test and measurement solutions including:

  • Accelerometers
  • Shock sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Signal conditioners, amplifiers, cables and accessories.

Engineering and manufacturing are located in Irvine, California with a MEMS design and manufacturing center in Silicon Valley.  Our extensive sales and support network extends across North and South America, Asia and Europe. This ensures we can provide customers with more integrated solutions and complete through-life support.

Known for delivering accurate and reliable data, customers return to us time after time. We provide measurement solutions based on advanced technology, superior performance and total customer support – join forces with a company you can count on.

Parent company – Meggitt PLC

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt is an international engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. It consists of four operating divisions:

  • Energy & Equipment
  • Airframe Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Services & Support

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By cooperating both within and across divisions, we can provide a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for any new program.

Pioneering advances in test and measurement

  • Endevco (ENgineering DEVelopment COmpany) founded in Pasadena, CA by Dudley Wright (1947)
  • After retirement, he created the H.Dudley Wright foundation (www.hdwright.org) – an organization dedicated to the advancement of science and science education and still active today.

  • First accelerometer manufactured (1951)
  • Low noise cable developed
  • Issued first US patent (1955)1959 Issued first US patent

  • Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) design and manufacturing techniques developed
  • Direct sales in Europe established (1960)
  • Silicon laboratory in the San Jose area — first piezo-resistive (PR) transducers (1961)
  • First micro miniature sensor was developed — Model 2222 weighing 0.5 grams
  • Became a public company (1962)
  • First impact sensor developed for Talos missile
  • Vibration sensors for the Apollo rocket and Hughes moon surveyor
  • Picotriax developed — a DC response, tri-axial accelerometer for automotive crash testing
  • Merged with Becton Dickinson & Company (1966)

  • Ride meter developed to measure seat vibration in tractors and trucks. Set the standard in jarring motion for equipment operators
  • Isoshear accelerometer technology developed
  • Presidents “E” award for excellence in exports
  • Moved to San Juan Capistrano, CA (1974)
  • Purchased Dunegan, experts in acoustic emission sensors.
  • Stress wave sensor monitored movement of the Liberty Bell (1976)
  • Nuclear plant monitoring accelerometers developed to address safety concerns
  • ISOTRON brand launched — accelerometers with integrated electronics
  • High temperature (900°F, 482°C ) piezoelectric crystal developed
  • Raw cable manufacturing started (1979)

  • NASA honoree for contribution to the Space Shuttle Program (1982)
  • 200,000g test accelerometer — model 7270 tested at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Fuse development for the MX peacekeeper missile program
  • Acquired by Allied-Signal (1986)
  • Microtrac digital tracking filters developed for on-board monitoring of aircraft engines
  • First tourmaline sensor developed (1400°F, 760°C)

  • First surface mount Picochip® accelerometer used in pacemakers
  • Acquired by Meggitt PLC (1992)
  • ISO 9001 certification

  • Established operations in China (2004)
  • MEMs wafer fabrication facility expanded (2006)
  • Meggitt Sensing Systems established (2007)

  • Moved from San Juan Capistrano to Irvine, CA (2013)
  • The Boeing Company recognized Meggitt’s contribution to NASA’s Space Launch System with a visit from NASA astronaut, Ricky Arnold (2016)