NovaTech Automation and MTL to Offer New Input/Output Modules for Process Automation

PUBLISHED ON Sep 30, 2005

NovaTech Automation LLC, a leading manufacturer of process automation software and systems, has entered into an agreement with MTL Open System Technologies (MOST), a leading producer of hardware and technology-based components for process automation. The two companies will work together to develop the NovaTech Automation 8000 Series of high-performance Input/Output (I/O) modules optimized for use with the NovaTech Automation D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS).

“NovaTech Automation has earned the respect of high-end industrial customers who appreciate the company’s ability to provide excellence in process automation, including the use of superior I/O hardware that enables the collection of data and control of the process from virtually anywhere in the plant,” according to Dennis Gillespie, President of MOST. “We are pleased to work with NovaTech Automation in customizing our broad range of I/O modules so that they seamlessly integrate with the D/3® DCS for both new and upgrade installations. ”

“Robust, flexible I/O is critical to the reliable operation of any process automation system,” said Volker Oakey, Chairman of NovaTech Automation. “The 8000 Series I/O being developed with MOST will maintain the solid performance record of the NovaTech Automation 16000 I/O, with enhanced functionality, and offer multi-protocol Ethernet and HART® connectivity for the D/3® system. We are pleased to work with MOST as a recognized market leader. Their engineering-based culture and focus on high-performance, reliable, and intrinsically safe I/O modules are very compatible with the culture and traditional product strengths of NovaTech Automation.”

About MTL Open System Technologies (MOST)

MOST is the leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of open hardware and software technology-based components for the process automation and functional safety markets. MOST products are targeted at the OEMs and systems integrators in the process automation market, including the following industries: oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, water and waste water, cement, pulp and paper, power generation and electrical distribution, food and beverage. MOST Controllers, with their simultaneous support of function block programming and IEC 61131-3 programming, are an ideal solution for those process applications that have considered using a PLC. SIL 2 certified control systems are built on the same platform as MOST’s process control solutions, enabling a single platform to address both process control and shutdown needs and providing users with considerable savings.

For more information about MOST and its open system building blocks, visit our web site at, email us at or contact MTL at 1-800-835-7075. Links to other MTL businesses are on the site. MTL Open System Technologies 9 Merrill Industrial Drive Hampton, NH 03842-1982, USA Tel: (603) 926-0090 Fax: (603) 926-1899 Email: