Concepts NREC acquires rotordynamics specialist

March 22, 2024 - 07:30am
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Concepts NREC, a White River Junction, Vermont-based developer of software, engineering, and manufacturing solutions for the turbomachinery industry, has acquired RBTS, Inc., a company known for its expertise in rotordynamics engineering and software solutions.

The company said that the strategic move reinforces Concepts NREC's leadership and position as the "most comprehensive turbomachinery solutions provider in the world today."

Founded in 1986, Rotor Bearing Technology & Software, Inc. (RBTS) provides engineering services and software for the analysis of rotating machinery dynamics, bearings, bearing systems, and their structural components.

Concepts NREC and RBTS said that customers of both companies will experience the immediate benefits of this union, gaining access to an expanded pool of expertise and software capabilities that "transcends traditional boundaries and leverages the strengths of both companies."

As part of the acquisition, the RBTS team will join Concepts NREC's engineering professionals. This collaboration is more than a business move; it is a passing of the torch, with the RBTS team imparting their many years of rotor dynamic expertise to the next generation of engineers at Concepts NREC.

Concepts NREC will also bring on board RBTS's cutting-edge rotordynamics software package called ARMD (Advanced Rotating Machinery Dynamics). The union of ARMD with Concepts NREC's existing Agile Engineering Design Suite will significantly broaden their software capabilities in the critical domain of rotating machinery dynamics and their support bearing systems to create the most comprehensive, sophisticated, and robust set of software tools available in the world today for turbomachinery design, engineering, and analysis.

"We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of RBTS," said Sean McDermott, Concepts NREC CEO. "The combination of our strengths and expertise creates powerful synergies that our customers will be able to rely on to solve their most demanding turbomachinery challenges."

Victor Obeid, RBTS Engineering Manager said "Joining the team at Concepts NREC is an exciting chapter for us and is a testament to the shared commitment to excellence that we both share. The team here is really looking forward to contributing our expertise to a company synonymous with end-to-end and cutting-edge turbomachinery solutions."


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