Weighing Systems Division
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Setra Systems was acquired in December 2001 by Gems Sensors of Plainville, Connecticut.  Gems Sensors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Danaher Corporation, designs, manufactures and markets liquid level, flow and pressure sensors and controls 

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Mission Statement
Setra will exceed customer expectations through technical innovation and superior delivery of high quality, value-added sensing products and services.

Our Logo
SETRA is an acronym for Signal and Energy Transduction, which indicates the focus and main thrust of the company. 

Company History
Founded in 1967, Setra Systems, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of pressure, acceleration, and weight sensing devices. Setra has devoted its engineering and research efforts to the development of transducers and systems based on the highly accurate variable capacitive transduction principle.

Setra's founders, Dr. Y.T. Li and Dr. S.Y. Lee, are Professors Emeritus of Engineering at MIT and the co-developers of the variable capacitance transduction principle, the innovative force sensing technology which is the heart of Setra's products. 

Setra is ANSI-ASQSO ISO 9001:2000 certified through our registrar, National Quality Assurance (NQA). This prestigious certification requires Setra to maintain a documented quality system to ensure customer satisfaction through controlled design, manufacturing, and employee training programs.

Setra Technology Park Setra Systems, Inc., is located on a scenic 23 acre site in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Setra's building, total approximately 100,000 square feet and house the executive offices, sales offices, and manufacturing facilities. In addition, Setra has additional manufacturing capacity at our wholly owned subsidiary in China, Setra Sensing Technology Tianjin (SSTT).


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