Nortek Control

History


SINCE 1967

History of
Innovation

Nortek Control has been leading the way in product innovation and technology solutions for over 50 years. The history of the company includes several acquisitions over the years in order to deliver a complete portfolio of products and solutions to customers around the world. See how we started and join us on our exciting journey.

Timeline

1980

1980

Linear Laboratories produces a line of passive infrared non-contact temperature measuring equipment. The portable ThermoFlow™ and TherMonitor™ are designed for industrial process control, plant maintenance, and insulation contractors. The ThermoFlow™ measures heat flow without contact and features direct readout of BTU’s per square-foot/hour.

1979

1979

Linear forms a new non-corporate division called Linear Laboratories. The laboratory is located in Los Altos, California and is primarily a development R&D center specializing in passive infrared devices.

1979

1979

Linear installs the “Dyna-Pert” automatic circuit board assembly system in Inglewood, California production facility. Each machine electrically tests each component before automatic insertion into the printed circuit board assembly.

1979

1979

Linear acquires A.E. Moore Company, a well known manufacturer of garage door operators. The company was re-named Moore-O-Matic (MOM).

1978

1978

Linear acquires Colorado Electro Optics (CEO) as a wholly owned subsidiary of Linear Corporation. CEO is located in Boulder, Colorado and is a pioneer in manufacturing passive infrared sensors for motion detection in security systems and light controllers.

1977

1977

Linear purchases Colorado Electro Optics (CEO). CEO was the foremost development group for the passive infrared detector.

1976

1976

Linear introduces its Standard Digital format that greatly reduces false alarm potential and allows the installer to customize the device code.

1968

1968

Linear introduces the first RF link to the security industry.

1962

1962

Linear Corporation introduces its first transmitter/receiver link for use in the automatic garage door industry.