Idex Corp has acquired the intellectual property assets of Phantom Controls, the developer of the SAM (Scene Apparatus Manager) system.

SAM is a fully automated fire pump. The system controls the entire pumping process and will alert the operator to any changes or conditions to the pumping system. As a result, the operator can focus on the crew and not the operation of the fire pump’s components.

The acquisition of Phantom brings together the water-flow expertise of Idex’s Hale Products, Akron Brass and Class 1 Electronics brands and the operational capabilities and innovative pump operation of SAM.

Located in St Louis, Missouri, Phantom Controls will operate within the Idex Fire & Safety/Diversified segment.

“Our mission is to provide trusted solutions that improve lives,” said Andy Silvernail, Idex chairman and CEO. “The acquisition of Phantom Controls is an excellent fit within our fire and safety group creating new opportunities to accelerate our growth strategy.”