A History of Progress

SOR® includes a wide variety of electronic and mechanical instrumentation used for measuring pressure, temperature, level and flow. SOR products are engineered to order based on the specific application’s requirements with the most effective technologies whether for oil and gas, power generation or nuclear industries. Quality products, delivered quickly and backed by superior customer service with industry leading warranties make SOR an easy choice. SOR is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas and has regional offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SOR is owned and operated by SOR Controls Group.

SOR Controls Group, Ltd. (SCG) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of measurement and control devices under the brands of SOR Inc., Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), SETEX Products, and SENSOR. SOR Controls Group actively serves all sectors of the process industry with particular strengths in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical and Power segments. A network of sales and service personnel capable of addressing customer requirements are supported by SCG around the world.

SSi offers a complete line of thermocouple elements, RTD sensors, thermowells and specialty surface temperature sensors from design and manufacturing headquarters in Houston, Texas.

SETEX manufactures high quality thermowells, protection tubes and sample probes that further strengthen the SCG portfolio of temperature measurement solutions. SETEX is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

SENSOR provides integrated systems utilizing SOR and 3rd party products as part of a turnkey solution. SENSOR enables users to interface with a single source capable of providing a complete system, engineered to order with off-the-shelf speed. Well monitoring and sampling systems comprise the innovative solutions offered by SENSOR. SENSOR has locations in Lenexa, Kansas and Houston, Texas.

SOR Controls Group History

1946 – Roy Dunlap starts Mechniarts with $2000

1956 – Roy Dunlap and Kansas University Physics professor Ben Brown invent the static o-ring pressure switch

1965 – Mechniarts changes its name to Static “O” Ring®

1978 – Static “O” Ring changes its name to SOR

1982 – Introduces nuclear qualified pressure switches for the nuclear power generation industry

1985 – Acquires Magnetic Sensing Wave (MSW), a mechanical level measurement company

1990 – Expanded into its new world headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas

1992 – Achieves ISO 9000 certification

1993 – Opens Beijing, China office

2000 – Introduces an electronic pressure transmitter

2006 – Named one of the Top 10 Machine Shops in America

2009 – 805PT pressure transmitter is introduced

2010 – Starts LEAN journey

2012 – SOR Inc. receives Safety Integration Level (SIL) certification for mechanical pressure and level

2013 – Acquires SSi Smart Sensors, Inc. to provide a complete temperature measurement solution. SOR Inc. expands the 800 series product line to include 815PT smart pressure transmitter and 805QS pressure switch-transmitter.

2014 – Acquires SETEX Products to further expand the growing portfolio of temperature measurement solutions. SOR Inc. opens Dubai, UAE office to better serve customers in the Middle East and introduces the 815DT differential pressure transmitter, 1100 series magnetic level indicators, the 1780 level switch with wireless HART and the redesigned 1710/2210 compact level switch.

2015 – SENSOR was formed to provide integrated well monitoring systems and SOR launches the 1267AFR Air Filter Regulator, 1400 Series Control Valves and 1600 Series Level Controllers.

2016 – SENSOR releases sampling systems product line.

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