Setra Systems, Inc. was founded in an age of transducer innovation. Our founders, Dr. Y.T. Li and Dr. S.Y. Lee were professors of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-developers of the variable capacitance transduction principle. Building on this heritage of innovation, Setra has designed and developed the most comprehensive product lines of sensing devices in the world. Setra has been innovating test & measurement sensor designs for over 50 years and has become a leader in the pressure transducer market.

Since our founding, we have been proudly producing all of our transducers for sale in the United States at our 100,000 sq. ft. Boxborough, MA facility. Setra is an ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturer with robust and mature processes at work to continually optimize team performance.

Setra is part of the Fortive group of companies, a diversified industrial growth organization based in Everett, Washington with 24,000 employees worldwide. The Fortive Business System (FBS) is the cornerstone of our culture and our ultimate competitive advantage. It drives every aspect of our work, our strategy and our performance. We use FBS to guide our decisions, measure how well we execute and develop innovative ways to do even better.

Setra’s History:

1967: Founded by brothers Dr. Y.T. Li and Dr. S.Y. Lee, professors of engineering at MIT.

1977: First ultra-high purity (UHP) product produced (Model 212).

1978: First industrial product produced (Model 205-3).

1979: First wet-to-wet transducer produced (Model 228).

1981: First barometric product produced (Model 270).

1983: First HVAC product produced (Model 261).

1995: Revolutionary “squashed” sensor developed.

1996: Boxborough, MA facility opened.

2002: Acquired Dolan Jenner Industries, producer of fiber optic illuminators.

2005: First low pressure calibrator produced (Model 869).

2008: First room pressure monitor produced (RPM)

2014: First power meters produced (Power Patrol & Power Squad 24).

2016: Became a member of the Fortive family.

2017: Celebrated 50th anniversary.