Mission Fairmount Automation’s mission is to become the leading supplier of survivable process automation and control products for harsh environments. We aim to be the dominant automation equipment OEM for military applications and to always gain market share in the global industrial controls marketplace. We intend to follow a path of fiscally responsible growth that delivers steadily increasing profits and maximizes shareholder value Industrial automation products supplier. We’ll attain these goals by providing technologically superior products that minimize our end-user general ownership costs and by fostering a work environment that rewards innovation, hard work, and entrepreneurship History.
They started work on the business’s first general-purpose item, the FAC-2000, with the emphasis on offering a rugged multi-loop process control. The major thrust for this endeavor was to satisfy a demand for a flexible controller for automation on combat vessels in the U.S. Navy. In 1997, the organization submitted a fully operational prototype of the FAC-2000 into the U.S. Navy to undergo a battery of MIL-SPEC (military specification) tests. Upon passing all of the requisite military evaluations and gaining approval for shipboard use, the Department of Defense granted Fairmount Automation with numerous contracts to provide FAC-2000 controllers.Engineers in the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Propulsion and Steam Machinery Controls Division utilized the FAC-2000 controls to successfully overhaul a huge variety of navy shipboard applications such as: waste heat boilers on Spruance Class Destroyers, distilling plants on Ticonderoga Class Guided Missiles Cruisers, secondary steam machines controls at the nuclear propulsion plants on Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers, and propulsion boiler controls on Kennedy and Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carriers, Sacramento Class Combat Support boats, and Tarawa and Wasp Class Amphibious Attack ships.During the early 2000s, the Company introduced a new line of programmable automation controllers and started to provide control system integration and installation support services. The company pioneered the use of distributed control technologies in damage management software and became the preferred supplier of smart-valve established automatic damage control alternatives.
As the corporation’s reputation and prestige in the Navy community grew, it was rewarded with bigger contracts with increasing responsibility and scope. Both its Chameleon product lineup and technology design experience have been highly sought in the development of control systems on new boat platforms like CVN-78 aircraft carrier, DDG-1000 destroyer, and LCS-1 littoral combat ship.