Our Company was registered in 1990 under the name SUB-EXPLO, and later incorporated in 1997 under its present name ALPHA MACH.
This change was to reflect our new orientation: “to design and manufacture miniature submersible scientific instrumentation.”
Engineer, Founder and General Manager Robert Turcotte, was approached by the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) to test a simple iButton® for pressure resistance to tag Cod off the shores of Eastern Canada. When the tests proved that the iButton® was not strong enough, he set out to design a low cost, resistant temperature storage fish tag, so that researchers could deploy their project.
As time went by, the need for better precision and more storage space, pushed Alpha Mach to develop and produce its in-house series of data loggers: WeeTag®.