Callidan Instruments was founded in 2002 by Garry France, then a mechanical engineer and consultant to the coal industry. Based in Mackay, Garry had developed and patented a new method for analysis of moisture using microwave technology, and founded Callidan Instruments to commercialise the technology, initially focusing on the booming mining industry.
Callidan and Real Time Instruments formed an early partnership, there being an obvious synergy in supplying and servicing on-line analysers to the Mining Industry.
The MoistScan® Technology rapidly found application in other industries including Agriculture, Biofuels, Food, and Building Materials, and a range of Analysers based on the MoistScan® technology were developed. In addition MoistScan® expanded geographically and now has direct representation on all continents and key industrial markets.