The Industrial Age has merged with the Information Age on factory floors around the world, as industrial machines increasingly “talk” about their health and work with their human masters.

A Tucson company is quietly thriving by making sure those vital conversations go smoothly.

Dataforth Corp., a 29-year-old spinoff of the former Burr-Brown Corp., has built a niche designing and making electronics to monitor and manage industrial equipment for customers ranging from automakers to mining companies.

Read this story, part of the Star's "Made in Tucson" series, Sunday in the print edition of the Arizona Daily Star.