Innovative capacity through joint work on R&D projects in networks and associations, with renowned universities as well as scientific institutes
In 1992, the company was founded with 9 employees and continued a tradition of more than 30 years in the production of glass feedthroughs. To date, this business unit has been constantly expanded as the core business for customer-specific applications in the fields of pressure sensor technology, humidity sensor technology and UV sensor technology, in line with market requirements. With the company’s new buildings in 2001/2002, 2008/2009 and 2014/2015, the production conditions improved decisively and new technologies, such as a conveyor belt melting furnace for the effective production of pressure glass and adapted glass feedthroughs, a nickel-aluminium electroplating plant for the partial finishing of housing components, a dosing and pouring machine for the assembly of glass feedthroughs or a CNC automatic lathe for precision parts could be put into operation. New applications in the medical sector or in corrosive environments use titanium or Inconel as turned part materials in addition to stainless steel. In 2004 was a technology to produce ceramic feedthroughs for high-pressure applications was newly developed, followed in 2011 by the melting technology for titanium-aluminium alloys and in 2016 by a 3D printing technology for sintered glass bodies.
Sensors, sensor modules and electronic devices are developed, manufactured and distributed in the UV Sensors and Moisture Sensors business units. Currently, a complete range of UV sensors, measuring windows, UV display and reference measuring devices is offered especially for UV disinfection of drinking water, service water and ballast water on ships.
The company has demonstrated impressively that ideas can be organised: In a relatively short time, the company also made a name for itself internationally with customised solutions and gained high recognition among its customers and partners for expertise, creativity and product quality. Our joint work on research and development topics with renowned universities and scientific institutes underlines the innovative capacity of the almost 80-strong team of engineers and highly qualified specialists around the managing directors Dr.-Ing. Horst Hansch and Rolf Kirchhoff. The logical outcome of the last few years’ positive business development was the expansion of our production capacity, our infrastructure and the number of employees. The company has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1996 and is a recognised training company.
Milestones in our company history
Innovation Award Thuringia
Recognized training operation
New construction I
Recognised internship company
- Physics laboratory technician
- Industrial mechanic
- Mechatronics technician
- Industrial electronics technician
- Equipment assembler