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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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80 Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Microsystems Technology tachometer generators with heavy-duty technology. It also opened a new building for its motion control competence centre here in 2010. The location includes development and production facilities as well as a training centre. The Baumer Group is represented by Baumer Hübner GmbH in Berlin Charlottenburg. © Baumer Group SCHMIDT + HAENSCH GmbH & Co. is one of the capital’s long-standing companies. It has existed since 1864 and remains family-owned. From the very beginning, it has specialised in precision optical metrology. It now offers an extensive portfolio of optoelectronic analytical instruments, 80% of which are exported worldwide. In addition to polarimetry, refractometry, and colour measurement instruments as well as dosage and density measuring instruments, the company also increasingly produces special sensors. Moreover, the networking of different laboratory instruments, intelligent sensors, and software is becoming increasingly important. Due to the introduction of new reference methods, the company has become one of the leading providers of analytics in the sugar industry. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) has its own department for fibre-optic sensors. Sensors can measure a variety of physical parameters such as temperature, expansion, pressure, humidity, vibration, sound, or radioactive radiation. Special fibre optics can secure not only infrastructure, but also energy technology systems and individual materials to allow damage to be detected and localised at an early stage. Modern fibre optics allow systems that run for miles to be monitored with an accuracy in the metre range. Organisation-Chart/President/Department-8/Division-86/ division86.html Fibre-optic resonator for optical position determination and biochemical sensor technology © Fraunhofer IZM iris GmbH infrared & intelligent sensors develops and produces sensors for automated passenger counting. IRMA (InfraRed Motion Analyzer) is a passenger counter for public transport. iris GmbH uses a variety of physical principles for its counters. It has special expertise in the fields of thermal infrared sensors (FIR, passive IR), nearinfrared sensors, three-dimensional distance measurement (TOF, or time-of-flight), and the necessary signal processing. The various sensor technologies have led to the development of a correspondingly broad product portfolio, from which customers can select the right solution. imc Meßsysteme GmbH offers hardware and software solutions for physical metrology. The company was founded in 1988 and has about 200 employees. It produces hardware and software for various measuring systems at its Berlin location. imc systems measure pressures, forces, speeds, vibrations, noises, temperatures, voltages, and currents. In addition to the automotive industry, imc also supplies train and aerospace manufacturers and suppliers.

Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Microsystems Technology 81 Raytek GmbH is a specialist for non-contact temperature measurement in industrial applications. As a member of the Fluke Group, the company develops, produces, and markets a wide range of infrared pyrometers for non-contact temperature measurement from – 40 up to 3,500 °C. The company offers measuring heads, thermometers, sensors, and line scanners as well as complete surveillance systems and thermal imaging cameras. Prignitz Mikrosystemtechnik GmbH, located in Wittenberge, is a specialist for pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors. It also offers special sensors for fill level measurement and chemical analysis. The production of highly sensitive sensor technology takes place in its own clean room. Founded in 2001, the company now has over 60 employees (2018), a large proportion of whom work in research and development. Prignitz Mikrosystemtechnik sells about a third of its products to customers in the United States, China, and Russia, while 40% of its products are sold in Germany. Sensors from Wittenberge are used, for example, in filter and ventilation systems, in oil and water tanks, and in truck anti-lock braking systems (ABS). The Stahnsdorf branch of Endress+Hauser Messtechnik GmbH + Co. KG also specialises in silicon-based pressure sensors. Such sensors are used in many industries, such as food, life sciences, energy, water/waste water management, raw materials/metals, chemicals, oil, and gas. The site was founded in 1994 and is expected to expand significantly in 2018. Indeed, the company has just doubled its workforce to approx. 180 employees in the first quarter of 2018. Further expansion over the next few years is planned. Maulburg/stahnsdorf GED Electronic Design GmbH is based in Frankfurt (Oder) and primarily works in the development and design of customer-specific circuits, so-called ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). The experts work on the complete Electronic measurement technology for pressure, level, temperature, humidity and analysis © Prignitz Mikrosystemtechnik GmbH design flow from the defining specifications to readiness for serial production. They develop test hardware and software and transfer it to series testing at their partner, Elmos Semiconductor AG. The products GED has developed for customers include transponder ICs, various sensor ICs, motor control ICs, as well as LCD and LED drivers. System integration as the key to the future With Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, it’s not just the components that matter, but also the integration technologies. Electronics and microsystems technology are increasingly merging with the project in terms of both material and form: separate, retrofitted components are being replaced by fully integrated solutions adapted to the application system. This depends on having the right integration technologies. In addition to physical integration into the application environment, which is not always easy, these technologies must also ensure that the structures are miniaturised, robust, and durable, because the deep integration of electronics and microsystems technology makes this indispensable while complicating repairs.

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