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German company offers advanced Platinum thin-film temperature sensor elements and highly-accurate and reliable temperature measurement solutions in automotive, energy, safety, building, life science and home applications.

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TODE20210112001
Published
12/01/2021
Last update
18/01/2021
Expiration date
19/01/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
Ceramic Materials and Powders
Sensors for cars and transport
Sensor Technology related to measurements
Electronic measurement systems
Components testing equipment
Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Process control equipment and systems
Air filters and air purification and monitoring equipment
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Manufacture of other electrical equipment
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Summary

Summary: 
An innovative German SME specialized in advanced ceramic sensor technologies offers a wide range of highly accurate and sensitive, selective and stable temperature sensor elements based on a ceramic Platinum thin-film technology which can be used for automotive, energy, safety, building and home applications. Seeking industrial companies in these target sectors for customised adaptation of the sensor elements based on commercial agreements with technical assistance and distribution partners

Description

Description: 

Today temperature sensor elements are essential components in lots of application fields such as automotive, medical engineering/life sciences, thermal processing, exhaust systems, home applications etc. As they mostly operate in temperature ranges from -200°C up to +1000°C the applied sensor elements need to be reliable and allow for highly accurate measurements and detections even under difficult temperature conditions. Since those sensors are often used in chip systems they also need to be very small.

A German SME specialized in advanced ceramic sensor technologies developed a wide range of highly-sensitive, selective and stable temperature sensor systems based on a specific patented ceramic Platinum (Pt) thin-film technology. These are not only highly sensitive and resistent to extreme temperatures but also show the highest stability even in the smallest dimensions. They are thus able to detect overheating very quickly and extremely reliably so that (auxiliary) systems can take preventative actions even faster.

The family-owned company was founded in 1991 (about 120 employees) and is very experienced in Research and Technology (RTD) projects at both, national and European level. Most of the RTD results were implemented into their own product portfolio.

The company develops and manufactures a wide range of temperature sensor elements with the following features:

- Platinum (Pt) sensor elements available from Pt10 ... Pt10000

- realized in patented thin-film technology: ceramic carrier with a micro-structured platinum thin-film layer, covered with a passivation layer

- various designs and dimensions:
- chip sensor elements with connecting leads at one or axially at both narrow side/s, perpendicular on the chip surface or parallel across the chip surface
- sensor elements in ceramic protective tubes with connecting leads

- very small dimensions available: 0,5x5, 0,8x3, 0,8x5, 1x5, 1,25x1,6, 1,5x3,5, 1,5x5, 2x2,3 etc.

- application temperatures: -200°C up to +1000°C

- temperature coefficient TC/α (standard): 3,851·10-3 °C-1

- classes of accuracy according to DIN EN 60751

- connecting leads according to application temperature and/or customer request.

Application fields: Industrial electronics, building automation, automotive electronics, process engineering, energy engineering, environmental technology, measurement devices and systems, safety engineering, medical engineering/life sciences, home appliances/white goods.

The company is looking for industrial companies with an interest in customized applications of highly-accurate and reliable temperature sensor elements for commercial agreements with technical assistance in all above mentioned and also in new application fields.

They are offering individual support to realize products and reliable solutions for requested specific sensitive measuring tasks. For its standardised range the SME is also looking for distribution partners, regional representatives, wholesalers and importers.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- extremely short response times - miniaturized sensor elements available - high levels of long-term stability and reliability - wide range of operation temperature: -200°C up to +1000°C - also available as cryo sensor elements for -200°C up to +150°C - high level of stability even at very small dimensions - high vibration resistance

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for industrial companies of all sizes with interest in tailor-made applications of highly-accurate and reliable temperature sensor elements based on commercial agreements with technical assistance in the following sectors: - measurement devices and systems - safety engineering - medical / life science - process engineering - energy engineering - industrial electronics - building automation - automotive electronics - environmental technology - home appliances, white goods The company is interested in integrating their novel converting and sensitive devices in customer’s applications. Their offer includes the provision of the required sensor components an devices, engineering and advisory services, customised adaptation to the specific application as well as technical support during and after system implementation. They are also open for new applications. The company also has a standardised range of sensor components and devices. For these, they are looking for distribution partners, regional representatives, wholesalers and importers.

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