Sensor Systems

We offer you a customized solution, regardless of whether you need a ceramic feedthrough up to 2000 bar or an insulation resistance in the teraohm range for a sensor.

We rely not only on our technical expertise and many years of experience. The finite element method (FEM) enables us to design components numerically in advance of the sensor technology design. The FEM takes into account the special material properties of ceramic materials. The soldering process itself is simulated as a stress (=”composite stresses”) and – if necessary – external stresses such as temperature changes or mechanical loads are applied. With the help of this special FEM, our products are developed for outstanding durability and reliability and are able to meet unique requirements.

Ceramic-metal components have several decisive advantages over other materials such as plastic or glass. In contrast to plastic composite parts, ceramic-metal composite parts are suitable for ultra-high vacuum (helium leakage rate 10-8 mbar L/s). On request, high-vacuum-compatible compounds can also be produced up to a helium leakage rate of 10-11 mbar L/s. Compared to glass, aluminum oxide has a higher mechanical and thermal stability. This makes our products ideal for use in sensor technology.

With our technical expertise, we are able to develop customized solutions for the most complex requirements in sensor technology. In our Alumina Sensor Systems product family, for example, we produce:

  • Feedthroughs for medical applications such as implants and instruments
  • Composite parts for mass spectrometry
  • Assemblies for gas detectors
  • Electron beam manipulators for microscopes (TEM, SEM)
  • Components in particle accelerators
  • Connectors and bushings for use in nuclear power plants
  • Sensors in aerospace technology
  • Sensors for the control of combustion engines
  • Sensors for X-ray detectors, for example in steel production
  • High-pressure feedthroughs for the oil and gas industry
  • Components for energy storage
  • Electrical signal feedthroughs