2021

BERLIN 16.07.2021

LOPTEK DEVELOPS FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSOR SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT CO2 REDUCTION IN ENERGY-INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES

Energy-intensive industries (EIIs) need to significantly improve their energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and resource use and increase equipment lifetime.

To support this goal of unrivalled importance for our planet, Loptek, as project member of ACHIEF (a Horizon 2020 project), develops advanced high-performance temperature sensors based on the Fiber Bragg Grating technology. These sensors will deliver the necessary data to develop industry specific measures to effectively reduce CO2!

Loptek has >25 years of experience in fiber optic sensing and has developed market leading know-how on fiber optic high-temperature sensing in harsh environments.

We are proud to contribute to solutions for a better climate!

 

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BERLIN, 24.06.2021

ENGIONIC AG TAKES OVER REMAINING 50% OF FEMTO FIBER TEC'S EQUITY

The engionic AG, which is invested in FemtoFiberTec since its foundation in 2013, agreed with the co-investors from Stöbich Group, to acquire their remaining 50% of the equity of FemtoFiberTec GmbH, effective June 2021.

 

“Our investment showed an outstanding performance and value development over the past, almost eight years. Hence, it is a good moment to let the strategic investor with a clear focus on fiber optics take over full control.” says Wolfgang van Pels, Managing Director, Stöbich Holding GmbH.

For the engionic group companies (Loptek, KiessigCNC and FemtoFiberTec), the full integration of FemtoFiberTec is the stringent step forward to fully control the value chain, from the Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) to the calibrated FBG sensor to comprehensive FBG sensor system solutions.

FemtoFiberTec has been the first commercial supplier of and is the worldwide market leader for femtosecond-laser-written FBGs and FBG arrays. “The market has recognized and appreciates the unrivaled benefits, that result from our production technology. Hence, we will continue to invest in production capacity and further technology and process developments at our manufacturing and R&D location in Goslar.” says Mark Thielenhaus, Chief Executive Officer, engionic AG.

FemtoFiberTec and Stöbich Group will continue their successful and application-oriented R&D co-operation.

 

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BERLIN, 07.06.2021

CARBON COATED FBG SENSING FIBER

FBG sensors in carbon coated fiber are ideally suited for temperature and structural integrity monitoring

in hydrogen environments!

 

++ Intrinsically safe sensors – FBG sensors are passive and safe to use in explosive environments

++ No fiber darkening / sensor failure – FBG sensors protected by carbon coating to prevent hydrogen ingress

++ Small and easy to apply – FBG sensors are inscribed in an optical fiber, very lightweight and easy to apply to tanks or pipelines

++ Highest spatial measurement resolution – FBG sensors in arrays can contain up to hundreds of sensor points in just one fiber

 

++ Fast sensor response – FBG sensor measurements happen at the speed of light

 

For further details pls contact us!

 

BERLIN, 18.05.2021

PEEK RUGGEDISED FBG SENSING FIBER

As the specialist for fiber optic temperature and strain sensors based on fs-laser-written Fiber Bragg Gratings, LOPTEK is offering a broad range of coating options. For structural health monitoring or measurements in harsh environments, our PEEK ruggedised sensing fiber, which is coated with an ultra-high-performance engineering polymer, shows excellent physical protection against breakage, abrasion or high temperatures and, at the same time, optimal strain transfer for fast and reliable measurement results.

 

>> BENEFITS

 

High temperature stability

PEEK coated fibers can measure distributed temperatures and strain in environments up to 260°C

 

Chemically inert

PEEK is resistant to almost all organic and inorganic chemicals and is radiation resistant

 

Mechanical stability

PEEK is very scratch-resistant and not very abrasive

 

Easy handling and long lifetime

PEEK coated fibers can be embedded directly into the construction concrete

 

Excellent strain transfer

PEEK in combination with polyimide coated sensing fibers perform excellent strain transfer

 

>> APPLICATIONS

 

PEEKs high temperature stability, strength-to-weight ratio and chemical resistance makes it ideally suited for a wide range of sensing applications, especially in harsh environments such as downhole, subsea sensing, energy and aerospace or structural health monitoring of bridges, dams and pipelines.

 

We can provide custom PEEK coated sensing fibers with individual sensor distances from centimeters to several hundreds of meters, from a single sensor point up to hundreds of sensor points, arranged in the cable according to customer specifications.

For further details pls contact us!

 

BERLIN, 06.01.2021

WECHSEL IN DER GESCHÄFTSLEITUNG | ENGIONIC GROUP COMPANIES

Mit Wirkung zum 1. Januar 2021 hat Frau Dr. Margarethe Kampling, als Nachfolgerin von Herrn Olaf Raitza, die Geschäftsführung der engionic Gruppenunternehmen Loptek GmbH, FemtoFiberTec GmbH und KIESSIG CNC-Zerspanung GmbH übernommen.

 

Frau Dr. Margarethe Kampling gehört seit 2013 zum Managementteam und hat als Vertriebsleiterin maßgeblich zur erfolgreichen Weiterentwicklung und zum Wachstum der Unternehmen beigetragen. In den letzten 12 Monaten übernahm Sie sukzessive die Verantwortung für weitere Fachbereiche und legte damit den Grundstein für einen erfolgreichen Übergang in der Geschäftsführung.

 

Ihr Nachfolger im Vertrieb wird Herr Dr. Felix Leyssner. Er startete im August 2018 bei der FemtoFiberTec GmbH als Senior Sales Manager, übernahm in 2019 die Vertriebsleitung für den neu geschaffenen Bereich FBG Sensing und wird ab sofort die Gesamtverantwortung für den Vertrieb in allen engionic Gruppenunternehmen übernehmen.

 

Herr Olaf Raitza verabschiedet sich nach über 20 Jahren als Geschäftsführer in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand, wird den Unternehmen in einer Übergangszeit aber weiterhin als externer Berater zur Verfügung stehen. Wir danken ihm an dieser Stelle für seine langjährige und überaus erfolgreiche Tätigkeit und wünschen Ihm für den neuen Lebensabschnitt alles erdenklich Gute!