automess - Automation und Messtechnik GmbH
Welcome to Automess! We are a company with many years of experience in the field of nuclear radiation measuring technology. The main focus of our work lies in the development, production and distribution of nuclear radiation meters, in particular, portable devices such as personal dosimeters and dose rate meters. About 30 employees work for us, and we are also represented worldwide through our distributor network. We have made a global name for ourselves thanks to developments such as the Teletector.
We are a long-standing company with some 30 employees working in the development, production and sale of nuclear radiation meters. Our history and almost 50 years of existence alone, enable us to draw on a wealth of experience.
We focus our work on the development of dose rate detectors and personal dosimeters. This means we can offer different types of instruments with which dose rates from 1 nSv/h to 10 Sv/h can be measured. Such a wide range in terms of measurement ensures we never lose sight of the big picture: For example, our instruments are also equipped with a robust and waterproof die-cast aluminium casing. This is particularly advantageous in harsh environmental conditions.
Depending on where our radiation protection measuring instruments are used, it becomes quickly evident that the areas of application are not only in industry or research, for example for monitoring a daily radiation dose or for use in occupational safety. In addition, our nuclear radiation measuring instruments are also used in civil defence and disaster control. Last but not least, fire brigades are also among our customers. We are represented worldwide through our large distribution network.
The fact that our team has many years of experience is evident in the numerous developments that have been used all over the world for a long time and are partly known for their technical advantage. One example is the Szintomat 6134A. It is the first portable battery-powered radiation measuring instrument with a microprocessor. We developed it in 1978. A few years later, in 1984, we also took the plunge and were the first to equip an electronic personal dosimeter with a microprocessor, the Dosimeter 219.1.Certification of our devices and our QM
Wherever appropriate and applicable, our radiation measuring instruments have the necessary certificates from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) for a formal conformity assessment in accordance with the Measurement and Verification Act valid since 2015. What's more, we had our quality management certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and KTA 1401 in 1985.
Our company history dates back to the late 1950s: Even back then, Dr. rer. Nat. Wilhelm Buttler dealt with radiation measures as part of his role at a company for fire brigade supplies. He would later become the leading co-founder of Automess, Automation und Messtechnik GmbH. During his time at the company for fire brigade supplies, Wilhelm Buttler developed, for example, the Teletector, a portable radiation meter that is known worldwide today.
The step towards self-employment occurred in 1968. One year later, in 1970, Dr. Wilhelm Buttler founded Automation und Messtechnik GmbH in Dossenheim near Heidelberg, Germany. However, new office space was quickly needed: some 8 years later, the company no longer needed to rent offices because Automess was able to purchase its own space: in 1978, the company relocated into its own premises in Ladenburg. We are still based there today.
Dr. Wilhelm Buttler passed away in 1995 after almost 40 years of dedicated work in the field of radiation protection measuring technology. He left behind a solid company that is still active in this field today with success worldwide. The only change is that we no longer offer or produce process data acquisition systems for refineries or other petrochemical plants What remains from this time is the “Automation” part in our company name.