Heraeus Noblelight counts itself among the market and technology leaders worldwide for special lamps with wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared for industrial, scientific, and medical applications. With locations in Germany, the United Kingdom, China, and the USA, the segment manufactures lamps for analytical measurement technology and the printing industry, infrared emitters for industrial heating processes, arc and flash lamps, and products for water disinfection and air treatment, as well as sun simulation and photochemistry with a high level of vertical integration.
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- Industry Type:
- Monitoring and Testing
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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The father of today’s global company was Wilhelm Carl Heraeus, a pharmacist and chemist who took over his father’s pharmacy in Hanau, Germany, in 1851. At the time, platinum was in high demand for jewelry making. But platinum posed a major challenge for goldsmiths: It had to be forged in a white-hot state, because it is extremely hard and has a melting point of 1769 degrees Celsius.
Wilhelm Carl Heraeus, who worked with local goldsmiths, was familiar with the problem—and he found a solution. After extensive attempts, he succeeded in melting two kilograms of platinum in an oxyhydrogen gas flame. The “first German platinum melting house” was born, and success was not far off. The young entrepreneur's customers soon included goldsmith shops and jewelry factories around the world, as well as dental factories, chemical laboratories, and companies in numerous other industrial sectors. Wilhelm Carl Heraeus continued to experiment with platinum, and found one new application after another for the precious metal.
By the end of the 19th century, Dr. Wilhelm Heraeus and Heinrich Heraeus had inherited their father’s business, and W. C. Heraeus relocated to new facilities just outside the city gates of Hanau together with 40 employees. At that time, around 1,000 kilograms of platinum were melted and processed each year.
- Measurement of infrared and UV emitters
- Measurement of irradiance, radiant flux, ray density and service life
- Wavelengths from VUV to infrared
- Lamp lengths from 1 mm to 2,000 mm
- Power consumption from mW to 15,000 W
- Measurements at the Heraeus measurement laboratory or on site at the customer's premises
- Accreditation - neutral seal of approval for guaranteed objectivity of the measuring results
- The only Ulbricht sphere of this size in the UV market - faster, more precise and more cost-efficient than any other comparable method
- Large vacuum chamber for precise measurements in the VUV range
- Mobile double monochromator precise on-site analyses at the customer's environment
- Radiometers, photometers and spectral radiometers
- Measurements with several independent systems for maximum reliability