s::can Messtechnik GmbH was established in 1999 as a university spin-off and is based in Vienna, Austria. It is a family business, owned by brothers Weingartner since 2011 with 4 subsidiaries in the USA, China, Spain and France. The companys´ product focus is the design and manufacture of a full range of innovative, simple, easy to use, digital sensors for on-line water quality measurement. As well as the design and manufacture of terminals, systems and software for trend setting visualization, user interface, anomaly detection, and controls. s::can is serving the whole water industry, from drinking water over environmental to (industrial) waste waters and is technology leader in online spectrometry with almost 7.000 spectrometer systems sold since 15 years. s::can is a global player with more than 95% export share. s::can sensors and terminals are distributed in over 40 countries to the private and the municipal water industry. A growing business segment is the OEM business.
s::can is the world technology leader for submersible online UV Vis spectrometer probes and provides monitoring systems and software for drinking-, environmental-, waste-, and industrial water applications.
The full range online: s::can offers a complete set of accurate, reliable, low-maintenance and inexpensive measuring instruments for comprehensive and time–resolved water quality monitoring. We consider online water quality monitoring the essential basis for the monitoring of any natural water bodies and for the economically and ecologically optimised operation of waste water treatment plants, drinking water works and industrial plants. Such monitoring and optimisation can help to minimise the emission of pollution and hazardous substances into the environment thus helping to secure optimum water quality for human consumption at best possible economic efficiency.
Simply measure with light – an idea conquers the world: Monitoring water quality on a large scale and in real time – the s::can founders, headed by Andreas Weingartner, laid the foundation for this vision in the year 1999 by developing the spectrometer probe.
A beam of light is sent through a sample of water and measuring the absorption, a detector can determine a number of water quality parameters without using any chemicals. Measuring water quality this way is not only faster and easier, but also more affordable. Today, the Austrian company is a world market leader in this segment and the products are used in numerous water works, waste water treatment plants, industrial applications, and for environmental monitoring.