30 Years of Infrared Technology at the Highest Level
More than three decades ago, ambitious graduates of the Technical University (TU) of Dresden founded the company InfraTec. Unknown as a start-up, they faced numerous challenges, as there were no products ready for series production, manufacturing and testing technologies, or even customers.
Nevertheless, they mastered every hurdle with solid expertise, commitment, as well as patience and led InfraTec onto the international market. Today, 30 years after its founding, InfraTec is a globally respected producer in the field of infrared technology, with subsidiaries in the UK, the USA and China.
This success story began in the basement of the former kindergarten of the TU Dresden, where the first detectors were developed and produced. Shortly afterwards, the young company moved to the premises of the TechnologieZentrumDresden and began developing and producing compact multi-channel detectors with 2 to 4 channels for gas analysis. With the relocation of the TechnologieZentrum, InfraTec finally also came to the site on Gostritzer Straße and set up the first complete production line for pyroelectric detectors here.
This was the beginning of an almost completely manual production for pyroelectric detectors. In the years that followed, numerous innovative and award-winning technologies from InfraTec were developed. Today, the sensor clean room covers 1,500 m2 and houses the laboratories of the development department as well as state-of-the-art machinery for automated series production. This provides the necessary capacity and accuracy to meet the strictly specified, customer-specific requirements. In the laboratories, InfraTec’s developers and their partners conduct research on novel technologies and pyroelectric materials.
InfraTec will continue to be the strongly customer- oriented company with a focus on technology and quality leadership: Because we live research and technology!