Thyracont reached the highest category possible for an SME according to BASEL II, rated by its principal bank. A credit rating of “Very good“ – equivalent to “A+“ (Standard & Poor’s) and “A1“ (Moody’s) equals an increase of 3 levels, compared to the last rating in 2007 (“1A-“, DSGV Standards)
VD8 compact vacuum meters are launched in a modern design and with new functionalities like a data logger functionality and a USB interface
Vacuum display and control unit VD10: Up to 4 vacuum transmitters of the Smartline can be connected, 8 switching points
Patent DE102004040003 for a new inclination and acceleration sensor according to thermodynamic principle is granted. The measurement of the acceleration is based on the change of power consumption in order to hold a steady convection zone
Patent DE102005029114 is granted; it describes a process to reduce measurement errors of combination vacuum transmitters due to optimized value harmonization
„Smartline“™: Innovative durable combination vacuum transmitters with impulse Pirani, with analogue and digital output, very low power consumption, arouses great interest amongst experts
THYRACONT receives ATEX certification; A compact vacuum meter with ATEX certificate is presented: VD82EX
Patent DE 19860500 is granted and is a basis for the development project “vacuum measurement with reduced dependency on gas type"
EP 0818223 is granted, this process and appliance patent is the basis for the innovative, continuous vacuum controller DC1S VacuFox. This box contains steady valves vor vacuum and aeration and the necessory sensor and electronics for Plug and Play. It is used in rotary evaporators, distillation columns, centralized vacuum systems
Innovation: Continuous vacuum control system VD9CV with proportional valves for vacuum and venting (without switching noise). Vacuum can be controlled according to a defined profile
EP1409963 and DE10115715 are granted: Sensor and process patent are the basis for the impulse Pirani VSP62 (Wikipedia - gepulster Pirani-Transmitter) where measurement of a gasses heat conductance is attributed to time and frequency changes. This new development arouses great interest amongst experts.
A sensor concept of Mr Plöchinger is awarded with the 1. AMA-innovation award and is product of the year of the journal „Elektronik“
Compact vacuum controller for panel mounting (DIN 96/48) with switch points; for laboratory furnaces, centralized vacuum sources etc.
Innovation: Vacuum measurement and control unit VD7, with a combination sensor for the whole range from 1400 mbar to 0.001 mbar
Innovation: Development and presentation of first combination sensor for fine and rough vacuum, with continuous transition of the output signals (Symposium Mikrosystemtechnik Regensburg 1993, later Achema Frankfurt)
Innovation: First digital vacuum controller for solvent recovery “Environmental protection that pays off”
Eutectic monitor: Device for determination of the eutectic temperature in lyophilization applications
Innovation: Micro processor controlled program controller PGR for regulation of vacuum and temperature profiles and pressure increase measurement
Innovation: Piezo resistive silicon sensors for measuring absolute pressure in the rough vacuum range
Established by Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Plöchinger, after graduation of his studies of electronic engineering in Munich and six years practical experience as development and advisory engineer