History

Intelligent Vacuum Measurement. Since 1970.

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Industrial Ethernet:

EtherCAT and Profinet

New Smartline:

The new generation of Smartline vacuum transducers for rough to ultra high vacuum is launched.

2013

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Anniversary:

We celebrate 40 years of Thyracont

Anniversary:

Production manager Egon Hasenöhrl: 30 years at Thyracont

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VD8 mit Datenlogger:

VD8 compact vacuum meters are launched in a modern design and with new functionalities like a data logger functionality and a USB interface.

Basel II Rating:

Thyracont receives top rating:

„A+“ according to Standard & Poors and „A1“ according to Moody´s rating.

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Patent:

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:

Patent DE102005029114 is granted; it describes a process to reduce measurement errors of combination vacuum transmitters due to optimized value harmonization.

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Patent:

Patent DE 19860500 is granted and is a basis for the development project “vacuum measurement with reduced dependency on gas type".

Patent:

DE 19903010 for Pirani pressure measurement setup and combination sensors are granted.

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Patent:

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.

Patent:

US 6,675,656 is granted, a capacitive pressure sensor.

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Patent:

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.

Award:

Mr. Plöchinger receives the R & D 100 award in Chicago for an inclination and acceleration sensor.

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Patent:

Europe patent EP1071934 is granted, basis for the development of capacitive pressure sensors

Award:

A sensor concept of Mr Plöchinger is awarded with the 1. AMA-innovation award and is product of the year of the journal „Elektronik“

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Innovation:

Development of ultra high vacuum gauges.

INNOVATION:

Transmitter and digital compact vacuum meter for thermocouple gauge heads.

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New Building:

New Thyracont building located in Passau, Max-Emanuel-Str. 10, Germany

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)

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Innovation:

Battery operated compact vacuum meter VD85 for fine and rough vacuum:

"Electronics instead of mercury"

INNOVATION:

First digital vacuum controller for solvent recovery

“Environmental protection that pays off”

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Innovation:

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.

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Innovation:

Distillation controller for rotary evaporators, analog adjustment.

INNOVATION:

Piezo resistive silicon sensors for measuring absolute pressure in the rough vacuum range.

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Innovation:

Combination controller CTV2 for vacuum and temperature

Facility in Passau:

Own company building in Passau, Germany

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Innovation:

Vacuum gauge VSP122 with small flange; controlled version with constant filament temperature

INNOVATION:

Special vacuum controller for freeze drying applications

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First invoice:

The boss himself types the first invoice

INNOVATION:

Suitable measurement bridge for Pirani sensors.

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Innovation:

Helix filament in the first Thyracont Pirani sensor VSP-21

Company name:

The name THYRACONT originates from the words "Thyristor" and "Controller"

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Starting Production:

The first “factory”: A car garage, located at Mauth, Bavarian Forest, hometown of Heinz Plöchinger

Foundation:

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

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