NETZSCH-Gerätebau Acquired TAURUS® Instruments
NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH expanded its product portfolio with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (hotboxes) by acquiring TAURUS® Instruments AG/DE.
TAURUS® Instruments AG is one of the leading manufacturers of physical measuring systems for industrial and research applications worldwide. TAURUS develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art thermal conductivity measuring devices, hotbox test stations and fire testing systems for materials testing and quality control.
The merger of now NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH in Weimar with the NETZSCH Business Unit Analyzing and Testing is the result of a long-standing business contact of the two companies. In the field of thermal conductivity, both companies served the same market, but with different devices and specifications.
With the additional fire testing systems, NETZSCH can now enter a completely new market. In the area of thermal conductivity, the company can now offer three additional devices with Guarded Hot Plates (GHP). The pipe testers with a protected heating pipe for measuring pipe insulation is new in the company´s product portfolio. With the hotbox systems, the measurement of the U-value of large and complex building parts (windows, doors, facades, etc.) is possible.
The newly added equipment for fire testing includes the entire spectrum required for the establishment of a Eurolab for the legally prescribed testing of plastics, building materials, textiles, etc. in accordance with European standards. Fire tests can also be carried out in accordance with comparable standards worldwide. In the automotive, building materials, cable and plastics manufacturing sectors, there has been a strong worldwide growth in demand for fire tests in recent years due to stricter safety regulations.
With NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, the company will continue to supply its customers with products from Weimar. Furthermore, the company is fully committed to fulfilling all existing contracts with users of the TAURUS® product portfolio, including service, applications, existing contract offerings and spare parts availability.