Success takes experience. The OptiSense story.
Innovation is our tradition. It's easy to see this by taking a look at the key years in our history. Take a closer look at the company's history via the various dates. Behind the dates, interesting surprises await …
Start as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer-led Optics Centre NRW in Bochum
The first photothermal coating thickness sensor for a robotic industrial application was developed
Audi in Ingolstadt becomes pilot customer for PaintChecker modular sensors
Based on a solely thermoelectrically cooled infrared detector a new, photothermal coating thickness sensor is developed
Setting up the first laboratory measuring station in the own company
Based on uncooled infrared detectors, the first eye-safe photothermal hand sensor is created
Entry into the Chinese automotive market with the miniaturized PaintChecker Tube sensor
The patented PaintChecker mobile manual sensor goes into series production
The first industrial controller that measures the coating thickness at up to eight positions simultaneously was installed
OptiSense launches the probably smallest sensor cube in the world
The high-power controller versions are specially developed for extremely thick layers
Move to the new company building
Fascinating development: Our latest sensors weigh only 50 grams – a hundredth of the original PaintChecker (left in picture)
Like Walt Disney, Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard and Harley-Davidson, OptiSense also started as a garage company.