13.01.2020 by Milena Riedl

New in Our Portfolio: Fire Testers, Hotboxes and Guarded Hot Pipes

With the NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, the product portfolio of the NETZSCH business unit Analyzing & Testing has been expanded with fire testing systems, Condutividade TérmicaThermal conductivity (λ with the unit W/(m•K)) describes the transport of energy – in the form of heat – through a body of mass as the result of a temperature gradient (see fig. 1). According to the second law of thermodynamics, heat always flows in the direction of the lower temperature.thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes).

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our product portfolio with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes). The merger of TAURUS® Instruments AG, now NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, 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, NETZSCH can now enter a completely new market.

Dr. Thomas Denner

„We are very pleased about this practically natural expansion of our product portfolio. Now we are able to offer our customers many more solutions for materials testing from a single source. I warmly welcome our new colleagues in Weimar and wish them – and all of us – a successful future.“

Dr. Thomas Denner

In the area of thermal conductivity, we 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 our product portfolio. With 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. The experience and technology from Weimar paired with NETZSCH’s worldwide distribution network is the perfect combination for taking a leading role in this market in the future.

„The acquisition of TAURUS® Instruments AG is the result of a long-standing business relationship between the two companies. NETZSCH has a worldwide sales and service structure from which our TAURUS® customers benefit. Now, not only can the entire comprehensive product range be offered to our customers worldwide, but so can customer-optimized solutions.“

Dr. Jürgen Blumm
Managing Director of NETZSCH Gerätebau GmbH

With NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, we will continue to supply our customers with our products from Weimar. Furthermore, we are fully committed to fulfilling all existing contracts with users of the Taurus product portfolio, including service, applications, existing contract offerings and spare parts availability.

„I am looking forward to the exciting challenge of continuing to supply the world, from Weimar, with products for thermal conductivity and fire testing.“

Dr. André Lindemann
Managing Director NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH

About TAURUS® Instruments AG

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.

„I am very convinced that, in NETZSCH, I have found the right partner for the continued development of my ‘baby’. I would like to thank all customers, partners and suppliers for the decades of pleasurable and gainful collaboration.“

Stephan Heise
Executive consultant and former owner of TAURUS® Instruments AG

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