|Feb 4, 2010||Leister Process Technologies completes the integration of IR Microsystems into its Axetris Division|
|Leister Process Technologies, based in Kägiswil, Switzerland announced today that all former activities of ®IR Microsystems, previously based in Lausanne/Switzerland, have been successfully integrated into the operations of its Axetris division.. more|
|Jan 9, 2009||Axetris Division of Leister Process Technologies, a leading provider of micro technology products and services, launches a new website.|
|The launch of the new website is another important step to further raise the awareness of Axetris in the industry as a world class manufacturer of micro technology products including micro optical lenses, MEMS based mass flow sensors, infrared sources, Laser gas detectors and flow cytometers.... more|
|Sep 22, 2008||Ultra compact modules for gas mass flow monitoring and control|
|Axetris, the Microsystem division of Leister, is announcing the introduction of the modular mass flow meter- and controller range MFM/MFC 2000 for gases. The modules are based on the unique micro- machined mass flow sensor designed by Axetris... more|
|Sep 16, 2008||Extended Product Portfolio of the Axetris Infrared Source|
|The IR source is based on a blackbody emitter. Its main characteristics are: high emissivity (0.95), low power consumption and long lifetime (>10 years). The high modulation is due to the low thermal mass (up to 100 Hz)... more|
|Sep 4, 2007||LEISTER Process Technologies acquires a new company building|
|Due to the pleasing growth during the past years and the creation of new employment opportunities in connection with this, the Swiss corporation LEISTER Process Technologies located in the Canton Obwalden requires... more|
|Jul 31, 2007||Leister acquires Infrared Gas Sensor Company IR Microsystems SA|
Leister Process Technologies announced the acquisition of the Swiss sensor company IR Microsystems SA, an innovative supplier of diode laser based gas detection modules, to expand its activities in micro-systems technology. This acquisition is an important milestone in Leister’s long term growth strategy with the focus in sensors, optics and laser technology which has been started with the creation of its business unit Axetris Microsystems and its Novolas laser welding systems activity.
"IR Microsystems diode laser based detection technology has great potential in the gas detection and gas monitoring market for a wide range of gases. We found their ammonia detector to show the best performance we have seen so far. It is an ideal extension to our activities in the NDIR (non dispersive infrared) gas detection market which we are currently serving with our black body IR source." says Thomas Hessler, Director of Leister’s Axetris Microsystems Division.
"The acquisition by Leister backs IR Microsystems SA by a highly performing industrial partner with a long standing. In the critical phase of product industrialization, this gives us an extremely important leverage and is equally beneficial to our customers." says IR Microsystems SA Co-Founder Bert Willing.
Privately owned Leister Process Technologies (www.leister.com) is the market leader for hot-air and diode laser based equipment for plastic welding and industrial process heat applications. With its business unit Axetris Microsystems (www.axetris.com), Leister is serving OEM customers with MEMS based sensors and micro-optical components in industrial, telecommunication, medical and automotive applications. Axetris Microsystems operates its own 6" and 8" MEMS foundry running processes for its products and external customers. Leister’s headquarters are located in Sarnen, Central Switzerland.
IR Microsystems SA (www.ir-microsystems.com) was founded in 2000 as a start-up of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). IR Microsystems SA commercializes compact gas sensors for monitoring and safety applications which are based on the company’s ground-breaking development of highly integrated gas sensors using tuneable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) and resonant photo-acoustic detection principles.