GERMANY – Innovators employed by the Swiss company Endress+Hauser Group met last month in Maulburg for their 12th inventors’ meeting to celebrate a record 225 patent applications. The inventors of patents that have a sustained and positive effect on the company’s business success meet every year. Seven product and process innovations were honoured with recognition and awards.
Four inventions and their creators were winners of the Patent Rights Incentive Awards. Thomas Sulzer and Johannes Ruchel of Endress+Hauser Flowtec have advanced an interior polyurethane liner for magneto-inductive flow meters that allows them to be used for drinking water. Peter Zinth of Endress+Hauser Wetzer together with Wolfgang Steidle and Tobias Stückl have made a portable environmental sampler suitable for use in explosion hazard zones. Ralf Reimelt and Herbert Schroth of Endress+Hauser have improved the precision and reliability of level measurements with guided radar. This method of measurement involves sending an electromagnetic signal that is reflected by liquid and analyzed by the sensor. The final award went to Katrin Scholz, Stefan Auras, Sven Härtig and Jens Voigtländer from Endress+Hauser Conducta who made a decisive improvement in the production method for single rod electrodes- glass sensors for pH measurement.
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