Corporate Portrait of Werth Messtechnik GmbH

Quality, precision and innovation have formed the basis of successful corporate growth at Werth Messtechnik GmbH for over 60 years. The company’s headquarters is located in Giessen in a region of Germany with a long industrial tradition in fine mechanics and optics.

The first profile projector, a floor model, set the benchmark for ergonomics and precision in 1955. In the 1960s through the 1980s, Werth Messtechnik measuring projectors with the optoelectronic sensor “Werth Tastauge” and digital position measurement were developed into CNC coordinate measuring machines. In 1987, the first multisensor coordinate measuring machine with image processing and integrated laser distance sensor was presented under the name Inspector. With the introduction of the VideoCheck product line, Werth pioneered the widespread use of digital image processing in the 1990s. The early use of PC technology as a machine controller and a strictly modular concept introduced high performance at a moderate price.

Today, optical sensors such as; 3D Patch, Werth Laser Probe, Chromatic Focus Probe, Nano Focus Probe, and Werth Interferometer Probe are combined with image processing. Classical tactile sensors for measurement of single points or scanning, the patented Werth Contour Probe and the patented Werth 3D Fiber Probe expand the range of applications of the measuring machines. The product line ranges from measuring machines for production inspection to high precision multisensor coordinate measuring machines with length measuring errors in the nanometer range. Linear drives and On-The-Fly technology provide rapid measurement speeds.

In 2005 Werth presented the TomoScope, the first machine with X-ray tomography developed specifically for coordinate measuring technology. This allows 3D components to be rapidly and completely captured for dimensional measurement. With innovative solutions, the achievable precision of computed tomography has been raised to a level on par with coordinate measuring technology. The complete integration of all functions necessary for tomographic measurement in the WinWerth universal measurement software allows simple operation and ensures reliable measurement results.

Werth has installed over 10,000 measuring machines in many industrial fields. Examples of applications include: aerospace engineering, automotive manufacturing, the electronics industry, jewelry making, toolmaking, plastic injection molding, medical technology, turbine manufacturing, and aluminum or plastic extrusions. Werth is currently the leading company in coordinate measuring technology with optical sensors, multisensors and X-ray tomography, as well as in the measurement of microfeatures. Global leadership in these market segments is exemplified in a series of global firsts and patents on machine technology and sensors. Werth’s quality management system, based on DIN EN ISO 9001, and the DAkkS lab for calibrating coordinate measuring machines per DIN ISO 17025 guarantee the reliability and precision of the machines. The DAkkS laboratory at Werth Messtechnik GmbH has also been accredited as the first facility of its kind for calibrating coordinate measuring machines with X-ray tomography sensors.

Double digit annual growth rates for nearly two decades have enabled the development of a highly motivated team. Over 200 employees in Germany with sales and service support points in every important industrial country ensure that Werth Messtechnik will continue to provide cutting edge coordinate measuring technology in the future, with optical sensors, multisensors and X-ray tomography with the best quality and excellent service.


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