Company history

  • 2015

  • Danaher

  • Laetus is acquired by Danaher. Laetus operates as an independent business within the Product Identification Platform.

  • 2013

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  • Addition of 3D inspection technology to POLYPHEM wt.

    IF Product Design Award for the lighting unit MiraLux, which facilitates 360-degree inspections.

    Global roll-out of Secure Track & Trace Systems.

  • 2011

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  • Development of the SmartSpect stand-alone solution, a camera with a built-in processor.

    Expansion of the machine family for marking and verifying, inline as well as offline.
    Launch of various machines for pack handling and rework operations.

  • 2009

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  • Market introduction of Secure Track & Trace Systems.

  • 2006

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  • Launch of INSPECT, a highly versatile quality control system.

    Joined the Italian Coesia Group with our sister company, Hapa AG.

  • 2000 – 2002

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  • 2D COSI 800, the first code reader for 2D Data Matrix Codes.

    Start of networking inspection solutions through embedded Web Technology.

  • 1996

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  • Start of the ARGUS 6012 success story: The next generation of code readers.

  • 1994 – 1995

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  • Introduction of LED light technology for sensors such as the COSI 221.

    Applied ISO 9001 certification as one of the first suppliers.

  • 1990

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  • The company continued to grow its business.

    Design Award for Elias, a tool for fill inspection.
    Acquisition of ERGI GmbH, a manufacturer of barcode verification units.

    Introduction of POLYPHEM 1030, the next advancement in successful fill control solutions.

  • 1988

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  • Introduction of ARGUS 4. Starting the transition from classical analogue/digital to a microprocessor-oriented design.

    Acquisition of Weber Lichtsteuergeräte KG.

  • 1986 – 1987

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  • Production start of POLYPHEM blister fill inspection.

  • 1983 – 1985

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  • Acquisition by Romaco Group.

    Relocation to Alsbach.

  • 1976

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  • Start of production of the ARGUS 1 code reader.

    In the 70’s, the ARGUS product family was expanded with sensors and the Luminescence reader LUMAT.

  • 1974

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  • Founded in Bickenbach, Germany.

    Starting with the ESP shift register to secure reject of faulty products.