Company history

The history of our company shows a continuous path of innovations over many years. Since its foundation in 1974, it has always been and still is our aim to provide our customers with the best possible systems for their control tasks. Whether simple code control or extensive track & trace tasks, our development department is always working hard to create new modules or systems – often together with our customers.

  • 2018

  • Start of the Industry 4.0 standard platform for Traceability & Vision Inspection.

  • 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

  • TrackTrace_iCAM

  • 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

  • COSI 221

  • 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.