InfraTec infrared LLC  

Plano,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 120

The privately owned company of InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik has its headquarters in Dresden, Germany and was founded in 1991. Today, it is a fully integrated company with its own departments of development, production and service, employing about 230 highly-qualified specialists. The brand InfraTec® stands for the array of services and products offered, focusing on sensor technology and infrared measurement. Since the beginning, both business divisions, sensors and infrared measurement technology, focused on state-of-the-art sensor components and measurement systems – in particular for an approximate infrared wavelength range of 2 to 14 µm.

Brands: PYROMID® Pyroelectric Multi Channel Detectors

 Press Releases

  • To meet the growing demand for sensor products, the Dresden-based company has considerably expanded its production facilities. On 4th September 2020 the opening event for InfraTec's largest investment project to date took place in a small circle.

    With this inauguration ceremony, InfraTec completes an investment of more than 10 Mio. EUR in the expansion and modernisation of clean rooms for production and research as well as office space to create higher production capacities, an optimised production structure and more attractive working conditions. After the acquisition of the portfolio property, this will be the second step of the permanent settlement of the company on Gostritzer Straße at the southern location of the TechnologieZentrumDresden. Founded in 1991 by graduates of the Dresden University of Technology as a spin-off, today InfraTec employs 230 people and has a turnover of 40 million euros. InfraTec is a highly specialised Dresden high-tech company that sells two thirds of its production abroad. The Free State of Saxony has supported the investment project through the Sächsische Aufbaubank with funds from the Improvement of the Regional Economic Structure (GRW) support programme.

    Increasing automation for more productivity

    After completion of the extension building, the total production area now covers 1,500 square metres. The new clean room for the production of pyroelectric detectors houses a considerably enlarged, state-of-the-art machine park on 500 square metres. "In order to be able to meet the increasing demand for detectors, we have acquired additional technological equipment for thin-film technologies, wafer processes and automated assembly and contacting processes. Thus, we can double our production capacities in the medium term.", refers Dr. Matthias Heinze, managing director and head of the sensor technology division.

    On completion of the modernisation, the previous clean room building will house the manual production workplaces and the laboratories of the development department. The investment allowed the area for manual production and development to be doubled.  InfraTec has since been able to hire a double-digit number of additional employees and to accelerate research into the fundamentals of new sensor principles.

    Innovative in a modern working environment

    New office workplaces and meeting rooms were created on 500 square metres on the upper floor of the new building. "We are very proud to have created a modern working environment with improved working conditions, but also to have significantly increased the office space per employee. As a company that supplies components that are in the most urgent demand by medical equipment manufacturers worldwide during the corona pandemic, we were and are thus able to work through virtually without any corona-related restrictions.", says Dr. Matthias Krauß, managing director and head of the infrared measurement technology division.

    The official inauguration ceremony for the expanded premises took place on 4th September 2020 upon completion of the new building and modernisation, at which the management of InfraTec thanked all those involved and supporters of the project for their excellent cooperation. On this occasion, with a view to the future, the locations excellent potential for the continuation of the long-standing cooperation of InfraTec with the TU Dresden and the TechnologieZentrumDresden was shown to the attendees. The invited guests - among them the Mayor of the Saxon state capital Dresden, Dirk Hilbert and the Chancellor of the Technical University of Dresden, Dr. Andreas Handschuh - were given an exclusive insight into the new production facilities in compliance with the regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance.

  • To meet the increasing demand from partners for pyroelectric detectors, the Dresden-based company is expanding its presence in the American market.

    In 2007 the first transatlantic branch of InfraTec was opened in Dallas, Texas. It was the second international branch after Great Britain. Thus the foundation of the American subsidiary InfraTec infrared LLC continued the way for the Dresden-based company InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik on the international market. InfraTec is also present in China with a permanent representative.

    2020 – InfraTec grows internationally

    Since November 2020 InfraTec infrared LLC is running a second location in the USA in Atlanta, Georgia. The reason for this step is the high demand for pyroelectric detectors for gas and flame sensors in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Especially the USA and North America in general are among the largest markets for infrared sensor technology worldwide and therefore an important cornerstone of InfraTec's sales strategy. "With the numerous customers located there, we generate one third of the company's total annual turnover", says Matthias Heinze, Managing Director of the infrared sensor division. In the last five years, InfraTec has recorded a 70 percent growth in turnover on the American market.

    With the opening of the new location, the sales team in America was also expanded. Thus, InfraTec customers benefit more from the comprehensive service on site. Customer enquiries can be processed even more targeted and faster, as time zone differences do not have to be considered. This facilitates customer service by the Dresden-based company, whose entire production is located in Dresden, Germany.

  • Short delivery times and numerous options for customisation – the modular system of pyroelectric detectors from InfraTec offers the optimum solution for a wide range of applications and requirements.

    InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik, an owner-managed Dresden-based company, has over 30 years of experience in the field of infrared technology. Customers worldwide benefit from a wide range of high-quality, innovative products and services in this field.

    Higher production capacities and shorter delivery times

    InfraTec is expanding at its headquarters in Dresden. A new extension including a clean room creates more space for the infrared sensor division. As part of this expansion, the machine park was also enlarged. Step by step, fully automatic machines replaced the previous models. Among other things, an automatic semiconductor saw with double spindle for sawing wafer materials, further automatic chip bonders and more powerful automatic machines for wire bonding and cap bonding were purchased. The coating machines for different applications were also renewed.

    Due to the expansion of production capacities and an improved flow of goods, we are able to reduce delivery times for our customers.

    "Made in Germany" – from standard to special detectors

    The modular design of the InfraTec detectors as well as the large selection of different standard filters offer a wide range of application possibilities and thus room for your individual specifications. Our product range comprises a total of five different product groups with approximately 50 standard detectors, ranging from single-channel to eight-channel detectors. Each infrared detector is tested for functionality by our quality department before delivery. The individual measurement data for each detector is made available in our download portal. Our customers can retrieve this data via the assigned serial number and thus save the effort of an incoming goods inspection. At the same time, the requirements for traceability are fulfilled.

    To meet customer requirements in the best possible way, InfraTec also invests in internal research and development of new sensor technologies. Our in-house developed PYROMID® multi-channel detectors, for example, combine high technology in the smallest of spaces with their compact design.

    Small detectors – great possibilities

    The range of applications for pyroelectric detectors is very extensive. They are used for gas analysis in medical technology, mining and industry, among others. They also enable the detection of flames caused, for example, by burning organic substances such as wood or natural gas. Another field of application involves spectroscopy. Here, detectors support the analysis of the composition of solids, liquids and gases. These are used for example in environmental technology or food quality control.

    Each task involves special requirements. That is why our experienced sales engineers and product managers analyse your specific needs in an individual discussion. Together, we configure the detector that is precisely tailored to your field of application.

    InfraTec is your partner for more than just looking for a supplier!

    Find out more about the use of pyroelectric detectors in your application. We will be happy to advise you on the selection of your device and support you with questions regarding lenses, mechanics and electronics as well as the selection of the appropriate IR filter.

    Order catalogue now

    The current catalogue gives you an overview of the infrared sensor product portfolio. In addition to detailed data sheets on our pyroelectric detectors, it also contains technical explanations, application examples and handling recommendations. Please contact us.

  • The specialist reading for sensor industry including the world's first eight-channel detector and other new members of the LRM family.

    Pyroelectric detectors "Made in Germany" in great variety. An in-house research and development department. This and much more is offered by the owner-managed company InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik from Dresden with locations in the USA, Great Britain and China. The infrared detectors are used for high-precision gas analysis, fire and flame sensors and spectroscopy.

    The current product catalogue

    For the accustomed complete product overview, InfraTec has updated the well-established detector catalogue.  In addition to the already familiar product portfolio, which comprises a total of five product groups with approximately 50 standard detectors, the updated edition now also includes the latest models of multi-channel detectors from the PYROMID® series. A special highlight is the LRM-278 - the world's first pyroelectric detector with eight spectral channels in a TO8 housing for gas analysis. Also newly introduced are the two quad-channel detectors LRM-244 and LRM-274, which are particularly suitable for flame detection due to their large aperture angle of 110°. In the field of infrared filters, two narrow bandpass filters for the detection of water (filter code "W") and nitrogen dioxide (filter code "N") are now available. The portfolio is further complemented by an additional reference filter (filter code "B"), which has a centre wavelength of 3.72 µm and a half power bandwidth of 90 nm. Thus, overlaps with the absorption band of the ubiquitous carbon dioxide are avoided. These three filters extend InfraTec's existing standard range and enable customers to have these new options at their disposal at low cost and, above all, at short notice.

    In addition to all the above-mentioned new products, the revised catalogue offers detailed technical explanations on the design and functional principle of pyroelectric detectors, application examples as well as handling recommendations. Furthermore, the catalogue contains the data sheets of the detectors and an overview of all available narrow bandpass filters and IR windows in a compact form.

    The catalogue can be ordered by e-mail at or by phone at +49 351 82876-700.


  • LRM-278
    First Eight Channel Detector in the World...

    • First pyroelectric eight channel detector in TO8 housing – diameter only 15.2 mm
    • Aperture of (8.5 × 8.5) mm², chip size about 1.4 mm² per channel
    • High performance LiTaO3
    • Including temperature sensor
    • IR filters protected inside
    • Thermal compensation available
  • LRM-244
    New Quad Channel Pyroelectric Detector with a Wide Field of View...

    • Aperture of (8.5 × 8.5) mm², chip size about 4 mm² per channel
    • High performance LiTaO3
    • Optimised for flame detection
    • IR filters protected inside
    • Wide and symmetric field of view
    • Thermal compensation available

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