ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
Using primarily aluminum oxide ceramics and various non-ferrous metals, such as OF Cu (oxygen-free copper) or NiCo (nickel-cobalt), soft magnetic
alloys; NiFe (nickel iron) or stainless steel (1.4301), as connecting agents. As a material connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative mid-sized company.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina

User industries**

accelerators
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
plasma treatment
vacuum technology

Main components

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics, feedthroughs, isolators, metallized ceramics, ceramic-to-metal-assemblies, ceramic vacuum parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIP
dry pressing
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS