In over 100 years, tecsis GmbH has developed into a reliable global manufacturer of measurement technology and a dependable partner for industry. As part of the WIKA Group, the company is consistently expanding its market position and has been a constant in force measurement technology for many years. Their offering includes high-quality products as well as excellent service. Since 2018, tecsis has been fully integrated into the WIKA Group, meaning all customers are looked after directly by WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG. They therefore benefit from a local contact and access to the complete WIKA product portfolio.
Since 1921, tecsis, or OSA Apparate GmbH as the company was called when it was founded, has developed into a leading manufacturer in measurement technology. By 1997, worldwide market access and service structures had been established under the VDO brand. Since 2001, the Offenbach location has been operating under the name tecsis GmbH. As a Center of Excellence, we have been focusing on force measurement since 2017 – previously, the areas of pressure measurement, temperature measurement and switching solutions were also covered.
The extensive portfolio includes compression force transducers, tension/compression force transducers, bending and shear beams, load cells, load pins, ring force transducers, tension links and also special designs such as wire rope force transducers, strain transducers and test sets for chain hoists or welding tongs. In addition, there are mounting kits, evaluation electronics and also displays. We offer selected standard products in the online shop directly from stock. Thus, for example, OIML-certified, bending and shear beams that are insensitive to side loading or tension/compression force transducers for the direct integration into the force flow.
Furthermore, we are experts in the customer-specific modification of existing force transducers in order to integrate the force measurement optimally. We have close development partnerships with many customers, from small and medium-sized companies to large businesses. Our experienced engineers and technicians look deeply into the techniques and processes of our international customers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
The sophisticated, universal product range is designed for a very wide spectrum of applications, from machine building, through crane and lifting technology, to many other industrial sectors. Our force transducers have also proven themselves for use in harsh ambient conditions, whether in maritime applications or in strong electromagnetic fields. With thin-film technology, bonded strain gauges and hydraulic force measurement, we have access to three different technologies from which – depending on the application – we can select the right product for you.
The main location of tecsis, and thus of WIKA's force measurement operating internationally, is located centrally in the Rhine-Main area – in Offenbach am Main. Together with WIKA's European sales organisation, a team of experts is there to support you in all areas from procurement, manufacturing and calibration to design, development and modification.
As a manufacturing company with over 100 years of tradition, we are specialised in force measurement technology. We are part of the WIKA group of companies and support our customers worldwide – even when it comes to demanding products, solutions and applications. Take a look at our current job opportunities. Promoting young talent is very important to us. Feel free to contact us with a speculative application for traineeship, internship or final thesis assignment – by e-mail ([email protected]).
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Since well-trained, qualified specialists and managers are crucial to our business success, we support you with individual ongoing professional development and reward your personal performance and results with individual salary components, performance pay, agreed target bonuses and also holiday and Christmas bonuses. Flexible working hours and flexitime arrangements that contribute to your personal work-life balance are standard practice at our company.
If, among the open job opportunities, you have not found a position that meets your expectations, we would be pleased to receive your speculative application.
Choose a technical profession with a wide range of opportunities and the right employer: With an traineeship at tecsis, you create the basis for your professional success. You will have a diverse experience, be given exciting tasks and work in a collegial environment. We have been training successfully for many years. Time and again, our trainees achieve very good final grades and even awards from the chambers. Our instructors and training officers teach all the important basics right through to practical specialist knowledge. So that you will be best-prepared for the demands of the professional world.
The training starts each year on 1 September. It generally lasts 3 to 3.5 years (depending on the job you're training for). Shortening of the training is possible if your performance is sufficiently good. The weekly working hours shall amount to 35 working hours. You are, of course, released from work for the time spent at your vocational school. You are entitled to 30 days' annual leave. During the examination and learning phase, you will be given enough time to prepare. This is because we want you to achieve the best possible degree and we usually take you on after your training.
Practise what you have learned and gain your first professional experience: The best way to do this is in an environment characterised by technological competence and internationality. That's exactly what you'll find at tecsis – tailored to students majoring in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics. You can expect exciting tasks with technological demands, intensive support and involvement in our work processes as well as the chance to contribute your scientific curiosity, perseverance and passion.
Complete your internship or final thesis with one of the following practical focuses, for example: Force sensor technology, program development, programming in LabVIEW, basic tests on new products, product management, industrial engineering, work planning and logistics, basic testing on new products.
Within the project, the design, manufacture and testing of load sensors, with respect to primary and secondary flight controls and landing gear as possible applications, will be realised. The requirements of aviation (such as RTCA DO-254 and RTCA DO-160) as well as specific application-related requirements are taken into account.
tecsis takes responsibility for the complete instrument by designing, manufacturing and validating the electronics, all mechanical parts and their integration. In addition, all interfaces for the on-board installation are checked and coordinated with Liebherr Aerospace, the OEM project partner from the aviation industry.
Building on current competencies, the project serves to mature the product. At the finish, tecsis will be able to supply the project partner with a load sensor with a “Technology Readiness Level” (TRL) of 6.
On 31 October 2021, the project was completed successfully. The TecALSens force sensor developed by tecsis is currently the only force sensor for aeronautical applications based on thin-film technology. The innovative force sensor delivers two independent force measurements in two mutually perpendicular force directions. Two analogue electronic units ensure the delivery of the force values to the “on-board electronics” – each electronic unit processes the signal from the corresponding thin-film cell, which is responsible for measuring in a specific direction.
Further information on the TecALSens project can be found in our PDF article (in English language). The article was published by IOP Publishing Ltd. as an open-access paper. The paper is also available on the IOPscience website in the IOP conference series: materials science and engineering section (Valerio Carli 2022 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1226 012105).
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821135.
Since 1 January 2018, tecsis has been fully integrated into the WIKA Group and all customers are looked after directly by WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG. They therefore benefit from local support and access to the complete WIKA product portfolio. In the breadth and depth of our range, we offer an outstanding selection of measurement solutions for a wide variety of applications.