Research & Development

Research & Development

By continuously investing in R&D and collaborating with research institutes, Polytec remains at the forefront of laser and optical measurement technologies. This results in unique and innovative ideas that produce world-class non-contact measurement solutions for our customers' critical applications.

Polytec's R&D department is staffed with 50 employees covering many disciplines.  This team is dedicated to "Advancing Measurements by Light" by developing new technologies, electronics, software, optics and support documentation.  Research areas are laser vibrometry, laser velocimetry, video microscopy, NIR spectrometry and surface metrology. Polytec is actively maintaining a close partnership with universities and technical associations while participating in both national and international research projects and in scientific networks.

National and International Awards

The high degree of innovation of Polytec Laser Measurement Systems is acknowledged by many national and international awards, such as the

  1. 2001 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award for the MSV-300 Micro-Scanning Vibrometer
  2. 2005 AMA Sensor Innovation Award for the MSA-400 Micro System Analyzer
  3. 2007 MessTec & Sensor Masters Award (2nd prize) for the RLV-5500 Rotational Vibrometer
  4. 2008 MessTec & Sensor Masters Award for the RoboVib Test Station
  5. 2009 Innovation Award finalist of the German Economy for the RoboVib Test Station
  6. 2009 MessTec & Sensor Masters Award for the Optical Derotator
  7. 2009 “Fibre de l’Innovation” by Opticsvalley for the UHF-120 Vibrometer
  8. 2011 Industry Prize (microsystem engineering category) for the UHF-120 Vibrometer

2001 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award

2005 AMA Sensor Innovation Award

2008 MessTec & Sensor Masters Award

2009 Innovation Award of the German Economy

2009 MessTec & Sensor Masters Award

2011 Industry Prize