Scansonic Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Scansonic GmbH was founded 20 years ago by Igor Haschke, a mechanical engineer. The new company started out working for an industry leader: Volkswagen. In record time, Scansonic developed a revolutionary new processing optic for high-precision brazing on car bodies with laser. At that time, this was a relatively new production tool. The Scansonic ALO (Adaptive Laser Optics) system with tactile seam tracking set unprecedented industry standards in automotive body construction. In the meantime, some 3,300 ALO-series optics have been delivered to customers. Users value the perfect seam quality that eliminates the need for costly post-processing and gives designers more creative freedom.

Responding to the huge demand for innovative laser processing optics, Scansonic grew rapidly and started supplying its products worldwide. Before long, the company was serving almost all leading international car manufacturers. The Scansonic product portfolio was supplemented by a variety of configurable processing optics for laser welding, laser hardening and laser cutting as well as optical sensors.

Scansonic is currently focusing on applications for e-mobility and other industries. One example is the RLW-S system that guarantees high-precision remote welding of copper hairpins. Another is the ALO4 that produces crash-resistant seams on battery pack enclosures for electric vehicles.

The Scansonic laser lab opened in 2002 and has since expanded to become one of the world’s most comprehensive laser application centers. This is where process expertise originates, and new optics are thoroughly tested. Working together with customers, the lab creates and benchmarks state-of-the-art applications and production concepts.

For more than ten years, Scansonic has been represented in more than 50 countries by Abicor Binzel, its international sales and service partner.

At its Berlin site, Scansonic currently has around 120 employees working in research and development, production and sales. Being part of Berlin.Industrial.Group, the company can almost exclusively take care of the value-adding activities.

About Scansonic MI GmbH

Scansonic supplies systems and solutions for laser welding, laser brazing, and laser hardening along with high-precision sensors for process monitoring. The company’s products are primarily used in the automotive industry, rail vehicle construction, and energy technologies. Scansonic MI is the global market leader in laser-based joining systems for body construction. The company is part of the Berlin.Industrial.Group. (B.I.G.). This medium-sized enterprise headquartered in Berlin has roughly 320 employees.

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