Louwers Glass Technology and Advanced Ceramics
LOUWERS Glass & Ceramic Technologies engineering:Co-maker/design with customers,Contract R&D,Material feasibility studies,Prototyping
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ISO-9001:2000 certified Louwers Glass & Ceramic Technologies, HAPERT (NL) Tel. +31 497 339 696

Louwers has its own engineering department herewith offering added value to our customers.

Louwers' comprehensive know how of materials, its applications and manufacturing techniques is used for engineering purposes to support a wide variety of customers. Louwers engineering is often asked for:

  • Co-maker/design with customers
  • Contract R&D
  • Material feasibility studies
  • Prototyping

Examples of Louwers engineering effort are presented below.
Ceramic Sub D Connector                                                                                                                                   

Ultra high vacuum (UHV) applications are increasing. Louwers developped a ceramic SUB-D Connector in particular for Ultra High Vacuum with its pressures lower than about 10-7 pascal. This connector has meanwhile become a part of the family of various UHV connectors.
Lab on a chip                                                                                                                                                                                

In the pharmaceutical, analytical and bio-chemical industries there is increasing interest and demand for so called "Lab- on-a-Chip" technologies. Louwers is operating on the forefront of these exciting developments. The development of precision micro channel devises and assemblies by Louwers enables the actual development of Lab on Chip technology to become a reality.
SOFC Solid oxide fuel cell                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Louwers Glass and Ceramic Technologies has developed advanced ceramic components for Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology allowing to operate at much higher temperatures than conventional fuel cells.
Ceramic Burners                                                                                                                                                                                       

Ceramic burners are used in processes where contamination of metal has to be avoided. Louwers Glass and Ceramic Technologies has developed laminair flow burners of ceramic material, which give very clean burner conditions at extreme high operation temperatures. These burners operate with natural gas, propane, hydrogen, air and oxygen flows.
High Performance Precision Tube                                                                                                                                                                                       

Louwers Glass and Ceramic technologies developed new techniques for resizing industrial Borosillicate glass tubes into a precision optical-mechanical component with diameters up to 300 mm.
Sensor body                                                                                                                                                                                       

In order to measure and monitor the level and temperature of the ground water, a computerized network has been installed which uses ceramic sensors. Louwers Glass and Ceramic Technologies seals these sensor bodies, wherein a ceramic thick film circuit is incorporated. These sensors have to be leak tight since they are brought into deep ground water layers.
Vacuum chucks                                                                                                                                                                                       

For several specialized wafer processing techniques in the semi conductor industry there is an increasing demand for the use of vacuum operated wafer chucks. Chucks made of advanced ceramics are mechanical very rigid, chemical inert and temperature stable. Louwers Glass and Ceramic Technologies has a wide spectrum of machining techniques available which, in combination with several bonding technologies, can lead to sophisticated chuck designs of glass or advanced ceramics.