A Worldwide Success
Since 1922 the name Hellma has stood for exceptional quality in countries around the world when it comes to glass workmanship. This fact explains our demanding standards as expressed in our company motto: “Precision in Spectro-Optics. Worldwide”. For over nine decades we have been producing cells for photometrical measurements using this specialised knowledge. At the beginning of the nineties another rapidly growing sector was added to our product line: fibre-optic systems. The Hellma Group includes Hellma Optik GmbH in Jena – a company producing flat and cylindrical optics in this city known for its tradition of quality glass.
Collaborative Pioneering Achievements
The manufacture of high-precision products for science, medicine and industry requires a thorough understanding of the needs of our customers. From the beginning we have understood that this means working closely with research institutes, universities and scientific institutions.
The products and new technologies which are a result of this collaboration have been setting standards in this industry for years, many of which are still being used today. In addition to catalogue cells and custom cells for specific analytic instruments, Hellma is the number one name for specially made products required for unusual and innovative research needs.
Winning the Nobel Prize - In Space and in Research
A visible sign of this rewarding collaboration is seen in the worldwide success of Hellma products. Excellent examples of our achievements include cells made by Hellma which are being used in the International Space Station (ISS) and Hellma cells used in physics research that led to winning the Nobel Prize in the years 1997 and 2001.
Fibre-optics – A Successful New Product Line
Hellma has always been ready to take on the challenge of new developments, which explains the fact that the potential of fibre-optical systems for analytical measuring technology was recognized early on and incorporated into Hellma’s product line. The highly qualified specialists in our R&D team especially enjoy finding custom-made solutions for particularly tricky measurement projects. But even for more common tasks, Hellma already offers a wide selection of standard probes for our customers, which makes us the people to talk to when it comes to measurements utilizing fibre-optic probes – whether for research and development or day-to-day operations.
A Trustworthy Partner for Instruments Manufacturers
Hellma works together with leading manufacturers to supply you with all you require. Custom-made cells can be individually developed and produced in accordance with the needs of our customers.
Tailor Made Designs for All Kinds of Applications
Detailed information about special designs in the areas of cells and fibre-optic probes as well as about the various possibilities for using our products can be found in chapter 4 “Special Applications: Precision in Glass”.