Our company, ERICHSEN GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1910. We research, develop, design and manufacture testing equipment and machines for the following fields of application:
- Sheet Metal Testing
- Surface Testing
- Corrosion Testing,
- Materials Testing.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of well-known and proven testing machines and instruments for the coatings industry, we ensure that our experience and knowledge is incorporated into the development of our products. This results in perfect and innovative high quality products. These products meet global requirements on testing technology and exceed international demands on accuracy.
We offer a calibration service for our testing machines and instruments as well as for machines and instruments from other manufacturers.
Our most important strength is the realization of special test requirements from our customers. Together with our customers we develop either a standard solution or an individual version for their application.
ERICHSEN is a modern innovative company that has been providing a wide range of testing machines and equipment for over 100 years. We serve the sheet metal processing, surface coating, anti-corrosion and materials testing industries. Dr. Frank Szepan, managing director of the ERICHSEN Group, explains “We’ve gathered valuable experience and ideas for providing measuring and testing equipment that is both innovative and pioneering.”
It was probably true Viking spirit and the urge for discovery that impelled the engineer A.M. Erichsen from Porsgrunn/Norway to settle and set up business in Berlin-Reinickendorf.
His first invention, a water-cooled ingot mould which to this day constitutes one of the most frequently used casting processes for semi-finished products in the foundry industry, enabled him to secure the financial position of his company.
A.M. Erichsen’s next invention – the cupping test – was just as significant. This was the very first test method for determining the quality grade of sheet and strip metal. This test procedure was initially patented, but has since been adopted by all industrial countries within the framework of the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
Just as temperatures are measured throughout the world in Celsius or Fahrenheit, the standard for sheet metal quality is the ERICHSEN deep-drawing index.
1930 the German State Chemico-Technical Institute successfully applied the ERICHSEN deep-drawing method to measure the elasticity and adhesive properties of paints and lacquers. The results were so convincing that the procedure has since been adopted by the paint industry all over the world.
1932 the inventive Norseman A.M. Erichsen introduced tools for cupping test dies to the market, without which the batch production of deep-drawn parts made of sheet metal would hardly have been possible.
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