Althen - Your Specialist
for Sensors, Measurement and Automation

  • Since 1 January 2018: Price reduction for GRAPHTEC data loggers! Save up to 24% !

    • Graphtec GL840-M: -24 %
    • Graphtec GL240: -19 %
    • Graphtec GL840-MV: - 18 %
    • Accessory kits with up to 19 % discount

    price list with up to 24 % discount

  • Joystick Portfolio with 1 to 6 axis

    • Fingertip, palm grip or hand operated joystick controllers for precise control
    • Ergonomic grips, push buttons and switches
    • Precision potentiometer, Hall effect
    • Optional CAN interface
    • Robust mechanics and high IP rating for long lifetime
    • Special joystick  ATEX components
    • Dynamic Positioning for maritime applications
    • Foot pedals are available for many applications

    industrial joysticks

    Are you looking for a suitable and durable joystick for your application? Our specialists will be glad to help you.

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  • WLPI fiber optic technology sets standards in precision and flexibility

    • Fiber optic white light polarisation interferometry (WLPI) is a patented fiber optic technology
    • It enables precise measurements to be made in the most challenging of applications
    • It offers maximum flexibility in sensor design such that reliable measurements can be generated even in extremely unfavourable environments

    wlpi fiber optic measurement solutions

    Advantages compared to fiber Bragg technology:

    • Easier installation and handling
    • Easier adjustment to requirements and flexibility
    • Greater stability and better reliability
    • Improved safety
    • Maintenance-free
    • Lightweight, compact design
    • Versatile

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Innovative, high-precision measurement systems are our passion.
Since 1978, Althen stands for advanced, customer-specific solutions in metrology and sensors. 


Broad product portfolio


From our portfolio, a variety of standard products, choose the components that best meet your requirements. And get advice from one of our experts at any time. Our products cover the entire measurement chain and offer solutions for any physical variables. Thanks to careful selection and close cooperation with our suppliers, we can also adjust components to your individual proposals.

  • Druckaufnehmer und Drucksensoren


    Pressure sensors and transducers with measurement ranges starting at 0.5 mbar up to 12.000 bar


  • Force

    Load cells and weighing modules as sensor ot turn-key solution. Ranges starting at 0.5 N up to 1.500 tons


  • Torque

    Torque measurement systems from Althen: torque sensors as low as 0.1Nm up to 25kNm


  • Position

    Position sensors from 0.125 mm up to 1.000 mm gauging solutions from the measurement specialists


  • Rotary

    Inductive and potentiometric rotary angle sensors with ranges between 5 and 360 degree


  • Inclination

    Servo-Inclinometers or MEMS-based tilt sensors measurement solutions from ALTHEN


  • Acceleration

    Acceleration sensors and measurement systems starting with 0.25 range and higher


  • Vibration

    Vibration measurement at a glance: vibration sensors, amplifiers and analysis software


  • Rate

    Rate sensors and gyros from Althen: state-of-the-art sensors based on the latest MEMS-technology


  • Datalogging

    Datalogging, PC-based data acquisition or XY-recorders


  • Amplifier

    Amplifier for strain gauge, inductive or IEPE sensors combined with the broad range of sensors offer easy turn-key-solutions


  • Automation

    Solutions for process automation: connecting load cells and weighting systems tp PLCs or fieldbus enviroments


Custom solutions and product development

Every innovation springs from an idea. Bring your ideas to Althen. No metrological challenge is too complex for us. If necessary, we develop and produce innovative, high-precision complete systems and solutions for your application in our in-house production. Our customer-specific in-house develops guarantee top quality and correspond to the latest state of the art in technology.

Professional support for your measurement tasks

Service at Althen doesn't stop with the sale of the product. We are at your disposal at any time as a competent contact. With Althen, you get all-round support that will meet the strictest of needs – from the first concept to the production and service of your products.