Thermostating - What is that?

The core business of LAUDA is "thermostating" (tempering). The term comes from Latin and means "correct mix", which is especially important in the lab. This is because chemical processes can only run as planned when the gas, liquid or solid has the right temperature. LAUDA thermostats were developed especially for this purpose: With a constancy of up to five thousandths of a degree, they can set the temperature and keep it constant, which is essential to research and development, application technology, production and quality control, chemistry, biology, physics, medicine and engineering sciences.

LAUDA - Skills with temperature control

LAUDA's unique product catalog based on customer requirements, ranging from compact laboratory thermostats to the industrial circulation chillers, all the way to customer-specific projected heating and cooling systems, has been meeting the highest demands from industry, research and development for almost 60 years. As such, we have constantly been advancing the performance capacity of temperature control equipment in a key way. The basis of our success are our highly qualified employees, perfect service and uncompromisingly high-quality products. LAUDA constant temperature solutions are oriented both now and in the future around just one thing: Your needs.

A short history of thermostating

Even back in the 15th century, alchemists constructed some complex ovens to reach a specific temperature for an experiment, but the success was often quite modest. The term "thermostat" first made an appearance in 1830, in the heyday of chemistry and other natural sciences. Robert Wilhelm Bunsen developed his own thermostat, which was able to achieve temperatures of up to 300 °C and keep it constant to within ±0.2 °C. Up to the start of the 20th century, air thermostats set the desired temperature using regulated hot air.


The breakthrough in thermostat technology…

came with the invention of regulated bath thermostats. With it, it was possible to establish high degrees of temperature accuracy and stability by conveying energy to and from the liquid in a controlled way. As early as 1913, it was possible to achieve constancy of up to one-thousandth of a degree °C with the help of electrical heating, additional cooling and a suitable stirring motor. The success story of the family-run company of LAUDA started in 1956, when physicist Dr. Rudolf Wobser founded the Messgerätewerk Lauda Dr. R. Wobser KG in Lauda. In 1958, the pioneer in thermostating made a breakthrough with innovative laboratory thermostats in a modular design and refrigeration thermostats with mechanical cooling. From then on, the company has gone from strength to strength. Today, LAUDA, the thermostating specialist, is globally active as an important partner for a number of companies from the most varying of industries thanks to its unique range of constant temperature equipment.