History


 The STEP Sensortechnik and Elektronik Pockau GmbH was founded in 1993. The location, formerly Werk2 of the ROBOTRON Messtechnik Dresden, provided over 35 years tradition and experience with the development and production of nuclear radiation measurement and fire alarm systems. Through the steady development and expansion of its production and service profile, STEP is a reliable partner for innovative products in the national and international market for sensor and measuring technologies.

 

2020

 

Delivery of a DLMon complete system (16 detectors SON16 and 16 single door displays AT-1) to the company NPP-Gamma ( www.npp-gamma.kz) for the hospital 'Center for Nuclear Medicine and Oncology of Semey City'.The DLMon system was approved by NPP-Gamma as a dosimetry system in Kazakhstan.

 

 

2018

 

 

Upgrading of the DLMon system technology (hardware, PC, software upgrade, HL7 interface) in the nuclear medicine ward of the 'Tirol Kliniken GmbH' in Innsbruck.

 

 

2017

 

Development and manufacturing of AMC Monitor (Measurement of Airborne Molecular Contamination)

 

2016

 

Development and manufacturing of a new generation of stationary and mobile IMS and GC-PID based gas chromatograph for environmental and industrial process monitoring

 

2015

 

Strategic cooperation with STEP Analytics USA

Development, manufacturing and NRC-approval 19” ion-mobility spectrometer (IMS) for environmental and industrial process monitoring

Market introduction of the radio-dose rate measurement system RMon2

Contribution to the clinical trial of the screening system for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative retina damage

 

2014

 

Development and manufacturing of the local dosimeter OD-02, designed for the measurement of local dose metrics, directional and ambient dose equivalent

Collaboration with TU Dresden, BioStep and TSO in the development of spectroscopic procedures to detect cell damage and implementation of a screening system for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative retina damage

 

2013

 

Development of the mobile, miniaturized gas chromatograph based on a photo-ionization detector (GC-PID) to measure environmental pollutants

Market introduction and first delivery of GC-PID to British Petrol (BP)

Development and manufacturing of Cell Degradation Indicator (CDI) for the simulation of accelerated degradation of solar cells in commission of Roth & Rau AG

 

2012

 

Development and market introduction of the new generation of pocket radiometers SM3D, SM5D, SM7D and SM8D

 

2011

 

Development of a flow-optimized cryo-ablation cell for analytical applications of laser ablation-ICP mass spectrometry

 

2010

 

Market introduction of the alpha-beta-area activity and gamma-dose measurement device SM7D

 

2009

 

Serial production of the radiation protection dosimeter OD-01

Initialization of the development process of the ion-mobility spectrometer (IMS) for the real time detection of biofilm signal peptides

 

2008

 

Development of the local dosimeter OD-01 for the measurement of the new local dose H*(10) and H´(0,07) in radiation protection applications

 

2007

 

Development and manufacturing of eye applicators and dosimetry devices for the therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), jointly with Neovista Inc., USA

 

2006

 

Construction and start-up of the X-ray section for measurement to calibrate radioprotection measurement systems

Industrial research on the usage of neutrons induced measurement and detection procedures within the research project "High resolution metrological components for solid material detection", jointly with the ZAFT at Dresden University of Applied Sciences

 

2005

 

Development of applicators and calibration / dosimetry systems for the therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), jointly with Neovista Inc., USA

 

2004

 

Initiation of the successful collaboration with Centre for Applied Research and Technology (ZAFT) at Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Development and manufacturing of measurement and management systems for miniature radiation sources to be used in medical applications (radiation therapy of prostate carcinoma and vascular constriction in the coronary area), jointly with Neovista Inc., USA

Certification of the quality management system according the DIN EN ISO 9001/2000 norm

 

2003

 

In commission of the Federal Office of Radiation Protection a new generation of local dosimeters for beta and gamma radiation was developed and subsequently produced

 

2002

 

Start of production of the IMS detector for Dräger AG, Lübeck

 

2001

 

Investment into modern CNC-technology for tool and test agent construction as well as manufacturing of mechanical components

 

1999

 

Certification of the quality management system according the DIN EN ISO 9001 norm

 

1997

 

Development and manufacturing of the dose rate measurement system DLMon for the application in the radioiodine therapy-since then STEP equipped over 20 hospitals including clinics in Germany, Austria, UK, China, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates

 

1995

 

Planning, construction, and implementation of a recycling facility for substances of low radiation

Investments in advanced measuring and climate test technologies

 

1994

 

STEP exclusively equips the German custom authority with its pocket dosimeters SVS-3 and SVS-5

 

1993

 

Development and market introduction of the X-ray-gamma dosimeter RGD-27091