TAURUS is now recruiting

June 25, 2018

We Want You

TAURUS Instruments AG, located in Weimar / Thuringia, is one of the global market leaders in the field of physical and optical measurement and analysis systems for industry and research.
Our team of 26 employees has been developing and producing devices, systems, complex test benches and software for optical particle analysis, measuring thermal properties and determining the fire behavior of materials and components for 28 years.
Our products are sold and distributed through an international network of partners and distributors.
In addition, the company provides services that include installation, training, maintenance, repair, and support.
In order to meet our growth targets, we are constantly looking for qualified and motivated employees to expand our team. In our company you will find interesting, varied tasks with professional and personal development opportunities in a pleasant working environment with flat hierarchies.

At the earliest date possible we are looking for

  • a mechatronics technician (female/male)

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Fire testing prevents firefighting!

December 3, 2018

Christmas 2018

The windows are decorated, the tea lights are spread in the house and some people even already set up their Christmas tree – the Advent season is dawning. What a nice time, full of sweet smells, festive music and lights. As blessed as this time is, many dangers lurk in our homes.
Around 190.000 fires are sparking in Germany every year. About 400 people die, according to the statistics of the German Fire Service Association. With strict fire protection regulations and the obligation to install smoke detectors, the state contributes its share to protecting people. Everything else is up to the residents, builders and modernizers.
Here it becomes clear how important and indispensable the preventive fire protection is – a serious issue that concerns us all. As a result of numerous incidents relating to fires, the topic is increasingly becoming the focus of society. Not least for this reason, our customers appreciate the quality of our test equipment, which serves preventive fire protection and security in our homes.
We have made it our mission to make the safety and fire resistance verification of the materials you use reliable for manufacturers and research institutes. The fire testing systems that we produce today can save lives tomorrow – because fire testing prevents firefighting.
In this sense, TAURUS Instruments AG wishes you a Merry Christmas.

Picture Source: https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/ratgeber/verhalten-bei-feuer-advent-weihnachten-weihnachtsbaum-100.html; 30.11.2018

Lambda, U-value and DIN EN 13501-1 – What is it? Youth development at TAURUS

October 1, 2018

As part of a 2-week student internship from 17th to 28th of September, an ambitious ninth grader had the chance to take a look behind the scenes at TAURUS Instruments AG. He was not only theoretically involved in the development and manufacture of Thermal Conductivity Measuring Devices, Fire Testing Systems and Hotbox Test Chambers, but was also able to provide practical assistance in our production hall and actively support our team.
He was particularly fascinated by the extensive activity of our technical purchasing, whose structured and well-organized work makes a decisive contribution to how our projects succeed. However, in the production our trainee also learned that drilling is not just about drilling and that it also poses a complex process due to the pre- and post-work to be done. He said he felt comfortable with every task assigned to him, as he received helpful advice and tips from each and every employee.
In addition, our trainee praised the family atmosphere at TAURUS and we are very proud of this. We wish him all the very best for the future and success in his further career.

Strong distribution partner for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland

August 15, 2018


TAURUS Instruments AG is very pleased to welcome a new, strong distribution partner for the Scandinavian countries. From now on, the company will be represented with the entire product range by the Swedish company Elastocon AB from Brämhult. They will be the representative contact for our Thermal Conductivity Measuring Devices, Hotbox Test Cahmbers as well as for our Fire testing Systems in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The trust of TAURUS in the new partner is based on his sales experience of more than 20 years and the commonality of manufacturing precise measuring devices that deliver accurate results. Elastocon was founded in 1987 by Göran Spetz and since then has been developing, producing and selling equipment for various tests on rubber and plastic materials. In addition, Elastocon has its own laboratory in which they are also offering material testing to their clients as a service. We look forward to a lively and successful cooperation with the Elastocon team and its customers.

One year, four trade fairs, four countries

June 14, 2018
IEX Köln 2018

The LABORAMA Expo in Brussels – a trade fair for laboratory personnel, analytical equipment and accessories, laboratory equipment and software – was a successful start on 15th and 16th of March 2018. With the support of our specialist staff on site, our partner Macben from Belgium was able to acquire promising contacts.

The subsequent TURKEYBUILT fair in Istanbul, where TAURUS Instruments AG was represented from 8th to 12th of May 2018 by our strong partner IMASAN from Turkey, was also a great success. As the biggest construction fair in the region for the Balkan, Russian and CIS States, the Middle East and North Africa, the IMASAN staff and our experts had the opportunity to make many interesting new customer contacts, which will now be further supported and expanded by IMASAN and TAURUS in cooperation. Especially in the field of fire testing, Turkey offers an attractive market for future business relationships.

From 16th to 17th of May 2018, TARUS Instruments AG exhibited at the IEX – Insulation Expo Europe itself. The leading trade fair for industrial insulation and insulation technology is of particular interest to TAURUS with regard to the field of thermal conductivity measurement, but at the same time the area of fire testing is becoming increasingly important in this sector. Despite a manageable number of visitors, our specialist staff succeeded in laying the foundation for one or the other promising project at IEX as well as deepening existing business relationships and cooperation.

Afterwards one of the most important trade fairs of the plastics and rubber industry took place in Milan from May 29th to June 1st. Represented by our distributor DGTS from Italy as well as by our specialized staff, the PLAST formed a successful conclusion of our trade fair marathon this year. Since TAURUS manufactures special devices for the determination of the burning behavior and the risk to fire of plastics in the field of fire testing, the interest of visitors at the trade fair was primarily to our LOI – the Oxygen Index Analyzer. In this context, our extremely ambitious partner DGTS was able to make some new contacts for potential customers.

Finally, we would like to thank our partners, who have successfully and committedly represented our company at three of these fairs, and we look forward to such good, long-term cooperation.

DGTS and TAURUS Instruments at the PLAST fair in Milan

May 23, 2018

PLAST Mailand 2018

The PLAST in Milan takes place every three years and is one of the most important trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry.

Our long-time partner DGTS Srl from Italy will participate as an exhibitor at this fair and will also represent TAURUS Instruments.

In addition to renowned plastics and rubber manufacturers, there will be also service providers from this sector from 29th of May to 01st of June in 2018. In this context, TAURUS Instruments focuses mainly on the fire test equipment for plastics. According to international standards, it is particularly important for producers to be able to classify their products according to the Euro classes because of the reaction to fire and the bruning behaviour.

Our staff will assist DGTS on the exhibition in Milan and will be pleased to meet you in hall 11 at booth A01.

IMASAN represents TAURUS Instruments at the TURKEYBUILD fair 2018 in Istanbul

April 24, 2018

TurkeyBuild Türkei 2018

As a long-standing, trustful partner, IMASAN Makina ve Kimyevi Maddeler San. Tic. Ltd. STI. from Turkey will represent TAURUS Instruments AG at the largest fair in the region for the Balkans, Russia and CIS States, the Middle East and North Africa – at the TURKEYBUILD Istanbul.

From 8th to 12th of May 2018, turkey build brings together the most important and largest companies of the construction sector, providing an excellent basis for the development of business relations. TAURUS Instruments occurs with the entire product portfolio as a renowned manufacturer of physical measuring and control systems for industry and research.

Our staff will advise IMASAN on site in Istanbul and will be pleased to see you in hall 4 at booth D120.

TAURUS Instruments welcomes you at the IEX 2018 in Cologne

March 26, 2018

IEX Europe 2018

As one of the leading manufacturers of physical and optical measuring systems for industrial and research applications worldwide, TAURUS Instruments AG will participate at the leading trade fair for insulation material and insulation technology – IEX Europe 2018. Beside corporate presentation the Insulation Expo Europe 2018 provides a useful platform to encourage the establishment and expansion of business relations.

While participation at the exhibition, which will take place on May 16-17, the introduction of devices for determining heat transfer and thermal conductivity as well as for fire testing will be focused by TAURUS. Thermal Conductivity Measuring Device – TCA 300, Oxygen Index Analyzer – LOI as well as models of a Hotbox Test Chamber – TDW 4240 and a Single Burning Item – SBI, representative for the entire portfolio of the company, will be exhibited.

We would like to invite you with a free visitor ticket. Secure your participation here: https://www.insulation-expo.com/taurus.

You will find us in hall 8, booth 8/050. Our specialists look forward to your visit at IEX 2018 and to provide skilled and personal assistance.

TAURUS Instruments AG represented at Laborama Expo 2018 in Brussels

March 12, 2018


TAURUS Instruments AG will be represented at annual Laborama Expo – trade fair for laboratory professionals – for the first time. Laborama Expo brings together a whole host of suppliers for your every laboratory need, going from analytical equipment, software and lab furniture to consumables, chemicals and many more.

In cooperation with distributor Macben from Belgium and the Netherlands, TAURUS Instruments will take participation at Laborama Expo as an opportunity to present thermal conductivity measuring devices as well as fire testing systems. Thermal Conductivity Measuring Device – TCA 300, Oxygen Index Analyzer – LOI, Small Burner Box – KBK for determining the ignitability of building products and Horizontal Burner Box – HBK for determining the reaction to fire of materials used for vehicle interiors will be exhibited.

Macben will be supported by TAURUS professionals at Laborama Expo 2018. We look forward to your visit at booth B10, on March 15-16 in 2018.

TAURUS receives Certificate of Good Credit Rating from Crefo

November 23, 2017

Crefo Zert

Due to its long standing good credit rating, TAURUS Instruments AG was awarded the CrefoZert certificate on 22nd November, 2017.

The CrefoZert certificate is subject to strict rules and conditions. A certified company has to meet certain criteria on a permanent basis. One of them is the Creditreform credit index, which has to range between 100 and 249 as a first positive result of the audit.

Only 1.7% of the German companies fulfill the strict criteria for the CrefoZert, which is very exclusive, especially due to the three-stage audit process.