Excursion to Held Systems GmbH


On February 24th, within the scope of the lecture »Lasers in Manufacturing«, students were invited to take part in an excursion to Held Systems GmbH, a manufacturer of special purpose machines with a focus on laser technology.

Participants and host inside of the workshop of Held Systems GmbH

The company Held Systems GmbH is an established manufacturer of special purpose machines for cutting, welding and coating systems for more than forty years ongoing. According to Held Systems, one reason for the company’s success is the intensive cooperation with research institutions.

Concluding the lecture period, Held Systems gave a presentation concerning the adjustment of the beam path in laser systems, and therefore already gave an insight into the challenges of the industrial application of lasers. The excursion to the company’s headquarter in Heusenstamm allowed the participants to gain an up-close experience of special purpose machinery in combination with laser technology. During the introductory round, the managing director Mr. Held presented past projects and gave an insight into the processes of the company. Subsequently, Mr. Held gave a tour of the workshop, where the participants were able to see a laser system for the cutting of textiles as well as other machines in various phases of construction. The excursion was rounded off by a lunch in relaxed atmosphere that extended into a vivid round of discussions.