INNOVA: A Leader in Multi-Gas Detection since 1995


LumaSense Anniversary - 10 Years

And so the story continues…LumaSense, originally founded in 2005, expanded into the world of gas monitoring with the acquisition of the INNOVA AirTech Instruments A/S. INNOVA was originally founded in 1995 in Ballerup, Denmark near Copenhagen.

This week we sent an email sharing our story and a couple of great products from INNOVA. That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for INNOVA and LumaSense over the years!

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LumaSense’s INNOVA team is a spirited bunch! Below are some pictures of recent social activities.

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Bike to work participants Inge Lise, Jørgen, Lars, Serge, Susanne, Thomas, Charlotte and Per DHL Road Race Inge Lise, Kirsten, Per, Susanne, and Thomas
Go Cart Racing and Bowling Thomas, Lars, Susanne, Serge, Mikael, Kim, Steel, Morten Go Cart Racing and Bowling Lars, Susanne, Serge
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Go Cart Racing and Bowling Steen Employee Celebration Party Lars and Henning
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Employee Celebration Party Inge Lise, her husband, Charlotte, Susanne, Lars Employee Celebration Party Steen, his wife, and Kim

LumaSense is in a Celebratory Mood!

Frankfurt Anniversary Party and Santa Clara Thanksgiving Celebration!

LumaSense is celebrating across the globe! The Frankfurt, Germany office held their LumaSense 10th Anniversary celebration on November 5th. The Santa Clara office celebrated the latest SmartDGA release during their Thanksgiving lunch on November 23rd!

Listen to CEO Steve Abely give thanks for the SmartDGA launch! Click on the video below.


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Frankfurt enjoyed quite the feast!
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Dirk Fabian and teammates enjoying the anniversary celebration food! Tina Kühn, Mario Dore and Andreas Fleer seem satisfied!
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Peter Maushake admires marketing’s handy work while enjoying a bite.
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Carmin Sharein, Thomas Fahn, Natalia Müller and many others shared in the festivities!
Santa Clara team in the holiday spirit
Lenny Shaver, Monica Malone, Alejandra Hernandez, Carolina Hernandez, Patrick Franz, Harika Potluri, Sudeep Gonsalves, Shelly Ong and Stefan Warnke sport traditional Pilgrim hats.

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I & C Sales Teams up with LumaSense at Heat Treat 2015


I & C Sales North, Inc., a longtime LumaSense partner from Michigan, joined us at the 28th annual ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exhibition. Innovators, influencers, and decision makers in the Heat Treating industry gathered from around the world at the conference in Detroit last month.


Bob Mintz, Janelle Coponen, Jonathan Wright, Denise Kinnunen, Nate Wilcox, and Bill Kolbeck

The two-day show was very successful! Jeremy Lovell, Vince Lowler, and Jonathan Wright talked with show attendees about the latest industry innovations, such as the ISR 6-TI Advanced, the first industrial grade pyrometer with thermal imaging. Jeremy showed several potential customers how they can achieve measurable results when they didn’t think was possible.

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LumaSense Takes a Break for Halloween!

The Halloween event hosted in Santa Clara was a great success! Thank you to all of the employees who joined the fun and contributed. See the contest winners below!

Mummy Wrap: Bob Painter and Phillis Buettner


Musical Chairs: Jose Ysaguirre


Candy Guessing Game: Justin Ware
(Guessed: 134, Count: 135)


Costume Contest Winner: Tony Moreno


Click here to check out more pictures of the event!

Improving Efficiency with Luxtron since 1978

LumaSense Anniversary - 10 Years

And so the story begins…LumaSense was founded in 2005 with the acquisition of the Luxtron Corporation. Luxtron was originally founded in 1978 right here in Silicon Valley, not too far from where LumaSense is today.

This week we sent an email sharing our story and some of the great products from Luxtron.

That story wouldn’t be possible without the service of those who have diligently worked for Luxtron and LumaSense over the years!

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Steven Doan

Terry Stapleton

Terry Stapleton

Jeffrey Alon

Jeffrey Alon

Manuela Bitencourt

Manuela Bitencourt

Lenny Shaver

Lenny Shaver

Ji-Dih Hu

Ji-Dih Hu

Hung Dang

Hung Dang

Tim Dubbs

Tim Dubbs

Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman

Christine Tran

Christine Tran

Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen

Simon Hawkins

Simon Hawkins

Not pictured: Juncheng Xu

LumaSense Turns 10!!!

August marked the 10th anniversary of LumaSense Technologies, Inc.®  Although it was originally founded in 2005, the companies that make LumaSense what it is today have over 50+ years of history and experience in the industries we serve. Many of you may have already seen the press release that tells our story.

Our headquarters office in Santa Clara held a lunch celebration that was kicked off by a speech from our CEO, Steve Abely. Steve discussed our history and honored members of our LumaSense family with substantial service to the company.

Our Human Resources team members Pat Winter and Erica Perez designed a special LumaSense version of bingo. Pictured below are some of the winners!

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Bingo winner Phillis Buettner

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Bingo winner Tom Doak

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Bingo winner Dave Ducharme


Bingo winner Rosa Veloz


Bingo winner Carola Herlich


Bingo winner Shelly Ong

After lunch and bingo, our executive team tried to pose for a group photo!Executive Team Photo Attempt

Click here to see more photos from the company celebration!

Atlas Inspection Technologies Pursues Growth in Oil & Gas


Atlas Inspection Technologies (Atlas) is a longtime LumaSense partner from the southwestern United States. Motivated by growth in the oil and gas sector, Atlas personnel visited LumaSense headquarters to receive product and service training on E2T and the new PULSAR 4.

Jesse Miller (left) from Atlas Inspection Technologies’ Denver office and Brad Roberts (right) from the Seattle office took a hands-on approach to learn more about the PULSAR 4 with E2T product manager Dave Ducharme (center).

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LumaSense Pyrometer Launched into Space!


We are very excited to share that our Japanese partner Hazama Sokki notified us that our IGA 140-TV pyrometer launched into space!

The pyrometer launched on August 19th as part of the HTV5 cargo mission from the Tanegashima Space Center and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on August 24th! As part of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF), the pyrometer will help scientists gather data on high temperature melts. ELF can use the zero-gravity environment to levitate a sample, control the position with electrostatic force, and then heat it to above 2000 °C.

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Big Data – Resolving the Power Transformer Dilemma


North America relies on an aging electrical grid, some of which originated in the 1880s. This old and complex patchwork system of power generating plants, power lines, and substations operate cohesively to power homes and businesses.

Age is an important indicator of remaining life and structural strength. As equipment gets older, it breaks down causing an increasing number of power outages. A recent project investigated 2,300 “problem” transformers out of the total US installation base of 115,000 large power transformers. Of these 2,300, a total of 750 failed – for a failure rate of 32%! The industry cost of power interruptions caused by transformer failure can be considerable.

Transformers are the most important (and costly) equipment in an electrical power network. These aging pieces of the system put a difficult choice in front of the world’s electric utility companies: replace the critical transformers with new units or try to extend the working life of the existing fleet of older units.

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