Humanetics Sensors combines the capabilities of Fibercore's specialized fiber optics, HITEC's customer sensor design and assembly and OpTek's fiber processing, micromanufacturing and precision automated engineering to address advanced sensor needs across multiple sectors. Our combined capabilities offers customers a unique ability to develop custom advanced sensors for critical environments, at micron precision and scalable production speeds.
OpTek Systems is a leading global supplier of laser processing tools and laser machining services.
OpTek is a privately owned and fully independent company and as a result our business is wholly focused on our customers and the delivery of the right solution to address your production needs. Working in partnership with our customers, our highly qualified and experienced team develop and deliver precision laser processing tools by bringing together core skills in lasers, optics, laser/materials interaction, automation, vision, control and software. With a long history of supplying robust and reliable production line equipment to a diverse range of requirements, OpTek will deliver the right solution for your production challenges.
With an installed base covering Europe, USA, and Asia we have installed precision machining equipment in most manufacturing environments from clean-rooms to construction sites and with key operational centres in the UK and USA our resources include a wide range of laser sources covering the spectrum from deep UV to the far IR, with pulse lengths from ps to cw. Drawing on our comprehensive facilities we offer the development of specialized laser machining processes and then deliver these as a sub-contract service, or transition them into production-line equipment and install in your facility.
OpTek’s experience covers an extensive range of applications in electronics, telecommunications, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, biomedical and consumer sectors. Engineering requirements across all sectors are increasingly being addressed by laser processing which provides the means to machine macro and micro scale features to exacting tolerances in virtually all materials. OpTek specializes in delivering these processes for use in routine production.
70 years of innovation
Optek Systems is part of Humanetics Sensors - a group of companies with unique technologies used in developing sensors, precision manufacturing, and fiber optic processing. Humanetics, a leading provider of precision safety systems, simulation models, ergonomic software and advanced sensor technologies. The group has over 900 employees across 21 facilities strategically located around the world with the global corporate headquarters situated in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
The origins of the Humanetics Group can be traced back to the 1950s, when Samuel Alderson created the first anthropomorphic test device - or crash test dummy, as we commonly know them - to test aircraft ejection seats, aviation helmets and pilot restraint systems. The technology of these early dummies provided the foundation for creation of automotive crash test dummies in the early 1960s. Since that time, virtually every crash test dummy in the world was manufactured in one of our facilities. Throughout our history we have developed dozens of new dummy types including an entire family of child and female dummies, as well as side, rear and frontal impact models and even autonomous vehicle dummies. We offer testing and calibration equipment and services and have created a variety of virtual simulated testing software models for each dummy type.
Diversification and growth
Humanetics has experienced tremendous organic growth through the expansion of its innovative crash safety testing solutions and global expansion. The company has also looked outside of its immediate market to grow through an expansive multi-national mergers and acquisitions strategy. HITEC Sensors, based in Boston, and Aerosense in the UK and Sri Lanka joined Humanetics to support both the internal sensor needs of Humanetics and to serve third-party customers in the industrial technology, energy, biomedical and aerospace sectors. We have expanded into high-tech fiber optic sensing applications, with the acquisition of market leader, UK-based Fibercore. We acquired two innovative, high-tech Austria-based businesses allowing us to expand our portfolio of passive and active safety testing equipment with the most advanced technology available in the market. We’ve driven deeper into the fiber sensor market with the purchase of precision laser experts, OpTek Systems, located in the laser technology hub in Oxford, England.