Company profile

The Jaissle Electronic has built in 1961 in Germany at least the first semiconductor-based potentiostat. During the next 5 decades Jaissle was known as a manufacturer of potentiostats and galvanostats, mainly to the German market, with some instruments also international. Here, the preparation is not only limited to the above mentioned Devices but also contains numerous complementary systems such as rotating ring-disc electrodes, High resistance voltage meters, zero-ohm ammeter and Faraday cages.
From beginning the Jaissle company built up a reputation primarily with customer-specific solutions. In the course of time a number of standard devices came into being and were repeatedly requested but very often it were the quite specific solutions that Mr. Jaissle made according to the wishes of customers. It turned out at least for local customers that the geographic proximity as a particular advantage. As so often with specific solutions the first approach is only partly true and must sometimes be revised several times.

Thus, for example turned out the development of devices for the measurement of electrochemical noise in collaboration with the University of Magdeburg. Initially in the end of 1991 there were two standard systems for corrosion tests with computer control purchased. As a result it was planned to enlarge the theme group "Elektrochemisches Rauschen" (translated: electrochemical noise) and contacted Mr. Jaissle on some relevant developments. The collaboration came into existence and over the years from 1992 to 1995 the Jaissle company developed several devices for noise measuring and also brought to maturity phase. The term maturity phase has to be used carefully because the specific nature of a research project very often involves the desire of change. So the status has to better defined by saying the devices have a specific range of functions that could be used for a variety of measurement tasks in the work field electrochemical noise. In addition to these devices a number of standard tasks in the field corrosion research can be performed. The devices were so constructed that they could be modified within certain limits which means they could be specifically customized according to customer requirements.

Finally it should be mentioned that the potentiostats certainly can be delivered with corresponding automation that means with controls and measurement data acquisition by computer. Thus, program modules are available for noise measurement as well as for standard measurements (potentiostatic / dynamic, reversed scan, CV and support of the rotating electrodes). So far this automation is the remit of the engineering office Peter Schrems. It is also planned that Mr. Schrems continues the business of the Jaissle company in the next years.

Even in automation it has been shown that customized solutions are demanded that can be shown demonstrative on several projects. So measurement setups have been set up where standard corrosion test were conducted as well as temperature, strain and conductivity tests. At a swiss research institute a photo-electrochemical measurement setup has been set up whereby not only the control of the potentiostat has been integrated in the system as well as the control of the optical components.

All in all the field of operation of both above named companies can be described as very versatile. Enriched by the requests of customers new solutions are always developed and implemented.