The hotset Chronicles

Corporate History

Start­ing with the foun­da­tion over in­no­v­a­tive new de­vel­op­ments and strate­gic steps up to the launch of the Sys­tem Cen­ter for In­dus­tri­al Tem­per­a­ture Con­trol Tech­nol­o­gy (SIT): the hotset chron­i­cle is col­or­ful, ex­cit­ing and it starts in 1973. Join us on a jour­ney in­to the past and ex­pe­ri­ence our de­vel­op­ment in­to a glob­al play­er and in­no­va­tion leader, which to­day sup­ports cus­tomers world­wide as a part­ner for in­dus­tri­al heat­ing el­e­ments and tem­per­a­ture con­trol technology.

1973

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Found­ing of the com­pa­ny by
    Eu­gen Schwarzkopf with partners
  • Start in Lü­den­scheid, Am Wendelpfad
  • im­me­di­ate es­tab­lish­ment of for­eign rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Spain and France

Prod­uct development: 

  • HHP with and with­out ther­mo­cou­ple
    and re­sis­tance sensors
1973

1975

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Ser­vice as a cor­po­rate philosophy

Prod­uct development:

  • Build­ing an ex­ten­sive range of accessories
1975

1977

Com­pa­ny development:

  • First trade fair par­tic­i­pa­tion (Han­nover Messe)

Prod­uct development:

  • HHP with cop­per tip
1977

1978

Com­pa­ny development:

  • En­ter­ing the North­ern Eu­ro­pean mar­ket: Den­mark, Swe­den, Norway

Prod­uct development:

  • Spi­ral tube car­tridge for hot run­ner application
  • In­tro­duc­tion of con­trol cab­i­net heater
1978

1979

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Move in­to We­felshohler Straße (Lü­den­scheid)
1979

1981

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Par­tic­i­pa­tion in FAKUMA

Prod­uct development:

  • WRP Ø 3.3
1981

1982

Com­pa­ny development:

  • First con­tacts in the Asian mar­ket (Japan)

Prod­uct development:

  • WRP/K em­bed­ded in cop­per with in­te­grat­ed cooling
  • WRP Ø 3.8
1982

1983

Prod­uct development:

  • HHP with pow­er dis­tri­b­u­tion
    and in­te­grat­ed re­sis­tance sensors
1983

1985

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Foun­da­tion of hotset Cor­po­ra­tion (USA)
  • Es­tab­lish­ment of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in Japan

Prod­uct development: 

  • HHP with ex­ter­nal cooling
  • HHP Ø 4, de­vel­op­ment of the air­flow heater (LSE)
  • WRP/Mini Ø 1.8, F 1.3 x 2.3 for 230 [V]
1985

1986

Prod­uct Development:

  • First Flat WRP
1986

1988

Com­pa­ny Development:

  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tion in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Austria
  • First CAD system

Prod­uct Development:

  • WRP/Maxi with Head
1988

1989

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Tech­nol­o­gy con­sult­ing to main­tain competitiveness

Prod­uct development:

  • WRP/Mini with ax­i­al bolting
  • WRP/Maxi with­out head
1989

1990

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Move of WRP pro­duc­tion to Hoffmeisterstrasse
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tions in Turkey, Sin­ga­pore, Ar­genti­na and India

Prod­uct development: 

  • En­closed Mouth­piece Heater (GMH) for die cast­ing and ma­chine noz­zle BMD
  • WRP/Q
1990

1991

Com­pa­ny development:

  • hotset faces the is­sue of “clean air, wa­ter and soil” and the pack­ag­ing reg­u­la­tion of 1. De­cem­ber 1991

Prod­uct development:

  • WRP/Mini with ax­i­al clamp­ing device
  • WRP/Q 3 x 3
  • Mois­ture-proof in­ter­nal struc­ture HHP and LHT
1991

1992

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Con­ver­sion from medi­um da­ta tech­nol­o­gy to PC network

Prod­uct development:

  • Bi-met­al mi­ni heater
1992

1993

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Be­gin­ning of the change­able organization

Prod­uct development: 

  • Ce­ram­ic ex­ter­nal in­su­la­tion against high heat ra­di­a­tion for WRPs and WRP/M
  • VDE test rig completion
  • LSE
  • Bimetal­lic heater
1993

1995

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Con­ver­sion of the pro­duc­tion HHP/LHT in­to a flow pro­duc­tion — with al­most the same num­ber of em­ploy­ees as in 1991, 21% more sales are achieved

Prod­uct development: 

  • Patent ap­pli­ca­tion of hot­flex, the first flex­i­ble radiator
  • The first bend­able HHP is ready for se­ries production
1995

1996

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to DIN ISO 9001

Prod­uct development:

  • new gen­er­a­tion tem­per­a­ture controller
  • WRP/Mini CSA-ap­proved
1996

1997

Com­pa­ny development:

  • In­ter­net presence
  • Ex­ten­sive in­vest­ment in PPS system
  • First sem­i­nars in In­dia on heat­ing elements

Prod­uct development: 

  • First GMH as kit
  • WRP mi­ni with an­ti-kink spring
1997

1998

Com­pa­ny development:

  • 25th an­niver­sary

Prod­uct development:

  • First plug­gable con­nec­tor at WRP
1998

1999

Com­pa­ny development:

  • First Eu­ro­pean con­fer­ence with the agencies
  • In­tro­duc­tion of the in­te­grat­ed stan­dard soft­ware PSI-Penta

Prod­uct development:

  • De­vel­op­ment of the hotslot
  • Cen­ter noz­zle for zinc processing
.
1999

2000

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Ralf Schwarzkopf be­comes sec­ond man­ag­ing director
  • WRP pro­duc­tion with more than 100 employees
  • new or­ga­ni­za­tion­al structure
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000

Prod­uct development:

  • Heat­ing of 3D molds with the hotflex
2000

2001

Com­pa­ny development:

  • In­ter­nal qual­i­ty auditors
  • Eu­gen Schwarzkopf ends ac­tive hotset life
  • Su­per­vi­sion au­dit DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000

Prod­uct development:

  • New RR600 se­ries controllers
  • HHP for hot box process
  • WRP con­nec­tion head
  • Ex­trud­er heating
2001

2002

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Ex­ter­nal in­vest­ment in Malta

Prod­uct development:

  • hot­slot
  • square tubu­lar heater
  • mois­ture-proof WRP head
2002

2003

Com­pa­ny development:

  • 30-year com­pa­ny anniversary
  • Pro­duc­tion op­ti­miza­tion ProFit
  • Move with the en­tire pro­duc­tion in the Hueckstraße
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
2003

2004

Prod­uct development:

  • hot­spring
  • lock-sys­tem ax­i­al clamp­ing sleeve for noz­zle heating
  • hotspring/F/1,8x3,2
  • New se­ries hot­con­trol con­trollers C248 and C296
2004

2006

Prod­uct development:

  • hot­spring
  • lock-sys­tem
  • cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Rus­sia export
  • in­tro­duc­tion of CPro (Cus­tomer Project Management)

prod­uct development: 

  • hot­spring Q/3.0 x 3.0; Ø 3.3; F/2.2x4.2 IP 68 with wa­ter­proof con­nec­tion area
  • hot­spring Ø 4.0
2006

2007

Prod­uct development:

  • hot­cast mag­ne­sium nozzle
  • hot­spring spike sys­tem ten­sion­able re­flec­tion tube
2007

2009

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Re­launch of the new website
2009

2010

Com­pa­ny Development:

  • Foun­da­tion of Hotset Amer­i­ca Cor­po­ra­tion, Pres­i­dent: David J. Cieslica

Prod­uct Development:

  • hot­cast sprue nozzle
2010

2012

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Re-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
2012

2014

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Foun­da­tion of HIPL In­dia Pvt Ltd. in In­dia, Pres­i­dent: Raghaven­dra Rao
  • DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Hotset Heat­ing El­e­ments (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
  • Move Hotset Mal­ta Ltd. to a larg­er building

Prod­uct development:

  • Z‑System
2014

2015

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Move Hotset Heat­ing El­e­ments (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. in­to a larg­er fac­to­ry building
  • Re-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Prod­uct development:

  • hot­spring Ø3,0mm
  • hot­flex (more than 100 dif­fer­ent di­men­sions in stock)
  • hotrod 1/8″ (3,1mm)
2015

2016

Com­pa­ny development:

  • New lo­go and claim
  • Hotset Mal­ta Ltd. is EU en­er­gy ef­fi­cien­cy partner
2016

2017

Com­pa­ny development:

  • Change of name to Hotset GmbH
2017

2018

Com­pa­ny Development:

  • New Hotset Amer­i­ca Cor­po­ra­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion Building
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Prod­uct development:

  • High tem­per­a­ture heat­ing car­tridge (up to 1000°C)
2018

2019

Prod­uct development:

  • Cav­i­ty probe
  • HPS400 plas­tic head
2019

2020

Com­pa­ny development

  • Sys­tem cen­ter for in­dus­tri­al tem­per­a­ture con­trol tech­nol­o­gy (SIT)
  • Con­ver­sion of the re­cep­tion area in­to an Arena
  • New project rooms

Prod­uct development

  • tempflex Flex­i­ble Tem­per­a­ture Con­trol Channel
  • Plat­inum Sensor
2020
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