• 2016

    First use of the DTK pantograph at a FDS4.0 measurement

  • 2015

    500. Messung (in Dresden)

  • 2013

    Appeared at the Sifer international rail transport trade fair, Lille, France.

  • 2012

    Appeared at the InnoTrans international trade fair, Berlin, Germany. During InnoTrans 2012, live measurements were made at Brandenburg an der Havel and Eberswalde.

  • 2009

    Surveys of platform edges designed for the disabled.

  • 2008

    New measurement system designed to measure overhead wire wear for trolleybuses.

  • 2008

    Development of the DTK hand-held measurement system for third rails.

  • 2007

    Further research for third-rail current collectors.

  • 2007

    DTK measurement wagon constructed for measurement of clearance gauge, track position and track wear.

  • 2007

    Clearance gauge measurement further developed: test rig created with 3 scanners capturing the clearance gauge in 360°. A fourth scanner is mounted at an oblique angle to capture very flat elements such as signs or the side track.

  • 2006

    First clearance gauge measurement tests related to the tracks. The test was conducted using 2 scanners.

  • 2006

    First measurement of ride comfort and analysis of the influence on the interplay of pantograph wearing strips and the overhead wire.

  • 2006

    First measurement of ride comfort and analysis of the influence on the interplay of pantograph wearing strips and the overhead wire.

  • 2005

    First simultaneous measurement of the overhead wire (position, shock) and the rails (gauge, groove width, track cant and curve radius).

  • 2004

    InnoTrans 2004: The following DTK systems were presented: Position measurement system, thickness measurement system, third rail measurement system, track position and track wear measurement, flat spot and polygon detection system.

  • 2004

    Rail measurement axle for 1-metre gauge: first test, Brandenburg, July 2004.

  • 2004

    Laboratory testing of new data recording system for storing measurement and video data simultaneously on a computer hard disk.

  • 2004

    Erste Untersuchungen am Rutenstromabnehmer

  • 2003

    Development of a flat spot detection system for tram wheels when passing over the measurement point. The system captures impulse magnitudes at the same time.

  • 2003

    Suitability test of a new third-rail current collector for the Athens Metro in preparation for the 2004 Olympic Games.

  • 2003

    First training event in DTK software, Rotterdam.

  • 2002

    Besuch auf der Innotrans 2002 in Berlin.

  • 2002

    Construction of a system for measuring thickness of overhead trolleybus wires.

  • 2001

    Laboratory testing of a catenary switch that functions at a travel speed of 0 km/h.

  • 2000

    Further development of sinusoid run system. By positioning microphones appropriately, it is intended to measure the noise generated at the contact point.

  • 2000

    First developments towards sinusoid run measurement.

  • 2000

    New company headquarters at Lindenallee 16, Zeuthen. Alongside the main building, shown, the premises also include a workshop and an additional building. The number of employees increased to 16.

  • 2000

    June: Relocation to new offices in a technical start-up centre (TGZ), Wildau, near Berlin.

  • 1998

    November: Completion of overhead wire thickness measurement system. Also, completion of the ice-scraping contact strip and the smooth contact system.

  • 1998

    June: First measurements to determine clearance gauge infringements (wheel/wheel tyre → Investigation using DTK leaf spring measurement system).

  • 1996

    October: First DTK software for computerised evaluation of measurement data.

  • 1996

    January: First developments towards overhead wire thickness (wear) measurement.

  • 1996

    August: Hew headquarters in Wildau - a rented office and workshop spaces.

  • 1996

    January: New measurement system for mechanically determining the lateral position of the overhead wire.

  • 1995

    December: First developments in power rail measurements.

  • 1995

    November: First measurements by thermal imaging on the Thuringian Forest Railway.

  • 1995

    November: Laboratory investigations into contact quality in trolleybus current collector heads.

  • 1995

    July: New sensor system to determine vertical and lateral positions of overhead wire. Entire overhead wire network of Rostocker Straßenbahn AG tested.

  • 1994

    May: First mainline measurements made on Slovakian national railway network. Measurements were made at a travel speed of 150 km/h.

  • 1994

    First discussions on improving the power drawing system for trolleybuses.

  • 1994

    March: First test measurements at St Florian, Austria. In addition to the shocks between the contact strip and the overhead wire, data was captured on travel speed, acceleration, the video image and audio tags. May: Measurements in Schöneiche-Rüdersdorf and Görlitz. June: Demonstration of measurement system in Vienna, Graz and Linz. The first DTK measurement system introduced successfully to the market.

  • 1993

    The environmentally sustainable DTK contact strip makes it possible to remove the worn carbon brush from its holder and to replace it.

  • 1993

    First contact strip production at Eichwalde, near Berlin.

  • 1993

    Deutzer Technische Kohle - Mechanische Werkstatt, founded in 1991, is renamed Deutzer Technische Kohle GmbH. The main field of activity for the company is to develop and market environmentally sustainable contact strips.

  • 1993

    The invention of the DTK contact strip allows the components to be dismantled in an environmentally friendly manner and for simple replacement of the carbon brush.