First Sensor

One of the worlds leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems

First Sensor provides reliable technology whenever it's needed
First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. Our company develops and manufactures both standardized and tailor-made sensor solutions for the detection of light, radiation, pressure, flow, level and acceleration for applications in the Industrial, Medical and Mobility growth markets. The company produces in-house and along the value-added chain from component to system level.

With over 800 employees, we are represented at six German locations and also have development, production and sales sites in the USA, Canada, China, the Netherlands, UK, France, Sweden and Denmark along with a worldwide partner network. We guarantee our compliance through regular successful certifications of the sites according to ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, EN 9100 and ISO 9001 - matching the respective business field.

Sensor solutions for medical technology
Sensors play an ever more important role in medical technology with the aim of making medical devices even more effective and safer, while simplifying their operation. As a long-standing manufacturer and supplier of sensor system solutions for medical technology, we understand your applications. At First Sensor, you can find not only the standard but also the ideal sensor system solution for your measuring task.

First Sensor Business Unit Medical
As Business Unit Medical within the First Sensor brand, responsibility for quality is a central criterion of our work. Our customers have been relying on our powerful technologies and customer-specific branch expertise for over 30 years.

Sensors are crucial components for the quality and reliability of your products and solutions. For this reason, we take great care in our development, production and service activities – working in accordance with certified processes and procedures. With certification according to EN ISO 13485, we comply with the high requirements for medical products. Orientation to the highest quality standards has made us one of the leading providers of sensor solutions for measuring pressure, flow, liquid level, oxygen, light, radiation and acceleration.

We know that medical technology saves lives and are familiar with demanding measuring tasks and challenges. Our highly sensitive ultra-low pressure sensors detect the sudden occurrence of even slight spontaneous self-respiration and thus help to keep the patient's respiratory effort as minor as possible. Flow sensors from First Sensor measure rapidly, detect the flow direction and are suitable for portable devices. You can measure in a non-contact and hence sterile manner using our flexible capacitive liquid level sensors. And finally, our large range of photodiodes provides sensitive and rapid measurements of ultraviolet, visible and infrared light as well as ionizing radiation.

Custom products
We offer tailored solutions, sensors and systems that are developed and manufactured in line with your requirements. This can range from modifying a standard product to developing a completely new special sensor or designing an integrated system with multiple components.Our offer: Talk to our development and sales engineers before you adapt the specifications, design and functionality of your applications to existing standard sensors at considerable time and effort.

Successful applications of our sensors in medical technology:

  • Respiratory devices

  • Sleep diagnostic devices

  • Sleep apnea therapy devices (CPAP)

  • Spirometers

  • Anesthetic devices

  • Dialysis machines

  • Infusion pumps

  • Oxygen concentrators

  • Vacuum suction pumps

  • Insufflators

  • Videoscopes

  • Blood sugar measuring devices

  • Pulse oximeters

  • Computer tomographs (CT)

  • Gamma probes

Supply chain flexibility
Supply chain flexibility is becoming increasingly important for you. As a reliable partner, we offer a range of services from tailored solutions - warehousing, replacement part deliveries through to integration in your value and supply chain. As a global provider of sensors, we maintain an extensive international presence - with our corporate headquarters in Germany as well as sales and production locations in Europe, America, and Asia. Talk to us - and reap the benefits of a perfect sensor solution from First Sensor for your specific application in medical technology.

First Sensor products have earned several awards, including the Best of Sensors Expo Award 2016 and Best of Industriepreis 2015.


Peter-Behrens-Str. 15
12459 Berlin

+49 30 6399 2399
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