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Highest quality optical beam handling systems and positioners

Lasers love OWIS – for a reason. The wide OWIS Portfolio of optical beam handling components and positioning units are characterized by high precision and reliability.

Optical beam handling systems form the basis for individual assemblies and may be combined perfectly with optomechanical components as well as manual and motorized positioning units. High-precision linear, rotational and swivel movements may be carried out with the OWIS Positioners. Corresponding controllers round off the OWIS Portfolio.

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With OWIS Engineering, enormous potentials can be uncovered. Through combination, simplification and optimization, you benefit from an improved price-performance ratio and minimum construction size with maximum quality.

Optics box – from a laboratory setup to series production

With our optics boxes we turn your laboratory setup into a robust, industrial-suited product. We assist you with choosing design, components and materials.

Thanks to our high production depth we are very flexible and reduce your time to market to a minimum. Benefit from our years of experience!


Alignment and handling systems based on modular design

With our wide portfolio of linear and rotational precision stages we build individual solutions very rapidly. In combination with our manual and motorized axes, we develop alignment and handling systems - optimally adapted to your application! 

Multi-axis systems can be positioned with up to 9 axes in combination with our controllers. 

Alignment and handling

Customizing and OEM solutions

Is your application not representable based on our modular system? You have specific requirements – for example concerning construction size or aperture?

We assist you. With know-how in development and construction as well as our decades-long experience in manufacturing complex systems. Individually designed and manufactured – everything from a single source!

Customizing and OEM solutions

Customizing for applications in vacuum

Your requirements are our guideline. With experience and know-how we develop your optomechanical components and positioning solutions for applications in vacuum. We offer the highest quality for the most demanding requirements in the HV, UHV and XHV range.

Discover our solutions for science, research and industry.

Customizing in vacuum

Customizing for applications in cleanrooms

Do you need a positioning system for applications in your cleanroom environment? Our high vertical range of manufacture enables us to respond individually to your requirements and wishes and to offer an optimal product for your application. The assembly and measurement of all our cleanroom products takes place in ab ISO class 5 cleanroom.

We will be happy to advise you on our customization options.

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Every engineering project means the highest level of commitment to us. We are only satisfied when our systems work perfectly and meet the highest standards. On systems powered by OWIS Engineering you can rely on.

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This is OWIS

Our products and engineering services are characterized by precision, functionality and reliability that you can rely on! This is what we are committed to day after day – each in his own area of expertise and with his own special skills.

Plug-and-play positioning systems with individual plus – that's what OWIS Engineering stands for.

Dr. Dominik Zimmermann

With consistent lean management we increase our efficiency together.

Meike Ehret

The interferometric measurement of our products ensures our performance data.

Stefan Schmidt

Due to the proximity to market and application, we are the perfect development partner for your individual solution.

Dr. Peter Hilgers

With our research and development work, we have developed outstanding expertise in the fields of vacuum and cleanroom.

Dr. Johannes ter Wolbeek

I bring in my know-how and my experience when mounting the highly sensible components.

Kathrin Zöller

We manufacture rapidly and flexibly on the most modern CNC machines.

Aleks Sterz

News from OWIS

We at OWIS have big plans. We want to bring a lot of light into dark corners with OWIS components and our know-how. Stay on our heels!

Women and tech. This is how it works at OWIS!

It's no secret that we have a passion for high-precision products. So it's all the better when we can share this passion with others. We had a great opportunity to do so. Five interested girls visited us on Girls' Day and we showed them how we develop and manufacture these high-precision products, namely beam guidance and micropositioning systems, here in Staufen.

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Dr. Dominik Zimmermann becomes authorized signatory and Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)

With effect from February 1, 2024, Dr. Dominik Zimmermann has been granted power of attorney and appointed Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO). In his new role, Zimmermann will continue to be responsible for the OWIS Engineering division and, together with the OWIS management team led by Managing Director Rüdiger Ruh, will drive the company's further development.

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The new generation of positioning stages with direct drive is now available. (copy 1)

We have added a new generation of linear and rotary stages with direct drive to our range of motorized positioners. The three new products LINPOS S, LINPOS M and ROTPOS combine six advantages. Get to know the new generation and discover the benefits.

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Summer party 2023

Under the motto "shining together", our employees and their families enjoyed an evening full of joy, fun and fellowship. With food and drink we had a great time together under the warm rays of the sun.

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LASER World of PHOTONICS - the place where groundbreaking ideas are born.

The countdown is on ... and we at OWIS are in full preparation! The best way to find out how we can help you make your groundbreaking ideas a reality is to discuss them with us. Make a note of your visit to our booth B2.215 at LASER World of PHOTONICS. We look forward to seeing you!

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Getting schoolgirls excited about technology

At this year’s Girls‘ Day – a Germany-wide initiative – we had the pleasure of welcoming five schoolgirls and giving them an insight into technical professions.

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OWIS is on the home stretch 2030

Photovoltaics, heat recovery, charging stations, electric mobility, job bikes... We set the course long ago. For years, we have been investing in renewable energies and greater energy efficiency at our company headquarters in Staufen. Now we want to know it for sure!

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OWIS on a mission

Sensational what can be realized in a very short time. When we were thinking about how to present our latest highlight, a high-precision positioning system for measuring surface structures of large components, we didn't think we would be making a film about it in the middle of the night a week later. Now the film is ready and exceeds our expectations. Convince yourself!

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Dr. Patrick Rapp visits OWIS

The State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Tourism was a guest at OWIS GmbH in Staufen.

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Positive outlook with Grill 'n Chill

Spending time together not only with employees, but beyond that with all family members. It was long overdue after more than two years of Corona's forced break. In addition, Managing Director Rüdiger Ruh informed the entire OWIS staff about the currently very positive situation of OWIS.

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Energy turnaround? OWIS is part of it!

OWIS further optimizes CO2 balance - Investment in photovoltaic panel

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Researching – networking – winning

It's not quite that trivial – but with our commitment we want to create the best conditions for it. Following our future-oriented strategy, we are increasingly contributing our knowledge and experience to the research of new technologies and solutions in photonics. We have created capacities and spaces for this at OWIS and want to share our results and findings in the network and enrich them with external impulses. Our development manager Dr. Peter Hilgers (center) and his team are looking forward to working together in the Photonics BW e.V. network.

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Good news and pastrami

OWIS has mastered the transition! Managing Director Rüdiger Ruh gave insights into the positive business course and events of the first half of 2021 at the 2nd in-house employee info. With a positive outlook and a pastrami lunch, he thanked his team and made a further commitment to OWIS palatable!

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Hello wvib Schwarzwald AG!

For 40 years, OWIS as a medium-sized company in Staufen has been dedicated to one of the most exciting topics in physics, the handling of electromagnetic radiation. Now we are happy to be part of the wvib Schwarzwald network.

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OWIS with new owner

OWIS with new owner: The present managing director and shareholder Ruediger Ruh takes over the company with effect from January 1, 2021. With this takeover, OWIS gains a strategy focusing on the future.

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