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Track Electrolab’s history and success over the following decades.

Electrolab, Inc. Established

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Karl Senghaas, Founder of Electrolab

1976

Electrolab was founded in 1976 in San Antonio, Texas, by Karl Senghaas, a German-born electrical engineer and NASA scientist.

Mr. Senghaas (1922 – 2012) was a long-standing contributor to the engineering and technology industry in San Antonio and held numerous patents for his designs. Mr. Senghaas’ design contributions included engineering patents that involved UTSA, an institution near and dear to his heart. Mr. Senghaas led the design and implementation of the first solid state interconnection of 500 dental offices at University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in the seventies. Later, Mr. Senghaas played a key role as lead in electronics design, working together with UTHSC’s design team, to patent the first “Tomerex” X-Ray machine used for full-mouth X-Ray scans.

Mr. Senghaas’ engineering contributions spanned many industries, including beverage and food service, aviation, oil & gas, and water management. Mr. Senghaas also worked with NASA teams on the development of the Photomultiplier used in space-exploration. With companies calling on Electrolab to design electronics technologies that others would not attempt, Karl Senghaas was often lovingly named “The Einstein of San Antonio”. International firms recognized his unique approach to electronics design and his unrelenting desire to find creative solutions to problems that initially appeared unsolvable. Throughout his career, Mr. Senghaas never forgot to train young engineers, providing countless opportunities for growth and achievement right here in San Antonio.

In 2013, Electrolab established the the Karl Senghaas Engineering Scholarship at UTSA, which is awarded each year to a student of Electrical Engineering.

Providing Innovative Solutions for Clients

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Tomorex Product

1980

In collaboration with Pennwalt, Electrolab designed and manufactured Tomorex, a panoramic tomography for comprehensive facial and cranial diagnoses.

1982

Automatic deer feeders developed for L&H Enterprises.

1985

Directional traffic lighting developed for the City of San Antonio.

1987

Chemical portion controller & mixer designed & engineered for 3M.

1988

Model 100 Level Sensor released.

Entering the Oil & Gas Industry

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Model 1000 Level Sensor

1992

Level Sensors supplied to Guadalupe Valley River Authority to identify dangerous river levels in high water crossings.

1992

DLS 200 Level Sensor released

1993

Level Sensors for underground storage tanks developed.

1996

Model 1000 Level Sensor released for the oil & gas market.

1997

Electrolab named exclusive private label supplier to Siemens.

A New Era for Electrolab

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Circa 2008, Electrolab Facility with new logo signage, San Antonio, TX

2007

Electrolab, Inc. aquired by current ownership.

2008

Electrolab rebrands with new logo and website.

Expanding Product Offerings


Wireless & IoT Product Line

2012

Model 2100 Digital Level Sensor released.

2013

Private distribution channel built.

First product application of anti-paraffin treatment.

2015

Construction of new facility in Boerne, TX completed.

TankChek released.

2016

Introduced sister company, e9 Treatments.

RU Flex Digital Level Sensor released.

Stainless Steel HLS released.

2017

All Electrolab Digital Level Sensors offered with API 18.2 compliance options.

2018

All Level Sensors available with HLS option.

2019

Launch of Wireless & IoT Devices.

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