Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG


FOERSTER is a global technology leader for non-destructive testing of metallic materials. One of the ”Hidden Champion“ companies, FOERSTER operates worldwide and works closely with its customers as a system integrator and partner. The product portfolio ranges from standalone testing instruments to complex multi-inspection lines. Experienced system specialists can plan and implement system solutions tailored exactly to customers’ specific requirements. The result is a custom-built testing facility that can be integrated into the respective production process across defined interfaces. In use all around the globe, FOERSTER’s durable, robust systems are considered the industry standard for quality assurance.

The four FOERSTER divisions are focused on different fields of applications:
“Testing Systems” specializes in developing and manufacturing technical systems for the automated, non-destructive testing of metallic long products and heavy plates. Electromagnetic methods such as eddy current and flux leakage testing, ultrasound and inductive heat flow thermography are used to inspect semi-finished products.
“Detection & Magnetics” develops and manufactures measuring instruments for determining magnetic parameters such as flux density, permeability, magnetic saturation and coercive field strength. The product range also encompasses magnetometers and metal detectors for geomagnetic surveys and environmental clean-ups.
 “Component Testing” develops testing instruments as well as customized and fully-automated complete systems for non-destructive quality control of metallic components in the automotive and component supply industry. These devices use the eddy current method to detect  surface defects as cracks and pores with highest repeatability.
The product range of “Mobile Testing” includes portable instruments and systems for manual or semi-automatic testing of components critical for safety as well as customized eddy current sensors for crack microstructure testing.

Dr. Rainer Sailer
+49 7121 140212
Find us at B 19

Product and Service Categories

  • Electromagnetic Testing (ET)
    • Flux Leakage Equipment
    • Instruments Portable, Oscilloscopic
    • Eddy Current Probes and Coils
    • Rail Testing
    • Standards, Calibration/Reference
    • Eddy Current Systems
  • Infrared/Thermal Testing (IR)
    • Other IR Equipment and Products
  • Materials Characterisation (MC)
    • Other IM Products
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
    • Systems
  • Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)


Steffi Dehlau
German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP)
Max-Planck-Str. 6
12489 Berlin Germany
Tel: +49 30 67807-120

WCNDT 2016

The 19th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing from 13-17 June 2016 in Munich, Germany is the most important event in our global NDT community.

You are cordially invited.