History

1980
Foundation of HAUX-LIFE-SUPPORT GmbH by Gerhard Haux, who had at that time already 22 years of experience in his previous job as Chief Engineer for underwater technology, incl. decompression chamber technology. First design office and workshop in a garage in Waldbronn.

1981
First test-chambers HAUX-TESTCOM and stationary diver treatment chamber HAUX-STARCOM 900.
Transfer of workshop to bigger facilities at Ettlingen.

1982
Several diver treatment chambers HAUX-STARCOM with diameters up to 2000 mm.

1983
First HAUX-deep diving system HAUX-DEEPSTAR 100 with Deck Decompression Chamber and Closed Diving Bell for a Crane Ship in Russia.

1984
New Office and Workshop Building at Karlsbad-Ittersbach.

1985
First CAD (Computer Aided Design) Station at HAUX. After only a few months no more mechanical drawing, complete change of drawing boards to CAD-systems.

1986
Development of HAUX-MASTERWINDOW with wide angle technique.

1987
First Computer Development for Diving Simulator of DLRG Berlin.

1988
Worldwide first hyperbaric chamber with flat and not reinforced end and also with intermediate walls.

1989
First hyperbaric chamber of the HAUX-STARMED series with MedGV classification 1.

1990
Development of the ventilation-free, anti-dazzling cold-light lamps namely the HAUX-LUXMASTER.

1991
Introduction of redundant controlling technology through:
  • Computer /
  • - Joystick /
  • - HAUX-STARVALVE controlling.

1992
Introduction of a genuine room air conditioning.

1993
New building HAUX-TRAINING-CENTER HTC with rooms for education and training as well as diving pool and diving simulator.

1994
Development of the flat floor, integrated as pressure absorption component.

1995
Development of combined over/under pressure chambers for special hyperbaric treatments.

1996
Development of a new O2 breathing system with injector support.

1997
Development of the HAUX-QUADRO Technology. Worldwide the first cubical chambers manufactured out of non reinforced flat plate technology.

1998
Development of HAUX-OXYSEARCH for specific proof of an oxygen leaking breathing mask.

1999
Development of a highly effective fire extinguishing system as combined system (spraying / atomising).

2000
First HAUX-TRANSFER-Chamber for Tunnelling Construction Sites.

2001
New Generation of HAUX-MEDICAL-MONITORING System.

2002
HAUX-Certification according to EN 46001 which is necessary according to new European Regulation for Medical Product Manufacturers.

2003
New Generation of containerised diver decompression chambers  HAUX-STARCOM, for example for Lithuanian Navy and Submarine Rescue Vessel of German Submarine Manufacturer HDW, Kiel.

2004
Development of a new Medical Treatment Centre and Diving Simulator for Naval Hospital of Hellenic Navy Athens HAUX-HYDRA 2500 for diving depth up to 250 m. Fully computerized and with HAUX-data-handling system HAUX-E-BUS  (New Generation of HAUX-Diving Simulator HYDRA with HAUX-Bussystem and HAUX-DECOMAT-electronics).

2005
Development, design and construction of the worlds biggest HBO-Treatment System HAUX-QUADRO for Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm – Sweden.

2006
Development of HAUX-Fog- and HAUX-Spray-Nozzles for fire fighting System HAUX-SPRAY-FOG which means further improvement of the HAUX-SPRAY-FOG fire fighting system and certification by Germanischer Lloyd.

2007
Opening of the new HAUX-production-hall for the construction of our chamber systems. The integrated water basin allows tests in under water conditions.
Two heavy-duty cranes can navigate even the heaviest Chamber- and deep-diving systems.

2008
Opening of the HAUX-INNOVATION-CENTER (HIC) nearby the HAUX-production-hall. The new centre for construction-, medical- and electrical engineering.
Within this central place the development of the newest chamber systems and system components takes place.
The integrated chamber system allows professional training and the tests of our newest systems under real conditions.