The success story continues
The history of VALLON is also the history of metal detectors, degaussing coils, generators, and field computers. Over the years, the products became increasingly powerful and new, innovative technologies were added. The company was growing. VALLON leased more buildings and expanded its production capacity. Since 1982, the company has done business as Vallon GmbH, the corporate form it has today.
In 1979, Richard Vallon EWS became Vallon Industrieelektronik GmbH. The focus remained on developing, manufacturing, and selling electronic test and measurement devices.
VALLON expanded its capacity by moving back to Eningen. The administration now had 558 m² of work space. The detectors and degaussing devices were produced on an area of 1,267 m². VALLON had 12 employees.
The company building was more than doubled in 1982. The production area was expanded to a total of 2,800 m² and personnel were added. The development, sales, and administration departments were given large, quiet rooms.
VALLON continued to concentrate on iron detecting devices for underwater and borehole applications. In 1981, VALLON provided an iron detector for divers in depths of up to 60 meters for the first time: the EW 1520. Its high detection performance was comparable to the VALLON detectors designed for use on land.
The company’s product range also expanded. As of 1988, additional degaussing coils were available in various sizes. Demand from the steel industry was particularly high. In addition, large pipes, pipe clamps, and machinery parts required a new generation of low-frequency generators with a coil current of 200 ampere and frequencies lower than 1 Hz.
1989 The VALLON MC1 (Micro-Camad) field computer was a waterproof, non-magnetic, compact computer for acquiring data from surfaces and boreholes. In conjunction with VALLON iron detectors, the MC1 is ideal for ordnance detection. It displayed the measurement curves and depth calculations of detected objects. As documentation, they could be printed out along with the measurement log on a battery-operated printer.