The Fricke und Mallah Microwave Technology GmbH was founded in 1995 by Dr. Dirk-H. Fricke and Dipl.-Ing. Marcel Mallah.
Dr. Dirk-H. Fricke studied electrical and high frequency engineering at the university Hanover. Then for five years he was scientific assistant at the Institut for Electroheat at the same university. He managed several microwave research projects of the AIF and BMFT. Dipl.-Ing. Marcel Mallah studied electrical and high frequency enginneering at the university Brunswick. After this he works for three years in the german oven industry. There he developed several innovative microwave oven concepts.
The Fricke and Mallah GmbH is with 24 employees one of the leading german suppliers of microwave ovens for industry and research.
In the field of microwave tunnels and chamber ovens machines were built with 800 kW total power. The main applications for the ovens are found in the ceramic, casting, wood, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry. To make the microwave application very effective the development and test of the ovens are accompanied by a close dialogue with the customer. The used microwave generators and antennas are from own production and designed for microwave powers up to 20 kW. They are also supplied to several oven manufacturers in Europe and USA. A further activity is the development of power electronics and microwave measurement equipment.
For research and development a microwave measurement system, an EMC chamber, several microwave ovens and temperature measurement systems are available in the laboratory. Furthermore there is a close contact with the institut for thermal processing of the university hannover. This institute has long experience in the field of thermal and electromagnetic distributions.