Gerling Applied Engineering, Inc. (GAE) was founded in 1997 to serve the industrial microwave heating community by offering a comprehensive array of capabilities to support its customers, including in-house fabrication, laboratory testing, process control engineering, and custom product development. A staff of engineering professionals collectively offer over 150 years of expertise in microwave engineering, computer-aided design, precision machining and fabrication, PLC controls and software development. Customers from a wide array of markets and industries include leading semiconductor tool OEMs, major universities, research institutes, national laboratories and multi-national corporations. GAE's reputation throughout the world for its products and expertise is unsurpassed.

In July 2015, GAE was acquired by Muegge GmbH, a leading manufacturer and international supplier in the field of industrial microwave and plasma technologies. GAE continues operations and servicing its customers from their corporate headquarters in Modesto, CA.  The combined product lines from GAE & Muegge provide comprehensive solutions for any industrial microwave and plasma application.






Our Mission to be the preferred provider of products and services to users of high power industrial microwave heating Equipment.

Our Vision

The development and implementation of new microwave heating technologies will continue at ever increasing rates as equipment costs decrease and reliability increases. As in many other industries this trend is leading to the "commoditization" of high power microwave components by becoming more and more standardized. GAE is committed to the vision that microwave heating equipment will be as easy to own and operate as are motors, pumps, valves and other common industrial equipment components.

Our Strengths

  • Engineering
    Innovative solutions to unique microwave heating applications.
    - Core competency in microwave, electrical, mechanical, software and process engineering.
    - Expertise in custom applicator development, consumer microwave appliances, 915 MHz and 2450 MHz equipment.
  • Manufacturing
    - In-house capabilities and expertise in design, fabrication, electromechanical assembly, testing and quality control.
    - Individual components to complete processing systems.
    - One-of-a-kind to OEM production.
  • Consulting – Assistance at all phases of microwave application development, problem and failure analysis, safety compliance assessment, on-site technical seminars and tort litigation.
  • Versatility and Agility – As a small company, GAE can respond to challenging new opportunities rapidly with unencumbered performance and high quality.