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Located on the edge of the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan region, TH Aschaffenburg (= Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences) is characterised by its business-oriented, predominantly interdisciplinary and innovative degree programs. Close cooperation with companies and application-oriented research ensure that more than 3,300 students have an optimal practical orientation.
To celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2019, Kolb Fertigungstechnik GmbH based in Willich in North Rhine-Westfalia, gave itself a special present: the production hall, that was only commissioned in 2014, was expanded once again, almost doubling its floor space.
Whether for climate control, seat adjustment or operating the touchscreen – nearly every car driver has come into contact with the innovative developments of Preh. The automotive supplier from Bad Neustadt an der Saale/Germany develops and manufactures in particular human machine interfaces (HMI) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as e-mobility control units. …
Many advantages of selective soldering are based on the wettable surface of the solder nozzles in combination with the freely programmable time-path control of the solder wave, which can be used to positively influence the solder peel-off, e.g. to effectively prevent solder bridge formation. The wettability of the nozzle surface is based on the chemical …
Electro mobility, automation, autonomous driving, 5G-communication and Industry 4.0 are major current trends which, in many areas of life, go hand- in- hand with extensive digitalization. All of these require electronic solutions and increasing computing capacity in systems and equipment. For the developers and manufacturers of corresponding technology, this means great potential and well-filled order …
The advantages of selective soldering compared with wave soldering are obvious: improved quality, greater process reliability, lower energy and solder consumption, reduced thermal stress for the printed circuit board and greater design options overall thanks to customizsed settings for every solder joint. The extent to which a selective soldering system complies with customer requirements can …
Vienna-based TELE Haase Steuergeräte GmbH is a technology company and innovation laboratory in one. With a great deal of technical know-how and people who enjoy their work, TELE develops and produces smart control and monitoring solutions for industry and the energy branch. Since 2008, Ersa has been supporting the Austrian company with technology for stencil …
In the midst of the Thuringian Forest, close to the Rennsteig, there is a real Hidden Champion based in a small side valley of the Schleuse, a tributary of the Werra: MEG Mechanik GmbH develops and manufactures complex charging and power electronics for vehicle technology at its Schleusegrund location. The MEG machine park has now …
Ersa is well-known as one of the leading manufacturers of soldering systems in the world. With the presentation of the latest additions to the rework family at the productronica 2019 and APEX 2020 trade fairs, Ersa underlined its strong position, which includes close customer relations and consistent further development of technologies to benefit users.
There’s no question about it: stencil printing is the most important process in electronics production. It is the root cause of 70 percent of all process errors in the SMT line. Most errors in stencil printing can be eliminated easily if they are recognised in time through inspection of the printing result. This is something …
Founded in 1991 as a purely development company, Wildmoser is now – 25 years later – taking the consistent next step in its corporate development with entry into Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). With its investment in the latest VERSAFLOW selective soldering technology, Wildmoser is continuing on its growth path.
The first generation of Ersa selective soldering systems launched in the 1990s was very well received with more than 600 units sold – but it was the third generation VERSAFLOW 3/45 that became an absolute best seller and market leader in the selective soldering industry, with well over 1,111 units installed by customers … and …
Ersa has now been successfully active in the repair of electronic assemblies for more than 20 years. Since the introduction of the first units in 1997, several thousand rework systems and stations have been delivered and installed worldwide. With the presentation of the most recent family member at productronica 2019, Ersa is underlining its strong …
Today, convection reflow soldering is the preferred joining technique in the surface mounting of electronic assemblies worldwide. Combined with component development, it alone is able to guarantee the unstoppable and increasing integration density in mobile devices.
Under the claim “We bring technologies together”, Helmut Hund GmbH is active in electronics, optics, optical fiber technology, plastics technology and precision mechanics – in electronics manufacturing, the Wetzlar-based company relies on Ersa technology, including a HOTFLOW 4/14 reflow soldering system.
Modern components such as the EVIYOS LED matrix enable the precise adjustment of an automotive front light in real time. In addition to a suitable stencil layout, a constant printing process is also required for perfect function in order to achieve permanently reproducible results.
In addition to production sites in Austria, the UK and China, Tridonic, a supplier of lighting components and lighting management systems, opened a plant in Niš, Serbia, in 2018 – VERSAPRINT P1, HOTFLOW 3/20 and POWERFLOW were chosen for the individually tailored production process.
The Erfurt-based EMS service provider Ertron GmbH, founded in 1992, has successfully put its first selective soldering system into operation for its THT production with the VERSAFLOW 4/55 including double soldering module in order to specifically increase quality and flexibility in the production of electronic assemblies.
For over 20 years, the Swabian company Tesat-Spacecom has relied on Ersa selective soldering technology. As the market leader for telecommunications satellite payloads, the company has been producing on an ECOSELECT 2 since the beginning of 2019 in order to reliably meet the high requirements for use in space.
The Productronica in November 2019 marks the twelfth anniversary of the market launch of stencil printers made by Ersa. Time flies …! The highlight of the first edition in 2007 was the integrated 2D print control, which enabled a 100% statement about the quality achieved. After printing, the PCB was completely captured using a scanner …
Coatings to protect the components are just as much a part of modern electronics manufacturing as joining processes with adhesives or encapsulation of components or assemblies. EMS heavyweight Zollner Elektronik relies on the inspection system ERSASCOPE 2 to completely understand the mechanisms of wetting, especially during protective coating.
Good specialists are increasingly difficult to find – EMS heavyweight Zollner has therefore developed concepts for education and training to build up own personnel. System supplier Ersa supports the Zollner technical center with a VERSAPRINT S1-3D and a VERSAFLOW 4/55.
Reworking printed circuit boards is the supreme discipline in electronics manufacturing – especially when it comes to big boards in 625 x 625 mm format. High expertise and state-of-the-art equipment are absolutely necessary for such a rework. Especially the soldering and desoldering of BGAs and QFPs requires sensitivity and experience.
VTS Elektronik is a specialist for PCB production and SMD assembly with comprehensive service in terms of assemblies. The EMS supplier´s machine park is equipped for projects of any size – the VTS team has recently started using a SMARTFLOW 2020 selective soldering system and has thus been able to significantly increase its productivity.
Digitization and networking are increasingly advancing into manufacturing areas that have long been characterized by the expertise and experience of individual employees. In order to become more independent, new assistance systems are being used to support production personnel in their decisions.
Ziehl-Abegg, the fan technology leader from Künzelsau, Germany, is all set for growth – in order to achieve its goals, the internationally leading developer and manufacturer of air handling, control and drive technology products uses a POWERFLOW e N2 wave soldering system.
The EMS service provider Note Norrtelje has specialised in processing small batch sizes promptly, efficiently and to the highest quality. To meet the continuously increasing demand, the Swedes ordered a VERSAFLOW 3/45 – the 1,000th edition of the Ersa bestseller!
Under the motto “Automation by innovation”, KEBA develops innovative automation solutions for a wide variety of industries. With a VERSAFLOW 4/55 including two VERSAFLEX solder modules, the Austrian company achieves the highest quality and maximum flexibility in selective soldering.
With its expertise in parylene coating, Heicks Industrieelektronik GmbH is a recognized partner for the aerospace industry – the North Rhine-Westphalian company relies on Ersa soldering technology from selective to wave to printer.
Modern electronics production is approaching the zero defect limit more and more. However, errors in production and (early) failures of electronic assemblies can never be completely ruled out. Repairs and rework with the highest possible precision and quality are still necessary.
Based in Nanjing, China, NR Electric develops and produces high-performance components and solutions for a stable power grid in China and beyond with extensive know-how – system supplier Ersa supports soldering technologies for reflow, wave and selective.
With more than 100 locations in 29 countries and more than 180,000 employees, Jabil is one of the world´s largest providers of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) – for three years, a POWERFLOW N2 wave soldering system has been ensuring top quality under nitrogen.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have long since become an integral part of our lives – whether as automotive light sources, illuminated displays or displays. Long-lasting light requires the right connection to the module – the integrated 3D line scan camera of the VERSAPRINT 2 Ultra3 stencil printer allows the print result to be evaluated three-dimensionally.
As a long-standing customer, the manufacturer of car locking systems, Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG, has been using various Ersa soldering systems since 2003. The Mexican subsidiary uses a VERSAFLOW 3/45 and thus a soldering system with which every production step can be monitored fully automatically.
The Ersa EASY ARM 1 and 2 solder fume extraction systems ensure a healthy workplace climate. Harmful particles and gases produced during soldering are extracted and filtered – the health of the soldering specialists is protected in the long term.
The owner-managed ifm Group is one of the global industry leaders in the field of sensor technology – a SMARTFLOW 2020 with connection to the MES system was installed at the ifm location in Kressbronn to achieve a cycle time of less than 90 s with the highest soldering quality.
The EMS service provider Kitron has state-of-the-art production sites in Scandinavia, Germany, China, the USA and Lithuania. The Lithuanian Kitron site delivers amazing results in terms of output and quality with a VERSAFLOW 4/55 plus VERSAFLEX soldering module.
The Ersa Technology Seminar “Design for Manufacturing” was a valuable transfer of know-how to the 58 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During the two days, topics such as CAD design, LP technology, components and production processes were covered.
With the support of system partner Ersa, the EMS service provider W. Kolb Fertigungstechnik has exchanged its batch systems for selective soldering for inline systems. With the VERSAFLOW 4/55, the company based in Willich, North Rhine-Westphalia, is ideally equipped for high mix, low volume.
Integrated full-surface 3D inspection, improved accessibility and automatic stencil bottom cleaning characterise the VERSAPRINT 2 printer platform, which can be retrofitted with additional options at any time and adapted to current requirements.
The full-service EMS service provider Elotec Fischer Elektronik GmbH, located in Furth im Wald (Germany), manufactures prototypes, small and large series in close cooperation with customers – supported by a VERSAFLOW 4/55.
The AVLE Training Verbund Löttechnik Elektronik offers a unique concept for the training of specialists in industrial soft soldering technology. Modular and consistent, the training concept offers a comprehensive basis for practical training.
Ersa presented the HR 550 Hybrid Rework System for the first time at productronica 2015. As a pilot customer, the Munich-based EMS provider High Q Electronic Service tested the rework system for demanding tasks in the real production environment – and drew a positive balance!
Parallel to the development towards ever smaller PCBs, there is also a trend towards very large, highly integrated assemblies, which are used, for example, in control centers – the VERSAFLOW 4/66 offers an industrial solution for such high-performance production.
The main growth driver in the electronics industry is increasing networking – both industrially and privately. In order to counter the cost pressure in the production of electronic assemblies, device manufacturers and EMS service providers rely on zero-defect strategies.
As an EMS service provider, Zollner Elektronik supplies “Solutions for your ideas” to global players and SMEs worldwide – system supplier Ersa has been supporting this for over 30 years with soldering systems, to date almost 60 systems have been installed.
As system house from Saxony, SYS TEC electronic GmbH develops and implements integrated hardware and software solutions for embedded systems and distributed automation. After soldering and rework stations, the VERSAFLOW 4/55 is used in electronics production.
Since being founded in 1973 in the western portion of France, TRONICO is the specialist for design and integration of complex electronic systems. Posing high demands: That solutions function not only during a certain period of time, but over the complete product life cycle.
When viewed economically, Anton Paar, the manufacturer of analytical instruments, should be considered as one of the hidden champions of Austria. The company, based in Graz, produces superior quality, sophisticated measuring instruments for physically measuring variables such as density, temperature and viscosity, microwave reaction- and synthesis systems, zeta-potential measurement systems as well as precision mechanical …
As a system partner of the ESSMANN Group, STG-Beikirch, the specialist for both facades- and building automation as well as industrial electronics, is considered to be amongst the leading manufacturers of smoke- and heat extraction solutions for roofs and facades.
Even with seven percent growth, China remains the biggest and most important German trading partner. Despite the cautious economic activity, there are many flourishing business branches with outstanding future perspectives, like the field of electronic production equipment.
With its „world-class-manufacturing“ services, Enics is the ideal EMS partner for manufacturers of industrial electronics products, a partner, that offers to its customers integrated solutions in the areas of development, manufacturing and support.
Hekatron Technik GmbH, located in Sulzburg, is a producer of electronic products. Started in 1963 in the security sector, today the EMS provider Hekatron manufactures and supplies products for a multitude of industrial electronic companies world-wide.
The most important trade show for the electronic production industry takes place only every two years. Each time, Productronica in Munich is the stage where new technical solutions are presented – it is indeed the ideal setting to present innovations to a large audience of specialists.