What all Ersa innovations have in common is that they are geared towards important market requirements and serve trends such as e-mobility, automation and sustainability. “We are clearly aligning the Ersa range of products and services with the strong dynamics in the market and are focusing closely on the needs of our customers worldwide,” said Ersa CEO Dr. Michael Fischer.
Central to this is the further development of the digital platform Kurtz Ersa CONNECT, for which Ersa has specifically expanded its digital service offerings under the keyword “Servitization” and which contribute significantly to the optimization of the respective electronics production on the customer side. Based on a modular integration and presentation of all digital service offerings, Kurtz Ersa CONNECT can be used to optimize all processes, make them future-proof and significantly increase productivity. The service platform can be used regardless of location and device – and can be used for the entire Kurtz Ersa machine portfolio thanks to a consistent hardware and software infrastructure. Despite the focus on digital processes and automation, Ersa continues to place people at the center of all activities. Automated processes only serve to relieve personnel and optimize repetitive processes, which in turn leads to unit cost optimization.
Highlights on the machine side in reflow soldering were the HOTFLOW THREE with patented cleaning system and maintenance intervals of twelve weeks or more – the HOTFLOW ONE as a new entry-level model and the high-end soldering machine EXOS 10/26, which reduces the void rate by a fantastic 99% with 22 heating chambers and 4 cooling zones as well as a vacuum chamber after the peak zone, also attracted a great deal of interest. As a representative of the uniquely successful VERSAFLOW family, Ersa launched the VERSAFLOW ONE X-Series, a new entry-level model in the excellence class of selective soldering – with its x-variable axis system, it can be configured as a high-speed machine. A feature that is unique in this class! The new i-CON MK2 soldering stations from Ersa Tools, which were presented in a new design with a black housing and also offer up to 20% more performance for industrial hand soldering, were also well received. Like the smart IoT soldering station i-CON TRACE, the new Ersa soldering stations rely on the revolutionary Tip´n´Turn soldering tip technology, which enables fast and efficient soldering tip changes without any tools.
Ersa GmbH´s efforts to further develop its range of services, products and services were rewarded with several awards at the start of the trade fair – including two SMT Technology Awards for the VERSAFLOW ONE X and the “Scavenger” in the rework sector and the “productronica innovation award” for the innovative horus® measurement electronics. “As a company, we are at the cutting edge: The Ersa team always offers top service for our comprehensive product portfolio – so we are always at least one step ahead in order to realize the further developments we strive for with and for our customers,” said Ersa´s General Sales Manager Rainer Krauss at the end of the trade fair, who sees “taking care” of customers´ needs as an essential contribution to successful long-term partnerships. Another success for Ersa is the positive response to the VERSAFIT system, with which press-fit technology is now also represented as an alternative connection technology in the Ersa product portfolio. This means that Ersa customers can now also obtain press-fit technology “from a single source”, which makes integration into existing processes considerably easier.
The numerous visitors and the great response from customers from Europe, Asia and North America were a highly visible success for Ersa at Productronica. The planned or already implemented internationalization measures in India and Vietnam, which underline the company´s increasingly global orientation, were also positively evaluated by customers and interested parties.
More about the Ersa Highlights in the Productronica special