“100 years after the patent application of the first electric soldering iron by company founder Ernst Sachs, we have reinvented hand soldering for the digital age. The i-CON TRACE is the first fully networkable soldering station in the world and offers 100% connectivity right out of the box,” says Hans Bolg, head of the Tools & Rework business unit, proudly about his new station. Thanks to integrated WLAN, Bluetooth and a network card, it can be fully integrated even into MES-controlled production processes and makes the entire manual soldering process traceable and documentable. This means that tasks that previously could only be reworked by machine can now also be processed by hand. Each individual soldering process is recorded and documented electronically: PCB, component to be processed, soldering tip used, process temperature and soldering duration. With the i-CON TRACE soldering station as the “missing link”, the gap in terms of Industry 4.0 and traceability in industrial electronics production is closed. With the unique software concept and the intuitive and smart user interface, the manual soldering process is safer than ever before.
“As a solution provider for sustainable production processes and market leader in all aspects of soldering, we use and shape the trends of today and tomorrow. With our trade fair motto ‘Yesterday, Tomorrow and Beyond.’ we thereby take the pulse of our customers exactly,” emphasizes Ralph Knecht, Managing Director of Ersa GmbH, who will move to Kurtz Ersa Holding as CEO at the end of the year. “Yesterday – that´s 100 years of Ersa – a long tradition of which we are all proud and which has made us the market leader. Ersa has mastered many challenges and has always emerged stronger. We learn from the past and build bridges into the future. Always together with our customers in a relationship based on partnership. Tomorrow – our view is consistently directed forward: Ersa has an excellent competitive position today and tomorrow, is a technological leader and always aims to be a benchmark for others. The foundation is formed by our employees with their knowledge and team spirit. Beyond: Ersa is successfully shaping important trends – such as e-mobility, 5G communication, connectivity – and offers the right product innovations from the area of machines, tools and software for global and sustainable growth. This demonstrates our excellent market position in the industry. The entire Ersa team, Dr. Michael Fischer, my successor as Managing Director at Ersa, and I are looking forward to an exciting trade fair and, above all, to interesting customer discussions,” says Ralph Knecht.
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