References & success stories & customer testimonials
Success stories in industrial automation
Here you will find an overview of solutions and we also give our customers the word.
xicron GmbH, Erfurt
3D X-ray inspection in electronics manufacturing with Hexaglid kinematics, controlled with E°EXC 66 controller. Why did Xicron decide to implement the application with a CNC from Eckelmann?
„Only very few control system manufacturers offer such close integration of firmware and application development as Eckelmann. These are excellent conditions for being able to individually implement truly innovative ideas. Together with Eckelmann's flexible and competent team, we succeeded in doing this in a very short time.“
(Jan Rimbach, Computer Scientist and Managing Director of xicron)
CNC, test bench, X-ray inspection, electronics industry
Control and drive technology for machines
Breco Antriebstechnik Breher GmbH, Porta Westfalica
Breco has been a market, innovation and quality leader in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology for over 50 years. Eckelmann FCS has been a solution partner for the control of Breco's production facilities for decades. The latest joint innovation is the development of an endurance test stand for timing belt drives. Thanks to the DC link coupling of the servo drives, it can be operated without significant energy consumption and requires no control cabinet cooling.
„Breco is committed to acting in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner. We use our innovative strength not only to develop new timing belts, but also to build energy-saving production facilities and test equipment. Thanks to the intelligent DC link coupling in our new test stand, we no longer have to "burn up" surplus energy. The simple idea: we generate the braking torque via a motor operated as a generator – almost a perpetual motion machine!“
(Dr.-Ing. Thomas Steinert, Managing Director at Breco)
Drive technology, energy efficiency, test bench
Drive technology for machines
"At manroland Goss, we associate Eckelmann AG with 25 years of trusting partnership in the field of automation and paper logistics. There are only a few companies in the world that can deliver such innovative and individually tailored solutions for the printing industry."
Essilor GmbH, Hanau
Essilor is the world's leading supplier of spectacle lenses and an innovation driver in the optical industry. In Hanau, the company operates a large-scale and fully automated picking warehouse for ophthalmic lenses, from which opticians are supplied. By modernizing the automation system alone, Essilor was able to increase its picking capacity by 20 percent. Eckelmann carried out the modernization as general contractor.
„The cooperation with Eckelmann was excellent right from the start. The high degree of flexibility is particularly noteworthy. This meant that even special requests could be implemented quickly and reliably.“
(Klaus-Dieter Muttke, Head of the Essilor Logistics Center Hanau)
Intralogistics, picking, modernization, retrofit, S7
"Eckelmann is a valuable partner that contributes to IFCO's mission of digitizing material handling processes. Their automated identification and counting systems track the deliveries of our RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) in our service centers. Due to the digitization, we benefit from fast and accurate processes while optimizing our inventories."
IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries. IFCO operates a pool of over 325+ million RPCs globally, which are used for shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs and bread from suppliers to grocery retailers. IFCOs pooling system includes delivering clean RPCs to growers to picking up from the retailers' distribution center. IFCOs automated wash processes are internationally certified to the highest food industry standards. More: www.ifco.com