Already in 2019 erler started the project "Control cabinet construction 4.0". The goal was defined as the optimization of the value-added chain in switch cabinet construction, starting with engineering, throughout the entire production process, and ending with the delivery of the switch cabinet. Thus, even before the start of production, a "digital twin" of the control cabinet is intended to prevent errors during assembly and to use other important data for work preparation.
In the first step, a digitalization concept was developed with the EPLAN study "Schaltschrankbau 4.0" serving as a source of ideas. The process was started with the introduction of EPLAN Pro Panel in electrical design, thus creating the basis for all further processes. After familiarization with this software tool, the necessary standards were defined and the necessary data entered to create a 3D control cabinet layout. The processes were tested on several projects and refined as required. As a result, two additional workstations were equipped with EPLAN Pro Panel at the beginning of 2020.
The next steps of the digitalization process are already being developed or implemented.
Due to the corona crisis, several goods are running low, such as disinfectant.
Company CHT Germany GmbH, based in Dußlingen with actual production of specialty chemicals like additives and auxilary means has recently received the approval (by BAUA - Federal Institute of Industrial Safetey and Industrial Medicine) for short term production and sales of hand sanitiser.
erler gmbh has made an important contribution in regard to the control of production plants.
A complete package, starting from e-construction, to switchboard and on-site installation of process and control technology was supplied and is continuously supported.
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CHT is allowed to produce hand santisiser (swr.de)
The first erler ski trip took place on 24 January. Early in the morning, the eleven courageous skiers and snowboarders set off in high spirits for the Silvretta Montafon ski area.
After an entertaining ride, the participants arrived at the ski area in brilliant sunshine. Having bought the lift tickets, they took the gondola up into the mountains and the fun on the slopes could begin. At the following lunch the erler-employees exchanged their experiences before they went back to the ski slopes. Due to the good conditions, the participants were able to demonstrate their skills until shortly before the lift closed.
At the end of the day all erler-employees came back from the ski trip healthy and safe and all agreed: The first erler-ski trip was a complete success and will definitely be repeated next year.
erler automation . robotik builds semi-automatic machines for assembly and testing systems. Depending on customer requirements, desired cycle time and ergonomics, the semi-automatic machine can be equipped with a light curtain or closed safety door.
In this example in stainless steel design, the customer equips assemblies which are hardened by UV light. Various pneumatics and servo axes in the system position the products according to recipe management.
erler gmbh was founded by Alois Erler on 1 January 1995. Therefore we can celebrate our 25th company anniversary this year.
As a start into the anniversary year the employees popped the champagne corks on 7 January 2020.
With a Fanuc robot M-20 with 1850mm reach, workpieces with different dimensions are picked up from two possible pallet locations and placed on the feed table of a press. With two spindle axes on the gripper, the squeegees are moved over the 7th and 8th robot axis depending on the variant selection. A printed vacuum suction gripper fixes the individual workpieces. A pneumatic gate enables the operator to load new pallets during production time without interrupting the machine. The operator can also teach-in new products in the recipe management.
erler gmbh has also heard about the fate of the small Tiago from Binsdorf. He urgently needs a very expensive medicine to improve his life expectancy.
For this reason the employees of the company decided to collect donations. The donation amount of the employees was doubled by erler gmbh. Thus, 600 Euro could be donated to Tiago and his family.
At the end of the year a Christmas party took place for the erler employees. As in previous years, the program began in the office building with a joint drink and a review of the year by the management. Afterwards, there was to be a short hike to the neighbouring village for a joint stopover. Due to the bad weather only a part of the staff went there. The rest went by car. There we spent a cosy evening with delicious food and a nice get together.
At erler gmbh the main focus is on tangibly improving processes. This was also the task that Elias Ruggaber set himself in his final technician’s project. The goal was to merge the results of two final technician’s projects and thus develop a sequential control system for a robot using an S7-1500 via Modbus TCP. The plan is to use the optimized system to highlight the opportunities offered by automation during the erler Open House Day.
Source: Zollern-Alb-Kurier, special publication Vorstellung der Technikerarbeiten 2019 (Presentation of the final technician’s projects 2019)
Rabenstein Castle in the middle of the region called Franconian Switzerland formed the ceremonial backdrop for the Stäubli Partner Summit, which takes place every two years. At this year’s event Stäubli Robotics paid tribute to its strategic and authorized partners in an impressive atmosphere with the presentation of the Partner Awards 2019.
With this award, Stäubli expresses its high regard for its partners and thanks them for their loyalty and a relationship based on mutual trust. The criterion for the award is solely the level of innovation of their solutions in conjunction with the use of Stäubli robots.
One of the three awards with which Stäubli honors the special services in the field of automation was presented to erler gmbh.
14 runners from erler successfully participated in the 10th AOK Corporate Run in the Swabian town of Balingen under tropical conditions.
They trained on a weekly basis beforehand in order to master the 5.6 kilometers. Having fun while running as a team was the main reason for taking part. Afterwards, there was a party on the market square and a rush on the photo booth.
The motto is now: After the run is before the run – it‘s time to get into shape!
In the fall of 2018 we expanded our offering in the field of robot programming with another manufacturer. Fanuc is one of the leading producers of robotic solutions in the world and has an excellent reputation due to its innovative spirit. A member of the erler staff took part in a corresponding training course, allowing us to offer the programming of Fanuc robots as well in future.
MINT is the German acronym for Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technology: erler is not the only company that is dependent on young talents who have studied so-called MINT subjects. The competitions that have been instilling enthusiasm for such topics in young people for decades are the German youth science competition for young people from the age of 15 “Jugend forscht” (“youth researches”) and its junior partner for the under 15s “Schüler experimentieren” (“pupils experiment”).
For the tenth time in a row the state final of “Schüler experimentieren” was held in Balingen. The winners from the eleven regions of Baden-Württemberg competed in the fields of the work environment, biology, chemistry, geo- and space sciences, mathematics/IT, physics, and technology.
erler is proud of its role as main backer and sponsor of the state final. The works exhibited impress us again and again due to their creativity, and the young talents themselves never fail to amaze us due to the enthusiasm they show for their subject.
As a regional company, we believe we have a responsibility for our local area. That is why we support DRK Schömberg, the German Red Cross unit in Schömberg. It was also thanks to our donation that it was possible to replace the emergency vehicle, which was getting a bit long in the tooth, with a new one.
The erler workforce was literally up on high during its Christmas party. The program began in the Dormettingen plant with a presentation by the management board to review the developments of the previous year. The day then continued with a trip to Rottweil – right to the very top: with 232 meters, the visitor platform on the thyssenkrupp test tower is the highest in the whole of Germany. Mesmerized by impressions of the magnificent panorama and the Swabian Jura, he workforce then whiled away the evening with a meal in a restaurant in Rottweil.
erler, Viktor Hegedüs and Jenoptik: three companies that stand out due to their outstanding achievements in their respective fields. In order to develop a new measuring machine, we pooled our competencies. We presented the result on a joint trade fair booth during the GEWATEC-Technologie-Tagen in Wehingen.