Rotary Table Technology with Large Diameters in Best Form

Braunform is focusing on the current trend in tool and die technology for the K2010, concentrating primarily on tools for medical and multi-component technology. Braunform will be displaying a 32+32 rotary mould with a rotary table. Because of its slim design, the robust and fast rotary tables from the series 540 to the series 1400 (turning plate diameter 500mm to 1,360 mm) in accordance with EUROMAP, are going to be a highlight at the booth of the company out of Bahlingen.  As a pioneer of multi-component technology, Braunform is one of the few suppliers offering upper-class rotary tables with diameters between 900 mm and 1,400 mm.

„Thin“ constructional depth: 900mm rotary table from Braunform

Braunform has been engaged in this technology since 1990. Eckard Herb, Managing Director of Braunform has been observing this trend towards larger rotary tables for a while: „Increasingly complex geometries as well multi-cavity strategies demand increasingly larger rotary tables. They need to be compact as well as fast. What counts most in practice, however, is a robust and flexible rotary table.“ Braunform has an extensive program, including the „Titans“ among rotary tables offering products up to 1,400mm diameters (turning plate diameter 1,360 mm).

Advantages in Detail
Despite extreme dynamic forces, rotary tables from Bahlingen stand out because of their steadfast robustness. The root of this robustness is in the covered rotary plate which guarantees high lifetime cycles. The flexibility of the design offers the user a variety of advantages in daily operations and allows for fast and efficient solutions in multi-component technology. Connections on the front side provide for optimal water supply, guaranteeing efficient coolant circulation for short cycle times. Direct transmission to the tool is also an option which can be realized. Setting up moulds on rotary tables from Braunform is done without adaptors. This enables the user to change moulds quickly and efficiently. However, the newest generation of rotary tables from Braunform doesn’t only stand for efficient change-over times. The rotary tables are very flat. They stand out because of what their shallow depths allow for: shorter parting distances when opening the mould saves on cycle time and there is also more room for complex moulds. A variety of special options round up the program. Rotary tables of the series 540 to the series 1400 are offered as a Basic Line or Premium Line at a maximum tool weight ranging from 450 to 4,000 kg.

K2010: Braunform displays 900 mm multi-cavity rotary table with TPE/PS parts
Braunform is going to display a 900 mm rotary table out of its middle-sized assortment at the K2010. The 900 mm rotary table will be fitted with the mould half of a 32+32 multi-cavity mould (32+32 cavity SGW for Regular Head Guard). In the mould, a customer of Braunform will produce a 2 component TPE/PS-combined razor part with a part weight of 0,83 g/part. According to Braunform, this rotary table is suitable for machines with clamping forces of 2.500 to 2.750 kN with a turning rate of 1,5 sec during continuous operation.

Braunform at the K2010: Hall 1 Booth F30

Braunform GmbH
Kunststoff- und Pharmatechnik
Unter Gereuth 7 + 14
D-79353 Bahlingen
Phone +49 (0) 7663 / 9320-108
Fax +49 (0) 7663 / 9320-139
[email protected]

A new level of performance on the Shop Floor

The new design of the reliable Werth ScopeCheck® CMM increases the standard of performance for shop floor measurement. The solid design of the column-type machine on a granite base provides the lowest measuring uncertainties and highest dynamics in CNC mode.

Werth ScopeCheck® 400x200x200  3D-CNC

Covered guideways and scales allow for use under rough manufacturing conditions as well. The measuring capacity of this economical range of products extends up to 400 mm in X axis and 200mm in Y axis.
A central feature basic to all Werth ScopeCheck® coordinate measuring machines is an image-processing sensor with customized image processing software designed specifically for dimensional metrology for the transmitted and incident light measurement. The range of applications can be expanded by the integration of additional sensors. Touch trigger probes, motorized probe heads, and stylus changing options increase the level of flexibility and ensure configurations specific to the applications.

The new WinWerth® 7.31 measurement software, with its ergonomic design, permits efficient and simple operation of the machines allowing them to be used even by untrained operators.

You can visit Werth Messtechnic at AMB Stuttgart, Hall 1, Stand E75 (more about AMB here)

Werth Messtechnik GmbH
Siemensstraße 19
Phone +49-(0)641-7938-0
Fax: +49-(0)641-7938-719
[email protected]


More than 1,000 exhibitors at MOTEK and BONDexpo

September 13 to 16, 2010 do not miss the assembly, handling technology and automation, plus industrial bonding technology event of the year

MOTEK = assembly technology and more, BONDexpo = bonding technology and more: with this trade fair duo, private trade fair company P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG seamlessly pursues its successful series of fairs for the complementary process chain issues of production and assembly automation, joining and bonding technology, being set to provide another boost for business in autumn 2010.
With more than 1,000 exhibitors – more than 900 at this 29th edition of MOTEK and nearly 100 at the 4th BONDexpo – these twin trade fairs will once again be turning Stuttgart trade fair centre, at the mighty economic centre of Europe, into a mecca for the international production and assembly automation sector and the bonding technology which goes hand in hand with it, and building a comprehensive picture of the industry worldwide.

From drive solutions to integrated robotics
The organisers are delighted to see that virtually all the “old” exhibitors will be back at MOTEK alongside numerous new exhibitors, first and foremost system integrators and plant engineering companies, proving that MOTEK is a valued meeting point for all those involved in production, assembly and material flow automation. While German-speaking countries, especially Germany, make up the lion’s share of the exhibitors and new technologies, the exhibitors come from a total of 24 countries all over the world, rightly earning MOTEK the title of the world’s number one trade fair.

MOTEK and BONDexpo – an unrivalled range of components and systems
In this context, it is interesting to note that MOTEK and BONDexpo combined have attracted a perceptibly larger stream of manufacturers and vendors of robotics. This can be viewed not least as evidence of the increased use of robots as a universal but also standardised element of production and assembly automation. Also present at MOTEK is the usual complete spectrum of manufacturers and vendors of components for plant, systems and peripherals for material flows, separation, feed technology and bonding, affording an across-the-board view of the sector for trade visitors. To allow visitors to find their way around this gigantic fair without wasting time, the total exhibition surface area of 60,000 square metres – which is completely booked out as things currently stand – is packed into halls 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, allowing the individual halls or offerings to be organised efficiently and meaningfully by product and solution.

BONDexpo and special shows an integral part of the fair

Last but not least, the 2010 MOTEK and BONDexpo trade fair duo will again be showing a complete spectrum of information and communications, with special shows such as the Education & Research and Application Parc theme parks, a collective stand hosted by the IPA Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation on rapid part manufacturing, a training congress, expert sessions and the brand-new “Arena of Innovations”. MOTEK and BONDexpo show the state of the art in hardware and software both in theory and in practice, supplying designers and machine and plant engineers – but first and foremost users – with the tools they need to find parts and system solutions for all production, assembly, material flow and bonding tasks.

Gustav-Werner-Straße 6
72636 Frickenhausen
Tel:    +49 (0)7025 / 92 06-673
Fax:    +49 (0)7025 / 92 06-625
[email protected]

PS: Do not miss the interview of Ms and Mr Schall about Microsys here.
(Microsys takes place from September 13 to 16 in Stuttgart too).

CTI Medtech Event 2010: Last minute!

On behalf of the innovation promotion agency CTI, Mr Nolte, head of CTI Medtech initiative cordially invites people to the CTI Medtech Event 2010. This one day meeting brings together nearly 400 representatives from the R&D sector, the Swiss industry, the financial sector and various funding agencies.


The event has become one of the most important networking and innovation promotion events in the field. This year partakers will meet the new President and the new Director of the CTI and will hear about the various funding opportunities of CTI including their start up program.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 9:00 – 16:00

Kultur Casino Bern

CTI Medtech Event 2010
The Swiss medical technology sector occupies a leading position worldwide. Partnerships between medical technology companies and R&D institutions result in successful products. The CTI Medtech initiative has been part of the services of the Innovation Promotion Agency CTI since 1997, with more than 200 collaborative projects being supported by CTI in that time. This year’s Medtech Event will continue with the successful format of the past events, however, this year there will be more time for communication and networking.
CTI will also be introducing the Medtech Best Poster Award and the Medtech activities of the CTI Startup program as additional highlights.

Registration can be done on-line here.
Download the programme here.

Lutz-P. Nolte,
Head CTI Medtech Initiative

University of Bern
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz-P. Nolte
Stauffacherstrasse 78
CH-3014 Bern
Tel. +41 31 631 59 59
Fax +41 31 631 59 60
[email protected]

Springmann is looking for its new after-sales service manager

The company is exclusive representative in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and part of Austria for European machine-tools and tooling. Springmann offers a wide spectrum of solutions to the market. For more information about its product range, go here.

To prepare the retirement of the actual responsible of the after-sales service department, the company is looking for its new responsible of after sales service dept.

What is offered in Springmann’s job? (in French as the job is based in French speaking Switzerland. French as well as German are mandatory)

  • Responsabilité autonome de notre département de service-après-vente.
  • Conduite d’une équipe d’une quinzaine de personnes.
  • Responsable des interventions des techniciens dans toute la Suisse.
  • Visite et suivi des clients / Relations avec les fournisseurs
  • Gestion commerciale de vente de pièces détachées.

Ce que vous apportez :

  • Une bonne formation commerciale complétée de connaissances techniques ou éventuellement l’inverse.
  • De l’expérience dans la conduite d’un service et du personnel.
  • Les langues : Allemand et français, oral et écrit
  • Du plaisir à communiquer avec des clients et des fournisseurs.
  • Etre disposé à suivre des cours de perfectionnement chez les fabricants.
  • Etre domicilié dans la région de Neuchâtel.

Interested? Alors veuillez prendre contact avec le responsable du service-après-vente, Monsieur Kurt Eichenberger au Tel : 079 331 20 55 ou par E-Mail : [email protected]

This was the perfect occasion to open a new section on Eurotec’s blog and website. You can visit it here.
If you are looking for a specialist in the microtechnology world, do not hesitate to contact us to publish the offers.


R. Frein CNC service just certified

It is quite rare in the area of service for a small company to be ISO 9001:2008 certified. A SME located in Glovelier (Switzerland) and active throughout Europe in the field of spare parts and services mainly for ENC and Deco machines from Tornos just achieved it. Meeting with M. Frein, Managing director of the company.

During a brief ceremony in the presence of the employees of the company, the press, representatives of the external company that coached R. Frein CNC Service SARL during the process and a financial partner, Raphaël Frein (left) received the precious certificate from M. Claude Otz Lead auditor from SQS.

Founded in 2006, the Glovelier-based company operates primarily in Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany and in some parts of northern and eastern Europe. This small and reactive organisation differentiates itself with big services. “The certificate is one more asset we offer to our customers” say M. Frein. This can be explained because the certification was done with the aim to shorten and simplify all the process to always guarantee the best possible service to customers.
And it works.

ENC, Deco and more…
The company was founded on the basis of a very simple realisation: several hundred ENC machines are in use in Europe, the users of which simply no longer have access to services as those provided for more recent machines. In the face of this situation, the company was created to provide support for the two ENC and DECO series (often used together by customers). The growth of the company is the best proof the concept was the right one.

And there is or to come
The company now plans its next steps:

  • Set up of a calibration laboratory for control devices with ISO 17025 accreditation
  • Carry on the growth in northern and eastern Europe

If you work with ENC or Deco machines, R. Frein CNC Service Sàrl is definitely an address to remember!

To learn more about the company, do not miss Eurotec’s next issue.

R. Frein CNC Service Sàrl
Les Places 38
CH-2855 Glovelier
Tél. +41 79 753 55 06
Fax. +41 32 426 91 86
[email protected]

New man at the helm of HASCO’s Hot Runner Division

In July 2010, Dr. Ludwig Pierkes has taken over as head of HASCO’s Hot Runner Division. HASCO is a leading international manufacturer of standard mould units and a specialist for hot runner technology. The company is based in Lüdenscheid/Germany.

Ludwig Pierkes studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and then worked as a scientific assistant at the IKV (Institute of Plastics Processing), before being awarded his doctorate in mechanical engineering. He collected practical experience in leading positions in industry for several years before becoming Professor of production, quality management and logistics at the University of Wilhelmshaven.
With the wealth of know-how he has amassed, Dr. Pierkes will work with his team to ensure that HASCO’s Hot Runner Division continues to grow at a dynamic rate. The most important tasks for HASCO and thus also for Dr. Pierkes will be to meet the future demands of the market, to fill new niche opportunities and to exploit synergies with the other divisions of the company.

Keyword: cooperation
“At HASCO, with this motivated and highly qualified team, I see an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of a successful company on a lasting basis. In this respect, continuous and innovative development of our product portfolio, geared to individual customer wishes, is our main priority,” said Dr. Pierkes.
For him, it is especially important to enjoy trusting cooperation with all the relevant people inside and outside the company. This means not only supporting a motivated HASCO team, but also having open communication and cooperation with customers, research institutions and universities.

Complete solution
HASCO’s Hot Runner Division stands for expertise in injection molding. From original part design to optimum design of the hot runner system, HASCO’s Applications Development department is always on hand to support its demanding customers worldwide. Its day-to-day business includes the drawing up of construction plans, the thermal optimization of processes, and the quick identification of solutions for optimum demolding. Use is made of state-of-the-art technologies such as the Autodesk Moldflow Insight 2010 simulation software.

Wide spectrum of answers
Through professional, customized consulting, HASCO helps to find optimum and efficient solutions to a wide variety of technical problems. The customer can call on a complete standard hot runner program and purchase individually assembled, ready-wired systems or special systems, from the nozzle to the complete hot half. HASCO also offers the relevant instrumentation and control technology. The company also has its own pilot plant, in which in-house and customer developments are subjected to thorough testing.
A full set of documentation guarantees top-notch quality, while support with installation and start-up ensure that production gets underway quickly and without any problem.
With its many years of experience in the fields of hot runner technology, standard mould units and special processing, HASCO is the ideal partner for customized system solutions. By concentrating on these core competencies, HASCO will continue in future to be one of the top suppliers in the global hot runner segment.

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG
Im Wiesental 77
D-58513 Lüdenscheid
Tel. (02351) 95 70
Fax (02351) 95 72 37
[email protected]