White Paper Wireless Charging (German)

So that fast charging does not become heating: Optimisations on the way to the wireless charging of the future Put it on instead of plugging it in: Wireless charging is practical and available for more and more devices. But it still has disadvantages compared to charging by cable. Find out how to make wireless charging fit for the future in this white paper. Wireless charging simply by hanging up is the future. Not only at home, but also mobile in the car, on the train or wherever you have to wait. It is fast, uncomplicated and hygienic - a relevant aspect not only since Corona, but also from time immemorial in public areas with through traffic and many users. However, wireless charging still often cannot keep up with wired charging: Positioning, heat generation and charging speed are often tricky. This white paper uses a product development by Elektrosil to show how the disadvantages can be overcome and how companies can offer stations for wireless charging to their customers, passengers and guests. White Paper „Damit schnelles Aufladen nicht zum Heizen wird“ (German, PDF, 1 MB)

“Customer needs continue to develop even in the crisis”

"Customer needs continue to develop even in the crisis"

Under this headline an article about us has been published in the „Encouragement“ column of Elektronik Praxis:  “Since 2019 Hendrik Niemann and Hannes Collenburg have been managing the fate of the Elektrosil Group. Both are convinced to question the existing situation and to overcome the crisis with sensible investments and developments. Since 1983 Elektrosil stands for products from the large electronics sector. After more than 36 years a new generation is leading the group of companies into the next decades. And right at the beginning of this period, an unprecedented challenge takes place with the crisis in 2020. Fear of the future? Not at all! "Innovations are the motor out of the crisis", both Hendrik Niemann and Hannes Collenburg are convinced of this.” Read the whole article here (in German)  

Production in Hamburg put into operation

Production in Hamburg put into operation

In August, our new production site here in Hamburg successfully passed its first baptism of fire during an audit for a leading car manufacturer. An A rating in the initial audit is no small matter. Only 6 months ago it was only a rough sketch on paper. Together we have achieved that we have a production line at our site in Hamburg that has been positively audited by a German car company and that we are now formally a producer, not a dealer. This is a great achievement on the part of everyone involved and shows us as a company what we can achieve if we prioritise correctly, define a clear goal and all employees implement it consistently.  

Elektrosil at SPS 2019

Elektrosil on the SPS 2019 Premiere for Elektrosil: For the first time we were represented at the SPS with our own booth. And a few innovations of course. In the 30th year of the international trade fair for industrial automation, we presented the Smart Switch, an innovative development in cooperation with Siemens. This control element with multi-color LED ring offers turn and push functions as well as programmable haptic feedback for safe operation. The bMotion modular drive platform by Bühler Motor is also exciting, allowing DC motors, gears, brakes, and encoders to be combined as required. Another highlight was the official launch of the new online shop for Bühler motors, powered by Elektrosil. Here, gear and DC motors can be ordered quickly and conveniently, even in small quantities.        

New online shop by Bühler Motor and Elektrosil

Now available: The new online shop of Bühler Motor und Elektrosil "Made by Bühler Motor. Integrated by Elektrosil" is the motto of the new online shop, which has been available online since this week at https://elektrosil-buehlermotor.de. Here, DC and gear motors by Bühler can be ordered conveniently and in small quantities. Elektrosil provides the service - fast, uncomplicated, and competent. Corporate customers can choose from over 50 models, which can be filtered according to the most important factors, such as Ncm, voltage, motor variant. Do you also need a cable? No problem, we supply those with some models! Of course, we will continue to accept quantities of 10 or more directly. Bühler Motor stands worldwide for high-quality electric drive technology. In the long-standing partnership between Bühler Motor GmbH and Elektrosil GmbH, the common goal is to optimally represent the capabilities of Bühler Motor in industry. Take a look at the shop right now: https://elektrosil-buehlermotor.de   The team from Bühler Motor and Elektrosil at the presentation of the new shop at the SPS in Nuremberg. Elektrosil CEO Hendrik Niemann and Bühler Motor Manager Global Sales & Marketing Andreas Welzenbach congratulate each other on their good cooperation.    

Visit us at SPS 2019 in Nuremberg

We look forward to welcoming you at our booth at this year’s SPS, the international trade fair for industrial automation! From 26. to 28. of November let us show you an excerpt of our developments for our customers in industry and automation and discuss with us your challenges and projects. As a highlight, we present you a market novelty of one of our well-known customers of industrial automation at our booth: “In work preparation and at the CNC, classically programmed, by CAD/CAM chain or fully digital efficient and stress-free production!” As your development partner in the industrial field, we are familiar with your requirements and the special features of this market. We develope electronic and electromechanical applications, assemblies and systems and manufacture the necessary components for all relevant product areas. In addition, we offer you the necessary services to deliver your product ready for installation. We look forward to welcoming you personally in Hall 3, Booth 528.  

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Change of Generations at ELEKTROSIL

Change of Generations at ELEKTROSIL

Management of ELEKTROSIL arranges company succession

After more than 36 years, a new generation is leading the future of ELEKTROSIL: The two long-time employees Hendrik Niemann, former head of automotive, and Hannes Collenburg, former commercial leader, have taken over the company shares within the scope of a management buy-out from Manfredo Mirabella-Greco, Eduard Lucke as well as Ralf Häußler. Niemann and Collenburg also have taken over the company’s management. Ralf Häußler will remain with the company as sales manager, while the other two shareholders will be available as external consultants in the future. From distributor to development partner Manfredo Mirabella-Greco had started ELEKTROSIL in the late 1970s and founded it as a limited company in 1983 as ELEKTROSIL Systeme der Elektronik GmbH. Thanks to his instinct for innovation, a flourishing distributor of electronic system components developed under his leadership. In 1992 his visionary foresight led to a change of course in the company's DNA: With Eduard Lucke, Mirabella-Greco brought in the engineering expertise and passion that ELEKTROSIL needed for further diversification of the product areas as well as the trend-setting transition to a developer and producer. From then on, Lucke and Mirabella-Greco jointly managed the company as partners and managing directors. Today ELEKTROSIL designs electronic and electromechanical applications, assemblies and systems for numerous product areas and industries on the basis of interdisciplinary engineering. In this area, the company positions itself as one of the leading partners for mass production and as a gateway to Asia for development-driven innovative companies. The 2018 financial year has been the most successful in the company's history, with sales in excess of EUR 40 million. Continuity in succession With Hendrik Niemann and Hannes Collenburg, the company is now being run by two senior employees, continuing the tradition of technical and commercial co-management. Hendrik Niemann, an industry expert, has been in charge of the Automotive division since 2006 and played a key role in its establishment and development. Hannes Collenburg had started as a strategic consultant at ELEKTROSIL in 2009 and decided to join ELEKTROSIL as commercial manager at the end of 2015. Mirabella-Greco, Lucke and Häußler have full confidence in their successors: “We are happy to be able to pass on ELEKTROSIL to long-standing employees from the management circle. We are confident and believe in the success of the two new shareholders. To quote Mr Collenburg: “We are all very close, a family if you will!” Continuity for partners and customers With a lot of appreciation and gratitude, the previous and new management team turn to the employees, partners and customers: “They have made ELEKTROSIL what it is today. Little will change for them: Mr. Häußler remains sales manager, all contact persons remain unchanged and “ELEKTROSIL Systeme der Elektronik GmbH” will become “ELEKTROSIL GmbH”. “The former shareholders have turned ELEKTROSIL into a brand, the name stands for itself," said Niemann and Collenburg. “That's why we find the subtle change in name very fitting. We want to consistently continue with the brand concept and grow further as a development partner for the industry. We will start the new era with a well-filled order book and many ideas to shape the future together and innovatively with our team, partners and customers.”        

Fairplay Prize for the Elektrosil Kickers

Fairplay Prize for the Elektrosil Kickers

  At the end of April it was time again: Our Elektrosil Kickers took part in the Hamburg Business Cup, one of the biggest indoor company tournaments in Germany. The Kleinfeld tournament takes place under professional conditions, with tournament organisation, DFB association referee, moderator, paramedics and a photo and video team. In every tournament there are a lot of fun and motivation, cup awards, place 1-4, fair play, special prize, best goalkeeper, player and goal scorer. Although our kickers only made it to the round of sixteen, they still brought a trophy back to the company: the Fairplay Prize. Congratulations! (Follow this link to the Business Cup web site.)        

Press: “Feel-good zone on four wheels”

Press: “Feel-good zone on four wheels”

(This is an article in German by Clemens Gerlach from “Hamburger Wirtschaft”, published in issue 11/2018, http://hamburger-wirtschaft.de/pdf/112018/42/index.html#zoom=z)   Elektrosil has already developed many innovations in the automotive sector. With the new automatic climate control seat, a patent has now been granted to make driving even more comfortable and energy-saving. Without his developers, Hendrik Niemann is in the lurch. “The colleagues are really inventive,” says the 40-year-old, who heads the Automotive division at Elektrosil Systeme der Elektronik GmbH. “I keep wondering what they can think of.” One of the resourceful inventors was even a supporter of an edition of the ZDF cult show “Wetter, dass...”. With bow and arrow a modern Robin Hood shot at slices of bread which were thrown up from a toaster high into the hall ceiling by the Elektrosil technician. Niemann's soft spot is patents. At the end of May his 18th since 2013 was published, he had submitted it in November two years ago. The Innovation and Patent Center (IPC) in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce named it Patent of the Month. “The invention concerns a process for air-conditioning a residential area of a person with an air-conditioning module,” says the official patent application. Niemann puts it like this: “We want the driver to feel as comfortable as possible in his or her seat.” The feel-good and comfort zone on four wheels. “I enjoy filing patents. I like to broaden my horizons and create something new,” said the industrial engineer. However, Niemann does not approach his work with the firm intention of making an invention: “I observe for a long time, talk to colleagues. But in the end, it's based on me having a flash of inspiration overnight.” For twelve years, Niemann has been working for the 125-strong Hamburg-Altona based group of companies, which is very active in medical technology and vending machines. Recently Elektrosil grew strongly in the automotive sector. 40 percent of the total turnover is generated by the medium-sized company founded in 1977 and still owner-managed - and the trend is rising. Customers for products such as fans, control parts and displays include Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler. Niemann previously worked for EBM-Papst, the German market leader for fans. Making cars better is his passion. But engine power and speed are of little interest to Niemann. “200 horsepower won't do you any good if you're stuck in traffic.” The goal of the native Lüneburger, who was first product manager for fans and ventilators at Elektrosil, is an intelligent and networked vehicle. Its automatic climate seat, for which a worldwide patent has been applied, helps to master the challenge. “The whole car is no longer air-conditioned, but a climate cocoon is created for the driver or passenger,” explains Niemann. An air film generated by the module flows around the passenger. “Because sitting comfort is an essential point,” Niemann knows. And when do you sit well? “If you don't notice anything.” Without pressure marks, sweating or neck tension. The system, which is controlled by temperature and humidity sensors, detects when the passengers want heat and cold to be brought in according to their wishes. Colleagues from the development and design departments supported Niemann in the implementation. “The system built into the seat permanently adjusts to the driver's needs without having to readjust,” Niemann said. Get in, choose your own comfort zone, and the technology does the rest. This is a novelty and the invention is also price-competitive. “We couldn't develop anything on a blue haze,” Niemann said. According to his calculations, the new technology saves almost 30 percent energy due to its efficiency. This is particularly important for electric and hybrid vehicles, as it increases their range. “Combustion engines will continue to exist,” says Niemann, “but the future belongs to electric propulsion.” However, it will take some time before the Elektrosil invention can be found in the cars of the major manufacturers. “I'm counting on it for 2025,” Niemann says. “It takes so long to develop new cars because of lead times.” But then customers can enjoy real comfort and a comfortable on-board climate. “The semi-autonomous driving brings many freedoms”, Niemann promises, “you can for example read while driving, watch movies, sleep, do something else that gives you pleasure”. Rotatable seats will often be represented in the models. But Niemann is not satisfied with this, he is already thinking about further innovations. Battery cooling, for example, or ventilation of fuel cells in electrically powered vehicles. “I'm motivated by the upheaval,” he says. “I'll keep looking at which things can be recombined.” (Clemens Gerlach, Hamburger Wirtschaft, Issue 11/2018, Trends, Pages 42/43, http://hamburger-wirtschaft.de/pdf/112018/42/index.html#zoom=z)      

Elektrosil at Embedded World 2019

Elektrosil at Embedded World 2019

  For the third time Elektrosil took part at Embedded World this year and introduced itself with its subsidiary MCS Micronic Computersystem as a powerful development partner. The trade fair, which this year was held under the motto "Embedded Intelligence", counted around 31,000 trade visitors, the second best visitor result since the trade fair was held, and 1,117 companies from all over the world visited the Nuremberg Exhibition Center on an exhibition area that had grown by eight percent. At the booth, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Elektrosil Group and to show the performance spectrum of our hardware and software developments, the production depths as well as development results and products for some applications: Access control, controllers, human-machine interfaces and cooling solutions. The portfolio ranged from touch and display to thermal printers, cooling and power supply to embedded and connectivity solutions. Employees from both companies demonstrated solution-oriented engineering on site using selected exhibits and in personal discussions.              

Charging station put into operation

Charging station for e-mobile put into operation on company premises

  After receiving one of 50 e-Golfs as part of the “Electro mobility - Hamburg drives with green energy” campaign a year ago, we now have our own charging station on our premises in Altona. The charging station also contains controller units from the development of our Berlin subsidiary MCS, which has acquired special know-how in this area. The latest development from MCS is the Automatic Phase Switch (APUM) for decentralised charging points, which automatically manages the network load and thus ensures sufficient charging capacity and more network stability and also eliminates the need for infrastructure investments in the billions.      

Invitation to Embedded World 2019

Tailor-made system solutions from a single source: Elektrosil at Embedded World 2019 Elektrosil presents tailor-made engineering solutions at the Embedded World from 26th to 28th February in Nuremberg, Germany. With its subsidiary MCS Micronic Computersystem, the specialist for electronics and electromechanics presents itself at the world's leading trade fair as a powerful development partner and forward-thinking company. Combination for fast development processes On the basis of first-class interdisciplinary engineering, the Elektrosil group of companies implements customer-specific solutions. Customers benefit from high-quality systems with rapid development, design, testing and approval processes and comprehensive production and logistics services. From hardware to interface - a lot of know-how for applications At the booth, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Elektrosil Group. We are pleased to be able to show you the performance spectrum of our hardware and software developments, the production depths as well as development results and products for some applications: Access Control, Controls, Human-Machine-Interfaces and Cooling Solutions. The portfolio ranges from touch and display to thermal printers, cooling and power supply, embedded and connectivity solutions. Employees demonstrate solution-oriented engineering on site using selected exhibits and in personal discussions.
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White Paper Seat ventilation with Peltier (German)

Seat ventilation with Peltier: optimum cooling capacity for every watt Seat ventilation with Peltier elements? At first glance, hardly any other technology appears to be less suitable for modern automotive engineering than the electrothermal converter with its known low efficiency. But the impression is misleading: with optimal design, Peltier elements make a considerable contribution to passenger comfort, because they can turn cooling into an aha experience. This whitepaper shows development managers how Peltier elements can be used in a balanced way in vehicle seat ventilation. With deliberately perceptible cooling effects, the electrothermal converters provide real added value for the automotive megatrend of "passenger comfort". Despite their low efficiency, the small, easily controllable elements that can be implemented as a 1-component solution offer many advantages. This text presents which factors are essential in their design for optimum cooling performance and how they are to be designed. German White Paper "Sitzbelüftung mit Peltier: optimale Kälteleistung für jedes Watt", PDF, 6 MB

InnoTrans 2018

Elektrosil for the first time together with MCS at InnoTrans 2018

InnoTrans Berlin is the international trade fair for transport technology, innovative components for vehicles and systems.

More than 2,700 exhibitors from 50 countries present their products and new developments at the industry's leading trade fair for transport technology at the Exhibition Centre at the Radio Tower. We presented ourselves for the first time together with our subsidiary MCS MICRONIC Computer Systeme GmbH, which has been represented at InnoTrans for many years. In the environment of this fair we showed mainly development results and products for the following applications:
  • Parking
  • Access and access control
  • Transport
  • Vending
 

Embedded World 2018

Smart Engineering: Elektrosil & Partner presented themselves again at Embedded World 2018 As the leading trade fair for the international embedded community, it continued to grow in 2018: more trade visitors, more exhibitors, more space. 1,021 companies from all over the world showed the 32,217 (+7.3%) embedded experts from 77 countries in six halls, where the journey on the Internet of Things and the increasingly digitized world is going.

For the Smart Home: flush-mounted power supply unit

Compact flush-mounted power supply for the Smart Home
  • 18–24 W
  • Output voltages: 5,12,15 and 24 VDC
  • High working temperature range: -25 to +70°C
  • TÜV tested according to the household appliance standard EN60335
  • IP65 protected
  • Class II Design
  • No load power consumption < 0,1 W
  • Efficiency > 84 %
Flyer Unterputznetzteil German data sheet „Optimale Stromversorgung für Ihre Anwendung: Kompakte Netzteile für Design-In oder als fertige Unterputznetzteile“ (PDF, 760 KB)  

elektro mobility for Hamburg

Elektro mobility: Hamburg goes ahead – with Elektrosil on board

  As part of the mobility partnership between the Volkswagen Group and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg that has existed since August 2016, 50 fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf cars were put into operation today at Hamburg’s Fischmarkt and handed over to their new owners, including Elektrosil. Over the next three years, these vehicles are expected to cover a total of around 1.5 million kilometers in Hamburg’s city area without local emissions as a pioneering example of clean, intelligent mobility in Hamburg. The more conventional diesel or gasoline vehicles are replaced by all-electric technology, the more effective the substitution effect for urban air quality will be. Hamburg therefore uses electric vehicles across brands and manufacturers for a broad network of commercial enterprises, administrative offices and increasingly also private individuals. The deployment of these vehicles under the motto e-Drive Hamburg 2018 is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).    

Embedded World 2017

Full engineering bandwidth for smart controls: Elektrosil with New Vision Display at Embedded World 2017 Intelligent solutions In the field of embedded systems Elektrosil presents from 14th to 16th March 2017 at the Embedded World. The production partner New Vision Display (NVD) is a co-exhibitor at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Elektrosil has been cooperating with the specialist for display solutions since 2014. Both exhibitors will jointly present current developments and products in the field of system solutions: Exhibits include HMI solutions, customer-specific displays and a (salt)water-resistant touch application as well as embedded boards, modules and box PCs. Screen protectors for mobile devices as well as LEDs, OLEDs and power supplies round off the range of technologies. Comprehensive development and services At the booth, Elektrosil will give an overview of the entire embedded portfolio of product, hardware and software solutions, which will be realized together with the subsidiary MCS Micronic Computer Systeme GmbH. This includes embedded developments and management systems - for operating systems and mobile devices. In addition, Elektrosil offers a wide range of development, test and inspection services for demanding applications in areas such as POS, digital signage or medical technology. Discuss project ideas - find solutions At the Embedded World booth, everything revolves around the development of intelligent systems. Elektrosil is the solution partner for almost every application. Guests have ample opportunity to discuss project ideas and requirements with qualified staff in a quiet atmosphere. Elektrosil and NVD are looking forward to all visitors.

White Paper System Requirements (German)

Precise System Requirements - the Basis for Lean Development Complex products convince with intelligent functions and a high degree of networking. But before their realization, developers ask themselves many questions: Are all customer needs mapped? How does Lean Production succeed? Systems Engineering provides a smart strategy for planning these technical systems in a forward-looking and cost-friendly manner by analyzing the system requirements. The whitepaper shows how developers define system requirements for new products. Key steps such as the early development of a test strategy or simulation as a planning tool will be presented. Readers will learn which factors contribute to a more cost-effective and effective production as well as to a higher adherence to delivery dates. German White Paper "Exakte Systemanforderungen – die Basis für Lean Development", PDF, 827 KB

White Paper Human Machine Interfaces (German)

Development of application-specific HMIs - Challenges, Steps, Potentials Whether for a new device or product relaunch - the development of a new HMI influences and changes the entire application. The user interface defines to a large extent the degree of usability, gives the application its own feel and gives it a "face". It offers the possibility for the special feature - and so an own, specific HMI is a coveted device component today. But how to proceed? This white paper shows what is important in development, when entrepreneurial personal contribution makes sense and helps to assess development partners. Application-specific Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) are becoming more and more common. The complex devices optimize the operation of machines and underline the positioning of companies as user-friendly - or not. This white paper shows which services are necessary for the development of an own HMI and what has to be paid attention to. All necessary steps from the software-side display integration to the tuning of the touch sensor are presented in the document. Companies can find out which areas a company's own developer can cover and from when it is recommended to get support from an external HMI expert. German White Paper "Entwicklung anwendungsspezifischer HMIs – Herausforderungen, Schritte, Potentiale", PDF, 1 MB