This year we were again represented at the embedded world in Nuremberg. From 14 to 16 March, we offered visitors a deep insight into our product range and our performance diversity – combined in one device – with our in-house development “E-Butler”. The “E-Butler” also showed the potential of our Smart Switch and could be tried out directly. We look back on many exciting conversations and look forward to future joint projects.
Over 950 exhibitors from 44 countries
presented their new products and solutions at Embedded World. And it was a successful fair: Almost 27,000 visitors
– over 50 percent more than last year – streamed through the exhibition halls over the three days. Over 40 percent came from abroad.
Since 2003, embedded world
has enabled direct exchange with a large number of experts and qualified suppliers from all over the world. Experts from the embedded community meet in the specialist forums, expert panels and at the embedded world conference and electronic displays conference to jointly develop ideas and concepts for the future and to hold constructive discussions.
The next embedded world will take place again in Nuremberg from 9 to 11 April 2024
Photos and booth concept: MeRaum
From 26 February to 2 March we exhibited for the first time at EuroShop, the world's largest trade fair for the investment needs of the retail trade, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In 17 halls, 1830 exhibitors from 55 countries presented their products to 81,000 trade visitors, 68% of whom came from abroad.
In Hall 6, we showcased our own development, the “E-Butler”,
which offers a deep insight into our product and service range and combines them in a single device
Our colleagues from sales and product management were happy to advise visitors – a first step towards the joint realisation of new ideas, solutions and products
We would like to thank all visitors for their interest and the mutual exchange!
Our performance diversity & our product range live on site
This year, from 8 to 10 November 2022, we were again live and in person on site in Nuremberg for the second time after the Embedded World.
In Hall 6, we showed visitors an excerpt of our customer-specific developments
in the field of industry and automation
and held many exciting discussions about their challenges and projects.
Our colleagues from sales and product management were happy to advise them – a first step towards realising new ideas, solutions and products together.
As a highlight, we presented our own development “E-Butler”
, which offers a deep insight into our product range and our performance diversity
, united in a single device and could be tried out on site.
We would like to sincerely thank all visitors for their interest and the mutual exchange!
Photos and booth concept: MeRaum
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"
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
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.
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:
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.
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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and used it to get your free tickets for SPS online. Without any delay, you will have direct access to SPS 2019.
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
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”
(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
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 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.
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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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
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.
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).