EMG is considered a specialist for intelligent and complex automation solutions, and operates as worldwide technology leader. Their main aim is continuous placement for small batch sizes in their own highly flexible production environment. A big factor in their success is thanks to one of the first FOX Essemtec platforms on the market.
One of the main areas of application for serial products, individual components and complex system solutions from the EMG group includes continuous production processes in the metal, paper and plastic sectors, as well as for the foil and tyres industries. EMG first manufactures all electronic components in-house and then installs them into their systems.
Picture 1: EMG Automation Ltd, right: team leader assembly automation electrics Mr. Erhard Clemens and left: machine operator Mr. Michael Vitt
Since 2003, EMG Automation Ltd has assembled on Essemtec machines. Initially they produced on a CLM9000, then they progressed to two FLX2010s and, for the past two years, they have been manufacturing on an Essemtec FOX, fitted with all the latest technology. Mr. Michael Vitt, operator, is very pleased with the FOX: “The FOX platform is for sure the best assembly platform ever manufactured by Essemtec. The FOX has been in permanent operation for two years now without any complaints and to our great satisfaction. The placement quality and performance are excellent. We manage the same volume of work with the FOX as we did with two FLX mounters. The compatibility of the existing feeders pleased our management very much, because they saved on investment costs. Thanks to the high number of feeder positions we save changeover time, as I can simply leave many components on the machine; that’s why the changeover time is almost zero. This is an important time saving factor with batch sizes from 1 to 500 pieces and eliminates production shut downs due of long changeover stops”. He also heaped praise on Essemtec’s employees for their excellent service and brilliant support: “The software is very clear and easy to operate. Even the insertion of new jobs, along with their respective components, is possible within a very short time scale. The old generation machines had failures and problems now and again. But since we started producing on the FOX we had not had a single failure within the last two years.”
Team leader, Mr. Erhard Clemens, says: “With the introduction of the new FOX system Essemtec have made a big step towards the future. My employees are very satisfied with the product, the Essemtec organisation as a whole, and in particular with the service department. Currently we are growing very strongly, and next year would like to invest in a second FOX, or even in the bigger Puma platform. It’s also very important for us that the machine is fully expandable in a modular way, as we will gain more opportunities whilst expanding. The investment result of our first FOX exceeded our expectations.”
Picture 2: Product group by EMG
About EMG Automation GmbH:
EMG is the specialist when it comes to intelligent and complex automation solutions and, in their capacity as a technological leader, the supplier of choice. The main areas of application for series products, individual components and complex system solutions from the EMG group include continuous production processes in the metal, paper and plastic sectors, as well as in the foil and tyre industries. They are steadily increasing their locations and number of sales offices and are able to cover a large number of regions, industries and customers. For this purpose, it is important to represent a clear and solid value basis. Respect, reliability and responsibility, coupled with a vision for future-oriented technologies, innovation and quality, are values for which they stand, both with their outstanding products and their premium service. Further information under: https://www.emg-automation.com/