Fans are used in a number of production processes—they play a key role, for example, in extracting gases, cooling down materials or transporting solids at the heart of ventilation systems. Elektror airsystems, headquartered in Ostfildern, Germany, and with two production sites in Waghäusel (Germany) and Chorzów (Poland), is one of the international leaders in the manufacturing of industrial fans and side channel compressors. About 60,000 devices are produced here every year. For the production of its electric motors, used in a variety of fans, the Waghäusel site has been relying on UNI HEAT from EMAG eldec since May 2018: The system ensures precise induction heating of the empty stator housing before the joining process. An interview with Roland Sand, Head of the Production team at Elektror airsystems, about choosing the right supplier, the collaboration with EMAG eldec and the meaning of process reliability follows below:
electric motor production
Experts are predicting an increased production of cars with electric motors. Though most of these cars will be hybrids, the increase in production will still pose a challenge to production planners. The question is how to process these larger quantities?
Even though statistics on electric mobility show only moderate growth in automotive markets, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) predicts a significant upswing in market dynamics from 2020. For Germany and the EU, this means an exponential increase in electric car sales and a fundamental change in drive technologies.