Our location for the next three days is Nuremberg, Germany – Embedded World Conference. Nina Rajar, Neja Jedlovčnik, Matej Slapšak and Primož Zajec are already waiting for you to have a constructive debate about your challenges and our solutions.
On Monday 27.05.2022, we were visited by 2nd year students of the mechatronics technician program from the Secondary School Of Tehnical Professions Šiška in Ljubljana. In a brief introduction, our technical director Matej Slapšak introduced our company to the students, who were also interested in seeing the production. We are pleased to be able to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with the students, as we are aware that they are the next generation of employees, which is why we also encourage internships during the school year.
On Saturday, 28.5.22, we put work aside and all the employees of L-Tek d.o.o. went to Javorovica. A few persistent employees cycled all the way from Šentjernej, despite the rain. The social gathering was held in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Our taste buds were catered for by the L-Tek masterchef team, who prepared more than excellent food at a high level. Not even the strudel was missing 😊 We hope to repeat this or similar gatherings in the near future.
We welcome you to join us at the Embedded World Conference
We would like to inform you that we will be exhibiting at Embedded World Conference, which will take place from 21 to 23 June 2022 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre in Germany. This leading international world fair focuses exclusively on embedded technologies and reflects the trends in this sector. We will be there to present our piece of the puzzle in the field of embedded technologies, IoT, Medical and Production.
On 31.12.2021, we successfully completed the three-year project ”Connecting Simulations, Machines and Tools to Optimise the Polymer Manufacturing Process” (CoSiMa). The project was implemented under the programe Promoting the implementation of research and development projects (TRL 3-6), within the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, and is classified under S4: INDUSTRY 4.0, Factories of the future. In addition to the consortium partners’ own shares, the operation is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
Six consortium partners were involved:
Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije TECOS (lead partner),
Kolektor Orodjarna (Postojna) d.o.o.,
Gorenje Orodjarna d.o.o.,
Fakulteta za tehnologijo polimerov,
L-TEK Elektronika in
TEHNOPLAST, Anton Krebelj s.p.
The project contributed to the further development of automation and digitisation of the injection moulding process in line with Industry 4.0 guidelines. We have developed a link between simulations of the injection moulding process, which simulate the flow of the polymer melt inside the tool, and the polymer injection moulding machine, which controls the entire process.
The industrial research and experimental development carried out represents an important contribution to the real-time adaption and response of the injection moulding process to process and environmental disturbance, with improved control over current process parameters. Future research and development will focus on even better mathematical models for more accurate prediction of process conditions during injection moulding of the mould nest.
The Chamber of Commerce of Dolenjska and Bela krajina has recognized our efforts in the field of innovation this year as well.
We received a silver award for innovation: A wireless sensor for measuring wood moisture.
The WOrMS (wood moisture sensors) unit is a tool that deepens your knowledge of the behavior of wood over time. This provides various companies producing wood products with tools that, with additional knowledge and appropriate improvements, offer the end customer a higher quality product and a step ahead of the competition. The sensor unit measures the wood moisture via two screws, which are also used for attaching the sensor. The battery-powered sensor allows for easy installation. The data is available online to different users or to further developed applications intended for the end user.
As part of the project “Combining simulations, machines and tools to optimize the production process of polymer products” (CoSiMa), project partners at Kolektor Orodjarna in Postojna performed experimental testing for a drug push product with selected material from the PA66 family with a 35% share of glass fibres, where we analysed in addition to process parameters, also the dynamic behaviour of the injection moulding machine. These experiments are intended to support further activities to optimize the injection moulding process by allowing automatic changes to the adjustment settings on injection moulding machines. We will also perform dimensional measurements and accompanying simulations of filling and shrinking on the injection moulded pieces, so as to evaluate the obtained results according to the settings production data, which will also be analysed. Our future aim is to continue with experimental testing with other materials as well as on other products.
Project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.