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Join us at the Embedded World Conference 21 – 23 June 2022, Nuremberg, Germany

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.

Feel free to make an appointment with us!

You can find us in Hall 5, Booth 5-353!

For more information visit: https://www.embedded-world.de/en

We look forward to your visit.

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CoSiMa project successfully completed!

CoSiMa

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.

More information about CoSiMa can be found HERE.

CoSiMa
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L-Tek si ISO 14001 certificated!

L-Tek ISO 14001:2015

Over the years L-Tek was always focused into lowering emissions into the nature.

With various techniques we have done all possible to reduce out impact into nature in our work life and in lifecycle of our products.

Now L-Tek joined integrated policy bound to improve our life and nature and lower our emissions with ISO 14001 certificate.

Programme Quality Certificate Voucher is co-financed by Republic of Slovenia and the European Union, i.e. the European Found for Regional Development.

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GZDBK Innovations silver award 2021

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.

More information about the Innovation event can be found at the following link:
https://www.gzdbk.si/si/aktualno/novice/?id=4961&l=2021

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We are continuing to conduct experimental tests alongside other partners in the CoSiMa project






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.

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The significant progress made with the CoSiMa project






With the implementation of the project “Combining simulations, machines and tools to optimise the production process of polymer products” (CoSiMa), the project partners have made significant progress with the activities carried out thus far. We have created the first hardware and software prototypes of products and prototype tools for experimental testing, which are intended to support further activities for the optimisation of the injection moulding processes with which we will be able to automatically monitor the adjustment settings on injection moulding machines.

The latter depend on the experience of the injection molding machine operator and the rather demanding task given the complexity of the injection molded product. For the successful integration and management of individual smart mechatronic tools within the production cycle of injection moulding, we are preparing an optimisation cycle of the system, which enables control over optimal process parameters and the activation of changes on the injection moulding machine. We have also included toolmakers and plastic mass producers in the process of developing the connection of simulations, machines and tools.

During the project’s two-year period, we have focused on the development and production of special sensor electronics to be installed on the injection moulding tools, data exchange between the injection moulding machine and the injection moulding simulation program, modelling of influential factors in the injection moulding process, analysis of the effect of the production space’s air temperature on the temperature in the tool cavity, and analysis of flow conditions. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 regulations, we have managed to carry out most of our planned activities in the previous year. We performed a holistic characterization of material properties for the selected thermoplastic polymeric materials, the results of which will come in useful in mass industrial testing of the optimisation system. In the future, we will perform a larger number of tests of the optimisation system with various materials on the constructed and manufactured prototype injection tools, a plan already set last year. This year, in addition to extensive testing, we are also waiting for the validation of the optimisation system, where we will test individual functionalities.

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.

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We proudly announce that L-Tek has received the Best Practices in Human Resources Management 2019 Award

In October 2020, the Chamber of Commerce of Dolenjska and Bela krajina has recognised our company for its Best Practices in Human Resources Management in 2019, a confirmation of the company’s successful application of its human resources strategy and the implementation of appropriate activities and measures to maintain employee satisfaction at a high level despite the daily increase in business challenges. We are aware of the importance of good cooperation between employees and that preserving the highest possible level of transparency in the flow of information is key. At L-Tek, we are convinced that success stems from a satisfied employees.

You can find out more about the event on the following link: https://www.gzdbk.si/si/aktualno/novice/?id=4235&l=2020

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GZDBK Innovations bronze award 2020

For many years now, we have been participating in GZDBK public tender for best innovations in the region. This year was special for L-Tek Elektronika because for the first time we applied with a process innovation and not product innovation.

Our innovation project was named “Smart tool for managing input project documentation”, which aims to speed up the process of managing and processing customers’ project documentation. L-Tek received the bronze award for this innovation.

The tool consists of four closely interconnected modules: BOM Import, BOM, Alternatives, Notes. The module “BOM import” with the help of defined data and the use of artificial intelligence automatically performs the mapping of customers’ bill to the bill of material of the L-Tek company. This is stored in the “BOM” module, where a specific data model is used, which enables the storage of various data related to the BOM. The “Alternatives” module makes sure that all possible replacements are recorded. Replacements can be general (they can be used at any time), tied to the customer, tied to the product, and later in the process, to the order as well. The “Notes” module is intended for recording all other information that cannot be written in the previously mentioned modules, but it also ensures that the entered information arrives to an individual at the right time and place.

The solution was successfully implemented in L-Tek Elektronika’s work process.

You can find out more about the Innovation event on the following link: https://www.gzdbk.si/si/aktualno/novice/?id=4162&l=2020

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Holidays closure

L-Tek would like to inform you that we are planning to be closed during the summer months and we will enjoy our deserved rest from 3 to 14 August 2020.

Please take this information into consideration when placing new orders for a smooth realisation of deliveries.
All confirmed orders will be dispatched according to confirmed delivery dates.