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.
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
L-Tek will exhibit at Europe’s largest virtual supplier forum!
We invite you to visit our virtual booth at the AHK Industrial Suppliers Forum 2020, which will take place on 19 November 2020.
At this year’s AHK Industrial Suppliers Forum, L-Tek will be presenting some of its latest solutions and services in the field of Industrial and Medical segment. At our virtual booth we will be presenting all phases of our products’ life cycle. From the design of electronics and mechanics, to manufacturing services and the assembling of final products; all at one location!
L-Tek, your challenges our solutions.
Take the opportunity to visit our virtual booth on https://ahk-isf.com/.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Europe’s largest virtual supplier forum!
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
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.