A tour through one of the largest machine factories - Netherlands.
About Machine Fabriek Elburg
Machine Fabriek Elburg is a specialist in machining castings, supplying accurate turning and milling parts and assembled products. They manufacture semi-finished products for trucks, engines, compressors, pumps, agriculture and oil & gas. They do this in both large and small series. Thanks to their many years of experience, they export their products worldwide and have a strong position on the European market. They are certified according to IATF16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and deliver 10PPM according to automotive requirement (= a maximum of 10 parts deviating per 1 million delivered parts allowed).
"We went looking for a laser machine, because our new customer Liebherr from Germany wanted to have the parts provided with a lasered data matrix code. The laser was and is a completely new supplement for us. With the laser machine we now can meet the traceability requirements and so we can soon be deployed for more diverse assignments and customers. There is now a working group of 4 people who operate the laser. They have had a short training, after which they were soon able to operate the marking laser, "says Herrald Hulst.
In the search for a high-quality laser machine, we compared various suppliers. In the end, we opted for a SpeedMarker 700 marking laser from Trotec. In addition to the time and energy that the company Trotec put into its product and (new) customer, Trotec came up with a competitive offer and complete concept that both Machine Fabriek Elburg and its end customer can agree with.In addition, we were also able to have some small series lasered at Trotec on a demo machine prior to the fast delivery so that the customer immediately had a result in-house for evaluation. We are very satisfied with the laser machine, because it is easy to use. It has made us even more complete as a supplier, "says Herrald Hulst.