100 years ago, Ernst Sachs launched industrial soldering with the first electric soldering iron and registered the first patent. November 18, 2021 marked the anniversary of the company´s founding. Under the motto “Yesterday, Tomorrow and Beyond.”, the company looks back on an eventful century in which it was regularly able to establish groundbreaking technologies and product innovations in the electronics industry. Most importantly, it looks to a future in which the pioneering achievements of yesteryear merge with the megatrends of today and tomorrow.
“100 years of Ersa is truly a great success story,” said Kurtz Ersa CEO Rainer Kurtz at the company anniversary celebrations of Ersa GmbH at Productronica 2021. “Exactly 100 years ago to the day, the foundation stone for this now very successful company was laid on November 18, 1921. We are very pleased to be able to celebrate this anniversary with our customers, business partners and our Ersians in the spirit of the ‘One Family’ idea. We look back with pride on the last 100 years and what we have achieved – but we are also very much looking forward to the next 100!”
The birthday party was celebrated according to 2G-plus rules in Munich´s Wappenhalle. Around 350 guests were able to toast with Ersa – of course in strict compliance with all legally prescribed regulations. After the opening and welcoming of the guests by Ersa General Sales Manager Rainer Krauss and the speech of CEO Rainer Kurtz, greetings were played by the Minister of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut as well as by the Mayor of Wertheim Markus Herrera Torrez.
Also this year Kurtz Ersa showed product novelties at the Productronica and demonstrated with many soldering technologies its leading market position at the pulse of time. A new era in reflow is represented by the HOTFLOW THREE. With the SMART CONVECTIONPOWER UNIT, SCPU® for short, it has a unique selling point in the industry. This exclusively developed motor and control unit ensures an optimized soldering profile and even better soldering results. In addition, the SCPU® makes optimum use of the energy employed by only consuming the power that is actually needed. With the VERSAFLOW ONE, Kurtz Ersa offers an ideal entry into the VERSAFLOW world and shows how decades of know-how from the market leader is made available even for entry-level models. The third highlight is the i-CON TRACE, the world´s first fully networkable soldering station that already offers 100% connectivity when delivered. Thanks to integrated WLAN, Bluetooth and network card, it can be fully integrated even into MES-controlled production processes and makes the entire manual soldering process traceable and documentable. But the increasing digitization and networking is also taken into account with a broad service portfolio. With the I4.0 approach “Kurtz Ersa Connect”, customers are offered a smart solution via which services, machines and production can be centrally networked and controlled.
The performance show at the trade fair was rounded off by an automation system plus ROBOPLACE station, which presented a modular system with various transport/handling modules as well as manual or inline workstations. In addition, customers and visitors could enter virtual worlds and learn about a VR presentation with the digital 3D experience of all Ersa products at the touch of a button. “Kurtz Ersa´s appearance at Productronica has once again proven that our products and solutions fully serve current trends such as 5G communication or electromobility and meet the needs of our customers across the board – many thanks at this point to our customers and interested parties for the fantastic reception,” said Ersa CEO Ralph Knecht.