The latest order of all-electric ELEKTRAs range from 1100-1500 kN clamping force, and have been customized for Hirschmann's requirements, including magnetic platens. "We love the energy efficiency and excellent repeatability," said Markus Welte, head of electrical system engineering at Hirschmann. Additionally, he points toward the machines' quietness and small footprints as contributing toward a better production environment.
Hirschmann placed its first Ferromatik order in 1997, which was also an ELEKTRA. For a while the molder then purchased K-TECs before completely switching over to all-electrics in 2002.
Hirschmann was founded in 1959, and supplies premium German automobile manufacturers. The firm has around 3000 employees worldwide in plants in Czech Republic, Romania, Morocco and China.