Innovation & Development
From development and design to manufacturing and quality assurance, all development and production processes take place at the Lorsch site.
From development to series production
Development at ERS has always focused on the customer and their specific requirements as far as fastening systems are concerned.
We live our claim "Connecting ideas" in its most original form:
We connect objects, i.e. our customers' products or just special connection geometries, with our own fastening solutions - and these in turn with the environment (normally wall or ceiling) or with other products.
We transmit mechanical forces and conduct electrical current - or combine both! We use our internal modular system as well as purchased parts. Where this is not sufficient, individual components are manufactured. We use all the manufacturing processes available to us in-house, such as turning, milling, sheet metal processing, metal injection molding and 3D printing.
From the idea to the digital model
Concept & CAD
Creative solutions for individual requirements
Accompanying the virtual development in 3D space, we start in the early stages of a new development with the production of view prototypes, design samples and finally functional samples up to the pilot series in the manufacturing processes mentioned below. We are very happy to make use of 3D printing, which is not only suitable for prototype production.
For the early prototypes, we use liquid resin printers from Formlabs, which are also suitable for special applications, as there is a wide range of different materials available for this. If we then move on to series production, we have a powerful 3D printer from HP at our disposal, which very reliably transforms polyamide powders into resilient and cost-effective series components.
Our in-house production is in a constant state of flux in terms of machine maintenance and personnel training, as we place great emphasis on optimizing internal processes. As an ISO-certified company, we strive to maintain our standard not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of economy.
Via our 3D printers, we have various possibilities to actively support the development process. On the one hand, possible optimizations can be made by printing prototypes based on your requirements profile. Or we can also go into series production by printing your product. Both processes use the recyclable plastic polyamide 12 (PA12).
Sheet metal production
Through our CNC turning and milling machines, we have the possibility to produce parts from tubes with a diameter of up to 260 mm. Parts with a diameter of up to 76 mm can be manufactured from a bar. When using cooling lubricants, we rely on metalworking oils instead of aqueous emulsions for our high-performance CNC lathes. These oils do not require any chemical additives and are therefore more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
In our rope processing department we work with fully automatic rope drawing lines that can process ropes with a length of up to 5,500mm. In the process, the ropes are thermally separated, injected using the zinc die-casting process and finally coiled to be packed for shipping. Our manufacturing process is flexible and can be adapted for both single pieces and large-scale production to meet the specific requirements of our customers.
Zinc die casting
Due to our fully automatic zinc die casting machines, the individual production of components of various types is no problem. Complementary to the machining production, the zinc die casting department supports with parts for fiber composites, hooks, housings for our RopeFix® series and many more.
Future-oriented alignment of our manufacturing and assembly. With the addition of this function in assembly, our components can be separated automatically. Thus we set the course for the constantly growing production quantities to separate components from large containers.
Our commitment to the highest quality
Quality, progress and innovation are part of the ERS brand promise. The certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 enables a holistic quality management. Made in Germany ensures the production process in Germany at the Lorsch site. In addition, the company's own claim ensures continuous improvement of processes, services and products. This is the only way to sustainably meet the requirement profiles of all customers.
Incidentally, a product may only bear the designation "Made in Germany" if production, development, design and quality assurance take place within Germany. ERS exceeds these requirements because the entire production process takes place at the company headquarters in Lorsch.
Efficient and reliable supply chains
ERS has a modern warehouse and logistics center at its Lorsch site to ensure efficient and fast processing. Efficient warehouse management and sophisticated production planning enable us to ensure high availability of our products and avoid delivery bottlenecks. We also pay attention to an environmentally friendly shipping option and rely on means of transport with the lowest possible CO2 emissions. In this way, we not only want to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, but also make a contribution to climate protection.
Ideas together into reality
Our experts will be happy to advise you and together find the best solution for your company.
We accompany you from the idea to series production
The demands on functionality, specifications of the corresponding standards and usability based on your requirement profile are already checked in advance and evaluated with a focus on TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).