The exclusive Ersa

Technology- and Networking-Event

The future of electronics production - on 12th of May, 2022 at Ersa

After the anniversary “100 years of Ersa” in 2021, we are now looking far ahead – with the INSIGHT BEYOND'22 event on May 12 in Wertheim, we want to gaze into the future of electronics production together with you.


Central to this: How do we meet trends and challenges in order to continue to operate from pole position? Join us for an exclusive look behind the scenes of current electronics manufacturing with a focus on new technologies for line production as well as digitization and networking.


Get exciting impulses that reach far beyond our industry - in the form of keynote presentations on the topics "Digital transformation - turning the burden into opportunities" and "Soldering technology for high reliability electronics". We cannot wait to exchange experiences and look forward to using this opportunity to connect today with tomorrow.


Benefit from our event for exclusive networking and exchange of experience across national borders. Gain new insights for your daily business and stay one step ahead of the competition. We look forward to your participation!

12/5/22 | INSIGHT BEYOND: Ersa, Wertheim

until 09:00   |   Arrival & Registration

INSIGHT BEYOND'22 | Day 2 will take place at Ersa, Leonhard-Karl-Str. 24, in 97877 Wertheim.

Besides "own travel" we also offer "shuttle solutions" for you.

Please indicate your requests in this regard in the registration form or get in touch with our contact persons!

09:00 – 09:15   |   Welcome and opening


 1A_Krauss_Rainer_.jpg  1B_Hansjuergen_Bolg.jpg Rainer Krauss | General Sales Manager Ersa GmbH
& Hansjürgen Bolg | Head of Tools, Rework & Inspection Systems Division, Ersa GmbH
09:15 – 10:00   |   Keynote speech - Soldering technology for high reliability electronics

- Design Challenges for high reliability assemblies and devices
- Optimized PCB layout under thermodynamic aspects
- Flexible system concepts which, considering throughput and variant range, allow precise adaptation of the process parameters to the individual solder joints 

Jürgen Friedrich | Ersa GmbH

Short vita: Jürgen Friedrich is responsible for the field of Application Technology with Ersa. He cooperates closely with customers and scientific institutes around the world. Training on soldering technology, and presentations and seminars at international events, round off his fields of activity. Mr. Friedrich is a certified IPC-A-610 trainer and CIS for IPC-7711/7721B. Since 2014, Jürgen Friedrich has also been directing the certified Ersa training center of the German AVLE training association for soldering technology.


10:00 – 10:30   |   Future trends for High-Precision Stencil Printing in the Electronics Manufacturing

- Miniaturisation and Mixed Technology is moving ahead in the Electronics Manufacturing.
- What kind of trends are visible?
- How can Stencil Printing, economically and efficient improve the process for the mass imaging requirements?

Michael Zahn | Christian Koenen GmbH

Short vita: On 1 June 2016, Michael Zahn joined the team of Christian Koenen GmbH. His areas of responsibility include: Development of new printing technologies and he is responsible for the Customers in the Semiconductor Industry.


10:30 – 11:00   |   The new era of reflow soldering - Highest availability. Smart maintenance. Intelligent energy management.

Highly efficient reflow soldering without compromise and sustainability in mind

Michael Haas | Ersa GmbH

Short vita: Since 2019 Michael Haas has been working for Ersa as product manager and is responsible for the product family of reflow and vacuum soldering systems. He significantly drives the technologies. Based on an extensive wealth of experience he acquired, among others, during his work as Senior Expert Soldering Technology in automotive electronics, Michael Haas provides essential impetus. Active in the soldering industry since 2000, Haas is a proven expert in the industry and a valued speaker at product training and technology seminars.



Professional selective soldering for everyone - Unique performance thanks to x-variable soldering module

 1A_Krauss_Rainer_.jpg      2D2_Stefan_Wurster.jpg    
Tobias Rossem | Ersa GmbH

Short vita: Tobias van Rossem has been responsible for supporting international customers in the field of soldering machines as Area Sales Manager at Ersa since 2011. Due to his many years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, he is a proven expert in the industry and a valued speaker at international events as well as product training courses and technology seminars.

Stefan Wurster Ersa GmbH

Short vita:
With more than 27 years of employment, Stefan Wurster is a true Ersa veteran. Starting out as a service and application engineer for soldering machines, he was on the road with customers worldwide before switching to sales in 2005. Since then, he has been responsible for the support of German-speaking customers as a key account and has excellent process know-how due to his extensive experience from countless projects.

11:35 – 12:05   |   The next step to the Perpetuum Cleaning Mobile

- How does cleaning of highly contaminated goods fit to watersave?
- „Zero“ waterconsumption, highest cleanliness
- The revolution of next level cleaning

Dr.-Ing. Konstantinos Savvas | Kolb CLEANING TECHNOLOGY GmbH

Short vita: Konstantinos Savvas is Head of Sales & Marketing at kolb CLEANING TECHNOLOGY since almost 2 years. Strategic Business development and growth of sales. PHD in mechanical engineering with a focus on metal forming. > 15 years Experience in Sales, R&D, Innovation with thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG.


13:15 – 14:00   |   Keynote speech - Digital Transformation – Tuning the burden into opportunities

- The importance of self-efficacy
- What is Digital Transformation, really?
- Technology adoption, dynamic capabilities and meta-skills
- Is there a panacea for Digital Transformations?
- The importance of incrementalism
- Building the digitally versed workforce

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Helmut Krcmar | Founding Dean and President's Representative for the TUM Heilbronn Campus, is a German business information scientist and economist. He conducts research in the field of digital transformation, information and knowledge management, platform-based ecosystems, management of IT-based services, e-government and computer support for cooperation.

Short vita: Helmut Krcmar studied business administration at the University of Saarland and received his doctorate there in 1984. After several stays abroad, he held the Chair of Business Information Systems at the University of Hohenheim from 1987 to 2002. In 2002, he followed the call of TUM, where he held the Chair of Business Information Systems until 2020. Today, he heads the Krcmar Lab at the TUM Faculty of Computer Science.

14:00 – 14:30   |   The missing link – seamless process data documentation in hand soldering

- Critical influencing parameters in the hand soldering process
- Advantages of Traceability
- Realization with the IoT soldering station i-CON TRACE

Julian Greß | Ersa GmbH

Short vita: Julian Greß has been working for Ersa since 2020. He is the responsible Product Manager in the Soldering Tools business unit. He has outstanding methodical competence and extensive experience in the field of product management, which he has acquired over many years in the electronics industry. These enable him above all to identify new customer requirements, develop them further and thus provide important impetus in the development of new products. For example, he played a major role in the successful development and market launch of the world's first IoT-capable soldering station i-CON TRACE.


14:30 – 15:00   |   Automation - Key Solutions for your automated electronics production

- Turn Key System Supplier – Automation of Beyond
- System Integration: Individual automation technology with handling and modular production systems
- Sustainable solutions for any customer needs

Stefan Huttelmaier | Schiller Automation GmbH

Short vita: Stefan Huttelmaier studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. After his studies he worked for several years at the Laboratory for Display Technology at the University of Stuttgart in the field of research and development. The focus of his activities was the further development of a-Si TFT displays as well as the development and production of display prototypes with novel technologies.
Since 2020, S. Huttelmaier and his colleagues at Schiller Automation have been designing automation solutions and production lines in close cooperation with their customers.
The results are optimized for customer products, the associated production processes and their manufacturing operations in the fields of: Automotive Electronics, E-Mobility, LED Lighting Technology and Medical Technology.


15:00 – 15:30   |   Open Automation in SMT Electronics Factories

- Explaining ‘Open’ Automation
- SMT process steps – analysis process for automation potential and challenges
- Integration into the system: joining things together with modern software solutions

Rob Raine | ASM Pacific Technology

Short vita: Rob started in SMT in 1990 with an EMS provider in the South of England, working through hand assembly, in-circuit and functional test before focusing on automated assembly. He joined DEK in 1997 as an Applications Engineer, then relocated to Hungary to build a customer support team for a new regional office in 2000. Returning to the UK in 2006, he developed and expanded the system test team for five years before returning to a customer-facing role as Solutions Engineering Manager, customising printers for bespoke applications. Since 2013 he has been Product Manager and heavily involved in the integration of DEK printers into the ASM portfolio and the development of the new TQ range of printers. In June 2021 he joined the marketing team in Munich with a focus on integrating SMT lines into factory automation solutions

15:45 – 16:15   |   Company Tour - Factory of the year 22

Company tour – Ersa Industry 4.0 production - Factory of the year 22

Rainer Krauss | General Sales Manager Ersa GmbH
& Hansjürgen Bolg | Head of Tools, Rework & Inspection Systems Division, Ersa GmbH

Do you have questions about INSIGHT BEYOND´22?

Please get in touch with our contact persons:

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