Expansion of MENTOR lighting production in Pforzheim
For the production of sophisticated and high-performance optics in particular, sufficient space for handling is required. Gerald Kroening, Technical Director of MENTOR: “In the new production hall, machines can now be installed over a more generous area to meet the particular requirements for surface quality in production, handling and packaging.”
In order to considerably improve the shape and dimensional accuracy, investment has been made in a new injection compression moulding machine. “This also allows the use of variothermal cooling, a special technology with which tool inserts to be temperature controlled can quickly be switched from heating to cooling operation”, says Gerald Kroening.
Further expansion measures are production under fundamental clean room conditions through to clean room conditions according to ISO 14644-1, in order to mould optic material in a clean atmosphere without dust inclusions and to also enable sprue separation without surface damage or contamination.
As an internationally successful corporate group, MENTOR has been setting standards in the technical development and implementation of mechanical, electronic and optoelectronic components for diverse areas of application in industry for decades.
Since it was founded in 1920, the company has expanded continuously and is currently 100% family owned. With its head office in Erkrath, the MENTOR Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Poland, and Tunisia. In addition, the group of companies is currently represented internationally through its 20 agencies.
Quality assurance is guaranteed by means of an integrated management system and selected verification processes. All production plants and partner companies are certified and subject to regular audits. MENTOR itself is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949.
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MENTOR GmbH & Co. Praezisions-Bauteile KG
40699 Erkrath, Germany
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