Reinforced commitment in the areas of energy and electronics

19.08.2020 For decades the Erhardt+Leimer group based in Stadtbergen near Augsburg, Germany, has been a leader in the area of automation and inspection technology for production on moving webs. The sectors supplied have, for some time, also included the battery industry as well as the manufacturers of printed electronics.

Thomas Grimm, new E+L sales manager for the area "Energy/Electronics".
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Thomas Grimm, new E+L sales manager for the area "Energy/Electronics".

Here very special requirements often need to be met, for example a particularly high accuracy while guiding film/foil webs through the process. Or it is necessary to avoid any material abrasion by means of the usage of materials specially matched to the process to prevent even minimal contamination of the material produced. For this purpose E+L offers customised solutions; it is now also significantly strengthening its human resources in the sales area covering energy and electronics.

Appointment of industry expert signifies expansion of activities in promising area

On 1 August there has been a change at the top in this sales area. It will then be managed by Thomas Grimm who has many years of experience in the related sectors and markets. "With immediate effect E+L is placing greater focus on battery manufacture and will further expand its activities in this promising area," says Grimm.

For the production and further processing or coating of anode and cathode materials as well as separator films for lithium-ion batteries and other storage elements such as fuel cells, E+L offers complete system solutions tailored to the industry. These solutions include web guiding and web tension control, inspection systems for checking coatings as well as measuring systems for the measurement of distance, width and grammage.

Focus on Asia

The operators of battery plants and their suppliers, who are primarily based in Asia, and for some time also increasingly in Europe and the USA, profit not only from the many years of experience of the German Erhardt+Leimer headquarters, but also from the E+L sites in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand that ensure the quick availability of material and skilled local service.