WKS success story at a glance
Efficient production of series and single pieces
- With the XL-3200 eurolaser system, WKS has succeeded in manufacturing single-item production and small batches in addition to series production, without sacrificing profitability
- Individual steps in production have been minimized – the laser automates many work steps, reduces effort and increases efficiency
- Thanks to minimal tool costs for new production parts, fixed costs remain manageable
- The laser system is characterized by versatility and modularity and can be expanded or upgraded by WKS as required – Optimum future viability
The challenge of WKS: Increasing flexibility in production
Until now, a die cutter was used for production, which required a tool change for every job. A solution had to be found that was not only convincing in terms of flexibility and expandability, but above all in terms of cost-effectiveness. WKS is particularly interested in the production of small batches, which is not possible with the die cutter, and plans in the long term to link production directly to their own web store.
New applications for the laser cutter at WKS every day
“The eurolaser saves us a lot of work in production. Previously, we had to cut the PET-G sheets to size with the guillotine shears before further processing and then round off the corners. Only then could holes be punched and we could add the embossing or the date stamp. Today, we don’t have to constantly change the stamp, but simply create marks digitally using the laser cutter. All work steps take place on just one machine!”
says Dipl. Ing Axel Lang, Managing Director of WKS Aalen. The laser system has proven to be a real efficiency miracle. New applications are found every day. Fast and flexible, yet unimaginably versatile – With the help of the laser system, manufacturing processes can be rethought and easily implemented.