Scanreco North America are exhibiting at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
Read more about the fair https://www.worldofconcrete.com/en/info.html
Scanreco conducted a major event for its distributors on September 18-19. The meeting was held in Stockholm and included information from Scanreco’s owners and the company’s focus on improved marketing and product range. About 40 of Scanreco’s partners and distributors took part in the very successful event.
For two full days, the participants were given the opportunity to network and exchange experiences with colleagues from other countries and markets, exchange advice and success stories, and get an understanding of Scanreco’s vision of the future. The participants also got a good insight into Scanreco’s production work and learned more about the extensive quality assurance work that is always in progress.
“Historically, Scanreco has mainly been a provider of wireless remote-control for major OEM customers. Of course, this will always be an extremely important market to us. But to further grow our business and develop our product portfolio, we must also increase our efforts on other markets. Therefore, cooperation with our distributors is becoming increasingly important and we are now stepping up our efforts on improving our offer and our support for this part of our business”, says Magnus Lundgren, VP Sales & Marketing at Scanreco AB.
An important part of Scanreco’s continuous development work consists of input from distributors and partners.
“Every day they are at the forefront of their different markets. They are the firsts to pick up on trends and new customer demands, this is invaluable to us and will of course be of benefit to all our customers”, Magnus Lundgren continues.
Danitech, together with Fabercom, has developed a tracked harvester for harvesting flower bulbs. Since it is a tracked machine, the normal way to control this kind of machine is with two linear proportional levers, one lever for each track.
During harvesting, the customer often requires a cruise control function, to free his hands to be able to control the rest of the machine. In this cruise control mode, the speed of both tracks is regulated with one potentiometer. Both hydraulic valves are powered with the same current to send equal flows to both motors for the machine to go straight.
But also, during harvesting, the operator might want to make small curves or corrections.
Therefore, each pwm (pulse width modulation) output can be adjusted, from the cruise control potentiometer to each track, with an additional corrective value, from either the left or the right linear proportional lever.
On top of the potentiometer (cruise control) signal there is the possibility for a corrective signal from the left or right linear lever, either plus or minus, that enables the left or right track to go faster or slower. By doing so the operator can slow down or increase the speed of the individual tracks, making a curve, while the cruise control mode is maintained.
The corrective signal is not only proportional to the linear lever proportional value, but also proportional to the actual value of the potentiometer controlling the speed. This ensures that during all speeds, fast or slow, corrections are proportional to both speed and the corrective value of the linear lever.
“We have put the machine into work this spring and after some small adjustments the operator is really happy with the control,” says Folkert Stegenga, Project engineer at Danitech.
For more than 30 years the Mühlheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant has been a familiar sight in the Middle Rhine Valley and Neuwied Basin in Germany. However, everything comes to an end and it is now time for the plant to come down. Pipelines and pumps have already been removed and now the work of demolishing the 162 meters high cooling tower has begun.
For this work, a special type of machine was needed. The machine, developed by Mittelsdorf Erdbau Abbruch Recycling, is an excavator running on two wheels, one on each side of the concrete wall. For each lap around the tower the excavator removes 16 centimeters of concrete, gradually dismantling the building.
The machine can be controlled from the operator platform as well as from a ground control. IBL-Hydronic, who delivered the control system for the application, chose a remote-control system from Scanreco to control the machine.
– Scanreco has the most reliable remote-control product in the market and was therefore the obvious first choice when developing this product. You can’t tear down a structure like this, a nuclear plant, the traditional way. We had to come up with an alternative concept and for this we really needed a specialist on mobile applications, says Dr Thomas Löcher, General Manager of IBL-Hydronic.
The control system of the machine consists of two mini transmitters and two redundant control units. There is to date only one machine operating, a prototype, and it has work orders for many years to come.
Our partner Beijing Remote Control is exhibiting at Bauma in Shanghai.
Read more about the fair https://www.bauma-china.com/index.html
Scanreco Denmark is exhibiting at Agromek in Herning, Denmark.
Read more about the fair https://www.agromek.dk/
Our partners Faber-Com and SSE is exibiting at EIMA.
Read more about the fair https://www.eima.it/en/index.php
Scanreco Denmark is exhibiting at Automatik in Brøndby.
Read more about the fair http://www.automatikexpo.com
Our partner Pro-hydraulics is exhibiting at Electra Mining.
Read more about the fair https://www.electramining.co.za/
Magnus Lundgren is a well-known face in the radio remote control industry. He has been at Scanreco for just over seven years but is a veteran in the industry.
“I came to Scanreco because it felt like an exciting and above all developing company. Growth has always been high and the pursuit of quality and reliability in everything that we make and produces attracted me of course. At the same time, development has never gone faster than now, which poses high demands on us as industry leaders. Our industry, previously seen as quite conservative, is now driven by high technology development. High-resolution screens, connected products, it’s a completely different industry today than 20 years ago. Between 1990 and 2010, not much happened. Then it was a ketchup effect”, says Magnus Lundgren.
“I am convinced that technology development will also create new business models. Instead of just being a link between the driver and the crane, the remote control may be connected to the customer’s business system and can help the customer create new revenue streams.
Competition is increasing and more and more companies want to establish themselves in this highly competitive market. Magnus has a clear image of the future market.
“We stand firm with a strong brand and excellent reputation. Our focus on tailor made solutions through Scanreco Design Center has proved to be a very successful strategy. We are one of the major companies in the industry, and I think that the smaller companies will struggle in the future. Financial muscles are a must to cope with the development costs that are required to survive in this industry. Our sales are constantly increasing and we always reinvest in new products, it’s a matter of survival. There is no other way forward than investing in innovation. We see the future with confidence”, Magnus concludes.
Conjet develops robots for removal of damaged concrete with high pressure water. The robots can also be used for surface preparation as paint removal. Removal of concrete is mostly done between 1000-1600 bar and with a flow of 250 – 150 liters per minute, for surface treatment the pressure used is up to 3000 bar and less water. Compared to a standard domestic pressure washer used at home that operates at a pressure of 100-150 bar.
Conjet’s technology uses the tensile strength in the concrete when the concrete is removed compared to the conventional jackhammers that uses compressive strength to remove the concrete. In other words, no cracks are created in the remaining structure while that is done with the jackhammers. Further, the removal is done without damaging the reinforcement bars.
“Our technology increases the life of the concrete structure by up to 3-4 times. This means a lot for the infrastructure, saving both money and the environment. Even though our technology involves some higher costs initially, it pays off several times over the life span of the structure”, says Lars-Göran Nilsson, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales at Conjet
In 2011 Conjet started its collaboration with Scanreco.
“It was mainly the good response from the people at Scanreco and the design of the products that made us choose Scanreco. They have an open software to program both monochrome and color display, which means that we own and can further develop the operator interface without being in the hands of the provider of the radio control. Also, Scanreco Design Center enables us to offer our customers customized solutions, even in small quantities. Now we look forward to the implementation of the large color screen that Scanreco launched and their new lithium battery”, Lars Göran Nilsson continues.
Conjet has its head office in Sweden, but about 80 percent of sales are on the international market, especially in Europe and North America. The company’s turnover is approximately 30-35 million Skr annually. As the equipment is rather capital intensive, majority of the sales are to the industrial countries due to their high labor costs. The growth of sales to developing countries is not as high although the technology is getting more and more accepted since removal of concrete with high pressure water is so harmless that it maintains the remaining structure in good condition and consequently increases the life span of the structure.
Never Stop Technology, Scanreco’s quality stamp, places high demands on the reliability and durability of our products. Therefore, we test our products very rigorously.
“All products delivered to customers, have first been thoroughly tested. The products are tested at different stages of the production process. Circuit boards and radio modules are tested separately in dedicated test systems and finally the finished assembled product is tested before and after conformal coating or potting. We have our own test systems installed with our subcontractors and we have a large cloud test report database that all test systems report to in real-time. Through this large database of test report, flexible analysis and statistics we can see real-time test results and statistics from our subcontractors and identify the problems that arise, often before they have noticed it themselves, and we can then effectively implement quality-enhancing measures, ” says Stefan Ledberg, Scanreco’s Test Manager.
Scanreco uses controlled radio performance testing where the systems experience an attenuated radio signal to simulate physical distance. This provides higher reliability compared to more manual tests.
Our large database resource means that all tests generate logs where we can go back and check all parts of production and testing, thus, Scanreco has eliminated most of the test errors due to the human factor by having automated test systems or predefined test sequences that control and force operators through testing where manual input is necessary.
Scanreco’s own test group consists of four people and is a sub-department of the development department.
Our partner HydX is exhibiting at FinnMETKO. Visit HydX at booth 504 to see our products and to get to know our partner.
Read more about the fair www.finnmetko.fi
For more information, please contact www.hydx.se/fin
Our partner HydX is exhibiting at ELMIA Lastbil. Visit HydX at booth U202:11 to see our products and to get to know our partner.
Read more about the fair www.elmia.se/lastbil
For more information, please contact www.hydx.se
Our partner Danfoss is exhibiting at Nor-Fishing. Visit Danfoss at booth T-124 to see our products and to get to know our partner.
Read more about the fair www.nor-fishing.no
For more information, please contact www.powersolutions.danfoss.no
Scanreco Denmark will attend the EH Tradesfair in Herning from 14-16 of June.
Visit us at Boot U 1032.
The tradeshow World of Concrete that took place in Las Vegas January 22-26 generated tremendous interest and very high attendance. This event for the concrete and masonry industries featured more than 1,550 exhibiting companies, including over 300 new exhibitors, making it the largest World of Concrete tradeshow in almost a decade.
“We had very productive conversations with many of the large OEM’s. I was very impressed with the number of OEM’s who had Scanreco radio controls on their equipment and in their booths,” says Jason Looman, President of Scanreco North America.
“We were well prepared and had numerous successful meetings with various customers. At the same time booth traffic was very good and a lot of end users showed interest in replacing their existing competitor’s radio controls with Scanreco products so the tradeshow was a great success for us. The construction/concrete market in North America appears to be in good shape for 2018 and we are absolutely ready to increase our market share,” Jason Looman continues.
Germany is, and has long been, a very large and important market for Scanreco. Many of the major OEM companies have their headquarters and production facilities in Germany. In a step to further improve and increase accessibility and service capacity for the German market, Scanreco established Scanreco GmbH on January 1, 2018.
The Managing Director for the new company, which has its office in Dietfurt 100 km north from Munich, is Mr. Gerd Berger. He is joining the team of Bernd Mayr and Stephan Baumer that have invested a lot of time and effort in the new setup of the Scanreco Germany GmbH office.
Gerd has earlier worked for Hetronic / Methode and has been in the Radio remote control business for the past 25 years, with the base from Malta but travelling globally. He has a very good knowledge about the market, customers, business and how to operate in the global market.
“Germany is one of Scanreco’s most important markets. There are many large, medium and small OEM companies here, and the growth potential is fantastic. But it requires that we have a local presence so that we can provide our customers German help and service. With the new company, we can give them that. A great competitive advantage,” says Gerd Berger.
The goal is to continue to grow, both business volumes and the number of employees.
Scanreco Design Center (SDC) offers its customers completely customized remote-control solutions, both regarding design and function. Since we do everything ourselves, we can provide our customers custom solutions even in very small quantities.
“After we have considered our customers’ wishes and needs, we produce a draft of system proposals and suggestions on how the product should be designed. We then tailor this as to how their machines are designed and to the operator’s, user’s, preferences”, says Christian Ceder, SDC.
The customized product does not get unnecessary extras that are not needed, instead the hardware gets a seamless design. The software is customized to fit perfectly with the custom-made machine.
The Scanreco Design Center also has a professional HD printer, which makes all labeling accurate and exact. Regardless of order size, the same quality and customization is used as for large volume customers.
“This is very simple process for our customers. We have experts who are professionals on helping our customers create a turn key, plug and play solution”, Christian Ceder continues.
Delivery time for a tailor-made solution, from beginning to end, is usually four weeks. In Stockholm, four people on Application, another four on Assembly plus an illustrator works full time with this. Scanreco also have competence for this in North America and Germany.
What makes this unique customization possible is that Scanreco uses a modular system with modules adapted to different needs. These modules are then combined according to each customer’s unique needs and wishes.