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.
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