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SWT Services and Becka Eilservice for printing presses work together

Core competencies bundled: Fast, comprehensive help with problems in flexographic printing.

A printing press is an enormous investment that should of course pay off for every print shop, not only for as long as possible, but also in the best possible print quality.

In order to achieve this, there are various providers who offer support both in prevention and in acute cases of damage.

SWT Services is the leading specialist in the field of hydraulic clamping shafts such as anilox rollers or impression cylinders, providing rapid on-site assistance in the event of problems such as insufficient clamping force, damage to the clamping system or sluggish adapter changes and ensuring process reliability and dependability in advance through regular maintenance.

Damage to the central cylinder system or impression cylinder, on the other hand, is dealt with by “Becka Eilservice für Druckmaschinen”. Without dismantling, even extensive cylinder damage such as surface collapse, wear and corrosion can be repaired directly on site using special processes such as precision grinding and coating.

Together, SWT Services and Becka Eilservice complement each other for all questions and problems relating to flexographic printing and customers benefit from the combination of specialized services for central cylinder systems and hydraulic clamping systems.

becka services
DFTA Technology Center, Stuttgart

New competences in the own company:

Congratulations to Harmonic Drive SE

After the SWT Services training course, two maintenance employees and a team leader benefit from extensive expertise in maintaining their UNILOCK clamping modules.

In 1955, Walton Musser made a groundbreaking development on behalf of NASA: the gearbox, which was marketed from 1970 under the company name „Harmonic Drive System GmbH“. from 1970. This was followed by extensive investment in CNC machine tools and special tools for the development and the development and production of Harmonic Drive precision gearboxes at the Limburg site, where where 80% of special drives manufactured to customer specifications now leave the company.

In 2022, SWT Services supported Harmonic Drive SE with the maintenance of its machinery and serviced almost 30 UNILOCK modules on its stationary clamping technology. In 2023, we were also entrusted with the maintenance of several clamping technology modules.

In 2024, the company decided to book a training course for the maintenance of UNILOCK clamping modules with SWT, so that our SWT technician Swen Lauterwasser was able to teach three Harmonic Drive employees the individual steps from technical basics, removal, disassembly, cleaning, functional check to assembly, reinstallation and functional check in 4 hours. After the practical training was carried out on the company’s own clamping modules, 4 UNILOCK modules were also expertly serviced under the guidance of Mr. Lauterwasser.

5-year employee anniversary

Mrs. Fuchs celebrates

No joke – Beate Fuchs started her first day of work at SWT Services on April 1, 2019 and has now been part of our team for 5 years. The trained business graduate with a focus on marketing and business informatics moved from Lower Franconia to Ilsfeld in 2008, where she initially had to get used to the Swabian dialect. Despite this, she was able to integrate successfully at SWT thanks to her good humor, professional expertise and commitment.

In addition to maintaining the homepage, Mrs. Fuchs is responsible for the entire marketing area and supports SWT in day-to-day business and customer care.

We would like to thank Mrs. Fuchs for her excellent cooperation, her contribution to our success and her loyalty to the company. We are delighted to have her on our team and look forward to many more years of working together.

5-year employee anniversary Beate Fuchs
5-year employee anniversary Ms. Fuchs
Ground-breaking ceremony for new SWT company building
From left: Architect Ms. Kuon, Mayor Bordon, construction manager Ms. Hampp, SWT managing directors Jörg Ehrenfeld, Jörg Brenner and Oliver Pfeiffer, and Mr. Schneider from Volksbank BIA

We are growing

Ground-breaking ceremony for new company building

Space in our workshop has long been in increasingly short supply due to new equipment, machines and an increasing number of large and heavy customer workpieces being sent in for processing. We are therefore delighted that the ground-breaking ceremony for our new building finally took place on Friday, November 10, 2023 after years of planning.

Together with architect Ms. Kuon, the mayor of Ilsfeld Bernd Bordon, our building contractor Bettina Hampp and Mr. Schneider from Volksbank Beilstein-Ilsfeld-Abstatt eG, the three SWT managing directors laid the symbolic foundation stone for the major SWT project, which will include a spacious office building and a large hall with workshop and warehouse on a floor area of 2,100 m².

In the fall/winter of 2024, SWT plans to move from its current premises to the new location in order to have space for many new customer deliveries. We are excited about the further development and look forward to receiving your orders.

DFTA Symposium 2023

SWT with information booth in Dortmund

For the first time since 2019, there was again a Technical Meeting on site. After two purely virtual meetings, the fall technical conference of the DFTA Flexographic Printing Association took place on September 19 in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle. Under the motto „Closing the plastics loop – packaging printing makes it possible?“, the event attracted numerous technical presentations and, in the table top exhibition, many presentations from a wide range of companies in the flexographic printing industry. Jörg Ehrenfeld from SWT Services was also there with an information booth to take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas with customers and business partners from the industry.

SWT auf DFTA Fachtagung in Dortmund
STADTRADELN campaign 2023

Bicycle instead of car

Strengthening environmental awareness

SWT Services also wanted to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in 2023 and therefore took part in the „STADTRADELN“ campaign with its own team.

Across Europe, more than 2,800 municipalities have now joined forces as a „climate alliance“ to launch campaigns to promote the use of bicycles.

In our municipality Ilsfeld, the 21-day STADTRADELN campaign took place from 24.06.-14.07.2023. This year, the SWT team, with the active support of the management, was particularly engaged in pedaling and cycled over 700km more than in the previous year. Compared to car use, we were able to save a good 348 kg of CO2 in the three-week campaign period with 2,152 cycled kilometers.

SWT at Infoflex 2023

SWT at Infoflex 2023

From April 17-18, 2023, SWT Services also had a booth at the international flexographic printing trade show in Columbus, Ohio. The event is hosted annually by the American Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).

After corona-related restrictions in recent years, the industry celebrated its „comeback“ with over 180 exhibitors on the topic of packaging printing.

Double benefit in one operation

Upgrade incl. repair for ASCO Aerospace Canada

 

SWT Services at ASCO Aerospace Canada

SWT Services at ASCO Aerospace Canada

ASCO Industries is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high lift devices, complex mechanical assemblies and major functional components for the aerospace industry. Originally founded in Belgium in 1954, the family-owned company was purchased by Montana Aerospace this year and has had a site in Delta B.C., Canada, since 2003, which SWT had the pleasure of visiting in November 2022. One of the balancing machines used for CNC tooling needed to be repaired. On this occasion, our SWT technician was able to provide the already aging model with an up-to-date upgrade to improve function and ease of use. As a precaution, the second balancing machine also underwent thorough maintenance. The machine is well prepared for 2023 thanks to the machine cleaning, function check of all components, inspection of the safety devices and machine calibration included in this. Regular maintenance uncovers measurement inaccuracies, reduces spindle wear and increases reliability and service life. Let us inform you about possible service options. We look forward to hearing from you!

Awakening excitement

Joint project with JuLe on the nationwide Reading Aloud Day

Reading activity in the JuLe Ilsfeld

On the nationwide reading day, Mrs. Fuchs from SWT reads the story of Frederick in the JuLe.

Every year on the third Friday in November, the nationwide action day is intended to set a public sign for the importance of reading aloud. Therefore, just in time for the 18.11.2022, it was also planned in the JuLe Ilsfeld to inspire children for stories. JuLe (Jugendhilfe im Lebensumfeld) is a Youth Support Facility that accompanies and supports children in their development with diverse group and individual offers. SWT has already decided in 2019 to commit to this important project financially and with joint actions. So on Friday afternoon, a SWT employee was able to introduce an expectant group of children to the story of Frederick the mouse, who does not collect grains and nuts for the winter like the other mice, but sunbeams, colors and words. And the children were also allowed to collect „supplies“ during the course of the story, make their own mice, and dream of sunbeams and colors with their eyes closed as winter set in. And of course of beautiful words.

Corona-ReviewSales expectations exceeded

Many service providers were hit hard by the lockdown measures. SWT Services, too, had to cancel some on-site assignments internationally due to Corona, but has since been able to make up for the full extent of the cancelled service assignments thanks to the temporary relaxations. As a result, sales in 2021 were up by a good half compared to the previous year. And the interim balance sheet for 2022 looks good. In the first half of the year, SWT technicians completed assignments in more than 10 countries, and the order books are almost full for the second half of the year.

Customer satisfaction as our goal

Lathe chuck maintenance at Bär Cargolift

The nicest confirmation of the own performance is when customers book the services offered again and again each year – just like Bär Cargolift from Heilbronn. For more than 10 years, the tail lift manufacturer has been loyal to SWT when it comes to the maintenance of lathe chucks. In their Hedelius C 60 machining center, 4 pneumatic ROTA power lathe chucks could be disassembled, cleaned, re-greased and checked again this year in less than 8 hours. The service package naturally also includes the subsequent complete assembly, so that production can be reliably resumed immediately afterwards with new process reliability without any major loss of time.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Maintenance Baer Cargolift

Annual maintenance at Kieselmann

Targeted production stop as a strategic instrument

Dietmar Kappus

Dietmar Kappus, Production Manager at Kieselmann GmbH

Everyone wants to avoid downtime, but shutting down production for extra days to do so? „Yes,“ says Dietmar Kappus, production manager at Kieselmann GmbH, and not only to prevent operational downtime, but also for the systematic safety of employees.

Kieselmann GmbH, headquartered in Knittlingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, employs nearly 350 people on 23,00 m2 of production space and produces process components and systems for liquids and pasty media that are used primarily by breweries, dairies, distilleries, in food and beverage companies, and in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

Unaccustomed calm settles in the 50 turning and milling machining centers once a year. The production manager explains, „It’s all about a certain safety factor. Tens of clamping operations are carried out every day. For us, clamping devices are the be-all and end-all, and they have to be maintained. So on the one hand the safety aspect is important, but above all the reliability. This means we have less machine downtime during the year due to clamping equipment failures.“

In most cases, machine and clamping device manufacturers offer maintenance for their products themselves. However, organization is simpler with a manufacturer-independent service provider such as SWT Services, as a single provider can thus take care of complete production areas with different lathe chucks. Dietmar Kappus has therefore been relying on SWT’s comprehensive maintenance service once a year since 2013.

Maintenance at Kieselmann

Production manager Kappus (left) and Jörg Ehrenfeld (right) at Kieselmann GmbH in Knittlingen.

Through its maintenance contract with SWT Services, however, Kieselmann GmbH not only benefits from less organizational effort, but also from lower costs thanks to a discount system. In addition, the component manufacturer can rely on qualified technicians being on standby at the required time and on the price remaining fixed for the entire duration of the contract. The services can be tailored to individual wishes and needs.

„A win-win situation,“ says Dietmar Kappus, for whom trust in external service providers is particularly important and who, based on his good experience, intends to continue the maintenance contract with SWT Services. Since the regular maintenance, he has recorded significantly fewer failures – a good feeling for ongoing production and the safety of his employees, and thus worth an annual shutdown.

Employee anniversary

Thank you Marika Armbruster!

anniversary Marika Armbruster

Mr. Ehrenfeld (left) , Mr. Pfeiffer (center) and Mr. Brenner (right) congratulate Mrs. Armbruster

Immediately after graduating from school, Marika Armbruster joined SWT Services in 2011 for an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk, where she graduated with first class honors after 3 years, becoming a Chamber of Commerce winner. Still today she does an outstanding job, takes care of all matters in the office and enriches the team and our daily work routine with her conscientious, sunny friendly manner.

Therefore, on 01.09.2021, she received a personal thank you from the management on her 10th anniversary, in addition to flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine and a small token of appreciation for her many years of reliable work.

We are looking forward to further cooperation in the years and decades to come!

The SWT Services Team

Cycling campaign for climate and health

SWT Services supports the commune of Ilsfeld in the STADTRADELN 2021 with its own team.

 

city cicling campaign

SWT employees pedal for the city cycling campaign

The environment needs our willingness to change. SWT Services wants to help protect the climate. That’s why the „STADTRADELN“ campaign was a great opportunity for us to rethink ingrained habits and make a conscious decision not to use the car.

STADTRADELN is a campaign of the „Climate Alliance“ – a network of European municipalities in partnership with indigenous peoples that develops local responses to global climate change. In 2012, STADTRADELN was launched for the first time with 166 municipalities; by 2021, more than 1,600 municipalities from five nations were participating. Local politicians and citizens pedal together and compete for 21 days between May and September.

SWT Services registered its own team for the commune of Ilsfeld for the first time in 2021 and, with 14 participating cyclists, was able to clock up more than 2,300 cycling kilometers during the campaign period from June 26 to July 16 and was thus pleased to take 4th place among the 15 registered Ilsfeld teams. 340 kg CO2 were saved by not using the car – despite the rainy weather a successful start, which we hope we can increase even more in the coming year.

Enhancement at Leuco N.V. Belgium

Installation balancing machine

Jörg Brenner from SWT (left) and Mr. Vande Vyvere from Leuco N.C.

Installation of a new balancing machine

In 2014, we performed our first balancing machine maintenance at Leuco N.V. in Belgium, gaining a longtime loyal customer. Since then, we regularly visit the Waregem facility for the annual maintenance of the balancing machines there.

Now the two old ACURO TD models were reinforced by a new Tool Dynamic TD Economic Plus, which was professionally installed on site by our service technician Mr. Brenner in mid-January. In addition to the usual installation, inspection and training of the operating personnel, SWT also took care of the modification of the standard model according to customer requirements. Thus, the machine was equipped with a special industrial panel PC, which significantly increased the ease of operation and flexibility.

Employee Anniversary

Thanks to Swen Lauterwasser

Anniversary Swen Lauterwasser

Mr. Ehrenfeld, Mr. Brenner and Mr. Pfeiffer (from left to right) congratulate Mr. Lauterwasser (2nd from right)

10 years ago, Mr. Lauterwasser started with a mini-job at SWT Services and at the same time graduated from a technical school in Ludwigsburg as a state-certified technician for mechanical engineering. In the meantime he has long become an indispensable part of our team. We are very grateful for his expertise and his friendly nature, which enriches our services.
On 04.12.2020 he received therefore from the management beside flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine and a small acknowledgment for his many years of reliable cooperation also a personal thank you from the management.
We are looking forward to further teamwork in the coming years and decades.

The SWT Services Team

before - after

general overhaul, before – after

Contactless alternative:

SWT offers corona compliant services

Financial constraints and hesitations regarding visitors in the company – Corona sometimes results in unfavorable conditions for maintenance and repairs. But there are alternatives.

Thanks to Corona, „saving“ is right at the top of the agenda in many companies. Frequently occurring problems in the printing process, however, do not have to be accepted helplessly. If, for example, the adapters are frequently stuck or no longer clamped correctly, it is necessary to intervene before the clamping system is further – possibly irreparably – damaged by rough handling.

before - afterSWT therefore also offers the possibility of sending in impression cylinders and shafts and having them repaired or overhauled outside the company.

A general overhaul can ensure the continued smooth production flow in the company for a long time – at significantly lower costs than a new purchase. This saves money in the long term and helps to eliminate problems such as quality fluctuations in the print image, declining concentricity, or long set-up times.

The in-house repair workshop at the Ilsfeld site looks forward to receiving your order. For your planning reliability SWT Services will prepare a fixed price offer for you. Give us a call! We are pleased to give you more information.

SWT Services congratulates the winner of the anniversary raffle:

Schaeffler Aerospace wins exclusive maintenance

Schaeffler Aerospace Germany

Winner of our raffle:
Schaeffler Aerospace Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Interested companies had a few months to take part in our competition. Just in time for the SWT founding month of May, the winner of our maintenance, which was announced as the main prize, was drawn. Our congratulations go to Schaeffler Aerospace Germany GmbH & Co. KG, which was able to prevail over the competition in a random draw.

Since the celebrations this year are unfortunately somewhat shorter than originally planned due to the corona, we can at least pass on a bit of the festive atmosphere and look forward with the Schaeffler plant management to the forthcoming service visit.

Congratulations!

Maintenance Flextrus AB

Maintenance Flextrus AB

Flextrus AB Sweden:

Increased efficiency through annual maintenance

Flextrus AB has been using SWT’s maintenance services since 2016.

While machine downtime was frequent in the past due to problems with the clamping system, there have been no breakdowns since then. With no stuck adapters, set-up times have been significantly reduced and it is possible to switch quickly from one job to another.
This also shows that the investment in annual professional maintenance is worthwhile in the end.
We look forward to continuing our good cooperation with Flextrus AB and will be happy to help keep everything running.

Sponsoring

Sponsoring Riding Club and Small Animal Breeders' Association

Support of local associations

Associations take on a multitude of social, cultural, sporting, political and societal tasks on a voluntary basis, thus enriching the local community and quality of life. Reason enough for SWT to financially support local association work. Since 2015, for example, an annual donation has been made to the Reiterverein Ilsfeld e.V. (Ilsfeld Riding Club) for their large horse show in the summer, which in 2023 once again featured a top-class lineup and was able to enjoy a rush of visitors in the best weather from June 23-25.

SWT Services was also happy to support the 100th anniversary of the small animal breeders‘ association Z 286 Ilsfeld e.V., which was subsequently celebrated by Corona, with a donation.

Deaconry certificate

Co-financing of the vehicle of the Schozach-Bottwartal diaconia center

New vehicle for the diaconia center

As an institution of the Protestant churches, the Diakonie stands for „practised charity“. Under this motto it fulfils numerous social tasks and helps people in need or in socially unjust circumstances. Around 10 million people in Germany receive advice, care, nursing and medical care from the Diakonie. This is an important project that we want to support with our contribution to the new vehicle. The cooperation of several sponsors made it possible for the Schozach-Bottwartal diaconia center in Ilsfeld to purchase a Ford Transit for employees and for the transport of accompanied persons.

SWT takes responsibility

Donation handover to JuLe Ilsfeld

From left to right: Mrs. Bachmann from JuLe Ilsfeld together with Mr. Ehrenfeld and Mrs. Fuchs from SWT Services at the first donation handover in October 2019.

Any company can help make the world a better place. There are many ways to do this. This starts with a pleasant working atmosphere and consideration for the employees. And, of course, with regard to our environment, a lot can be achieved by avoiding waste and saving resources. But it is also decisive for our future which people will live in it and how they will shape it. And here we can already help to promote social skills and education – as an investment in better interaction in the coming decades.

SWT Services GmbH & Co. KG has therefore decided to enter into a long-term partnership with a local children’s charity in order to offer unbureaucratic support where it is really needed.

With an assured annual donation of 1,000,-€ to the JuLe Ilsfeld (youth welfare in their actual environment) children, whose parents cannot afford it, are made possible tutoring, school material, the membership in a club or the participation in a leisure activity.

In addition, the JuLe looks after children with behavioural problems and promotes behavioural therapy. In this way, it is possible to contribute to the development of a healthy society at a very early stage. A great approach, which SWT not only supports financially, but also through the direct involvement of SWT employees in campaigns or activities.

In order to offer the young people perspectives, an insight into the world of work and also into handicraft activities, interested JuLe children can get a taste of the work processes at SWT at certain times.

A partnership for young people and a responsible investment in our future.

WT Services donates wet/dry vacuum cleaner to Diakonie-Sozialstation

SWT Services donates wet/dry vacuum cleaner to Diakonie-Sozialstation

 

SWT Services donates wet/dry vacuum cleaner to Diakonie-Sozialstation

On Saturday, the 16th June 2018 the cellar of the Diakonie-Sozialstation Flein-Talheim was flooded due to the heavy rain. The water could not flow out of the cellar by itself. The donation of SWT Services came just in time: a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. This means that the Diakonie-Sozialstation is prepared for further emergencies.

Bettina Späth (Managing Director) thanks Mr. Jörg Brenner (SWT Services) and his business partners on behalf of Diakonie-Sozialstation Flein-Talheim for the generous donation.

Certificate Queen Charlotte Foundation

Certificate Queen Charlotte Foundation

 

Since June 2012 SWT Services has been involved in the „Königin-Charlotte-Stift“

SWT Services supported the care institution located in Ilsfeld with the purchase of a new car (Renault Kangoo) in June 2012.

In August 2017, the care institution required a new car, so SWT Services was pleased to extend the existing sponsoring contract to support the Königin-Charlotte-Stift one more time.

cheque handover Steinbeis-Realschule Ilsfeld

cheque handover Steinbeis-Realschule Ilsfeld

Ilsfelder Heimatverein e. V.
Sponsoring for the advancement award of the endowment „Herbert Diener – Eugen Härle“

At the celebration of 50 years „Steinbeis-Realschule“ in Ilsfeld the theatre group performanced a show devoted by the eponym of the school, Ferdinand von Steinbeis. For this performance the pupils received the advancement award „Herbert Diener – Eugen Härle“, which was sponsored by SWT Services. This price is awarded by pupils and teachers of the school in Ilsfeld, who delivered special performance for the regional history.

More information about the Steinbeis-Realschule: Steinbeis Realschule Ilsfeld

SWT Services supports the tennis club „Grün-Weiß Ilsfeld e. V.“ with a new sponsoring contract

Sponsoring TC Ilsfeld

Sponsoring TC Ilsfeld

The tennis club „Grün-Weiß Ilsfeld e.V.“ with a 60-years tradition decided to make a new construction of a 6-field tennis court including a small field and a knock-up wall as well as the establishment of a new clubhouse.

This investment in the future – which means a huge feat for the club – furthermore offers nearly 350 members the opportunity to pursue the tennis sport successfully in the amplitude as well as in competitive sport.

With effective 20 club teams, starting with the youngest, the „U10“ (in the age until 10 years) up to the seniors with over 60 years the tennis club welcome visiting teams all over Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ilsfeld. In addition the tennis club can offer a tennis court in the future, which satisfies the requirements of the modern and up-to-date tennis sport of the big youth department with 80 kids and youths.
SWT Services supported the tennis club with this action and was sponsoring a 18 x 2 meter windbreak for a clay court. In 2015 SWT Services renewed the sponsoring contract with the management of the tennis club for further three years and support the “TCI” therefore furthermore with pleasure.
SWT Services wish the tennis club „Grün-Weiß Ilsfeld e.V.“ all the best for the 60-years jubilee!

Read more about the tennis club „Grün-Weiß Ilsfeld e.V.“ and see the latest news:

https://www.tc-ilsfeld.de
https://www.facebook.com/tcilsfeld

SWT Services supports the association „TV Flein – Handball“ with banner advertisements

Sponsoring TV Flein

Sponsoring TV Flein

The association „TV Flein“ offers attractive sport activities for a meaningful use of leisure time for young and old.

SWT Services sponsors banner advertisements for the next 3 years to achieve objectives of the association and the completely handball devision in Flein.

Our SWT Services-team wishes „TV Flein“ a lot of success for the following playing season.

Read more about „TV Flein – Handball“ and the latest news:

http://www.tv-flein.de/
http://www.tv-flein.de/sponsoren