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Pressfit System VERSAFIT

Pressfit system VERSAFIT allows Kurtz Ersa to grow together further

As an extension of the product portfolio – in addition to the world-renowned and technologically leading soldering machines in the areas of wave, selective and reflow - Electronics Production Equipment launched the project "Machine for pressing components into PCBs" under the name VERSAFIT.

Ersa VERSAFIT: variable press-fit machine for the production of a broad product portfolio
Ersa VERSAFIT: variable press-fit machine for the production of a broad product portfolio

The VERSAFIT is the variable press-fit machine for the production of a broad product portfolio in the application area of press-fit technology. Optionally expandable for maximum flexibility in the processing of press-fit components, ideally suited for a production environment in inline or batch operation.

The youngest member of the Kurtz Ersa family - SCHILLER AUTOMATION GmbH & Co. KG - was a great asset in the realization of this project. With more than 45 years of experience as a special machine manufacturer of assembly automation, it was quickly decided that a division of tasks would be the best solution for the new VERSAFIT. And this is as follows: In the future, Ersa will take over the sales and product management of VERSAFIT, continue to serve its known customer clientele and open up new markets. Ersa will thus remain the mouthpiece to the market in order to recognize and implement individual requirements at an early stage. SCHILLER AUTOMATION, on the other hand, is responsible for development, control system construction, software development and machine production through to final commissioning at the customer´s premises. A third member of the Kurtz Ersa Group is also involved in the project: Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH is supplementing the VERSAFIT with the necessary peripherals such as transport, turning units and buffer sections.


Ersa VERSAFIT 500: Lower press unit with tool changer
Ersa VERSAFIT 500: Lower press unit with tool changer
VERSAFIT: Upper press unit
VERSAFIT: Upper press unit

In the meantime, several systems have been delivered to customers. The knowledge gained from this and great feedback from customers have led to our experts already working on the further development of the product series. Customers will benefit in particular from the modular design and thus from solutions that are individually tailored to customer requirements. The aim is also to enable customers to reuse existing tools in order to keep the overall investment as low as possible. Visitors were able to see the result of the successful collaboration between Ersa, SCHILLER AUTOMATION and Kurtz Ersa Automation live on site at Productronica 2023 in Munich.

VERSAFIT Specifications

  • Processing size: 508 x 508 mm
  • PCB thickness: max. 8 mm (integrated PCB thickness measurement)
  • Height of the PCB superstructures: max. 120 mm
  • Height of the PCB substructures: max. 60 mm
  • Transport height: 800 – 1.100 mm
  • PCB weight: max. 8 kg
  • Machine height: 2.400 mm
  • Max. pressing force: 50 kN
  • Tool rotation and change
  • Camera-based coordinate correction


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