Kurtz Ersa Magazine

Industry 4.0 for added value

Added Value Standard Connectivity

The digitization and networking of manufacturing operations as part of countless Industry 4.0 projects is the key to greater productivity – regardless of whether this involves integrating and connecting the smallest components or highly complex systems.


On the basis of a new cloud platform and a uniform solution developed together with business partner Symmedia, Kurtz Ersa now has an established standard solution throughout the group that can be built up in a modular fashion. This is available for all business areas – starting with Electronics Manufacturing, Moulding Machines (light metal casting and particle foam processing), and Additive Manufacturing – and of course is particularly effective in the area of automation.

Kurtz Ersa CONNECT: Unified Connectivity
Kurtz Ersa CONNECT relies on unified connectivity
Kurtz Ersa CONNECT: safe and productive

Uniform platform for greater safety and productivity

“This means that the entire Kurtz Ersa machine portfolio – from small systems to large plants – can be connected with a uniform infrastructure and suitable gateway. We are thus offering our customers their own uniform and standardized technology, software and cloud platform that provides safety and at the same time increases productivity,” says Nicolas Bartschat, Product Manager Digitization and Industry 4.0 at the Kurtz Ersa Group. A uniform, standardized interface to customer systems is provided, for example, via the Ersa standard MQTT and IPC-CFX. For comprehensive line and large-scale projects, the so-called Kurtz Ersa Line Controller can now also be used. With its help, line and process control as well as uniform data aggregation across the entire line is possible.

The new solution will be available for the majority of the Kurtz Ersa machine portfolio from quarter 01/2023. Nicolas Bartschat on the course of the project: “The challenge during implementation was to implement the connectivity solution within the shortest possible time for various machines and technologies used within the Group and including our entire automation business area. As a double hit, we presented our new product Kurtz Ersa Connect based on the Symmedia SSH solution at the Ersa Technology Forum and at the K trade fair – the customer feedback was excellent and we are looking forward to implementing many successful connectivity projects.”.


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