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Does your machine guarding meet the highest safety standards?

DOES YOUR MACHINE PROTECTION MEET THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS?

Dangers lurk in production facilities due to moving parts, cutting tools or sharp edges. Employee safety is a top priority and requires protective equipment to prevent accidents.

Our solution? Transparent machine protection made of polycarbonate.

But why polycarbonate?

Transparent polycarbonate machine guards offer the following advantages, among others:

Visibility:

Monitor machine operation at all times without having to remove the safety guard.

Safety:

Impact-resistant polycarbonate – is not brittle compared to glass and cannot splinter.

Chemical resistance:

Polycarbonate is resistant to many chemicals.

Resistance to chemicals is only guaranteed by special types of polycarbonate with an appropriate coating.

Transparent polycarbonate machine guarding enables process monitoring without danger. Reduce accidents, protect employees and maintain productivity.

Contact us today for a customized solution.

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Strong as a lion in medical technology: Plexiglas as an all-round talent for the health of the little ones!

STRONG AS A LION IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: PLEXIGLASS AS AN ALL-ROUND TALENT FOR THE HEALTH OF THE LITTLE ONES

At Hans Fischer Kunststoffverarbeitungs-GmbH, we have the privilege of working hand in hand with our medical technology partner Löwenstein Medical to integrate high-performance, transparent Plexiglas® into the world of healthcare – and to do so “Made in Germany”

Here are some reasons for using PLEXIGLAS® by Röhm in medical technology:

Lightness and durability:

Materials must be lightweight yet durable to facilitate the mobility and handling of the beds while ensuring a long service life.

Thermal insulation:

Materials should provide effective thermal insulation to maintain the desired temperature in the bed and avoid cold spots.

Sound insulation:

In noisy environments, such as a neonatal ward, the materials need to provide some sound insulation to reduce the noise level in the bed.

Conclusion: Plexiglas® is a true all-round talent and can be used excellently in medical and laboratory technology.

You don’t know which material is suitable for your product?

No problem! Contact us, we will be happy to advise you individually on the implementation of your project.

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Employee interview Lukas

Profile

Name: Lukas | With Hans Fischer: 2 years | Position: Head of Screen Printing Department

EMPLOYEE INTERVIEW LUKAS

Hans Fischer has been running a screen printing company for many decades and has decided to increase its staff and machinery in order to focus on demanding applications (such as the lighting industry) where screen printing can play to its strengths.

We would like to take a look behind the scenes at Hans Fischer and ask an employee for a short interview to tell us more about the areas in which he works and what makes Hans Fischer so special:

Hi Lukas. We’re glad you agreed to the employee interview. Why don’t you tell us what your role at Hans Fischer is and what your main responsibilities are?

Lukas: After a month with the company, I took over as head of the screen printing department. I am now responsible for order, personnel and demand planning, as well as being the contact person for all screen printing matters, including the technical feasibility of projects.

I also actively support the department and am operationally involved in the day-to-day business processes.

“With Hans Fischer it is never boring or 0815.”

What do you value about Hans Fischer as an employer and do you see any advantages over other employers?

Lukas: It’s never boring or run-of-the-mill at Hans Fischer. No two days are the same. There are many exciting and challenging projects from a wide range of industries. We work closely with neighboring departments. All colleagues are helpful and we often joke around. We have the opportunity to consult directly with our managing director. Twice a week we have a department head meeting, which is chaired by our Managing Director. All topics can be discussed. Every participant can actively contribute topics (current orders, what’s coming up that week and what’s important, or if something isn’t running smoothly, such as staff shortages, quality specifications, tight delivery deadlines). These meetings help immensely to identify problems at an early stage and find solutions together.

On the technical side:

Why does Hans Fischer rely on screen printing, which has been declared dead, when everyone is only talking about digital printing?

Lukas: In the emergency lighting industry, for example, constant color stability is required. With digital printing, ink adhesion is somewhat poorer and screen printing is much more suitable for long-term applications. Screen printing can be used to produce optics that are particularly popular on the market with the highest quality and cost-effectiveness: High-gloss looks (such as black panel) or disappearing effects. However, we also check individually which process we use, depending on the application.

Does this mean that backlit applications are also implemented using screen printing? That is very demanding. How do you solve this challenge?

Lukas: In the emergency lighting industry, there are standards that must be adhered to and from which you must not deviate. Streak-free printing must be guaranteed and unwanted flashes must be excluded. We have now gained extensive experience, so that we are very reliable in backlit applications and have been able to win customers throughout Europe as a result. Medium-sized and large series requirements in particular can be produced very economically using the screen printing process.

“We are competent in advising customers on a wide range of requirements and research and develop independently.”

What details of our vertical integration (in general / and specifically in relation to printing performance) set us apart from our competitors and offer our customers added value?

Lukas: Thanks to our extensive experience in special applications: Milling, lasering, bending, gluing, component assembly and our in-house print shop. Here, everything runs under one roof and hand in hand, which considerably reduces throughput times and minimizes coordination problems. We are competent in advising customers on a wide range of requirements and research and develop independently.

What did you learn from Hans Fischer?

Lukas: The organization of the screen printing department. The management responsibility, for example delegating work (Lukas laughs). In addition, generally increasing my self-confidence through the responsibility I’ve been given.

Finally:

How would you describe Hans Fischer in three words?

Lukas: Easy-going, exciting and varied.

E-Mobility

E-MOBILITY

Customized design fronts for e-charging stations and ticket vending machines. Give your product a brilliant and unmistakable look.

Visually unmistakable design fronts enable differentiation from the competition and can represent a decisive unique selling point. Hans Fischer manufactures customized printed design fronts for AC and DC charging stations and wall boxes from thermoplastics such as PLEXIGLAS® / acrylic glass and EXOLON® formerly MAKROLON® / polycarbonate, even for extreme thermal environments. Based on your requirements, we recommend the most suitable primary material for your application. Resistant to UV radiation, frost, vandalism and extreme temperature fluctuations. Anti-reflective or scratch-resistant coated surfaces complete our portfolio.

Elegant luminaires with glare-free light

ELEGANT LUMINAIRES WITH GLARE-FREE LIGHT

Lighting systems for hotels, stores or public buildings must meet the highest standards in terms of lighting technology and design. PLANLICHT, a specialist in contemporary lighting solutions, uses covers made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for elegant luminaires with glare-free light.

Light is a central element in interior design. Modern lighting systems ensure pleasant brightness and therefore good vision. At the same time, they set rooms perfectly in scene. However, efficient light sources such as LEDs require covers made of LED-optimized materials in order to achieve the desired lighting effect.

PLEXIGLAS®, the brand acrylic glass from Röhm, is a proven material for luminaires with the highest standards of technology and design thanks to its wide range of properties. In line with the innovations in lighting technology, Röhm has continuously developed its portfolio of special PLEXIGLAS® products for luminaires. They are also suitable for lighting with the latest generation of LEDs.

The long-established Austrian company PLANLICHT from in Tyrol also values this material for luminaire construction and has the cover panels of the “ophelia” and “olmo” panel luminaires made from light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® variants by PLEXIGLAS® processing partner Hans Fischer GmbH.

PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for panel lights with uniform light

The round “ophelia” and the square “olmo” are designed with simple elegance and offer a wide range of possible applications as ceiling, wall or pendant lights. For such designer luminaires to shine in all their beauty, the point light from the LEDs must be evenly distributed. However, the smaller the distance between the LEDs and the cover, the more likely it is that so-called hotspots will appear. Such undesirable differences in brightness in the backlighting can be avoided with light-diffusing materials. Depending on the location and use, PLANLICHT offers luminaires with a diffuser made of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice oder PLEXIGLAS® Textures: PLEXIGLAS® Satinice to create a harmonious, uniform light image. PLEXIGLAS® Textures for applications with higher glare-free requirements, such as in workplace environments.

Uniform light in many varieties

Cover panels made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® Satinice or PLEXIGLAS® Textures ensure harmonious, uniform and glare-free light, as here in the square “olmo” surface light from PLANLICHT. The low weight and shatter resistance of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass are particularly advantageous for large pendant luminaires.

Free from reflections

The round “ophelia” model with a diffuser made of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice: When switched off, the luminaire appears in a rich white and is free of reflections thanks to the frosted surface, which is particularly pleasant for wall luminaires.

Pleasantly glare-free

Designed with light: Panel luminaires from PLANLICHT with covers made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® Satinice or PLEXIGLAS® Textures in the lobby of a hotel.

Convincing photometric properties

“With PLEXIGLAS® Satinice, we achieve an absolutely homogeneous light image. In addition, when the luminaire is switched off, the material appears a rich white and is free of reflections thanks to the frosted surface,” explains Raimund Mayr, Technical Director at PLANLICHT.

Mayr is impressed by the photometric properties of PLEXIGLAS® products: “The excellent light diffusion combined with the high light transmission of the LED-optimized materials enables us to create highly efficient lighting systems.”

PLANLICHT uses PLEXIGLAS® Textures 0A000 Z as a luminaire cover for applications with particularly high demands on visual comfort, for example in offices. “The surface structure ensures excellent glare control in all directions. This is important for standard-compliant lighting solutions, for example for VDU workstations,” explains Mayr.

Luminaire covers from the plastics expert

The cover panels made of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for “ophelia” and “olmo” are produced in Cologne by the plastics processing company Hans Fischer GmbH. “We have a wealth of experience in the processing of semi-finished plastic products with satin and textured surfaces. We produce square and round covers in various sizes for PLANLICHT,” says Sales Manager Tim Kulisch. “Thanks to our state-of-the-art portal milling systems and CO2 laser machines, we are able to produce covers for large-format panel lights.” Because cost efficiency and sustainability are just as important in lighting design as excellent lighting conditions, the plastics processor always ensures the best possible utilization of the material. “Special formats from the manufacturer Röhm also reduce waste in production,” says Kulisch.

He points out further advantages of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass: “It is considerably lighter than glass and is also unbreakable. It also does not yellow, is durable and can be machined very easily during processing. “This is why the brand acrylic glass from Röhm is so important in the lighting industry, there is hardly anything comparable,” summarizes Kulisch.