Reinhardt GmbH is a medium-sized company with headquarters in Villingen (Black Forest) and is one of the globally active market leaders for thermal engineering solutions until 650 Celcius for the sections industrial ovens, dryers as well as heat treatment, coating and slush moulding systems. The primary guidance for Reinhardt is quality. From the initial consultation to the finished project – our full attention is focused on our clients and their products.
Goal: Advice on an eye-to-eye level in all situations so that we are able to guarantee constant quality on a high level and to meet almost all demands – as far as technically possible. Over 80 years of experience speak for themselves and this sound knowledge is the basis for our actions and is reflected through every employee of us.
Nevertheless we never stand still. We continuously develop our products to remain as a part of the globally active market leaders.
Reinhardt GmbH is one of the globally active market leaders for thermal engineering solutions until 650°C for the sections industrial ovens, dryers as well as heat treatment, coating and slush moulding systems.
A system which is tailored to your needs, shows the best results. This way, we can ensure that all your requirements are covered. These range from different heating media to unique application purposes. Our ovens are adapted to your requirements and it doesn’t make any difference whether it is a usual batch oven, a continuous installation or a paternoster system.
A system which is tailored to your needs, shows the best results. This way, we can ensure that all your requirements are covered. These range from different heating media to unique application purposes. Our furnaces are adapted to your requirements and it doesn’t make any difference whether it is a usual batch oven, a continuous installation or a paternoster system.
Complex thermal production processes are realized by customized system solutions.
Slush Moulding is the process to produce moulded skins. Moulded skins are primarily used in the vehicle interior (instrument panel/glove box covers/door panels). Due to our extensive experience we are able to offer our clients always the correct equipment in relation to output, mould size and product variety.
Due to the gentle heat-up of the moulds we can ensure a long durability of the moulds and consequently assist our client to avoid follow-up costs.
For nearly 30 years coating is an important pillar for the company Reinhardt.
Our system concepts are designed in such a way that optimum results can be achieved with lowest material usage. With our unique and particularly matured centrifugal technology we are able to reduce the material usage noticeable. Besides the outstanding repeatability the Reinhardt systems convince due to best availability and reliability.
Reinhardt GmbH is a competent partner worldwide in the construction of industrial furnaces, heat treatment systems, coating systems and slush moulding systems.
A medium-sized company headquartered in the Black Forest town of Villingen-Schwenningen, Reinhardt GmbH is one of the global market leaders for thermotechnical solutions in temperature ranges up to 650 °C in the areas of industrial furnaces and heat treatment, coating and slush moulding systems. In the plastics sector, the systems are used for preheating, drying and tempering, but also for conditioning and humidifying. Reinhardt products are characterised by significantly higher demands on the accuracy of the systems, which is achieved by means of appropriate design measures and high-quality measurement technology.
For decades, it has been common practice to document thermotechnical processes. At first, this was done using mechanical-electrical recorders. Their paper printouts were often simply enclosed with the batch and filed away by order. Later, the storage medium changed – floppy disk, USB stick etc. – but the basic principle did not change fundamentally.
Over the years, customer requirements and expectations have continued to increase, with medical and pharmaceutical technology in the vanguard. Today, these higher customer requirements with respect to traceability and temperature accuracy are common in all industrial sectors, and furnace systems must therefore also meet these customer requirements. Examples include the AMS 2750 in the aerospace industry or CQI-9 in the automotive sector. One security aspect that is often also discussed is security against manipulation of data, which must be implemented with an adequate level of security, whether by means of intrinsic data encoding or secure processes.
For company and production control, it must be possible to view and document all relevant production parameters at any time and anywhere. Orders or product batches are tracked as they pass through production, and it is possible to see centrally where and how an operation was carried out at any time during the manufacturing process. This form of automated batch data acquisition is most easily seen in the identification of batches with scanners before each process, which again checks the processes and, with intelligent control, identifies which process is to be carried out in the subsequent operation.
These three requirements became relevant to the idea of Industry 4.0 years ago. According to Wikipedia, “industrial production should be dovetailed with modern information and communication technology”. As far back as the early days of BITNET at the beginning of the 1980s, the focus was on data exchange or remote access, which at that time was simply described USING FTP (file transfer protocol), SMTP and Telnet. More than 20 years ago, we asked ourselves why chat and other forms of communication were possible on the internet, while a connection to a machine was established point-to-point in the old-fashioned way using a modem. In the meantime, security issues have arisen, with access to a control system now encrypted via a VPN connection.
As a system manufacturer, we face a special challenge: not only does an interface have to be provided to our customers, but also within the machine or system itself. Frequently, competing fieldbus systems are used because the components we use are assigned to a wide range of different industries: CAN for components from the automation industry, Profibus / Profinet or Modbus from the process and automation engineering sector. We therefore also integrate across industries. The decision as to whether individual components are then connected in the traditional way via digital or analogue inputs, or via a bus interface, depends on the frequency of use and the amount of data exchanged. The system as a whole should not be made unnecessarily complicated.
In the networking of company and production control, the individual machines or industrial systems, which also include the thermotechnical systems provided by Reinhardt GmbH, are connected with an ERP system (enterprise resource planning), which today goes far beyond the concept of any PPS (production planning system). Given the heterogeneous hardware structure, it is essential that platform-independent, service-oriented architecture such as OPC UA is used. The goal of standardisation is to reduce the time and effort spent on communication, making more time available for the selection of information. OPC UA uses only a single protocol, which can be used for all data in the production process. It is independent of both platform and manufacturer. Security mechanisms are already integrated. All components from individual sensors to the ERP system can be in communication. The basis for this is a client-server principle. An important aspect is that the data fits into the ERP system. For example, only a good/bad message and certain benchmark temperatures and treatment times are transferred to the ERP system. The actual temperature trends, which are more complex and cumbersome to embed in an ERP system, are stored separately, in most cases via an e-mail distributor or FTP.
With these tools, the mechanical engineering sector is fit for Industry 4.0, We have been using this for years – our controllers have an Ethernet connection, making all of the possibilities of this worldwide linking possible. All technically feasible adaptations in the control technology can be implemented, in order to facilitate processes and handling at the subsequent place of use. In addition to integration into a higher-level PLC, the systems themselves are equipped with a PLC. This enables remote control, remote monitoring and the documentation of peripherals over the intranet or internet.
Data acquisition/storage – directly or over the internet – can be optimised to each customer’s requirements. Warnings and error messages are available anywhere in the world via GSM networks or e-mail. If required, third-party devices can also be integrated.
Our controllers offer these essential features:
Within our systems, time-critical and non-critical functions are separated, whereby a cycle time of less than 10 msec is normally sufficient for time-critical functions. These result from switching and reaction times for sensors and switching outputs. Functions that are not time-critical can be easily handled using local Ethernet connections. A reading of the current literature shows that this distinction will also be a decisive factor in the future, whereby the decision is newly framed within the protocol, so that multiple networks are no longer necessary.
As a basic principle, we offer a proven and flexibly expandable complete system. With adapted technology, the system can be adapted to a wide variety of different requirements.
Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Bosch, Managing Director,
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Sven-Michael Tolksdorf, Technical Sales.
Reinhardt GmbH dip spin coating lines
Based in Villingen in the South of Germany, Reinhardt GmbH is one of the global market leaders for dip spin coating equipment. Reinhardt GmbH is the only supplier who offers complete solutions from dip spin coating to the post-spin heat treatment out of one hand, “Made in Germany”. With over 80 years of experience in the heat-treatment industry and over 30 years in the coating of dip materials Reinhardt GmbH has an in-deep experience and an enormous efficiency in providing solutions for the customers.
More than 100 customers world-wide rely every day on the quality and durability of their Reinhardt dip spin coating lines in all different types of industry where material is treated in bulk or on racks.
As Reinhardt GmbH is producing the coating lines and the connected heat treatment systems from heating to cooling completely in-house, all production lines are fully built-up and tested in the factory before they are delivered to the customers world-wide. This includes test runs with the customer’s material if requested and customized software implementations to fully integrate the Reinhardt lines into the customer’s production process.
For volumes up to 6 tons/hour Reinhardt GmbH offers two types of dip spin coating lines:
Basket lines, suitable for a wide range of parts, with tilting device up to 85 ° even with paint scooping parts. No processing of baskets in warm ambient air. Less build-up of paint on the baskets, thus reducing soiling on the parts. Significantly longer cleaning cycles compared to systems of the competitors.
Barrel lines, patented by Reinhardt are characterized by soft material handling, small paint reservoir, best coating results with paint scooping parts like Allen head, smallest footprint/throughput ratio, cleaning cycles for barrels up to 8 weeks.
Even big or small charge sizes can be handled and coated efficiently. For every throughput Reinhardt can deliver an appropriate machine design, either standardized or individually designed to the customers’ specifications. The offered lines can handle multiple automatic coating processes consecutively. This saves time and is gentle on the material needing to be coated. From beginning to end with strict batch separation and lowest dropping heights.
Reinhardt dip spin equipment stands for excellent coating results, compact design, fast cycle times, high output and lowest operational cost. This can be realized by the combination of the coating lines and furnaces out of one hand. The Reinhardt Ovens deliver perfect temperature uniformity, performance and long lifetime. Reinhardt’s quality, experience and skills will significantly contribute to strengthen your competitive advantage.
Reinhardt’s extensive cooperation with the major suppliers of coating materials ensures that the customers can use the latest present and future coating technologies.
Thanks to its existing product portfolio Reinhardt is able to cover almost every possible scenario when it comes to dip spin coating and thermal processing.
To find out more and to contact us, visit our homepage: http://www.reinhardt.gmbh/en/home/