An Interview with Mr. Eismann

Hello Mr. Eismann, a few questions about your person as an introduction. How long have you been with the company? In addition, which stations have you passed through?

I have been with Lenser since 1980. I started in the CNC department, first as a temporary employee and later as a shift supervisor. Then I held the master position in the CNC department and even worked in Romania for one and a half years when the new company was set up there. Subsequently, I was again active as a master craftsman and meanwhile I work in the warehouse in the tool preparation.

What does a typical working day look like for you today?

In the morning I collect the tools to get them in shape. Then I go through the shift plan and prepare the tools according to the order. In addition to the maintenance, I also order the tools – but also grinding work is part of my everyday life.

In your opinion, what has changed in the company in recent years and decades and what are the new requirements?

In my early days, the largest plate was 1500 mm and there were only chamber plates. Then there were membrane plates and then interchangeable plates. The product, but also the tools, became more and more complicated. There were always new requirements and also the machines became faster and faster. Therefore, the tools have to be adapted constantly. Therefore, there is always something new to come.

Are the tools manufactured and adapted according to LENSER requirements?

Approximately 70 percent of the tools are intended exclusively for LENSER.

We at LENSER are constantly changing. How often has your company been restructured? Both in the building and in the production?

At the smallest level, machines are probably moved daily. The biggest rebuilding, however, was certainly the connection of the new hall to the old one here in Senden. The membrane production is located today in this hall. Otherwise, I witnessed how the yard was tarred, the tents were erected and also the different offices were moved. We have been living in containers for a while (laughs) – of course, we mean working.

LENSER also looks to the future. For example the intelligent plate or the intelligent cloth. How does this affect your work?

There are constantly new inquiries and orders, which is why we have to adapt the tools repeatedly. Nowadays there is an increasing demand for new tools.

What has changed in your time at LENSER especially in the area of know-how?

The necessary knowledge increases more and more. On the one hand, the plates are getting bigger and bigger and on the other hand, there are different variants. In the past, there was no membrane, you didn’t even need CNC machines, everything was planned and drilled. After that, the plate was already finished, now the demands are getting bigger. For example, cloths are installed or replaceable membranes are produced, even in incredibly large dimensions.

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