Hello Mr. Pollok, would you like to introduce yourself?
I am Konrad Pollok and have been with LENSER since 1 August 1990, almost 30 years.
What activities have you held in the company during this long period?
Actually about the complete time in the electric workshop with different tasks: Power supply, wiring, wiring, repairs or installation. Everything that belongs to the overall area.
What does such a typical working day look like for you?
In the morning, we first check the computer, check the e-mails and our maintenance program and then mostly see what we have to do. In the morning round, we discuss this according to importance.
If we stick to your remit: Is this industry currently undergoing change?
Something is constantly changing in technology: in computer technology or digitalisation in general. You have to keep up with the times, otherwise you have no chance. In machine technology, it’s even more complex.
Can you fathom this complexity of the machines in more detail?
All machines work with computers and run with different systems, so every machine is different. We also have foreign machines and they often have different operating systems.
How long does it take for a machine to be relocated in production?
With smaller and simpler machines it is not too complicated and is fast. But if it’s a big machine, it gets harder. For example, we moved with such a machine from here to Malaysia and back again later. It took several weeks to rebuild it in the hall here. You need very strong supply lines because you need several hundred amps. The laying of these cables alone takes about a week.
The company LENSER is in a constant change – how often was your affiliation in the production rebuilt?
We were already in the USA and had a branch there. We also had several presses and CNC machines that we brought and installed there. In the beginning, we converted the simple controls to touch screens. In Malaysia, we installed and commissioned our first CNC machine in 1996. Then came Romania, where until two months ago we installed four new CNC machines, which now function smoothly.
LENSER is a company that looks to the future. We develop the intelligent plate and the intelligent cloth. How does this affect your work and the required know-how in general?
I support the design department in the trials with various measuring instruments, the records and their installation. In terms of know-how, I consider the membrane welding machine to be very important. Because CNC or extruders are used everywhere but what we have with this machine in our production, that doesn’t happen so often. That’s why we need good support in the future as well.
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