Lantek helps elevator manufacturers operate efficiently and profitably
Major elevator manufacturers in Europe rely on Lantek’s sheet metal and structural steel solutions software to manufacture state of the art lifts, escalators, and moving ramps and walkways.
One of Lantek’s customers, The Orona Group has two manufacturing plants in Spain, delivers one in every 10 elevators installed in Europe and, is the world's first company in the elevator sector to receive ISO 14006 Ecodesign certification. Orona offer maintenance programs for all makes and models of lift and, as well as upgrading and modernising existing elevators and walkways, it installs new equipment and retrofits elevators in older buildings, overcoming architectural difficulties. Another major customer in this sector is the Sematic Group which is based in Italy which has producing elevator components, standard and bespoke elevator systems and automatic doors since 1959. Its capabilities range from modernisation programs, which improve safety, access, reliability and comfort to vandal proof elevator cars for demanding locations. This company has manufacturing facilities and commercial offices in Italy, UK, Hungary, Germany, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Mexico and USA. In the UK, Real Engineering in Yorkshire specialises in escalator parts as does Robinson Engineering in County Durham. Both use Lantek software to offer their customers rapid delivery and high quality.
Bespoke installations are a common feature of elevator installations, so efficient links to CAD designs and the ability to work with ERP and MRP systems is very important to these companies. Lantek Expert software enables companies to easily import CAD data and bills of materials and, in the latest version work with pdf files. Users can then nest parts according to daily changing requirements taking account of factors such as shortages and last minute design modifications. Its experience in the industry allows companies to maximize material utilization including management of remnants and, irrespective of the make and model of metal cutting machine, optimize performance, making full use of the individual characteristics of each machine such as chutes, robot handling, special form tools and fly-cutting on a laser, where the beam is turned off and on eliminating the need to accelerate or decelerate the machine head during cutting. Highly accurate, predicted machining times make it easy to calculate accurate costs, ensuring that profitability is at a maximum.
To close the loop, Lantek offers systems to manage the complete manufacturing process. Lantek Wos and Lantek Workshop Capture provide data collection on the shop floor keeping track of the status of jobs and machine performance, while other modules control customer relationships and sales performance, stock control, warehousing and purchasing. These modules are designed to deliver maximum profitability and minimize administrative effort, creating a truly agile, transparent and integrated manufacturing environment.
Lantek provides software solutions CAD/CAM/MES/ERP for companies fabricating sheet metal, tubes, and beams with any cutting (laser, plasma, oxy-cut, water jet, shear) and punching technology. Lantek integrates the most advanced nesting software in the industry with the highest standards in manufacturing management solutions. Its capacity for innovation and its firm commitment to internationalization and emerging markets have led Lantek, founded in 1986 in the Basque Country and with central offices in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), to devise a global-local strategy, which has meant it has become a global reference within the industry with its CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions. Today, the company has over 15,000 customers in over 100 countries and its own offices in 15 countries, in addition to an extensive network of distributors that are present throughout the world.