BMW’s M-Class saloon cars are well known for their performance and technical excellence in the premium sector of the sports saloon market (I can confirm this from personal experience!) The “M” is short for BMW’s Motorsports Division and in addition to technology and performance, their sports saloons display design flair with classy interior design touches and eye-catching exterior design features.
Siemens is a leading manufacturer of PLC control systems for a wide variety of applications. A recent product is the new Sirius ET200 motor starter, which offers high functionality within a very compact case. In this Case Study, Siemens used a modified version of the miniaturised square Light Guide 1296 from MENTOR.
October 2013 was Multitron’s busiest-ever month by some considerable margin – order intake was 70% higher than budget. Perhaps this means we are doing something right? Perhaps this means that everyone has ordered in October and we shall receive no orders in November?!
Late yesterday afternoon (after MENTOR’s German factory had closed) Multitron received an urgent phone call from one of its major light guide customers. This company, a substantial OEM, purchases several different MENTOR light guides, many of them of custom design.
Plastics News has today published an article reviewing MENTOR’s special expertise in the design and manufacture of LED optics and light guides. I found it a very interesting read and learned some things I should have known about but didn’t. OK, OK, I live a sad life and really should try to get out more!
LATEST NEWS – M-TUBES HAS NOW BEEN SUPERCEDED BY M-FIBRE – MORE INFORMATION
Crane Merchandising Systems are one of (if not the) largest manufacturers of vending machines in the world. A couple of years ago they explained to me their design challenge to create an amber illuminated “halo” around a capacitive touch panel on a new coffee machine they had been commissioned to design and build by Autobar, Europe’s largest vending machine operator. Homogenous lighting was a pre-requisite.
Multitron has just received its first order from a new Fire Protection customer for 12,000 pcs of a custom Light Guide.
One of Multitron’s Pro-Audio customers has regularly purchased handle 3277.1803, a standard black-anodised handle with 180mm hole centres. They are introducing a new product that needs a matching handle but with 347mm hole centres, significantly larger than any of the variants in MENTOR’s standard range.