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September 2020

SUCCESSFULLY CERTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ISO 9001:2015

At the beginning of September, we successfully passed the recertification audit in accordance with ISO 9001, Edition 2015. The DQS auditors, who spent two days on the company premises, especially praised the internal catalogue of measures and the company’s crisis management during the Corona crisis. In addition, positive emphasis was placed on the high motivation of the staff, trainee support and personnel development.
This successful certification once again confirmed that all of the relevant quality criteria for the development, production, finishing and distribution of enclosures/tuning knobs are observed and that the processes are conducted transparently and in compliance with the relevant standards.

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September 2020

BODY-CASE available in a further version

The BODY-CASE enclosure range is ideal for applications that are worn close to the body. “Wearable technologies” can be worn on your arm, around your neck, in shirt and trouser pockets or carried loose in articles of clothing. A new version, the BODY-CASE XL, is now available in the dimensions 62 x 56 x 17/18 mm. The new version has a larger installation volume and provides scope for a wide range of applications in the fields of wearables, IoT/IIoT, medical technology, health care and much more.

BODY-CASE

August 2020

New intermediate rings for MINITEC size EM

MINITEC enclosures are ideal for IoT/IIoT, but also for wearable USB solutions. The standard range has now been extended by six new intermediate rings for the MINITEC EM. An intermediate ring for using "Micro USB 5P, B Type SMT", another for "USB Type A" and a version without USB are each available in PMMA and ABS in black. The high versions are particularly suitable for mechanical processing for the creation of interfaces.

MINITEC

August 2020

New management in the production division

The 31.07.2020 was one of those days when the future began!

After more than 30 years, our long-standing and highly respected production manager Helmut Böhrer took his well-deserved retirement. This signalled the end of a long era.

During his career at OKW Gehäusesysteme, Mr. Helmut Böhrer set up the current range of services in the field of individualisation from the very beginning. Starting off with 3 employees and 2 milling machines in 1993, the production division with its 80 employees is today a major mainstay of the company.

The services offered today include the customer-specific modification of standard plastic and metal enclosures and tuning knobs using our own equipment and customer tool construction facility as well as job order production to the highest industrial standards, even for small series – there is nothing comparable in breadth and depth under one roof, and in this combination, anywhere in the world.

After his dedicated pioneering work for OKW, Mr. Helmut Böhrer is now looking forward to a new phase in his life.

For the new production management, Ms. Jasmin Weber and Mr. Julian Henn, the future is now beginning as new managers of the entire production division.

We wish you every success!

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Yvonne Ellwanger (Management), Julian Henn, Jasmin Weber, Helmut Böhrer, Christoph Schneider (Management)

June 2020

IN-BOX enclosure in PC with transparent top part

The IN-BOX enclosure range made of UV-stabilised polycarbonate has been extended by 16 versions with transparent top parts (84 x 82 x 55 - 302 x 232 x 110 mm).
The transparent top part of the enclosure offers the advantage that display elements integrated directly on the PCB, e.g. LEDs for system status displays, devices and the like are visible from the outside. This saves additional assembly and material costs for the routing and wiring of components as well as the subsequent machining of the top part of the enclosure. In addition, the protection class remains unaffected.
You can find out more about IN-BOX terminal and electronics enclosures here:

IN-BOX

June 2020

Emergency call and assistance systems give elderly people security

A sudden fall. You cannot get up on your own, and perhaps you have even injured yourself more seriously. Emergency call systems can help here! They support senior citizens and people in need of help in their daily lives, warn of dangers and notify relatives or the emergency services in case of an emergency. OKW enclosures make a decisive contribution here – whether as a wearable version on the body, fixed to the wall or as a desktop base station.

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May 2020

NET-BOX enclosure with openings for faster wall mounting

At the request of our customers, a new Version II of the NET-BOX wall-mounted enclosure is now available. The bottom parts of all 3 enclosure versions have integrated openings, making the installation of the control or network equipment on site even faster and easier.

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April 2020

OKW granted the status of a KRITIS company

Since the onset of the COVID-19 lung disease, OKW Gehäusesysteme has been producing more high-quality enclosures for medical applications than ever before, as well as tuning knobs, which are essential for the operation and control of respirators, for example. As a result, OKW has now been confirmed as a systemically relevant KRITIS company. This means that, according to the criteria of the state of Baden-Württemberg, OKW is "indispensable" for the supply chain in medical research and development.

OKW hopes that its status as a KRITIS company will give it easier access to materials and transportation capacity. However, this can also give employees directly involved in the supply chain access to emergency care for their children, despite the closure of kindergartens and schools.

For more information on critical infrastructures (KRITIS):

www.kritis.bund.de

April 2020

Save lives, heal illnesses and improve people's quality of life

Enclosures and tuning knobs for medical applications

Medical technology is a highly regulated but also continuously growing industry. The focus is on people – products, equipment and processes are constantly being developed and manufactured for the prevention, diagnostics and therapy of diseases. High-quality empty enclosures and tuning knobs by OKW make a significant contribution here.

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