The sustainable use of resources is more than ever a great challenge and is firmly established in the mission statement of Hegewald & Peschke MPT GmbH. The company focuses on many aspects in order to make the greatest possible contribution to the protection of resources - both environmentally and economically - and to link the topic of sustainability with customer satisfaction.
The modernization of testing technology is an important element of this approach. Some components of older testing machines can often be used for a very long time due to their solid construction. By continuing to use these parts, both resources and CO2 emissions can be saved. Last but not least, this also avoids unnecessary expenses on the customer side for the purchase of new testing machines. However, growing technological requirements can in some cases no longer be met with outdated technology. These technical components are selectively replaced and the testing machines are thus upgraded to meet future requirements. Electronic components in particular are exposed to short life cycles and are constantly being further developed. For this reason, Hegewald & Peschke has developed concepts with which both these components in particular and the control electronics can be modernized. This means that the testing machine and its peripherals can continue to be used reliably and at the latest state of the art.
Software updates are also of interest in this context. Hegewald & Peschke programs the testing software in-house and always optimizes it according to market trends and requirements. Nevertheless, a software update is only necessary if the customer's needs require it. This can be the case, for example, when the operating PC of a testing machine is changed to a new operating system. The testing software LabMaster can then be easily and comfortably actualized with an update. Of course, software updates offer the user not only compatibility with new operating systems but also new possibilities in terms of important functionalities or with regard to the graphical layout. Hegewald & Peschke always pays attention to downward compatibility and the user can work with the familiar or the new layout. Due to the open software concept of Hegewald & Peschke, updates due to normative changes or chargeable recipes are not necessary. The free-of-charge application support is happy to assist customers at any time in an uncomplicated manner. By dialing 0049 35242 445 333, customers reach the technician directly and do not end up on the hotline. This saves time and nerves.
Sustainable issues also play a major role in business operations at Hegewald & Peschke. For example, the company uses a sustainable wood pellet heating system for its headquarters in Nossen and uses electric vehicles in its vehicle fleet. Variable home office arrangements also save CO2 emissions and raw materials.
In addition, Hegewald & Peschke participates in research projects for the development of sustainable, resource-saving materials. The international ZIM cooperation network INMOLDNET is concerned with the development of manufacturing technologies for resource-efficient, highly functionalized injection-molded hybrid components. Test technology from Hegewald & Peschke has also for a long time been used for testing battery cells for mobile drive concepts. In addition, testing systems have been developed for fiber composites, which are used, among other things, as a building material for hydrogen tanks. One example is the rotation impact tester, which can be used to test the crash behavior of test specimens subjected to predefined tensile loads.
Last but not least, testing machines from Hegewald & Peschke are already making a decisive contribution in many companies to the optimization of material efficiency or to the development of sustainable materials as a substitute for highly resource-consuming systems.