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Nordic Welding Expo on March 20-22, 2018

1.11.2017

Ionix will participate in Nordic Welding Expo, the largest exhibition in Nordic countries for cutting and welding, in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre on March 20-22, 2018.

Welcome to meet us at our booth A 152 and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced production technologies and automation in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

Laser Processing Days on October 18-19, 2017

18.9.2017

Ionix participates the Laser Processing Days (Lasertyöstöpäivä) organized by the Laser Forum of the Welding Society of Finland on October 18-19, 2017. Ionix’s Hämeenlinna workshop is one of the visiting destinations on October 18. A conference takes place in Sokos Hotel Vaakuna in Hämeenlinna on October 19.

Teknologia17 exhibition on October 10-12, 2017

21.6.2017

Ionix will participate Teknologia17 exhibition at Helsinki Trade Fair Center (Messukeskus) on October 10-12, 2017. The exhibition consists of a variety of technology events: Automation, Elkom, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Sheet Metal Work, MecaTec, Robosteam, Maintenance and LOGYiSCM, and provides a great view over the latest developments in the different sectors of production technology.

Welcome to our booth 7b141 in Sheet Metal Work section to meet our experts and to discuss about opportunities to increase productivity by automation and advanced production technologies!

Ionix expands its operations to Hämeenlinna, Finland

11.4.2017

Ionix Oy has expanded its operations to Hämeenlinna, Finland at the beginning of April. The new premises south of Hämeenlinna are ideal for assembly and commissioning operations in turnkey delivery machine building projects.

In addition to the 500 sqm sized workshop, the building has an office section, where part of the Ionix team has moved in the beginning of April. Part of the Ionix team will stay in Hyvinkää, which is located around 40 km South from Hämeenlinna.  The address of the Hyvinkää office will continue to be the official postal address of Ionix.

The visiting address of Hämeenlinna premises is Konepajantie 9, 13300 Hämeenlinna, Finland.

For more information, please contact Managing Director Mr. Vesa Rinne (0400 808 756).

Ionix to deliver automatic production line to Boliden Kokkola

27.3.2017

Ionix Oy has signed an agreement to deliver a fully-automated sawing and laser hybrid welding line for aluminum cathode refurbishing at Boliden Kokkola Oy, Finland, as a turn-key delivery. Engineering has started in the beginning of March and installation and commissioning at Boliden’s site in Kokkola will start in January 2018.

The line refurbishes aluminum cathodes used in zinc production process. The fully automatic refurbishing process has several steps, such as laser-MIG hybrid welding of the cathodes with an 8 kW fiber laser. The refurbishing line is fully customized based on Boliden Kokkola’s needs.

For additional information contact Mr. Ilkka Lappalainen (+358 50 3373247) or Mr. Vesa Rinne (+358 400 808 756).

With its annual production capacity of 315,000 tonnes, Boliden Kokkola is the second largest zinc producer in Europe. Up to 85% of its production is exported to North and Central Europe, all within EU. More information about Boliden at company website.

Vesa Rinne Named as Managing Director of Ionix

17.3.2017

Vesa RinneMr. Vesa Rinne starts as a full-time managing director of Ionix Oy on March 27, 2017. Vesa is one of the founding partners of Ionix, but so far he has been working in Ionix mainly part-time in business development and has not participated in Ionix’s daily operations.

In addition to managing director’s responsibilities Vesa will be working as project manager in Ionix’s R&D and customer projects. He has over 10 years of experience of accomplishing challenging R&D and machine building projects globally.

Vesa’s joining to Ionix team will enhance even further Ionix’s ability to accomplish challenging customer projects and thus improve the customers’ competitiveness by automation and advanced production technologies.

For further information, contact Mr. Ilkka Lappalainen (+358 50 337 3247) or Mr. Vesa Rinne (+358 400 808 756).

Automation Engineer Jussi Tykka Joins Ionix Team

1.12.2016

Jussi TykkaAutomation Engineer (B.Sc.) Jussi Tykka joins Ionix team starting in December 1, 2016. Jussi has over 20 years of experience in designing and implementation of automation systems, related to for example laser processing and material handling. Jussi’s know-how will enhance Ionix’s ability to deliver customized automation systems for industry even further.

For further information, contact Mr. Ilkka Lappalainen (+358 50 337 3247) or Mr. Jussi Tykka (+358 50 306 6797).

Laser Processing Days on November 24, 2016

10.10.2016

Ionix participates the Laser Processing Day (Lasertyöstöpäivä) organized by the Laser Forum of the Welding Society of Finland on November 24, 2016. The event takes place in Hotel Scandic Tampere City.

You are most welcome to participate the conference and visit our booth to discuss about the possibilities laser processing can provide to your company!

More information and registration at Welding Society of Finland’s web site.

 

Ionix has moved to new premises

7.12.2015

VillatehdasOur new premises are located in Villatehdas Business Park near the city center of Hyvinkää about 50 km (45 min) drive from Helsinki airport. Our new postal (and visiting) address is Kankurinkatu 4-6, Hyvinkää.

Ionix in Engineering Works (Konepaja) 2016 Trade Fair on 15–17 March 2016

1.11.2015

Konepaja_2016The Engineering Works (Konepaja) Trade Fair, which is to be implemented in collaboration with machine and equipment actors, will showcase the most recent metal industry machines and equipment for improving competitiveness and efficiency among the companies in the field.

Welcome to meet us at our booth A 344 and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced production technologies in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

Ionix in Teknologia’15 Exhibition on October 6-8, 2015

9.3.2015

A new major industrial exhibition, Teknologia’15, takes place in Helsinki, Finland on October 6-8, 2015 as Automation, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, MecaTec and Elkom will be joined by three industry events: FinnTec, ToolTec and JoinTec.

The new exhibition will be Nordic region’s largest industry event featuring the latest industrial technologies, machinery, equipment, products and services.

Welcome to meet us at our booth and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced production technologies in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

IONIX IN NORDIC WELDING EXPO IN NOVEMBER 5-7, 2014

29.9.2014

Ionix participates in Nordic Welding Expo, the largest exhibition in Nordic countries for cutting and welding, in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre in 5th-7th November 2014.

Welcome to meet us at our booth E709 and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced production technologies in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

Short presentations about different topics are given in the exhibition hall’s Speakers Corner throughout the exhibition. Ionix’s Technology Director Mr. Ilkka Lappalainen speaks about the profitability of a laser welding investment with some example cases on Wednesday the 5th and on Thursday the 6th at 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm. Welcome!

IONIX IN ALIHANKINTA SUBCONTRACTING TRADE FAIR IN 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2014

9.9.2014

Ionix takes part to Alihankinta Subcontracting Trade Fair in Tampere, Finland in September 16-18. Welcome to meet us at our booth C713 and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced product design and manufacturing technologies especially in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

IONIX IN LASYS TRADE FAIR IN 24-26 JUNE 2014

6.2.2014

Ionix takes part in LASYS, International Trade Fair for Laser Materials Processing, in 24-26 June in Stuttgart, Germany. The trade fair, held every two years, focuses on laser materials processing especially from the end user’s perspective and gathers the world’s leading manufacturers of systems and components for laser processing into Stuttgart Trade Fair Center to showcase the state of the art of laser materials processing.

Welcome to meet us at our booth 4A73.2 in hall 4!

PRODUCTION STARTED AT VAHTERUS OY WITH THE FIBER LASER CUTTING SYSTEM

26.8.2013

Production started during the summer with the fiber laser cutting system engineered by Ionix Oy at Vahterus Oy in Kalanti, Finland. The system cuts holes and outlines to heat exchanger plates of different sizes processed straight from a coiled strip.

The system has been tailored for Vahterus’ specifications due to the special requirements set for the production. One laser and one cutting head are used to cut products from five different product lines and, as a consequence, an exceptionally large, over 16 meter long, working area is needed. It is possible to add another laser source and cutting head to the system afterwards if the production capacity of the system cannot meet the increasing production numbers.

There are other special features in the system as well, such as machine vision for positioning the cutting head and automatic strip feeding and palletizing of the cut parts. Automation level is increased even further with online cutting process monitoring feature and automatic cutting nozzle cleaning and calibration procedure. The laser source in the system is a 1 kW fiber laser manufactured by IPG Laser GmbH. The maintenance-free operation and low operation costs (high wall plug efficiency, no resonator gases, no wearing parts) of the fiber laser makes it especially good choice for Vahterus’ needs.

The system has been accomplished as a co-operation project with Vahterus. Ionix has been responsible for mechanical engineering, laser technology and project management, and Pyynikki Engineering Oy has been responsible for electrical and automation engineering and safety engineering. The project has been carried out in deep co-operation with Vahterus and their know-how on the special features relating to heat exchangers has been playing important role in success of the project. Implementing of the Ionix Project Model and proceeding in project phases from pre-engineering to design and onwards to sourcing and building phase has enabled a cost-efficient and flexible progress and adding of extra features to the system during the project. Especially the careful execution of pre-engineering phase made possible to specify the content and the risks of the project before proceeding to the design phase.

Mr. Paavo Pitkänen, Technical Director of Vahterus Oy, is satisfied with the project: “The project has proceeded even smoother than we anticipated and the result seems surprisingly good. The few small adversities during the project were solved in concert and I think we can face the future in confidence.”

Vahterus (www.vahterus.com) is the forerunner of plate & shell heat exchanger technology and a company known for its innovativeness. Technology developed by Vahterus is utilized worldwide in various demanding processes in the oil and gas, chemical and process, energy and refrigeration industries. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Kalanti, Finland, Vahterus has subsidiaries in the U.K., Germany, China and the U.S., and employs over 200 people. The share of export is over 90 % of the company’s total sales, and since its establishment in 1990, the company has experienced strong growth.

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IONIX IN ALIHANKINTA SUBCONTRACTING TRADE FAIR oN 24-26 SEPTEMBER 2013

6.8.2013

Ionix takes part to Alihankinta Subcontracting Trade Fair in Tampere, Finland on September 24-26. Welcome to meet us at our booth C432 and discuss about the ways to increase the efficiency and quality of your production with advanced product design and manufacturing technologies especially in the area of laser processing, plasma processing and arc welding!

FIBER LASER CUTTING SYSTEM PROCEEDS TO THE INSTALLATION PHASE

11.2.2013

A fiber laser cutting system of a large working area designed by Ionix has proceeded to the installation phase. The project has been conducted in close co-operation with a Finnish end-user. The design phase was finished in December, and the installation phase has been launched after the procurement phase. The system will be commissioned to production during spring 2013.

Kuitulaser rynnisti tasoleikkauskonemarkkinoille Euroblech 2012-messuilla

5.11.2012

23.-27.10.2012 järjestetty EuroBLECH 2012 –messu kokosi viiden päivän aikana Saksan Hannoveriin yli 60 000 vierasta. 1 520 näytteilleasettajan voimin messu esitteli tänäkin vuonna ohutlevytyöstökoneiden viimeisimmät uutuudet leikkauksesta hitsaukseen ja särmäyksestä syvävetoon. Lasertyöstön puolella suurin huomio kiinnittyi kuitenkin kuitulasereiden rynnistykseen tasoleikkauskoneiden markkinoille.

Kuitulasereiden tuloa toden teolla tasoleikkauskonemarkkinoille on uumoiltu jo vuosia, mutta EuroBLECH-messuilla nähty eri valmistajien määrä yllätti monet: kuitu- tai kiekkolaseria hyödyntäviä tasokonevalmistajia tuntui löytyvän joka kulman takaa – kaiken kaikkiaan pitkälti yli 20 eri valmistajaa. Suurimmassa osassa näytteillä olleista koneista työalana oli 3×1,5 metriä, ja lasertehot vaihtelivat 1,5 ja 4 kilowatin välillä.

Jo muutaman vuoden ajan kuitulaser on laajasti tunnustettu ohutlevyille hyvin soveltuvaksi leikkausmenetelmäksi. Hiiliteräksen happileikkauksessa kuitulaserin on todettu soveltuvan myös paksummille, yli 20 mm paksuille, materiaaleille, mutta ruostumattoman teräksen kohdalla materiaalivahvuuden suositeltu yläraja on konevalmistajasta riippuen asetettu 4-6 mm:iin.

Tämänvuotinen EuroBLECH kuitenkin osoitti, että kuitulaserleikkauksen materiaalipaksuuksien suositeltavia ylärajoja on jälleen syytä nostaa ylöspäin. Esimerkiksi 4 kW laserteholla erinomaista leikkausjälkeä esiteltiin aina 22 mm asti hiiliteräksellä, 18 mm asti ruostumattomalla teräksellä, 16 mm asti alumiinilla ja 8 mm asti kuparilla ja messingillä. Messujen paksuin näytteillä ollut kuitulaserilla leikattu hiiliteräsnäyte oli leikattu 40 mm paksusta levystä, mutta leikkauslaatu ei ollut järisyttävän hyvää.

Hiilidioksidilaser pistää kuitenkin edelleen kampoihin leikkaavan pajan yleistyökaluna soveltuessaan hyvin laajalle materiaalipaksuusalueelle. Kuin muistutuksena tästä, Trumpfin osastolla oli näytteillä 50 mm paksusta ruostumattomasta teräksestä 8 kW CO2-laserilla leikattu näyte – ja leikkausjälki oli kyllä sanalla sanottuna hyvää. Paksuilla materiaaleilla kyseessä on kuitenkin usein erikoisprosessi, jossa leikkausnopeutta joudutaan laskemaan dramaattisesti. Päivittäiseen paksujen materiaalien leikkaukseen löytyykin useimmiten järkevämpi ratkaisu plasma- tai vesileikkauksen alueelta.

Kuitulaser näyttää siis tulleen tasoleikkausmarkkinoille pysyvästi. Kuitulaservalmistajien määrän kasvaessa myös hinnat jatkavat edelleen laskuaan, mikä yhdessä kuitulaserin matalien käyttökustannusten (korkea hyötysuhde, ei resonaattorikaasuja, lähes täysin huoltovapaa) kanssa tekee teknologiasta yhä houkuttelevampaa. Kuitulaser myös soveltuu kirkkaiden materiaalien, kuten kuparin, messingin ja alumiinin, leikkaukseen paremmin kuin CO2-laser. Taistelu laserleikkaavan teollisuuden ykkösteknologian tittelistä on siis käynnissä. Elämme mielenkiintoisia aikoja!

IONIX HAS MOVED TO NEW PREMISES

15.9.2012

Ionix has moved to a traditional building of Wetterhoff in downtown of Hämeenlinna. Our new address is Wetterhoffinkatu 4, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland.

IONIX IN CO-OPERATION TO DELIVER A HIGH-POWER FIBER LASER WELDING SYSTEM TO CHINA

26.5.2012

Ionix is assisting an American machine integrator in delivering a high-power fiber laser welding system to a Chinese customer. The system includes two 12 kW fiber lasers manufactured by IPG Laser GmbH.