From Shortage to Success, Machine Builders Embrace Custom Electronic Solutions

The effects of the electronic chip shortage have been felt across various industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial machinery.

The chips shortage has had a significant impact on machine builders worldwide, causing disruptions to their supply chains. Delays in production have led to missed deadlines and reduced output, resulting in lower revenue and increased costs.

Machines rely heavily on electronic components, which are essential parts of the automation systems such as PLCs, HMIs, motor drives and sensors that operate the equipment’s. With the shortage of electronic components, machine builders have experienced a decrease in the availability of these critical components, resulting in longer lead times.

Machines are usually developed based on the automation solution from a single manufacturer. Missing a single component from this manufacturer can stop production with no short term alternatives.

Although the chip shortage is strongly affecting all actors in the electronic industry, innovative solutions are found to help machine builders to maintain their production and deliver to their customers.

Elausys is an electronic engineering company located in Belgium that designs, develops and manufactures custom electronic solutions for building and industrial applications.

Nicolas Detournay, founder of Elausys, explains how the company is able to help machine builders find alternatives to the standard automation systems by designing custom electronic solutions and managing the complete supply chain from individual electronic chips to final devices.

Aseptic Technologies, a leading company in aseptic filling solutions for the pharmaceutical industry was also affected by the chip shortage for the production of their laser resealing equipments. Where automation manufacturers have lead time close to a year, a dedicated control system was designed, developed and manufactured by Elausys in less than four months to compensate for that struggling situation. The new control system is a fully integrated device that controls the equipment with an embedded webserver to host the HMI. Using standard Web technologies, the system can be operated from any touch screen equipped with a web browser. The new control system was successfully validated according to pharmaceutical procedures, and production in series is ongoing.

Considering the production needs, Elausys has secured all critical components needed for the coming 2 years and continues sourcing to prevent any shortage in the future for these specific components. It provides a secured and managed supply chain for the automation system of this equipment.

Patrick Baleriaux, CEO of Aseptic Technologies :

The situation turned tough when delivery time for key control system components became unpredictable, leading to unacceptable delays for shipping our equipment to our pharma and biotech clients. Thanks to the alternative solution developed together with Elausys in less than four months, deliveries resumed on time with a new version of the equipment that perfectly meets client’s expectations. Moreover, our supply chain is now secured for the next two years, which is of highest value considering the international context.”  


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G.I. Security to distribute NX-KNX gateways in Greece

G.I. Security, leading distributor of security systems in Greece for more than 30 years is now distributing the NX-KNX gateways for the Caddx alarm systems (GE, Interlogix). Elausys and G.I. Security agreed to collaborate on expanding the potential of KNX integration for security systems in Greece.

 To G.I. Security :  Why are you interested in the NX-KNX gateways from Elausys ?

KNX has become popular throughout  the years. G.I. SECURITY S.A. listens the needs of the market  and found the best NX-KNX module from Elausys for the high quality and excellent customer service that they preserve. The demand for building management systems is continuously increasing. Whether in a single-family house or in an office complex, the demand for comfort and versatility in the management of air-conditioning, lighting and access control systems is growing. At the same time, the efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important. More convenience and safety coupled with lower energy consumption can however only be achieved by intelligent control and monitoring of all products involved. This however implies more wiring, running from the sensors and actuators to the control and monitoring centres. Such a mass of wiring in turn means higher design and installation effort, increased fire risk and soaring costs.

In order to transfer control data to all building management components, a system is required that does away with the problems of isolated devices by ensuring that all components communicate via one common language: in short, a system such as the manufacturer and application domains independent KNX Bus. This standard is based upon more than 24 years of experience in the market, amongst others with predecessor systems to KNX: EIB, EHS and BatiBUS. Via the KNX medium to which all bus devices are connected (twisted pair, radio frequency, power line or IP/Ethernet), they are able to exchange information. Bus devices can either be sensors or actuators needed for the control of building management equipment such as: lighting, blinds / shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, signalling and monitoring systems, interfaces to service and building control systems, remote control, metering, audio / video control, white goods, etc. All these functions can be controlled, monitored and signalled via a uniform system without the need for extra control centres.

We have been the exclusive distributor of CADDX USA for more than 30 years in Greece and Cyprus and connecting CADDX main panels with KNX is very important for us and we will promote this module to become popular in our region.

CADDX panels are already installed in many houses in Greece and Cyprus and it is one of the most popular alarm systems. KNX is a new technology in Greece and many old houses try to install it and adopt Smart Home using the existing alarm panels.

About G.I. Security S.A.

G.I. Security s.a. was founded in 1978 in Peania, Greece and soon established itself as one of the leading companies of Security Systems.

Our goal is to offer high quality services in the field of Electronic Security.

We specialize in the introduction, distribution and after sale technical support of security systems in the Greek, Balkan and Cypriot markets, of the leading and most recognized security systems manufacturers. By collaborating with the largest security systems manufacturing companies (CADDX, WEBRO, OPTEX, TANE, TAKEX, UNIPOS, WINLAND, KERI, DIXIE, CQR, GST, ASSA ABLOY, ALEPH, SIMA, UTC, AVS ELECTRONICS etc). G.I. Security S.A. has managed to introduce to the market reliable and well known security brands making it the leading company in the field.It has specialized staff who besides the usual information and product services to customers, also provide an exceptional customer service experience and assist in technical studies for complex and specialized projects. Through great know-how and continuous training, GI Security is next to the security system integrator. With its flawless training, the professionalism of its executives, the friendly face, the excellent service and the immediate response, it has won the trust of all its security system integrators. We also regularly organize technical and informative seminars for our products.

GI Security s.a. offers exactly what the market is looking for: reliable, cost efficient, quality and timeless products. It has managed to keep prices stable and in many products has managed significant reductions.

Based on years of experience, high-quality technology and know-how along with well qualified staff, GI Security provides complete solutions for truly efficient Safety. A group of technicians, well-trained abroad (UK, Germany, England, etc.), fully support customers Monday – Friday from 08:30 until 18:30 and Saturday from 08:30 until 13:30, covering every installer’s needs. GI Security has 6 vehicles for the free distribution of orders in the Attica region. Also we have 12hours daily support through VIBER BUSINESS or Mobile Number.

With the launch of the new facilities in Thessaloniki in 2014, we inaugurated a new era for Northern Greece! Our customers can receive their products from Oreokastro, from our central warehouses, with no shipping costs. Thessaloniki working hours are Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30

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New Discovery packs !

Elausys releases a set of three discovery packs for the Universal KNX Actuator System

The discovery packs include all the necessary components to make a first project using the Universal KNX Actuator system. Each pack includes a KNX power supply, the master KNX actuator, an extension module and a pack a insertion bridges to make wiring connections easier. Three version are available with different extension types.

Packs content

– 1 x KNX Power Supply 640mA (Ref. PS-640)
– 1 x Master KNX actuator 8x10A (Ref. MSA-810)
– 1 x Switching Extension 8x10A (Ref. SAE-810)
– 1 x Pack of insertion bridges for MSA-810 or SAE-810

– 1 x KNX Power Supply 640mA (Ref. PS-640)
– 1 x Master KNX actuator 8x10A (Ref. MSA-810)
– 1 x Switching Extension 8x16A (Ref. SAE-816)
– 1 x Pack of insertion bridges for MSA-810 or SAE-810

– 1 x KNX Power Supply 640mA (Ref. PS-640)
– 1 x Master KNX actuator 8x10A (Ref. MSA-810)
– 1 x Switching Extension 4x16A (Ref. SAE-416)
– 1 x Pack of insertion bridges for MSA-810 or SAE-810

Special offer

The discovery pack offers an economical solution to test the Universal actuator system. Additionally, we offer an extra discount if you share this post on a social media using the buttons below (Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook) and “Follow” our page on the same media !

You will receive a discount code to be used when making your order. this special offer is valid only once per customer 😉