ToolNews No. 579
A young professional dream team from Switzerland
This month, ToolNews will be covering the story of young professionals Noah Rossel and Raphael Christen. The pair achieved an impressive second place at this year's SwissSkills — and also relied on a tool from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools.
Seminars and Workshops
Because expertise needs sharpening too
Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is a leading Swiss tool partner. But we don't just focus on hardware, we concentrate on software too: With a range of seminars and workshops, we nurture specialist knowledge in companies.
ToolNews No. 578
How to support manufacturing companies
Manufacturing SMEs are currently under a great deal of pressure. Rising costs and a tough market environment are causing companies serious concern. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools offers an attractive solution thanks to its free production optimisation.
Interview with a leading polymechanic
This month, ToolNews spoke to Silas Messmer. The polymechanic represented Liechtenstein in the EuroSkills professional championships in September. In the run-up to the competition, he trained at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools on the CNC milling machine.
ToolNews No. 577
Apprentices are the leaders of tomorrow
In this issue of ToolNews, we are shining the spotlight on the youngest employees of Brütsch/Rüegger Tools: We talk to apprentices from different departments about the experiences they've had during their apprenticeships so far – and about their future plans.
Designwerk – Making trucks fit for the future of electromobility
Few people associate sustainability and electromobility with the term "truck". But Winterthur Designwerk AG makes this possible by giving trucks a complete technical makeover. To find out more, we went to visit Designwerk.
ToolNews No. 576
The biggest stumbling blocks for exporting tools
"It cannot be that complicated to export tools.” This is the view held by many SMEs — until they are confronted with the extremely complex processes that are actually involved. In this edition of ToolNews, we highlight the biggest export pitfalls and explain how to avoid them.
BERNINA have sewing machines all sewn up
Generations of Swiss people undertook their first attempts at sewing using BERNINA sewing machines in craft lessons at school. And there's a good reason for this as the machines from Steckborn are number one. ToolNews paid them a visit.
ToolNews No. 575
Because safety and style do not have to be mutually exclusive
When talking about work shoes, most people think of chunky, uncomfortable items that protect your feet while you work. But Brütsch/Rüegger Tools now demonstrates that occupational safety can be fashionable. ToolNews takes to the catwalk.
Where young talent is forged
The shortage of skilled workers is becoming a serious concern in Switzerland. The Thal-Mittelland Vocational Training Association is fighting back. The ToolNews team paid a visit to the Vocational Training Centre in Solothurn.
ToolNews No. 574
A friendly face for customers
Automation and digitalisation are the defining megatrends of our time. Nevertheless, or perhaps because of this, customers also appreciate the personal touch. The importance of this is demonstrated by the Brütsch/Rüegger Tools sales department and reception.
Burckhardt Compression – A company applying all the right pressure
The industrial compressor systems from Burckhardt Compression are huge pieces of equipment with a surprising array of variety. Not only are they used in the oil and gas industry, but they are also essential for renewable energies.
ToolNews No. 573
Because ergonomics matters at every level
Workplaces in many companies are not ideally suited to the needs of employees. This can come back to haunt an employer: The result is ineffective processes and increased absences. In this issue of Tool News, we are going to take a closer look at ergonomics using a case study from a real customer.
Abbott Switzerland – Giving the heart a helping hand
When the heart no longer functions properly, the situation can quickly become critical for those affected. For this reason, medical devices such as blood pumps are indispensable. We asked Abbott Schweiz how these devices work.
ToolNews No. 572
Take the hassle out of exporting tools
Swiss companies that operate manufacturing sites abroad will be painfully aware that dealing with customs formalities and organising transport puts a strain on their capacity — and their nerves. This is why Brütsch/Rüegger Tools takes care of shipping tools to your branches outside Switzerland for you.
ToolNews No. 571
Because accuracy is essential
Many of the companies that rely on Brütsch/Rüegger Tools have to meet the highest precision standards. In some cases, it comes down to the micrometre. That is why we are turning our attention to the exciting field of measurement technology for this edition of ToolNews.
Guides for the smallest of particles
SwissNeutronics AG was established as a spin-off of the Paul Scherrer Institute. Today, the company supports research institutions worldwide in implementing state-of-the-art neutron-optical technologies. We wanted to hear from the experts themselves how this is done.
ToolNews No. 570
Logistics thrives on speed
Not only do Brütsch/Rüegger Tools customers need the best tools — they often need them quickly. Logistics must run smoothly to ensure that the tools ordered today reach the customer tomorrow. We take a look.
Masters of prototyping
The Sabato Group started as a small precision engineering company. The company is still passionate about maximum precision. However, the supplier for the watch and medical technology industries has developed enormously in terms of technology.
ToolNews No. 569
Because knowledge is the most important tool
If something needs to be glued, screwed or machined, tools and solutions from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools are your first choice. But we don't just provide professionals with the products they need, we also keep their expertise up to date with our seminars and workshops.
An association reinvents itself
The Zurich section of the Swissmechanic association represents the interests of local mechanical, electrical and metal companies. And since change is affecting the technical and mechanical industry, the association is adopting change as well. The goal is to achieve closer alignment with SMEs.
ToolNews No. 568
From tool dealer to premium partner for medical technology
Medical technology is characterised by the utmost precision, the highest quality standards and great regulatory pressure. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools offers smart solutions to support companies in this sector and save resources.
"We produce products that are implemented in clinical environments"
Cendres+Métaux SA has its roots in the watchmaking industry, but is also a Swiss pioneer in the field of medical technology. Our interview illustrates just how stringent the demands are in this sector.
ToolNews No. 567
The best professionals in the world compete against one another
The global professional elite face off in competition at "WorldSkills". We spoke to two young talents who are taking part in the field of CNC milling/turning — and are using tools from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools to do so.
Young talent plays a key role at Hilti
With high-quality products and clever system solutions, Hilti AG makes it easier to work safely on site. To make this possible in the future, young talent that can be actively supported and developed is in demand.
ToolNews No. 566
24 billion per year! Lowering the costs of illness and accidents
Lost employee days cost Swiss companies more than CHF 30 billion per year. In 2019, 77% of these losses—around CHF 24 billion—was attributable to illness and accident costs alone. Helping to solve this problem is the LEA (Learning Centre for Ergonomics and Workplace Design), which is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary.
CIP — "Workshop of the Future" relies on Hive Digital Suite
"AtelierDéfi" is a networked microtechnology ecosystem based on Industry 4.0 technology from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. Our digitalisation specialists took the lead role in setting up this demonstration workshop at the CIP education centre.
ToolNews No. 565
Want to work healthier, faster and cheaper? It's all about ergonomics
The right posture makes things easier — literally: When you set up your workplace in an ergonomic way, you work more efficiently and healthier. In this edition of ToolNews, we will use specific examples to show you just how this works and how ergonomics can even save companies money.
SIAMS — Back with a bang
Finally, we were able to play to one of our proven strengths again — face-to-face customer advice. At SIAMS, Brütsch/Rüegger Tools demonstrated an incredible series of highlights for microtechnology, which were received with enormous enthusiasm.
ToolNews No. 564
4 facts about why our chemistry works
Anyone who purchases chemical products from Brütsch/Rüegger Tools benefits from a package with complete peace of mind: In addition to offering maximum safety in line with the latest legislation, we provide important expertise and offer individual support to ensure that our chemistry solutions work for you.
Sauber Motorsport AG – Fresh air for C42
Aerodynamics are decisive factors in Formula 1 that determine vital hundredths of a second and also largely determine the car's design. Interesting new regulations have been the driving factor behind new airflows this season.
ToolNews No. 563
Four benefits of FUTURO connected for more efficient processes and transparency
Are you ready for a digital working environment? FUTURO connected tools certainly are. The tools, measuring and testing equipment from this series can be fully integrated in Industry 4.0 environments.
Setting the course for the future
Maximum precision is essential in watchmaking. Crowns, screws, pins and axles must fit exactly so that the final product functions with absolute reliability later on. It is precisely these components that are manufactured for the watchmaking industry at Microdec SA in the Swiss canton of Jura.
ToolNews No. 562
Five ways to free yourself from the operating cost trap
Whether personal protective equipment, consumables or office supplies: The versatile TwistPro vending machine makes everyday life easier and reduces your management costs.
Maag Pump Systems AG — exemplary operation for impeccable hygiene
With the TwistPro, Maag Pump Systems AG has once again proven itself to be a pioneer in the field of personal protective equipment. Read about how the highly successful company uses the spiral vending machine here.
145-jähriges Unternehmen geht gemeinsamen Weg mit Start-up
Um Fertigungsbetriebe bei der Digitalisierung und Integration von Softwaresystemen noch umfassender zu unterstützen, intensiviert Brütsch/Rüegger Tools die seit mehreren Jahren bestehende Zusammenarbeit mit der Firma Stemys SA aus Delémont.
ToolNews No. 561
Four tips for optimising your production processes
Brütsch/Rüegger Tools not only supplies tools, but also ensures that they can be put to optimal use. Our field-proven expertise helps you get the most out of your production environment.
How Feintool became a top automotive supplier
Feintool has become a first-class system supplier to the global automotive industry. How has the company managed this? Through having a keen eye for detecting new markets, gradually developing specialist expertise and consistently driving innovation.
ToolNews No. 560
5 great reasons why we should handle your exports
Customs formalities are an administrative burden even for Swiss companies who send regular shipments to their sites overseas. Read more to find out how you can benefit from our unique range of export services.
Burckhardt Compression — World leader in compressing gases
Burckhardt Compression builds reciprocating compressor systems of unrivalled quality. The strongest compressor built by the Winterthur-based company compresses at a final pressure of up to 3'500 bar and requires a motor with the power of a jumbo jet.
ToolNews No. 559
5 steps to maximum efficiency
Are increasing productivity and training staff mutually exclusive? How do you build up employees in unstable economic conditions? You need to know these staff strategies.
Swissmem Academy — the career boosters of Switzerland!
How do you pack five years of training into one year? Read about the more than 80 trainers making a significant contribution to the success of the Swiss MEM industry this year, with a total of 45,000 lessons.
ToolNews No. 558
The Swiss are building the first electric racing aircraft
Pie Aeronefs SA is revolutionising aviation with a purely electric racing aircraft, which is soon expected to break a record.
ToolNews No. 557
We also develop software!
Find out why we decided to jump on the digital bandwagon 20 years ago. Gain an insight into how our Industrial Solutions team works and find out more about our latest tools for your workshop.
Micro-drilling as thin as baby hair
Micro-drilling at the finest level is just one of the many specialities of Andres AG. Find out more about the Solothurn-based plain turning specialists with extensive expertise on implants and materials that are difficult to machine.
ToolNews No. 556
A world where everything can be measured
The switch from analogue to digital measurement technology offers companies the opportunity to use production data and optimise processes. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools knows how to combine these two worlds together profitably and helps customers to achieve the same.
Measurement technology seminars — engaging the next generation
Brütsch/Rüegger Tools works with Rapperswil-Jona Vocational and Advanced Training Centre to organise practical measurement technology seminars. These seminars provide young people going into technical professions with hands-on experience of the tools and measuring equipment presented.
ToolNews No. 555
Personal protective equipment: Don't forget old risks
Compliance with coronavirus protection measures can quickly lead to established workshop risks such as flying chips being forgotten. Read here about the latest trends in personal protective equipment, which also meet the demands of everyday digital life.
A dedicated ESB supplier
From a local décolletage business to an medical technology exporter — the range of customers supplied by Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is massive. But social institutions also benefit from a single supplier that can deliver a full range of tools.
ToolNews No. 554
ToolNews No. 553
For the best tools and moulds
Standard parts: Brütsch/Rüegger Tools shows that even a range of products put together over years can continue to be perfected by responding to three trends.
Ypsomed – innovation for infusion and injection
Ypsomed is a global leader in developing injection and infusion systems for self-medication. A Swiss company with great potential.
ToolNews No. 552
Digital quality control at every level
Data-based optimisation can be used to improve a variety of processes in manufacturing companies. Find out more about its enormous potential and seamless implementation here.
Tectri SA – high precision guaranteed
Discover how this family-owned company based in the Bernese Jura digitally optimises the production of high-tech components for medical, dental and microtechnology.
ToolNews No. 551
BIBUS AG – The system specialist with dynamic
Generating, accelerating, decelerating, measuring, controlling and monitoring forces - Bibus offers much more than a wide range of components.
ToolNews No. 550
Swissmechanic – "We must not lose confidence"
Where does the Swiss MEM industry stand? The president of the association was available to the ToolNews editorial team for an exclusive interview.
SEPO AG – Programming and precision are fun
The company in Bad Ragaz has developed from a fishing store into a manufacturer of high-quality components for respiratory equipment.