Up-to-date news and exhibition dates

Zwei Eingabesysteme, links Folie, rechts Glas. Während die Frontplatte aus Glas unversehrt ist, haben UV-Licht, mechanische Beanspruchung und Spritzwasser der KS-Folie stark zugesetzt.

September 2023

Glass HMI for tough industrial applications

Foil – or would you prefer glass? Our solutions are long-lasting – thanks to indestructible prints and toughened safety glass!

Admittedly: In quantities, user interfaces with membrane keypads are inexpensive and also look chic.

At least at the beginning.

Zwei Eingabesysteme, links Folie, rechts Glas. Während die Frontplatte aus Glas unversehrt ist, haben UV-Licht, mechanische Beanspruchung und Spritzwasser der KS-Folie stark zugesetzt.

But this may change rapidly, if they are exposed – like in our production – to dust, emulsions and water, direct sunlight, or are operated with gloves that are contaminated with abrasive substances.

That is why we have developed better solutions. Which are probably also suitable for your products. You can find more information here!

Take the test and call us right away: +49 9674 920 00!

August 2023

The first tablet PC for all people!

The fingers always know where they are – because of the guides ground into the touch. Typing and writing in the 10-finger system are no longer a challenge for visually impaired people.

On top of that, reading is also no problem – with the Braille line below the screen: 8 metal pins each make up one letter – the line can display 32 letters at the same time. The special feature: The high precision of the 256 holes in the cover glass – which are only micrometres larger than the pins. This keeps the mechanics clean and dust-free for years.

July 2023

Barbecue and glass – best barbecue roast flavours without smoke!

Our stylish barbecue grill plate looks quite simple – but it is a high-performance product made of glass ceramic that you can order directly from us!

  • resistant to sudden temperature changes of up to 800 °C
  • almost no thermal expansion
  • can withstand temperatures of up to 920 °C – that’s twice as much as the hottest grill will ever reach
  • almost 100% permeable for heat radiation
  • glass ceramic does not react with the food to be grilled and is therefore easy to clean
  • resistant to acids, lye, corrosion
  • mechanically extremely robust (impact-resistant; does not warp)
  • ‘cause it is made from Schott Nextrema

June 2023

Haptic touch HMI also manages without a display!

Our glass-based, haptic, embedded-touch HMIs enable intuitive user interfaces that also work without a display and thus without language. PCAP-based operating elements integrated into the glass, which can even be felt through gloves, replace controllers and keys and thus avoid openings in the front panel.

All production steps of the customized solutions are carried out in Europe.

May 2023

A big thank you for visiting us at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg!

At the end of May 2023, MedtecLIVE, the European trade fair for the entire value chain of medical technology, took place in Nuremberg. Thank you for visiting our stand in hall 3C-224!

Missed it? With us as solution-oriented future thinkers, you will always find customized product solutions based on the sustainable material glass.

See you at MedtecLIVE from 18 to 20 June 2024 – then again in Stuttgart!

Zahlreiche Beispiele für Glas-basierte Touch-HMIs mit gedruckter Elektronik und PCAP-Sensoren liegen auf einem Tisch.

April 2023

Thank you for visiting us during the very first ‘World of Fireplaces’ !

Setting up a new trade fair is always a big risk – for the organiser, the exhibitors and the visitors.

Our conclusion: The ‘World of Fireplaces’ was very successful and far exceeded all our expectations. The visitors were also impressed by the contemporary trade fair concept – and thanked the exhibitors with intensive talks and discussions.

We are looking forward to the second World of Fireplaces – probably in April 2025 again in Leipzig (Germany)!

April 2023

Visit us at the World of Fireplaces!

Welcome to the premiere of the international trade fair for fireplaces and feel-good ambience!

On 56 m² we will show you our portfolio of heat-resistant glass and materials, fireplace viewing panels as well as breath-taking eye-catchers and special solutions, supplemented by many innovations.

(c) Marek Piwnicki - Unsplash

March 2023

Thank you for visiting us during ew2023!

Thanks to your numerous visits and technical discussions, our trade fair team in Nuremberg had a lot to do.

Our embedded HMI with convincing solutions for touch operation without an expensive touch display inspired many developing engineers. We are happy to take this positive spirit with us!

We are already looking forward to ew2024 – then from 9 to 11 April 2024!

February 2023

The first coating that can compensate for operator errors!

If you heat a stove in modern buildings, the room air is quickly overheated. With IR-SuperMAX from SCHOTT, that’s history.

The new coating technology brings back the feel-good climate: it reflects up to 80% of the IR radiation.

Safety distances to furniture are allowed to shrink – opening up completely new design possibilities!

January 2023

2023: Irlbacher participating at several fairs!

The first event will be the leading trade fair for microcontrollers and their applications in Nuremberg.

From 14 to 16 March 2023, we will show you on stand 1-252 how you can use our modular solution construction kit to set yourself apart from your market competitors with an elegant embedded HMI in just a short time.

For the first time, the World of Fireplaces will take place in Leipzig from 17 to 19 April. On 56 sqm, we will present our extensive portfolio of heat-resistant glass and materials, fireplace viewing panels and special solutions for fireplaces.

December 2022

Extremely slim devices with IMPAeGlass

For more than 15 years, we have been printing electronics on glass. This industrial process brings touch sensors and their processing electronics directly onto the glass. This enables us to produce touch-sensitive HMIs with almost any dimensions but only a few millimetres in height. The 32-bit microcontrollers used in our systems have enough computing power to embed less demanding applications and thus do completely away with the control board in the device.

The picture above shows the complete electronic assembly of an extractor fan. Only 11.5 mm flat – including connector with mating plug. The complete control system is integrated in the microcontroller on the glass.

The result: Outrageously flat, slim appliance designs with maximum ease of use and comprehensive electronics.
Designed, developed and manufactured in Europe.

November 2022

Normal displays become touch HMI

“Irlbacher’s patented glass touch technology”, writes the trade journal Elektronik* in its ‘Display’ issue 22.2022, “can be combined with standard displays. The advantages:

free choice of geometric shape
no dependence on special displays that are difficult to procure”.

What can one say to that? The editors are absolutely right!

*Elektronik is the leading trade journal in the German speaking terrotories when it comes to design and development of microcontroller applications. The journal is pubished every two weeks with a print run of 30.000+ copies.

October 2022

Electronics and glass – a symbiosis

We have been printing electronics on glass for a good 15 years. This idea is still a real innovation today and a strong sign of what a medium-sized company in Germany can achieve from its own engineering power.

Tobias Schlichtmeier, editor of Markt & Technik, the leading German-speaking weekly newspaper for the electronics industry, asked Günther Irlbacher about the challenges of glass processing, his plans for the time after oil and gas and Germany as a business location in general.

You can find the complete interview in issue 39 of Markt & Technik (in German language).

(c) WEKA Fachmedien / Tobias Schlichtmeier

September 2022

Touch operation without a display

SURYA ist eine top-moderne Wellness-IR-Leuchte im minimalistischen, zeitlosen Design. Touch-HMI ohne Display mit einer Aufbauhöhe von unter 10 mm im Sockel.

Infrared (IR) light in a specific wavelength range is able to penetrate deep into the human body. Professional athletes use this to speed up convalescence. SPS Life GmbH from Dresden is considered one of the pioneers for this technology in Europe. Together we have developed SURYA, a ground-breaking wellness infrared lamp based on functional ceramics.

SURYA relies on intuitive touch operation, which intentionally does without a display. How exactly this works and what needs to be taken into account is explained by one of the leading electronics engineering magazines in German, ELEKTRONIK, in its issue 19, starting on page 24 (available in German language only).

August 2022

Parallel development with embedded HMIs

An embedded HMI combines all functions directly on the oprator’s interface. This “intelligence” on the control panel leads to a functional separation of device application and HMI. This enables parallel development – without any knowledge transfer that would be necessary otherwise!

Take advantage of our expertise and book your free consultation to find out how this works technically, what needs to be taken into account and, most importantly, what the benefits are.

Lötstation mit haptischer Touch-Benutzeroberfläche und Standard-Display. EMV-Schutzbeschichtung.

July 2022

Summer interview
with Günther Irlbacher

In this year’s summer interview, Günther Irlbacher provides insights into the technical concept of our “embedded HMI“.

But that’s not all: In the interview, our Technical Director also outlines our strategy on how we remain capable of delivering in these times, in spite of high-tech HMIs with printed electronics on glass and rich computing power.

Download the PDF with the full interview here!

Addendum October 2022: The summer interview has meanwhile appeared in numerous trade journals, also outside Germany, e.g. in the November issue of Technische Rundschau, which is published in Switzerland.

June 2022

Irlbacher sets one of the central topics at embedded world

Embedded HMI” was one of the central topics in Nuremberg, as can be seen from the broad media coverage of our solutions alone.

Our trade fair team can therefore look back on an extremely successful participation at ew2022. Significantly more visitors than hoped for were happy to be inspired by our solutions and eager to gain more information about our technologies.

Thanks to the synergies on the joint stand of the “Lötknecht” network, it was also possible to present the complete development and value chain. Visitors where trilled about our sustainable and extremely attractive approach of “near-shoring”.

Incidentally, next year embedded world will take place again – as usual – in the spring: So block the days from 16 to 18 March 2023 in your calendar instantly.

Until then, we will be happy to answer all your questions by email – or interactively on the phone or online.

CARY: Our smart solution construction kit for contemporary visitor management!

Even at the time of the pandemic, we were unable to find a comprehensive tool for access and visitor management that was suitable for the demands of medium-sized companies.We needed a tool that also reasonably covers the related processes, from the allocation of appointments and registration to the information of employees, from the preparatory disinfection of hands to data reconciliation and protected communication.

Equally important for us: a cross-company function to be able to form cohorts. Groups that hardly ever meet in the course of business should also have no contact during breaks, so that all contact persons can be identified in the event of any suspicious cases. This is the only way to effectively interrupt chains of infection.

So we had to develop such a solution ourselves: CARY!

CARY is the comprehensive, smart system solution that is perfectly tailored to the needs of companies, public institutions, schools, public authorities, museums, shopping centres, train stations, airports, etc.
We are happy to provide you with the entire modular solution, from the stand-alone device to the app, but also as an OEM product!

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