PAW around the world
What purpose has one of our biggest system solutions in sunny South Africa?
The Klein Karoo International Tannery in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, needed for its solar installation two SolexMega cascades. The system, installed by E3 Energy (Pty) Ltd, consists of 600m² of solar collectors and is one of the largest solar thermal installations in Sub Saharan Africa. The entire installation provides a peak output of 420kW. Thermal energy is stored in 2 x 20,000 l buffer tanks. The system provides a solar fraction of 55%, off-setting 89.6m³ of fuel oil per year. With this progressive project, E3 Energy Ltd was able to enlarge the existing heating system optimally and therefore to save enormous energy costs – and PAW is part of it!
You can find solar stations and solar transfer station for your needs on our website at applications | solar-thermal-systems.
Audit ISO 9001
With the aim of continuous improvement, the surveillance audit ISO 9001 took place at PAW this week.
The ISO 9001 certificate confirms that companies have observed all regulations of the standardised quality management system. After an initial certification, the auditing takes part every year to prove that the the quality management system is maintained. These surveillance audits make sure that available resources are used purposefully, which advances the success of our company. The efficacy of our management system was successfully audited. You can find the current certificate on our Homepage or at the official certificate data base of the TÜV Rheinland.
Motivating employees: We support commitment!
A safe and inspiring working environment motivates PAW employees to continuous training and personal development.
PAW therefore supports this active commitment, which leads us to success in the long term. Employees from all vocational fields present in our company are encouraged to take part in specific trainings. Therefore, the technical product design department (CAD) participates in a current simulation training. The software serves to analyse and simulate thermal currents such as those from fluids that flow in valves and fittings. The clear visualisation shows current activities in a detailed way and is therefore able to display speeds, temperatures and pressures. This allows to reveal, for example, heat transfer problems and temperature losses already during the construction development. In this case, CAD would consider these issues during further construction.
With continuous education and training for our employees, we ensure the highest quality standards for our products. Economic success, the satisfaction of our employees and their personal and vocational development are the ideal framework for PAW.
Work experience at PAW
For pupils and students, PAW offers interesting work experience placements!
During this work experience, the trainees will gain insight into a selected department or can even discover several departments in our company. This is what our current trainee Malte did. For his International Business Studies, he has to to carry out a compulsory work experience, so that he now joins us in our PAW office life for five months. He will discover the technical documentation and marketing department, as well as the sales department, the order manangement, the financial accounting and other departments. He will even participate in our production processes for one week!
A work experience at PAW can also be a good preparation for an apprenticeship training position in our company! Every year, we are looking for apprentices in various fields, such as a technical product designer or European clerk.
We are wibutler partners – discover our smart products!
As we already presented during the ISH 2019 at our exhibition stand: PAW is partner of the wibutler alliance!
Wibutler works as a Smart Home central unit which increases comfort in your daily life and facilitates the integration of many appropriate products in your home or in the smart home of your customers. The PAW heating circuit HeatBloC® MCom can be integrated into the Smart Home via the wibutler app and the wibutler central unit. With the HeatBloC® MCom, the hydraulic balancing of your radiators and distribution manifolds is very easy and quick. Visit our homepage to receive further information on this.
The wibutler system can combine many products from various manufacturers, which allows to save energy and to increase living comfort as well as to enhance the building security and offer entertainment.
You can find all information on wibutler here.
Our HeatBloC® MCom in the wibutler shop is here.
Behind the scenes part I – Photo shooting in our production halls
In the last week, an exciting photo shooting took place in our three plants.
A professional photographer made pictures of our high-rack warehouse, the line supplier and transport system between our plants, our production machines, the quality control and – most important – our colleagues. You can be curious about in which context you can see these photos in the near future.
Before that, have a glance at a selection of some photos:
Green awareness for the environment
Find out more about the sustainability concept of PAW GmbH & Co. KG!
The most important items of our sustainability concept are centered on our employees and partners, the environment, the future, our products and their production. In our constant development of smart system technology, it is particularly important to us that our products are innovative and progressive and that this motto is also adhered to in the company.
PAW wants to lead the way in the area of modern home automation also in the future, while integrating its employees into the entire process of development, documentation and production at our headquarters in Hameln. Continued training on employee satisfaction and good co-operation within the team are an important factor. Our constant optimization of internal processes will furthermore lower production and energy costs. Sustainability is also practiced in the company premises: Photovoltaic and solar energy systems cover 15% of the energy demand of our premises. Low-energy buildings and certificates such as “interseroh” confirm that P AW goes to great lengths to continuously improve the ecological balance of the company.
With our motto “Green awareness for the environment”, we are aware of our responsibility for society and future generations and act accordingly.
This is why we continue to strive for sustainability, develop and produce energy-saving products and make a conscious effort to avoid environmental pollution.
The PAW team wishes all customers and suppliers a happy easter and a beautiful spring time!
Hydraulic balancing – quick and easy with the HeatBloC® MCom
Andreas Alt, general manager of the PAW VertriebsGmbH, explained on the exhibition in Wels why the HeatBloC® MCom is the best solution for hydraulic balancing.
“The PAW solution for hydraulic balancing is an absolute novelty,” Andreas Alt said. No differential pressure valve is required due to the controller the PAW MCom is equipped with. Balancing of the distribution manifold can be done very quickly and easily for that reason: The flow rate of the heating system’s flow and return is constantly measured and analysed by the controller. A nominal value, e.j. 100 mbar (radiator circuit), is preset and kept constant by the PWM signal of the pump. The controller actuates the pump in such a way that the differential pressure remains constant no matter how high the overall flow rate is.
In combination with the communication set and the PAW app, the MCom controller can also be used for the hydraulic balancing of the radiator. The app collects data by means of the system connected via WLAN, thus making the hydraulic balancing quick and easy for the technician. By setting a nominal value for the differential pressure, it is possible to ensure not only the vertical but also the horizontal hydraulic balancing.
The entire MCom system, the connection to the SmartHome system and many more highlights by PAW can be seen in the Youtube video by Installateur TV. In the following video, Armin Taxer (installation world champion) also explains in less than 60 seconds what exactly hydraulic balancing means:
A flashback to the ISH 2019
Let’s retrospect the ISH Frankfurt!
The world-famous meeting point for the domestic hot water, heating technology and air-conditioning sector had drawn around 190,000 visitors to the Frankfurt Exhibition Center, who were all there to find out about new innovations and trends. A total of 2532 exhibitors from 57 countries were present. Industry and craftspeople were among the largest groups of visitors.¹
CEO Marc-Oliver Pommerening has evaluated the ISH 2019 as a great success for the PAW GmbH & Co. KG, “We are positively surprised by the approval for this year’s guiding theme ‘connectivity’ as well as the feedback on that theme, and we are happy that we have taken this path.” He also says, “We made an effort to put the focus on the connectivity of our products and to ensure an easy installation and administration of the systems.” PAW will stay on this path in the months to come.
The following short film will give a quick insight into our presence at the exhibition. The whole team has turned the exhibition into a special experience and deserves special thanks for their tireless efforts.
¹ – Quelle: ISH Pressemeldung