E K L Schaltelektronik Dresden GmbH

Your visions are our challenges.

We take on independent development tasks or integrate ourselves as an agile development unit in all phases of your development process - according to your needs. We adapt to your development process. Often the terms, the approach, goals and milestones differ. If you do not give us any guidelines, we will work according to the development phases shown here.

Development process

Project management & Consulting

As an external project manager, we take on the management of your development projects, manage internal or external resources and report regularly on the project progress and milestones. We support your projects or development issues with our expertise. Typical services are:

  • Project management of your projects
  • Consulting on technologies and development projects
  • Conducting analyzes and studies
  • Investigation of product complaints
  • Design check

Concept & Feasibility

This phase serves to move from the idea of ​​a product to a feasible solution that can achieve the requirements and goals. Depending on the complexity of the task, several iterations are necessary to find an optimal solution.
If there is only an idea at the beginning, we support you, for example, with the following first steps:

  • Basic research and technology demonstrators
  • Market and competitor analyzes
  • Support with the creation of requirements (specifications)
  • Development of several possible solution approaches (concepts) and 3D visualizations
  • Evaluation and selection of possible solutions
  • Development of principle or functional models
  • Structure and review of principle or functional models

The samples are produced using rapid prototyping processes and their functionality focuses on the properties to be tested. The know­ledge gained leads to a consolidated concept.

If a solution or concept already exists, we will continue to:

  • Further development of concepts or development of alternative approaches
  • Failure mode and effects analyzes (D-FMEA), risk analyzes
  • Evaluation and selection of concepts
  • Development and review of concept samples

At the end of this phase, there is often a concept model that maps the essential, later critical properties and functions and often largely corresponds to the later product in terms of shape and size.


The engineering phase is used to develop a solution for a product. The focus is on technical implementation. Typical activities are:

  • Detailing of individual parts and assemblies
  • Development of detailed solutions
  • Tolerance considerations
  • Failure mode and effects analyzes (FMEA)
  • Construction and testing of prototypes
  • Coordination with the tool shop / supplier
  • Creation of 2D and 3D manufacturing documents
  • Documentation of the clearances and creepage distances

Often prototypes are built, which fully correspond to the later product in terms of shape, size and function. All parts are manufactured as close to series as possible in accordance with the subsequent series production processes. The prototypes are often extensively verified in order to prove all critical properties. The production as well as the market entry can be planned on the basis of the prototypes. At the end of the phase, the production documents are available for approval of the tool design.


We supervise and organize the tool shop and support you with the introduction of the production. Typical steps are:

  • Coordination with the tool shop / supplier and, if necessary, updating of the design or manufacturing documents
  • Creation or acceptance of initial sample test reports
  • Construction and checking of pre-series samples
  • Evaluation of the pre-series samples
  • Support for production launch
  • Development of test devices and production aids
  • Certification support
  • Technical editing, preparation of product documents


We are happy to support you with our calculation and simulation capabilities in your projects:

  • FEM structural mechanics and optimization
  • simple FEM thermal simulations
  • Design and calculation of mechanisms and jump mechanisms
  • Calculation of current and short-circuit forces
  • Design and calculation of electrical contact systems