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Brilliance in BKL
BKL is a technical service provider in mechanics and mechatronics. We develop high-quality solutions enabling clients to work smarter, more efficiently and above all more safely: hoisting and lifting tools, industrial modules and machines. Our range of services include engineering, inspections, services and manufacturing. We provide services for partial processes and overall solutions.
Brilliance in Engineering
Smart engineering solutions can provide a considerable advantage. Just think, for instance, of more safety for your employees, more process efficiency and improved competitiveness.
BKL develops solutions to meet your requirements. As a technical service provider, we can provide the entire engineering process, from the definition phase until commissioning of the final product. Safety is of paramount importance to us. That is our engineering service for high-quality hoisting and lifting tools, mechanics and industrial modules.
Brilliance in Production
BKL is an OEM for OEMs. We supply high-quality work for high-tech companies. In terms of production, we have a wide range of employable skills. We are, for instance, the go-to company for built to print, or for fully operational machines according to your specifications. Prototyping and functional models are examples of other specialties, as are cleanroom assembly and repairs.
Our employees make all the difference: professional, driven and always “up” for a challenge. But above all we are guided by the principle that equipment should contribute to safe working conditions. This is something we never compromise on.
Brilliance in Inspection
We are safety experts and specialize in hoisting and lifting tools. As a manufacturer, we know these tools inside and out and as an inspection body we are ISO 17020:2012 accredited. We provide a broad range of services: from demonstrating the suitability for first use to conducting periodic inspections, tests and examinations.
BKL offers guarantees. Guiding principle in all our activities is our passion for safety. We leave nothing to chance and we do not compromise on safety.
Brilliance in Services
As a technical service provider in mechanics and mechatronics we combine knowledge and expertise in a broad service package.
We offer, for instance, consultancy, training, maintenance, repairs, reconditioning and tool management for your hoisting and lifting tools. This allows you to make use of additional capacity with which to create value, to increase efficiency and to promote safety.
A guiding principle for our work is our passion for safety. We leave nothing to chance and we will never compromise on safety. Our services are aimed at preventing incidents and dealing with (residual) risks in a responsible manner.
We would be more than happy to make time to discuss:
• the engineering solutions
• inspecting, testing and examining
• the services
Our beautiful Lift Tool featured in an article about ASMLnovember 9, 2021
technologyreview, Inside the machine that saved Moore’s law. Read more
BKL delivers Lift and rotate Tool to its customernovember 4, 2021
This CE approved tool is developed in collaboration with our customer.
It’s designed so that an operator can safely lift and rotate the piece that’s fitted in the middle part between the two interfaces (tree angled parts with red indicators). The total tool is about 1,90 meters wide and about 1,1 meters high and has a WLL of 125 kg. This tool can be customized to fit other purposes. Watch the video
Als onderdeel van Anvil krijgt hijs- en hefspecialist BKL meer reikwijdteoktober 30, 2021
Onder de vlag van Anvil Industries kan BKL grotere projecten uitvoeren en meer investeren. Zo komen er in Nuenen een enorme cleanroom en ruimte voor serieproductie bij en zet de hightech toolingleverancier ook in op internationalisering. Door lokaal service en support te verlenen – en tools niet meer de hele wereld over te laten vliegen voor reparatie in Nuenen – kan het bedrijf voorts bijdragen aan de duurzaamheidsambities van klanten. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine.nl, Foto: Vincent Knoops]
“Zo. Nu eerst … Safety”oktober 23, 2021
At BKL we take Safety very seriously.
But we also know how to relax after such a serious topic. Read more
BKL delivers beautiful Lift Tool (machine) to its customer!oktober 1, 2021
The machine monitors the area underneath the load so technicians can work safely underneath the machine. If two operators operate the machine, this functionality can be muted temporarily to remove and install the “module”. This is a perfect example of how safety features can be implemented without interrupting the customers workflow. Read more
One off our serial products is this beautiful Installation & Service Toolsetmei 28, 2021
BKL provides a full service solution from beginning to end (Design, Proto, Pilot, Serial production & Service). One off our serial products is this beautiful Installation & Service Toolset. With every product that our client delivers to their customers worldwide, one of these Installation & Service Toolsets is included. Read more
This tool (machine) is developed in collaboration with our customer ASMLmei 7, 2021
It’s designed so that an operator can turn and lift the piece that’s fitted in the Yoke (the metal looking square part in front of the single column) to perform different intricate installation actions onto the piece. Read more
“More than 20 years of BKL experience”, Specialist Technician Christ van Dinter tells his storyjanuari 30, 2021
BKL offers a full-service tool management solution for high-quality hoisting and lifting tools, mechanics and industrial modules. Christ van Dinter, Specialist Technician, about challenges, problem-solving skills and accuracy. Read more
Does your Tronair equipment need an annual inspection, service or safety check?oktober 21, 2020
At BKL we inspect your Tronair equipment, service what is needed and of course make sure your equipment is safe to use. If you don’t want to keep checking your equipment’s inspection or service dates, you can always contact us for our BKL Life-Cycle Tool Management. BKL is an authorized Tronair GSE Service & Repair Center. Read more
”40 years of experience in his field of service engineering” Frans Pijpers (BKL) tells his storyseptember 18, 2020
BKL offers a full-service tool management solution for high-quality hoisting and lifting tools, mechanics and industrial modules. Frans Pijpers, Inspector for Hoisting and Lifting Equipment, about his unique career and the challenges of customisation. Read more
Product safetyaugustus 22, 2020
For BKL, safety is of leading importance. Safety starts early in the design process of your new product. To determine whether your product is safe, a risk assessment is necessary to start with. In a risk assessment all possible risks in your design are identified and estimated (ranked). Risk reduction measures are taken to achieve adequate risk reduction. After many years of experience, BKL is specialized in implementing the best practical risk reduction measures and how to determine if adequate risk reduction is achieved. Read more
Introducing new Operations Managermei 12, 2020
Hello to you all. I am Edwin Vermue, and I began working as BKL’s operations manager in February 2020. The start at BKL immediately felt good: a warm welcome by the colleagues, a unique service proposition with a broad scope in our market combination engineering, manufacturing and testing, and above all safety as highest standard. Of course, alongside all this professionalism there is also a warm family feeling. Read more
Introducing new Engineering Manager
Let’s introduce myself. My name is Raymond van As and in January 2020 I got the opportunity to start as Manager Engineering & Projects at BKL. For me, it has been an easy decision to step into this new challenge as BKL has all ingredients for a bright future: unique service proposition, in-depth technical capabilities, unique combination of both engineering and realization competencies, strong partnership within the Anvil group, and last but not least, a warm and pro-active team! Read more
Decreasing work-related accidentsapril 21, 2020
Inspection of hoisting and lifting toolsapril 3, 2020
BKL is an expert in safety ans specialized in hoisting and lifting tools. As a manufacturer, we know these tools inside and out and as an inspection body we are ISO 17020:2012 type C accredited. We provide a broad range of services: from demonstrating the suitability for first use to conducting periodic inspections, tests and examinations. Read more
Installation of inspection and repair system at Agfa-Gevaertjanuari 2, 2020
Agfa-Gevaert is the producer of polyester-based films enriched with coatings for specific applications During production, these films are rolled-up on coils covered with a special nylon sleeve. To ensure quality, the sleeved coils undergo a regular quality check. Working closely together with Agfa-Gevaert, BKL has developed a special system enabling Agfa-Gevaert to perform these inspections and repairs in a more ergonomical and efficient way. Read more
C-Beam hoisting toolnovember 11, 2019
At BKL we still develop smart tooling. One of our latest additions is this custom C-Beam hoisting tool. This C-Beam is designed to hoist a product into a hard to reach place.
The cart provided with the tool is made to move the tool into the cleanroom.
Of course special attention has been paid to safe use of the tool, and guaranteeing an optional cleanliness of the tool while being moved-in.
Tools for handling pumps & pump-stacksoktober 23, 2019
Recently BKL installed a new toolset. This toolset is designed for servicing, transporting, storing pumps and pump-stacks. Read more
Hoisting tool for grade II cleaningseptember 28, 2019
At BKL we still make smart tooling, safe. One of our latest additions is this hoisting, handling and securing tool. This tool is specially made to hoist a product into a grade 2 cleaning machine and securing it in a sound and safe way. Read more
BKL in Nuenen krijgt bij groep bedrijven van Vado extra kansenaugustus 7, 2019
BKL wil zijn hijs- en hefwerktuigen graag ook voor andere bedrijven maken dan alleen voor de hightech met cleanrooms. Het Nuenense bedrijf hoopt als lid van Anvil Industries, onderdeel van de nieuwe eigenaar Vado, te kunnen profiteren van groepsvoordelen. Lees verder [Bron: ed.nl]
VADO breidt Anvil Industries uit door overname BKLjuli 4, 2019
Investeringsmaatschappij VADO Beheer uit Eindhoven heeft BKL uit Nuenen overgenomen. BKL is een gespecialiseerde technisch dienstverlener op het gebied van engineering en fabricage van hijs- en hefwerktuigen voor met name high-tech bedrijven in de optische en semiconductor industrieën. Lees verder
Installation of custom hoisting toolset (50t) in Germanymei 15, 2019
Recently BKL successfully delivered and installed a custom hoisting toolset for its customer in Germany.
The toolset has been developed and realized based on the specific requirements of the customer. For this project special attention has been paid to cleanliness, usability and safety. The toolset has been installed in a newly built cleanroom and will be used for integrating and servicing a state-of-the art measuring machine.
Machine safety during its period of usemaart 27, 2019
In the previous article we focused on purchasing CE marked machinery. Once you selected and purchased a CE marked machine, it is your responsibility to keep it safe during its period of use. Read more
Accell bicycle frame test rigmaart 15, 2019
BKL has developed a new kind of automated bicycle frame test rig for Accell Nederland. Accell Nederland is market leader in bicycles with popular brands like Koga, Batavus and Sparta. Read more
Risk assessment: How to determine adequate risk reduction?juni 30, 2018
In an earlier article the process of risk assessment is described. In this process it is necessary to determine whether adequate risk reduction has been achieved. That triggers the question: “What is adequate risk reduction”? Read more
BKL takes up art – Poetry Boostermaart 31, 2018
In the spring of last year, BKL was presented with an unusual request – we were asked to become involved in an art project – the Poetry Booster. We were intrigued and keen to take on this unique opportunity as it is different from our usual work.
CE marking: Documentation – A burden or common practice?maart 21, 2018
Lots of times we get the question: “Is all this documentation required for CE marking really necessary?”
As stated in the machinery directive 2006/42/EC Annex VII it is necessary.
But in this article we will explain what the purpose of all this documentation is and how you should generate this documentation.
2006/42/EC – Machinery – references of harmonised standards published in Official Journal – Updatedmaart 14, 2018
A new publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation has become available at Mar 9, 2018.
How to deal with changing (CE) safety requirements?oktober 13, 2017
How to deal with changing (CE) safety requirements?
When the same tool or machine is ordered after many years since its first introduction, e.g. for replacement or expansion purposes, the new to be delivered product should comply with the latest level of safety, legislation and standards. Proper Lifecycle Management with respect to product safety and compliance is crucial to prevent disturbances in the customers operational processes. But what is the “latest Level of Safety”? And how to make sure your product remains up-to-date?
BKL expandsjuli 18, 2017
As a result of the positive developments in the market and the strategy chosen, BKL has experienced stable growth in the recent years. It is expected that this will continue and therefore needing more production and storage space.
How to ensure machine safety?juli 11, 2017
Do you have a machine that you want to put on the market, or do you have a machine that you want to use yourself? Then this machine should be safe for the people working on it or with it. Question is how do you ensure the machine’s safety. This all starts by performing a risk-assessment and risk reduction.
Successful pilot and Go-Live 3D CAD cloud computing with ASMLjuni 13, 2017
Since many years BKL is a reliable Engineering partner for ASML. To ensure speed and stability of – mainly Engineering CAD – data exchange a dedicated leased data-line was in place.
This setup has been working well and efficiently but required both ASML and BKL to perform regular maintenance to keep the software installs in sync.
Be careful when modifying existing machinery wrt CE markingjuli 15, 2016
In case you want to modify existing machinery, you need to determine whether the modification is a ‘substantial’ modification. If the outcome is that the modification is substantial, the machinery has to be treated as ‘new machinery’, requiring a new declaration of conformity and new CE marking.
Safety firstapril 21, 2016
‘Safety is paramount: we will never take concessions on that’, says Jean Pierre Heijster in the control room off the ‘rolling road’ test bench. Article BKL Engineering B.V. in Link Magazine, Special Issue, Dutch High-Tech, April 2016
ASML Cleanroom for EUVnovember 17, 2015
BKL Engineering B.V. has developed and built the Lift & Rotate Tool which is used in ASML’s Cleanroom for EUV.
Watch the below video of ASML’s Cleanroom for EUV:
BKL is ready for the futureoktober 2, 2015
During the Holland High Tech Event 2015, we have gained a better understanding, in our known, but also new market segments and technology fields. As a result, we are able to devine our Technology Roadmap. To our surprise, we were also the winner of a balloon ride with the Holland High Tech Balloon.
New Company Film BKLjuli 9, 2015
In this corporate video the 4 services of BKL are explained: Engineering, Production, Inspection and Services.
Young Tech Tour during the Dutch Technology Week 2015juni 4, 2015
During the Dutch Technology Week, on June 2nd, the focus was on the Young Tech Tour, for students of the secondary school VMBO, HAVO and VWO.
BKL Services s.r.o. in Brnojanuari 26, 2015
BKL Engineering B.V. is proud to announce the opening of the new company location in Brno in the Czech Republic: BKL Services s.r.o. By opening the new company location, BKL has entered the Eastern European market which provides scope for growth and development.
John de Smit wint prijs OC Nuenenaugustus 1, 2013
John de Smit van BKL Engineering is maandagavond (6 januari 2014) uitgeroepen tot Nuenens Ondernemer van het Jaar 2013. Dat gebeurde tijdens de nieuwjaarsreceptie van Ondernemerscontact Nuenen (OCN) in Het Klooster. De 125 leden van OCN droegen 30 kandidaten voor. Daarvan koos een jury onder leiding van Willian Groenen drie genomineerden. Behalve John de Smit waren dat Jan Coppelmans van rioolbedrijf COR en Christ van den Akker van IT Pro. De jury koost uiteindelijk voor De Smit. Lees artikel Eindhovens Dagblad.