elmor Ltd. is a specialized manufacturer of electronic counting systems for irregularly shaped small parts in the millimeter and submillimeter range: the elmor seed counters. Most of our customers are of the seed industry, but an increasing part comes also from other industrial sectors. In the seed business elmor counting devices are an indispensable tool in seed trade, in breeding new varieties or in the quality control. In other industrial applications elmor counters help to save money and resources and to avoid complaints due to wrongly delivered quantities. All our machines are developed and manufactured in Switzerland. 90% of the production is exported worldwide.
On the basis of a highly accurate, yet robust and dust-insensitive detection principle a family of different counting devices have been built. Besides the C1 seed counter, the CX seed counter or the multichannel seed counters were developed. The PC-controlled C3 counting machine allows also the automatic determination of the 1000 grain weight by simultaneously counting and weighing. Further, the sizes of the counted parts can be analyzed.
The product portfolio is expanded by specialised sorting machines, such as the elmor colour sorter or the elmor seed weight sorter.
The processed small parts can be packaged in different apparatus: from the simple manual solution with a dual discharge funnel over the popular carousel filling devices through to fully automatic packaging machines.
In 1972, electrical engineering student Rudolf Moll manufactured a first counting machine for seeds for his parents’ nursery business, which was internationally renowned for its cultivation of cyclamen and cineraria flowers.
In the summer of 1972, a first counting machine was introduced at a specialist trade fair, where it attracted a great deal of attention. And so the company “elmor” was born.
After graduating, Rudolf Moll worked in various areas of research, industry and the energy sector. In 2003 he decided to renovate elmor and to invest in the development of new devices and technologies. Increasing problems in the worldwide food production, new requirements with breeding and quality control of seeds and narrower margins in the commercial seeds business result in an increasing need for modern, high-quality, world-wide used niche devices like seed counters, sorters or filling and packaging devices.
In the meantime the elmor counting devices are more and more used in other industries than the seed business, where the determination of quantities with counting scales is difficult. Examples are counting machines for fine mechanical components, implants, gemstones or semiconductor devices.
1st January 2012 the individual firm elmor Dr. Rudolf Moll was converted into a corporation elmor AG (SA, Ltd.).
The current activities include now:
- Single-channel counting machines
- Multi-channel counting machines
- Counting and filling machines
- Filling machines for XY arrangements
- Colour sorting machines
- Weight sorting machines
Since 2003, the company elmor Ltd brings new products and developments on the market. This will continue also in the coming years.