Retrofit – a clever alternative
Sometimes retrofitting of an older machine represents an ideal option to reach a fast and reliable solution with a great return on invest.
Our latest project for SSAB in Finland covered the complete overhaul of a swing shear of a galvanizing line.
The set target was to reach the capacity to cut steel strip of up to 1700 N/mm² tensile strength within a thickness range between 0,4 mm and 3,5 mm. After investigating at site in Finland by GEORG’s engineers the decision was made to overhaul the shear.
The overhaul comprised the replacement of all wear parts and the implementation of a new upper and lower shear blade clamping system with automatic cutting gap adjustment for the full thickness range and a new painting.
„The retrofitting carried out by our engineers combines moderate investment costs and simultaneously increased shearing capacity. In every aspect a clever decision. With professional planning and execution retrofitting can be a real alternative to new investment, explains Peter Zimmermann, head of service GEORG finishing lines.
Thanks to SSAB for the superb cooperation.
We support you. Everytime. Everywhere.
With our preventive, predictive and on-time service, we ensure the process reliability and annual constant productivity of your machines and lines. Whether with GEORG staff in the USA or remotely with GEORG connectedservice, we are always by your side. Upgrades and implementations can also accompany your growing journey.
GEORG opens a new location in Atlanta/Georgia
The Georg North America Inc. now has 2 locations within the USA, using these to focus on the US, Canadian and Mexican market.
The design and manufacturing site is staying in Roanoke/Virginia, the new sales and service site in Atlanta/Georgia. We look forward to being even closer to our customers. Our Sales colleagues are always at your disposal for project discussions.
Two slitting lines are upgraded with automatic separation systems.
Tata Steel "Multisteel" has commissioned us to equip two slitting lines with automatic separating systems. We are very pleased about this retrofit order, which brings many advantages for the operation of a slitting line with our patented positioning system for separating discs.
Thank you Tata Steel "Multisteel for your trust.
Employees visiting from China
Again it has been a pleasure to welcome our colleagues Alex Chen and Andy Sun from our GEORG Products Service Center in Beijing!
They will use their 3 months stay to familiarize themselves with the latest improvements and technologies incorporated in state-of-the-art transformer core production lines, which presently undergo final testing and pre-acceptance prior to shipment to China.
For more than 10 years now both of them form part of the GEORG service team located in Beijing. By the way, the GEORG Products Service Center was founded already in 1985 and with the help of our Chinese colleagues more than 100 GEORG machines and production lines could be successfully installed and serviced in China and neighbouring countries so far.
80% of all software- and electronics-related service requests handled from Kreuztal
During the last two years our Business Unit Transformer Lines solved approximately 80% of all software- and electronics-related service requests from our headquarter in Kreuztal through the GEORG connected service.
GEORG commissioned various newly installed machines and performed complex upgrades remotely, allowing us to offer our customers immediate support. At Hulamin in South Africa, for example, the Processing Lines division upgraded an existing cut-to-length line to a combined cut-to-length and recoiling line – without having any GEORG personnel present at the customer’s location.