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.
Aperam Guegnon, a global player in stainless and electrical steel, has signed a contract with our service team to equip an over 20 year old GEORG slitting line with a new slitting shear. We are looking forward to a good cooperation.
Grinding tests for customers in North America
In our facility located in Roanoke/Virginia our (potential) customers can carry out grinding tests on their own rolls using a state-of-the-art GEORG ultragrind SG 2. This demonstration machine in our Northamerican show room is equipped with the world’s most modern grinding machine control system i.e. the GEORG smartcontrol. At our Roanoke facility, we also manufacture and assemble our smallest roll grinding machines of the GEORG ultragrind SG 1 series. Meanwhile we have supplied more than 100 machines of this type worldwide. From the next bigger series now a GEORG ultragrind SG 2 is ready for demonstration and testing in Roanoke. Convince yourself about the easy operation and performance of the machine in interaction with the modern control system. In case of interest please contact Jochen Münker, email@example.com
Always by your side
This week Alejandro from our Mexican service partner Maquitec and Mohan from GEORG in India started their training of several weeks at the Kreuztal headquarter in Germany. Alejandro will support our service team for North America, while Mohan and his Indian colleagues have been working for GEORG for more than 10 years.
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.