Retrofit for Future
New investment or retrofit? Many producers raise this question during these days. For some of them in times of fast changing market situations an upgrade of existing machinery may present less risks than an investment in new machinery.
“Securing the machine’s functionality and spare parts availability represents a key issue when thinking about retrofit”, explains Jan Ebener, head of sales of GEORG machinetools. “However a sustainable decision between retrofit versus new investment must be regarded under various aspects and the individual circumstances and conditions of the customer have to be carefully considered.
For quite some time GEORG machinetools supports its customers in finding the right solution. And being advised by a supplier who can offer both possibilities an objective customer advice is granted.
Carl Krafft & Söhne took this advantage. At the occasion of EMO Hannover this customer who is specialized in the manufacture of rolls, rotation-symmetrical components and machinery parts placed his order for the modernization of his existing turning lathe.
The scope of supply includes besides the replacement of the electrical equipment a new machine control type SIEMENS 840 D Solution Line and a complete new carriage side with machine bed and machining carriage. Finally Carl Krafft & Söhne will receive a strong fully operational turning lathe for turning diameters up to 3,000 mm, center length 15,000 mm suitable for workpiece weights up to 30 to.
“At the end it’ s always nice to see a competitive product on which we have put the stamp of GEORG’s quality”, says Jan Ebener. “Also on those of our competitors.”
Successful Factory Acceptance Test for GEORG precisioncut hybrid cut to length line
The MCB project team visited GEORG to inspect the assembled and pre-tested aggregates for the new DE005 for MCBs plant in Valkenswaard.
After the delivery that is to be finished in January, the construction site will start at MCB.
We will give you further insight into the delivery and installation of the machine here on LinkedIn over the next weeks, so keep your eyes open.
Elval launches order for a new GEORG High Speed Edge Trimming Line
In order to double the annual production capacities, Elval, one of the world leading producers of flat rolled aluminum is investing again in GEORG equipment.
In the last few years the Greek aluminum specialist bought a drum shear, a slitting line and two roll grinding machines from the German machine supplier and process optimizer. Now, the company placed a new order for a high-speed Edge Trimming Line made by GEORG. On this line Elval can produce aluminium strips from 0.15 – 0.70 mm. The speed is max. 1650 m/min. With approx. 400.000 tons/year the new line supports Elval on the way to double the annual production output.
We are pleased about the renewed trust and the expansion of the existing partnership.
GEORG delivers roll grinding machine to long-term customer and partner Erdemir
Due to the modernization of the hot strip mill, GEORG customer and partner Erdemir needed a new roll grinding machine to process the rolls.
The GEORG Ultragrind 25 wasn't just chosen because of the most modern control system available on the market, GEORG smartcontrol. By optimizing the system together with specialists from Erdemir, the machining times of HSS rolls was halved in contrast to already available systems.
Second GEORG Roll Grinding Machine for Elval successfully pre-accepted
The Greek company ElvalHalcor, one of the world's leading manufacturers of flat rolled aluminum, has recently successfully pre-accepted the second GEORG roll grinding machine.
GEORG was already allowed to deliver a roll grinding machine and a slitting line to Elval in 2019 and 2020. The new grinding machine of type GEORG ultragrind 10 was delivered in a very short time, it is equipped with the in-house GEORG smartcontrol, one of the world's leading control systems.
We are pleased about the good partnership and are excitedly looking toward the future!
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.
GEORG strengthens service
Our new organizational structure puts stronger emphasis on service activities, providing our customers additional opportunities for productivity improvement. We have pooled all our service-related activities, which had so far been spread over three different divisions, within the new “Service” business unit. With this step, we have augmented the role of services within our product portfolio. At GEORG, services are now on an equal level with the machines and systems the company designs and supplies to our customers the world over. A powerful service team and the use of latest digital tools will enable us to provide our customers with an enhanced and more efficient range of services.