JIT: cost-effective and superior quality - sturdy cable ducts and covers manufactured with Dreistern turn-key line
Product change-over in five minutes only! The production line, a combination of rollforming and bending is capable of producing cable ducts including covers in widths ranging from 100 mm up to 600 mm and heights between 35 mm to 200 mm made from sheet metal with thicknesses from 0,8 mm to 2,0 mm. An in-line pre-punch with manually engaged/disengaged hole punch groups combined with a flexible cut-off machine makes set-ups for different profile widths fast and easy. Dreistern's tailored solution enables its Eastern-European customer to produce small batch sizes in JIT (just-in-time) fashion.
Biggest benefit from the customer's point of view: A staggered investment plan focusing on a quick ROI for the project. The initial installation is equipped with mid-level automation, but prepared for future capacity expansions, keeping the initial and the overall investment low plus support from the technology leader in the field of rollforming machines guarantee that the investment will be a lasting one.
Big hurdles where taken, to combine Quality "engineered & made in Germany" with a competitive price. Considerations had to be made with reference to current and future customer needs, budgets and production schedules. The product range was analyzed to identify functional fabrication steps like punching, coining or welding in order to engineer a modular concept adaptable to the scale of the project. This also defined items for possible future, demand-orientated upgrades. Dreistern's engineering team for example reserved space for additional punching units and sized the hydraulic power supply big enough for foreseeable future needs.
The rollforming specialist from the Black Forrest does appreciate the engineering challenge presented by such project and believes that the benefit to its customers will translate into long-lasting partnerships. In this case we are already discussing possibilities to retrofit another duplex rollforming machine up to produce a profile height of 110 mm. Here again detailed planning - to meet demands of the future.