Precision work in XXL: 7 facts about vertical turret lathes
How are gears for heavy industry – 16 m in diameter and 500 t in weight – manufactured? On a vertical turret lathe. These special lathes are used whenever large and heavy workpieces need to be produced with the utmost precision. The following overview explains the technical fundamentals of vertical turret lathes in seven facts.
Fact 1: Vertical turret lathes process particularly large work
Breathing New Life into Used Machines: A Guide to Smart Ownership and Maintenance
Affordable, immediately operational, and eco-friendly. Used machines provide an ideal addition for industrial operations. How can they be optimally utilized, maintained, and traded? And why it's important to rely on professionals from the get-go.
The used machinery market is booming. Companies are increasingly recognizing the value in buying and selling pre-owned equipment. Instead of sending m
The role of used machinery in Lean Management
Lean Management is especially important in turbulent economic times as it boosts a company’s efficiency and competitiveness through process optimisation. Used machinery can also play a role in this strategy, offering a cost-effective way to promptly address production bottlenecks and optimise the machinery pool.
In economically turbulent times, one corporate strategy comes into particular focus
Used machinery made easy: the industrial auction house Surplex
Offices in 16 European countries, competent all-round service and a wide range of machinery: For over 20 years, the Surplex industrial auction house has offered the ideal platform for buying and selling used machinery.
The used machinery market is growing. More and more companies from various industries are recognising the opportunities offered by deploying used machinery in production. Es
Aircraft Rims – The Unsung Heroes of Takeoff and Landing
Small yet crucial for taking flight, aircraft rims serve an important function in aviation and must be of the highest quality to ensure a safe flight. They undergo demanding production and maintenance processes. However, the machines required for these processes don't necessarily have to be brand new.
Aircraft rims are an essential yet often overlooked component in the aviation industry. They p
Precision, versatility, and automated production: The basics of laser cutting
Laser cutting is a versatile manufacturing process in which a laser precisely and efficiently separates complex shapes from sheets of material. How does a CO2 laser work? And what are its application areas in various industries? Why are lasers ideal for integration into automated production? And can a perfect result be achieved with used machines as well?
Laser cutting is a separation process i
Make the world go round: 7 facts about rotary transfer machines
Hundreds of thousands of throttle valves for diesel injection systems are manufactured every year. The same applies to the cylinders and keys of a locking system or plugs in the electronics industry. All these metal parts must be manufactured to the nearest micrometre, and various machining processes are required to achieve this. Here are seven facts about why rotary transfer machines are the pref
HT auctions machinery of insolvent Postel Druckguss GmbH
Postel Druckguss GmbH, a specialist for aluminium and zinc die-casting solutions, has filed for insolvency in 2020 and is being supported by HT Hanseatische Industrie-Consult GmbH. Over 800 machines and operating equipment will be sold in an online auction until 30/03/2023.
Postel Druckguss GmbH is a renowned specialist for die-casting solutions made of aluminium and zinc. The company, bas
Fascination Formula 1: Which metals are used in the world’s best cars?
Super fast and super safe, that's what Formula 1 cars are. To achieve this, the component materials are selected based of their mechanical properties and density. Because the lighter the car, the faster it is. Carbon fibre is the material of choice. But which metals are used in the car? As advanced as the material is, F1 components are often manufactured on standard CNC machines. Some used la
Big, bigger, portal milling machines
54 m long, 14 m wide and 12 m high – these are the workspace dimensions of the largest portal milling machine in the world. But how are such giant milling machines used? What advantages do portal milling machines offer? And how can the high investment costs be reduced?
To be able to process large workpieces, you need large machines. With a clearance height of 12 m and a width of 14 m as we
Balancing between optimism and caution
The opportunities and challenges the metalworking industry is facing in 2023
In recent weeks, many companies have been looking to the new year of 2023 with mixed feelings. The coronavirus pandemic, which dominated the past two starts to the year and caused major restrictions, has faded in significance. Even China, which had, until recently, operated the strictest “no covid” strategy, has began
Over to you, robots!
Will robots save production? Five current trends outline how the use of robots can advance digitalisation and prevent a shortage of skilled workers.
“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.”
Warren G. Bennis, US economist (1925–2014)