Services Oct 24, 2018 10:30 AM

thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe further expands service business

Larger spectrum for jumbo coiling stainless steel products

thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe has further expanded its service business and invested in its narrow strip center in Leverkusen. A new TIG welder for stainless steel has been purchased which can weld together narrow strip of up to 2 millimeters thickness. The state-of-the-art machine made by IDEAL-Werk further expands the processing capabilities of the service center group of the Materials Services business area in response to increased customer requirements.

The machine was designed specifically for the company’s requirements and carries out welding operations fully automatically. It can handle strip thicknesses of 0.5 – 2 millimeters and widths of 12 – 65 millimeters. A special feature is that the TIG welder executes the weld at an oblique angle, not the usual 90 degrees, which almost completely rules out breakages depending on type of further processing. Crater-free surfaces are obtained using template plates. As a portable unit the machine can be used at all the jumbo coilers in the narrow strip center. Jumbo coils not only offer efficiency advantages, they also contribute to reducing customers’ setup times.

As a leading steel and aluminum service center, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe serves fabricators from the automotive, electrical, construction and furniture industries from 13 sites in six countries. With their many years of expertise in procurement, consulting and prefabrication, the processing specialists provide tailored flat steel and nonferrous metal services for a wide range of customers throughout Europe.

thyssenkrupp Materials Services will be exhibiting at the EuroBLECH show in Hanover from October 23-26, 2018. We look forward to seeing you in hall 17, booth E33.

Manufacturer IDEAL-Werk will be displaying the TIG welder prior to commissioning at the EuroBLECH show, hall 13, booth C17.