German stockholder Breuer Stahlhandel has purchased new machinery to improve its processing of rebar products.
The group operates two sites in North Rhine Westphalia on the western border, in Goch and further south in Korschenbroich near Aachen. For its main site in Goch, it has installed two new multi-rotor straighteners for the straightening, bending and cutting of rebar. Breuer spent €800,000 ($940,000), on the machines supplied by Progress Maschinen & Automation, Kallanish learns from managing director Manfred Schenke.
The new equipment enables a wider range of sizes, up to diameters of 20mm from coil, rather than 16mm as was formerly the case. The addition of lateral displacement platforms between the straighteners enables a smoother handling of the rebar that formerly was transported by crane, causing production machinery to be stood idle. “The machine handling is fully automated now, which allows us to save 20% of downtime,” Schenke says.
The site has an area of 32,000m², with a workshop area of 11,500m², and a staff of 50 employees.