With around 15 percent growth per year, the Czech supplier ZLKL has an impressive success story. Advanced production technologies with automation components play a decisive role in this. For example, around 25 EMAG machines are in operation at ZLKL’s Czech sites. Karel Zeman, Senior Manager Machining at ZLKL, discusses his company’s formula for success.
Mack Rides roller coasters can be found all over the world. The company based in Waldkirch near Freiburg is a global player in the amusement industry and produces complete solutions in-house, including rails, vehicles, decorations, animations and much more. On board for the rail production: induction technology from EMAG eldec. It ensures precise heat treatment prior to final alignment of the components. A conversation with Marcel Martinetz, head of equipment design, about the special know-how of his company and the associated production solutions.
ECM (Electrochemical Machining) is being used for a growing range of industrial applications. To date, deburring is customary, but ECM could replace traditional chip-removal manufacturing processes as a better alternative. In the interview, our two ECM experts Fazli Yilmaz and Franz Gross from EMAG ECM explain what ECM is all about.
For over 50 years, Kordel has developed a variety of drive systems and transmissions used in agricultural and construction equipment, as well as industrial trucks. This is a task that requires both robust machining and precision, simultaneously. The family-owned business with its headquarters in Dülmen near Münster, Germany relies on the competence of its employees, flat hierarchies and a high level of integration with a “state-of-the-art” machine system. For over 20 years, EMAG’s pick-up technology has played a major role at Kordel. More than 17 production solutions from the Southern German machine builders are used at the production sites in both Germany and Poland. The most recent additions are two VLC 200 GT turn-grind centers. Below is a conversation we had with the Kordel Managing Director, Johannes Kordel, about the success of his company, and the important part mechanical engineering has played in it.
For over 30 years, Bäringhaus & Hunger, based in Grünhainichen near Chemnitz, have been active in the part manufacturing industry – experiencing growing success with the production of high-precision turned and milled parts. About 90 percent of orders received at Bäringhaus & Hunger come directly from suppliers in the automotive industry. From almost the very beginning, EMAG has played an important role in this as a mechanical engineering partner, and currently have over 20 machines on the Bäringhaus & Hunger shop floor. How did this partnership develop and why is it still so important today? We spoke with partners, Matthias and Sebastian Hunger, the second generation of the family to run the company, about the secret to their company’s success.
Interprecise Donath GmbH, based near Fürth, Germany, develops and produces rolling bearings that are used in a variety of machines and gears – an extremely precise task that involves just a few micrometers and requires special surface qualities. For about three years, VL vertical lathes from EMAG have been used for this machining, achieving lower unit costs in the soft and hard machining of many components. We sat down for a conversation with Interprecise Managing Director, Christian Witte, about the market challenges and advantages of pick-up technology.