ebu Supplies Large-scale Press to Czechia
ebu Umformtechnik installs currently a four-con-rods automatic punching press, type ebu STA 1250/4000 P4R, with a press force of 12,500 kN at a leading supplier of punching tools and punched parts as well as welded assemblies for the automotive industry in the Czech Republic. The press with a stroke height of 500 mm and press bed dimensions of 4,000 x 2,500 mm has a total height of nearly 11 meters and a tare weight of about 330 tons. On customer site the press will be loaded by robots, so that a strip feeding line is not required.
At the production facilities in Bayreuth the machine elements were pre-mounted and transported to the customer’s location by special trucks on several consecutive days at the end of 2020 already. The heavy-load transports travelled quickly and arrived at the final destination on schedule. Because of the considerable weights and dimensions of the components the complete press can only be erected in the customer’s plant. The on-site transport and the assembly of the press succeed very well with the support of the local representation.
Under the influence of the corona pandemic, the related regulations and the circumstances changing at short-sight regarding planning of transport and travels of staff as well as mounting on site, the project is a challenge for the project team. The ebu experts, however, know to manage the situation competently.
Final Assembly at Customer Location
They followed the rules on entry and departure and worked in groups until the beginning of this year. Afterwards the local representation has continued the work.
COO Mark Malkomes praises the project team: „Due to the prevailing general circumstances we had, of course, to adjust the schedule and some work steps accordingly. The organisation of all measures across the border is challenging in view of the pandemic situation. But our team does an excellent job. We hope that the situation will be relaxed enough until the commissioning of the press, that our experts are allowed to travel to Czechia again, without healthy risk, to complete the project with success.”