06/14/2013

KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH

KraussMaffei Berstorff demonstrates global system competence for sustainable production solutions at K 2013

KraussMaffei Berstorff singe-screw extruder combination with 5-layer pipe head 5L RKW 31 – 40
– QuickSwitch technology for high availability
– IPC technology for efficient production
– Multilayer pipe systems for multifunctional layers
– Systems for the production of cross-linked pipes for optimal quality
– Appearance at K 2013 trade show under the motto "Trendgineering"
(Munich, June 12, 2013) At K 2013 in Düsseldorf (October 16 to 23, 2013, Hall 15, Booth B27/C24/C27/D24) KraussMaffei Berstorff will present its global system competence for sustainable production solutions. With its wide-ranging product portfolio and the continuous technological developments KraussMaffei Berstorff is supporting the global trend towards sustainable production in various ways such as high system availability, optimal performance and first-class product quality; criteria which combine processors under the requirement for "Overall Equipment Efficiency".

Expansion of product portfolio for sustainable production
KraussMaffei Berstorff is reliable, committed and value-proven. The established values obtain long-term practical relevance for the processors with respect to the industry event K 2013 thanks to various technological developments. "We are supporting our customers in their efforts towards sustainable production by focussing on the further development of machine and system concepts which have been successful for many years," highlights Peter Roos, President of the Extrusion Technology segment and the KraussMaffei Berstorff brand. "We are offering our customers an even larger product portfolio both in machine technology and in technological know-how and expertise, with which we are showcasing ourselves at K 2013," adds Roos.

Quick dimension change with QuickSwitch - extended to the 250 – 450 mm diameter range
The proven system guarantees extremely economical use of energy and material during the dimension change. Another advantage of this highly elaborate technology is the maximum system availability for the processor. "Our unique system is now also successful when used with pipes with a larger diameter (250 – 450 mm)." The enormous advantages carry weight here as the retrofitting is significantly more complex for larger diameters," explains Roos. "With our QuickSwitch system we fully satisfy our claim to offer the customer a system with maximum availability," delights Roos.

Innovative IPC system for internal pipe cooling also for QuickSwitch technology
Each PO pipe extrusion system (for 110 – 2500 mm diameter range) and QuickSwitch systems can be equipped with cost-saving IPC technology. This gives manufacturers a big competitive edge because the efficient internal pipe cooling system offers even better cost efficiency. In addition to external cooling, the pipe is also cooled from the inside using ambient air, which is suctioned with help of a side channel compressor contrary to the extrusion direction. As well as reducing space and investment costs, this also leads to sustainable production as the cooling water consumption is reduced and ambient air is used.

Measuring up to the trend towards multi-functionality
The trend towards ever more complex plastic pipes with various functional layers has remained unbroken around the globe. Individual layers meet technical requirements for the functionality of a pipe. Thus, for instance, barrier layers reduce diffusion, fiber-reinforced pipes increase internal crush resistance and pipes filled with glass fiber reduce linear expansion. KraussMaffei Berstorff offers the appropriate extrusion system for every application area using specifically designed multilayer pipe heads. "With our range of pipe heads we satisfy all demands for the production of multilayer pipes," states Peter Roos. "In addition to that, the well-considered process technology concept of this kind of complex system also plays a critical role. It ensures, for instance, that the layer thicknesses of the barrier layers can be minimized and thus the pipe manufacturer saves on costs. In addition, the market demands for flexible solutions are also met," sums up Roos.

Complex system for first-class quality during production of single and multilayer PE-X pipes
When it comes to "Overall Equipment Efficiency", the quality of the end product plays a decisive role. Excellent product characteristics such as high temperature resistance or high abrasion resistance are extremely important for the production of cross-linked PE pipes. KraussMaffei Berstorff provides special customer-specific solutions. Single- or twin-screw extruders are used depending on the application. The processing unit is designed for the special specifications of the cross-linking process and thus guarantees a constantly high level of networking and a high-quality end product. With KraussMaffei Berstorff systems maximum production speeds can be achieved with minimal tolerances in thickness and diameter.

Trade press contact for the
KraussMaffei Berstorff brand (Munich location)
Annemarie Pabst
Tel.: + 49 89 88 99 27 92
Fax: + 49 89 88 99 30 92
Email: Annemarie Pabst @kraussmaffei.com