Stepless dimension changing during ongoing production
Our role as an innovation leader in the production of plastic pipes signifies for us not only development of the products our Research & Development activities also focus on production technology and processes. Our QuickSwitch system, developed within the company and permitting stepless transition in pipe dimensions and wall thickness without interruption to production, sets new world standards. The dimensions of the extruded pipe products can be changed in only a few minutes, at the push of a button. This system’s high level of flexibility ensures short delivery times and, thanks to significantly reduced downtimes, also permits smaller batch sizes at economically rational cost.
Complete automation of the QuickSwitch line was implemented in close cooperation with Krauss-Maffei. The world’s market leader in plastics machinery is an egeplast licensee and markets QuickSwitch extrusion lines for PE and PVC piping systems around the globe.
In 2005, egeplast was awarded1st Prize in the “Industry” category for the Münsterland innovation prize.
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