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Telescopic handler

Machinery and salt – a recipe for disaster! In the French salt mine, service life for machinery is very short due to the aggressive action of environmental salt. Metal parts are eaten away by salt after only a short while.  To protect the greased telescopic arms in the newly-acquired Ausa telescopic handlers from this constant corrosion, the telescope mechanisms were fully enclosed in bellows. All of the attachments were secured to the vehicle with both positive and frictional locking – no drilling or welding was necessary. The bellows can be attached and removed without physically marking the host system. This fact is especially relevant for machinery that is leased or hired. Installation time is about one hour.

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Müngsten Bridge

Restoration work on Germany’s highest railway bridge, the Müngsten Bridge between Solingen and Remscheid, required the installation of new bridge bearings. The 126 bridge bearings – an unusually high number for a bridge – require reliable and long-lasting protection in order to ensure the bridge bearings can perform properly over the next 35 years. The protection for these sensitive bearings is entrusted to sleeves from our factories.

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Steel machining

During steel machining at a steelworks in Slovenia, the addition of a substance to the molten steel creates a 3-meter jet of flame and a sizeable cloud of smoke. For safety reasons, an extraction system with a downstream filter unit needed to be installed. The only problem: the solution needed to be able to withstand brief temperatures of 700 °C and an intake pressure of 3,000 Pa while providing fan performance of 70,000 m3/h. We developed a solution that met all of these requirements while significantly improving the safety of the work environment.

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Expansion joints

If a rectangular expansion joint is subjected to pressure, the joint attempts to expand like a balloon. Accordingly, the proper design of the reinforcement frame is anything but child’s play. Many factors are involved: the frame clearance, the frame section, the pressure – and even the ratio of side lengths to one another. With just a few specifications, we can calculate the correct structural design for a durable and reliable expansion joint. Here we can see the difference between an “estimated” and properly-calculated design for an expansion joint from August Penkert (right-hand photo).

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