- In-line dimension change without interruption of the production proces
- Kabelwerk Eupen places second order
- System used to produce multi-layer HDPE pipes between 160 and 250 mm
In a formal contract signing ceremony, Kabelwerk Eupen AG, Belgium, one of Europe’s leading pipe and cable manufacturers, has placed another order for a QuickSwitch system of KraussMaffei Berstorff. The QuickSwitch technology allows in-line dimension change without interruption of the production process during the extrusion of HDPE pipes.
QuickSwitch system for multi-layer HDPE pipes
The new system is used to produce multi-layer HDPE pipes between 160 and 250 mm in diameter. In addition, the KME 38-30 coextruder and an outer layer adapter are being used to retrofit the existing line with the 160 mm diameter range. Kabelwerk Eupen intends to use this as a way to expand the fields of application for the finished product.
Kabelwerk Eupen is already using QuickSwitch lines from KraussMaffei Berstorff to produce HDPE pipes for a variety of diameter ranges. Due to the good experiences with the inline dimension change system, which allows to change the pipe dimensions quickly during ongoing production, the company placed the follow-up order for the QuickSwitch. The system makes it possible to respond to changing market requirements with great flexibility and enables high delivery availability, according to Kabelwerk Eupen.
Picture: The QuickSwitch calibration basket is the core component of a KraussMaffei Berstorff QuickSwitch system (source: KraussMaffei Berstorff )