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Siempelkamp receives first order for SMC press from US

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Jun '19
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The Composites Business Unit of Siempelkamp Group, established in the market as a system supplier for composites presses, has received a first order to deliver a 1,200 US t-SMC press system to a new US American customer. The Texan company will use this equipment for the production of fibre reinforced components used in infrastructure for road construction.

The first contact, which was made between the companies in 2017 at the ‘Composites and Advanced Materials Expo’ (CAMX) in Orlando, resulted in this first order. This is the first time Siempelkamp will be placing one of its composites press equipment in the US, said a press release from the company.

High-precision composite presses made by Siempelkamp have already been established successfully in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Siempelkamp has special expertise to supply complete system solutions for various industry applications. It focuses on the modular press concept developed specially for composites technology with intelligent control of the four main cylinders - now equipped with the latest generation of energy-efficient drive technology. The company not only provides the actual press, but also develops complete systems with all upstream and downstream units for the production of the finished components.

The SMC press for the American customer will be assembled at Siempelkamp in Krefeld starting in September 2019 and put into operation. After completion in Germany, the press components can be dismantled into larger functional assemblies and re-erected according to the plug & play principle in the US. This reduces the installation time on site considerably, allowing a smooth take-over to the start of production.

“The new order from the US documents that US customers are convinced of our competence in developing and delivering innovative and reliable composite press systems,” said Carsten Daub, head of composites at Siempelkamp. (PC)

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