Innovative solutions for the construction industry
KraussMaffei Berstorff at the NPE

"Our people help shape your success"—this is the slogan with which KraussMaffei Berstorff is presenting at the NPE in Orlando with a series of groundbreaking machines that provide processors in the construction industry with a high level of productivity and big competitive advantages.

Text Annemarie Pabst  Photos KraussMaffei Berstorff

In light of the ever-increasing amount of digitalization and customization,  the unique QuickSwitch system, which has proven itself over many years, plays a pioneering role. At the NPE, the calibration basket—the heart of this proven technology—which is now regarded as the benchmark for efficiency. The exhibit impressively demonstrates the effective diameter range from 11.023 to 19.685 inches (280 – 500 mm). The system is of interest particularly for large pipe dimensions, because when a change is made to another dimension, the low quantity of waste has an extremely positive impact on the material costs. All process parameters can be set exactly, stored in the higher-level, intelligent all-in-one control system and called up again at any time.

QuickSwitch calibration basket
QuickSwitch calibration basket
effective diameter range from 11.023 to 19.685 inches (280 – 500 mm)
"In addition to the enormous cost and time savings, product customization, demand for the smallest possible batch sizes and short delivery times are what make the system so interesting to the 'smart factory' in the sense of Industry 4.0—a topic that American processors are dealing with more and more."
Matthias Sieverding, President of Extrusion Technology in the KraussMaffei Group

Booming construction industry requires high-performance profile extruders

Particularly in North America, we are seeing a very high demand for conical profile machines that can be used both as main extruders and as coextruders. Since introducing the conical extruder series to the American market in 2013, we have sold more than 40 models.  

Exhibit at NPE
Exhibit at NPE
KMD 73 K/P

The KMD 73 K/P on exhibit stands out especially because of its very high output, robust machine quality and high pressure stability. These are properties that processors in window profile production—particularly for mass-produced goods—regard as the most important deciding factors. The sophisticated process concept makes the series extremely process-reliable and simultaneously very flexible for using various formulations. The optionally available bimetallic lining of the barrel paired with a tungsten carbide welded screw—a requirement of the North American market—also enables use in pipe extrusion.

Space-saving and customer-specific designed coextrusion models can also be installed in the smallest of spaces for efficient production.

With its KM-VT 250/1/6 vacuum tank, KraussMaffei Berstorff underscores its expertise as a system provider of complete pipe extrusion systems that guarantee finished products of premium quality. The integrated vacuum control and the frequency-controlled pumps, which are fully integrated into the C6 line control system, provide for optimum activation, energy savings and uniform product quality. KraussMaffei Berstorff at the NPE, Orlando West Hall, Booth W403