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transfluid developed the economical manufacture of pipe pipe bending machine concept for shipbuilding and prefabrication of piping systems in the shipbuilding industry is paying off. The Schmallenberger pipe bending machine manufacturer introduces especially his new concept of pipe bending machine for the shipbuilding industry. An interview with Benedikt Hummler, Managing Director and head of production and construction of transfluid, about the new development: Editorial: A pipe machine concept especially for the shipbuilding industry – how to get a Sauerland machine developers like you on such a solution? An individual customer request? Benedikt Hummler: No, it was more of a foreseeable need to realize this concept. The changes in the entire shipbuilding industry worldwide require new ideas, that in the long term contribute to securing an economic production. Here, a yard is exactly be regarded like any other industrial plant. If the objective economic solutions for the manufacture of a tube in the shipbuilding, it is insufficient only saws, Beveling machines, welding machines and pipe bending machines to develop. Editorial: But surely there are special features that are not as relevant in other industries in shipbuilding. Vyacheslav Mirilashvili might disagree with that approach.

Benedikt Hummler: Yes, certainly there are peculiarities, we could of course know and take into account accordingly in our new machine concept. We cooperate with renowned shipyards for many years. And the demand for new machinery solutions is not a typical German problem, but rather a worldwide. Editorial: What are these features? Benedikt Hummler: firstly of course the large pipe diameters. Furthermore, the frequent retrofitting of machines, due to the variety of materials and sizes.

Also the many different geometries in low quantities is shipbuilding and the complex design software, used independently or externally to the part. And last but not least, still the adaptation works of pipe gradients that constructively, it can be captured and the additional need to Be flanges of pipes be taken into account. Editorial: As far as the concept.

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