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Customer satisfaction leads to new cooperation: Another order for a composites press system made by Siempelkamp

Krefeld, November 10th, 2020 – Siempelkamp's SMC press technology generates repeated demand: A US customer ordered a second composites press system from its German partner. After the successful acceptance of the first system in March 2020, this demand is proof of the customer's high level of satisfaction.

SMC press made by Siempelkamp, shop assembly

Within one and a half years, the US customer decided to install a second composites press system identical to the first one. The press system has a press force of 1,200 US tons.

The customer was particularly impressed by the high-precision single cylinder control system, which achieves a thus far unattained product quality. The upper tool in combination with the crosshead plunges into the lower tool without friction. The parallelism is precisely controlled over the entire press stroke or in any position up to full press force. In this way, maximum guiding accuracy and parallelism between the tool halves can be achieved in every phase of the pressing process.

As with the first order, the new press system will be completely assembled and commissioned at Siempelkamp's headquarters in Krefeld. This makes the actual commissioning process at the customer's site even more efficient. A high convincing factor in the first project was also the employment of Siempelkamp assembly personnel who contributed to the smooth operation at the customer's site. In the first project there were only 44 weeks between signing the contract and the successful acceptance. The overall concept consisting of a high-performance press concept and the reliable, fast teamwork thus contributed to Siempelkamp winning the follow-up order. “Commissioning in the USA is planned for mid 2021. We are already in talks about two follow-up orders, so that we are looking forward to going 'into series production' with our press technology within the framework of this successful cooperation," says Sascha Braun, Sales Engineer Composites.

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