Steel handling

Steel handling

Steel handling refers to the handling of steel materials during various stages of their life cycle, including manufacturing, transportation, storage, processing, assembly and recycling. This process is crucial in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, shipbuilding, automotive and many others. Here are some aspects of steel handling for which we offer you concepts and solutions:

  • Processing:
    • Steel is required in different shapes and sizes in a wide variety of industrial sectors. When forging the blanks into the desired contour, various handling steps are necessary, which are carried out using robots and flexible manipulators. The gripper systems not only have to be adapted to the product contours, but also have to take into account the limited space and be adapted to high temperatures.
  • Post processing:
    • The forged raw parts often have large edges that have to be removed automatically.
  • Quality check:
    • Before the parts are installed, automatic measurement and quality testing is often necessary in order to avoid “foreseeable malfunctions” in the later machines and components.
  • Internal logistics:
    • A wide variety of systems, such as cranes, automated guided vehicle systems (AGVs), high-bay systems, etc. can be used for storage and flexible storage.
  • Security:
    • Handling hot forgings requires strict safety standards. This also applies to the use of heavy-duty equipment, such as cranes and forklifts, when transporting and manipulating steel materials.

Efficient handling of parts is crucial to ensure product quality and avoid accidents. The processes vary depending on the application and industry, but always require careful planning and precision.


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