Bewo places two machines and received excellent grading
In 2013 the Dutch Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. has installed two automated cutting lines at Ruukki Metals Oy, Finland. Ruukki rated the delivery and installation and graded Bewo excellent with an 8,6 (on a scale of 1 to 9). Ruukki, specialised in steel and steel constructions, has purchased an SCF-90 Sigma and an ECH-115 Solid. The Sigma and Solid are both equipped with a deburring machine, a length control unit and a stacking robot. Both cutting lines are fully operational since the end of last year and perform to the set expectations
The high rating for the delivery and installation of the Sigma and Solid is mainly due to the intensive training Ruukki’s operators have completed at Bewo. During this training the operators learned al ins and outs of the Bewo cutting lines. After installation at Ruukki the operators could instantly start working with them, thanks to their training. Also the high degree of user friendliness of the cutting lines is of added value. For example; the stacking robot is easily set by using the Bewo cutting line’s central touchscreen control panel.
The Sigma is known for its lowest costs per cut. The low costs are a result of the combination of the Bewo clamping jaw system (enables multiple cutting) and the servo-controlled gripper feed (for quick and accurate cutting). Ruukki chose the Sigma for this reason and because of the quick changeovers. After completing a batch (sometimes a batch of only 1.600 tubes), the Sigma has to be changed over. However, changing over the Sigma is simple and it takes roughly just 12 minutes. Ruukki is using the Sigma for cutting the variable (larger and smaller) series of tubes. The Solid is more suited for larger diameters and wall thicknesses. Therefore Ruukki is using the Solid for the heavy and special shaped profiles.
Ruukki works to a high degree of automation. In their factory all data is centrally entered and read out at their office. Bewo has the cutting lines fully connected to Ruukki’s ERP system. Their operator does no longer receive work order tickets because the data is directly read into the cutting machines.
Bewo is exhibitor on the Tube & Wire exhibition in Düsseldorf. The Tube & Wire is a leading trade fair for the tube, wire and pipe industry and is opened from 7 till 11 April 2014. Bewo shows the Sigma line with a deburring machine, a digital length control system and a stacking robot in hall 6, stand 42. The cutting line Bewo is going to display will be fully operative and they will have it running.