A new fully automated Bamtec Evolution production line was put into operation at the production site of the Atterer Stahlcenter GmbH steel processing company; the system was supplied by Progress Maschinen & Automation, a company of the Progress Group. Speed, efficiency and full automation are the key features characterizing this innovative machine. It allows manufacturers to process bars with diameters from 8 mm to 20 mm from the coil.
The production line consists of a straightening and cutting machine as well as a welding machine. The first link in the production chain of rolled-up reinforcement elements is the MMR 20 straightening and cutting machine, a robust plant with high productivity and flexibility that is equipped with a wire feeding and cutting unit for each rotor. The bars produced in this manner are fed to the Bamtec welding machine by means of a gripper and positioning unit. Immediately after welding, the Bamtec element is rolled up. Each reinforcement element is accurately prefabricated, thus ensuring high quality and maximum flexibility accordingly.