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Elematic highlights raft of sustainable hollow-core manufacturing solutions at bauma

Elematic’s solutions enhance production efficiency and working conditions. (Image Source: Elematic)

Elematics booth (Hall B/323) at bauma is spotlighting floor-production machinery covering sawing, drilling, and transportation, as well as innovative solutions for recycling concrete and wastewater

Providing hollow-core manufacturers with a choice of technologies to enhance production efficiency and working conditions, Elematic strives to reduce operators' environmental impact. At the event, the company is revealing a new drillbeam and saw family, the latest technology in slab transportation, and solutions to optimise wastewater and concrete recycling. 

Two of the three new saws being unveiled at bauma offer an attractive solution to less-automated hollow-core manufacturers, as they share the same frame and operating system as the larger Saw E9 but are optimised for more modest plant conditions. The modular build of both the Saw P7 and Sawpreparer S5 allows for greater flexibility, reduces machine delivery times, and enables high-quality saws at a more reasonable price point. 

All three new models have been reduced to 2,560mm in height, enabling them to fit into lower factory halls than previous versions, while offering a 500mm cutting depth, sawing slabs more accurately and reliably than before. Blade movements and drive mechanisms have been revised for easier maintenance. 

Elematic's new Drillbeam E9 enables quick yet accurate drilling of weep holes in a line at any angle while slabs are being lifted from the bed onto transport wagons. By integrating the drilling fucntion with the lifting beam, its two sets of three built-in drills can function from below, at the ends, and in the middle of the slab. This shortens production timelines and reduces the expense of separate drilling stations. 

“The Drillbeam E9 might be the small boost of efficiency that enables a factory to utilise the full potential of the extraordinary fast – even 2,8 m/min - Extruder E9,” says Jani Eilola, product director of floor technologies at Elematic. 

“When combined with Modifier E9 to oversee the creation of openings in the slabs, reducing the need for personnel, all material rescued from the drilling of weep holes and openings for HVAC and plumbing etc. is automatically recycled into the Extruder E9, reducing material waste and cost as well as transport costs too.”

Elematic's new zero-emission Wagon E9 automatic slab transport system offers manufacturers an even more efficient solution. Requiring minimal operator input, the automatic process enables a leap in productivity, with an efficient battery drive rendering cable pulling unnecessary. Once the slabs are loaded by workers onto a pair of wagons ,the system takes control, guided by radar, and delivers them to storage, ensuring the highest safety. 

“We can’t recommend automatic slab transportation highly enough as a means of reducing operating expense,” adds Eilola. “Transporting slabs with a cable system, or a truck, is a full-time job, so automating it saves many operator hours. Not only will manufacturers make big savings in labor costs, they’ll also enjoy additional benefits in terms of improved safety and easier maintenance.” 

bauma 2022 is taking place in Munich from 24-30 October 2022.