Metal Baler Cladding and Machining Work

Cladding and milling work

With this short post, we introduce in-situ machining work that we have done recently on a piece of equipment installed in a metal recycling yard in southern Sweden. The assignment consisted of patch welding (cladding), followed by machining work. It was carried out in our workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden.

After many years of compacting car bodies and other metal components , the equipment in question, a metal baler, was in need of repair and modification work. Some of the surfaces on the baler’s crushing panel had been worn and needed to be restored. Thus, the customer sent the 8 meter long, 0.80 m wide and 15 ton heavy crushing panel (sometimes also called “press bar”) to our workshop for repair.

First, our Swedish colleagues replaced any worn material by arc welding (cladding) work. Thereafter, they milled it. In total, they milled off about 5’800 cm3 (350 cu in) of material along the crushing panel’s length and breadth. A portable, NC-controlled 3D axis milling machine was used for the task. The result was excellent and gives a new lease of life to this heavy duty metal baler.

With this post we conclude our short run of examples of us serving the various life cycle stages in the automotive industry.

The baler at its working location in southern Sweden
The baler at its working location in southern Sweden

Our commitment to the circular economy

QuantiServ is very committed to the circular economy. Our offering includes many modern machining and repair solutions that are applicable to almost all life cycle stages of many capital goods. During the last seven posts in this blog have we looked at how we support the automotive industry, all the way from a car’s manufacturing until the end of its life. The same is true for other industries as well and we are going to introduce some of them in the near future.

QuantiServ strongly focus on reusing, reconditioning and repairing in our own operations whenever possible. And we passionately encourage our customers to do the same. The great majority of the solutions in our offering help our customers to keep their equipment in use and to therefore consume less energy and raw materials. In turn, this generates less waste, pollution and emissions.

MERA membership since 2019

QuantiServ’s enduring commitment towards resource reduction and sustainability is demonstrated by our membership in the Association for Sustainable Manufacturing (MERA). We proudly carry MERA’s Manufactured Again Certification Mark, which is a recognizable symbol
that represents the quality, value and sustainability of our processes.

Our numeric controlled milling machine mounted on the 8'000 mm long work piece
Milling machine mounted on the 8 meter long work piece
Milling of the longitudinal side
Milling of the longitudinal side
Milling of the longitudinal side
Milling of the longitudinal side
Press bar about to be shipped back to the customer
Press bar about to be shipped back to the customer

Dynamometer Roller Machining in a Swedish Car Factory

Our in-situ specialists from Gothenburg, Sweden, carried out an in-situ machining assignment in a Swedish car factory.

The four rollers of an end of line (EOL) dynamometer had to be machined. Their surface had been found worn and the customer therefore asked us to undersize them by 1.0 mm, so that they could be plated again by thermal arc spraying.

Dynamometer rollers look deceptively small as only a small part of them is visible. They in fact each have a diameter of 1’500 mm and they are 900 mm wide.

Our specialists used one of our NC-controlled, mobile milling machines fitted with a lathe cutting tool for the task. This arrangement worked very well and led to a great result.