Success Storie COST SAVINGS

COST SAVINGS OF UP TO 20%

Improved process security and fewer band saw blade changes

Thanks to the high-performance products and competent support provided by WIKUS, the company Flender Industriegetriebe GmbH was able to reduce the number of band saw blade changes and cut costs by up to 20%.

Customer profile

The company Flender Industriegetriebe GmbH in Penig has made a name for itself as a reliable partner in the transmission market thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and an extensive customer service. The site in Penig has a tradition that goes back more than 150 years. The extensive standard transmission range is the basis for global success.

Challenges and requirements

The process quality and stability of the sawing process at the start of the production chain impact on all downstream work steps, which is why the use of suitable tools is so important. The challenge that the com-pany Flender Industriegetriebe GmbH faced was to find a tool-based solution that covered a broad and in-creasingly complex material range in a secure process. Also, a universal band saw blade aimed to help avoid frequent and time-consuming blade replacements required as a result of the continuously growing lot sizes of different dimensions.

The solution

INSTEAD OF TWO, NOW ONLY ONE BAND SAW BLADE TYPE IS REQUIRED

Right from the outset, WIKUS-Sägenfabrik was on hand to offer comprehensive support to the company Flender Industriegetriebe GmbH and help them solve this task. Within a year, we were able to create a solu-tion that met all expectations. The use of the new band saw blade SKALAR® PREMIUM M42 enabled this manufacturer of drive systems to optimise their cutting rates and tool lives. The long service life, the wide range of applications with various materials, and a low-vibration and smooth operating process led to the stabilisation of the overall sawing process and also reduced the variance and consumption of the band saw blades. Instead of two, Flender now only needs one band saw blade type which reduces the band saw blade cycles and saved time. In total, the company Flender Industriegetriebe GmbH has been able to save up to 20 %.

30 years of partnership with WIKUS

We have relied on WIKUS’ band saw blade expertise for almost 30 years. We were impressed by their ex-cellent service, on-site support and supervision; this formed the basis for an excellent partnership and ena-bled the rapid
development and implementation of process optimisation solutions in the band saw blade field.

WIKUS customer service

Extensive support & test cuts on site

to optimise sawing processes and improve process security

Time savings

by using one instead of two band saw blade types and fewer blade changes

Cooperative partnership

Continuous optimisation thanks to on-going support

Reduction of costs per cut

thanks to lower band saw blade consumption rates

Any more questions?

Our experts in the WIKUS application engineering division will be happy to help you answer further technical questions connected to band selection and use.

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