Progress Mesh Welding Plant ‘M-System BlueMesh’ Produces High Quality Reinforcing Mesh
Reinforcement meshes with different grids, dimensions and wire diameters can be manufactured individually according to CAD specifications. The welding process is fully automatic and does not have to be particularly attended to by personnel. When working with a grid-free mesh welding machine, there is no cutting waste and all individual bars are welded to each other variably in the intended position. Unlike standard meshes, there is no complex cutting to size, for example for cut-outs. The BlueMesh from progress can be regarded in many ways as economical.
The first link in the chain of new reinforcing steel mesh production is the MSR 20 straightening and cutting machine. The MSR is a robust unit and features high productivity and flexibility. It also allows a very fast and automatic change of diameter. With a maximum feeding speed of 140m/min, the steel, in diameters of 6 to 20 mm, is pulled off a total of six 5-tonne coils, straightened and cut to the required length.
The MSR 20 straightens and cuts several transversal and longitudinal reinforcement bars in alternation. The longitudinal reinforcement bars are set down on a buffertable at distances corresponding to the distances between the longitudinal reinforcement bars in the subsequent reinforcement mesh. To do this the MSR 20 straightens and cuts continuously. Once the table is fully occupied by the complete longitudinal reinforcement for a welding operation, it moves to the welding portal of the BlueMesh mesh welding machine, which takes over the complete reinforcement and pulls it to the welding heads. The processes of supplying longitudinal and transversal reinforcements take place continuously and fully automatically according to the specifications programmed into the system. The production capacities of the straightening and cutting machine and thus the entire mesh welding machine are optimally coordinated.